Benefit Concert Raises More Than $1M For Minot
First Published: September 6, 2011 10:02 PM EDT Credit: Getty Premium
MINOT, N.D. -- Preliminary figures show a concert featuring The Black Eyed Peas as the headliner raised at least $1.3 million to help with flood recovery efforts in the North Dakota town of Minot.
Minot Area Community Foundation president Ken Kitzman said in a news release that Saturday night’s initial count of 15,800 people in attendance at the benefit concert breaks a previous record set for a KISS concert in 2010.
Kitzman said concert officials are still adding up donations, but at least $1.3 million has been raised so far.
Hollywood actor and Minot native Josh Duhamel spoke at the concert, which also featured Minneapolis-based rockers Charlz Newman. Duhamel is married to Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie.
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