Our mission is to set the stage for local audiences to experience exceptional live events, enriching the community, and making it a better place to live.
We plan and produce live entertainment events. From booking the act, marketing, overlooking the ticketing process, to on-site execution, we are a full fledge event producer. What started as a hobby by our founder & president Jade Nielsen in 1990 is now a company that manages 150 events annually in FMWF. Venues such as Bluestem Amphitheater, Fargo Theatre, Sanctuary Events Center, Fargo Brewing Company, Happy Harry’s Ribfest, and others use our booking services.
In addition to concerts, we have been proud to produce events such as The Bacon & Beer Festival, Roughrider Ink & Iron Expo, The Pig & the Pint and more throughout the years, and we look forward to dreaming up more innovative events in the future.
Our organization is unique because we are local to FMWF, our employees are individuals who have a passion for our mission, and we spend our time creating unique experiences for the community. No day is the same. Some days the “office” is sitting at your desk, other days it could be spending the day working behind the scenes producing a world-class concert at Bluestem Amphitheater.
We are proud and honored to work with several non-profits in the community.
The Arts Partnership (TAP) is a nonprofit umbrella arts organization representing all art forms in Fargo and West Fargo, ND and Moorhead, MN. Their mission is to cultivate the community through the arts, which they do with three core values:
• Support local art and the artists who make it.
• Advocate for the arts’ role in a vibrant economy.
• Promote a creatively enriched community.
TAP envisions a community that wholeheartedly embraces and supports the arts as a valuable piece of our social and economic success. TAP lives its mission and propels its vision by communicating about the arts, advocating for the arts and giving grants to artists and organizations making our community a vibrant place to live.
In 2015, Jade Presents Arts Partnership Grants and TAP partnered together to support musicians who think bigger and different about how they create art. Through ticket sales, they’ve created the Jade Presents Arts Partnership Grants, which range from $250 to $2,500 to support musicians at any career stage and any genre. As of 2020, the Jade Presents Arts Partnership Grants have given $34,000 to 20 solo musicians or musical groups.
The mission of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) is to nurture the healing ministry of the Church, supported by education and research. Fidelity to the Gospel urges CHI to emphasize human dignity and social justice as it creates healthier communities.
As ushers at Bluestem, CHI Friendship provides a fun way to allow the people CHI supports, plus their staff/families, to give back to the community and see performances they may not otherwise be able to. The partnership allows people to build social capital as well as a social role and bring awareness to the disability field that may not have ever taken place.
The funds raised from the partnership has assisted people to access the community, purchase adaptive equipment they could otherwise not afford, etc. The relationship has also allowed people supported to raise funds towards the purchase of a lift vehicle to allow for easier access to visit family, obtain medical care, take vacations and/or attend community activities.
Make-A-Wish (MAW) North Dakota’s® mission is creating life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses across the state. Without the support of local companies, wishes wouldn’t be possible. Jade Presents has been a loyal partner to MAW’s mission since 2014. Through events such as the annual Roughrider Ink & Iron Expo, Jade Presents has raised over $20,000 to grant local wishes. Jade Presents also supports MAW in money-raising auctions by donating tickets to local events and concerts. But what is even more impactful is wish kids seeing another group in the community care for them and root for them in this meaningful way. By partnering with MAW, Jade Presents helps restore some of the childhood that is taken away from these kids who are diagnosed with a critical illness.
Creating Care for Reaching Independence (CCRI) supports people with disabilities with a mission of enhancing and enriching their lives. Partnering with Jade Presents for the Hot Sauce challenge at the Dia Del Taco Fest event allows CCRI to provide opportunities providing joy. The people CCRI supports live at or below the poverty level and donations and partnerships help them get out and experience the great things our community has to offer.
Jade Presents has been proud to partner up with Vet Tix by donating tickets to live events and concerts. Vet Tix provides tickets to events that reduce stress, strengthen family bonds, build life-long memories and encourage service members and veterans to stay engaged with local communities and American life. It supports our troops by honoring their service and providing positive family and life experiences, during and after their years of service to our country.
Jade Presents supports Vet Tix’s core values and its mission to provide tickets to all branches of currently-serving Military and Veterans, including immediate family of troops KIA.