On Saturday the Bagel Stop will be rocking from noon to 7 p.m. with "Minot Strikes Back," a food-raising benefit for the Minot Horn of Plenty.
"The format is acoustic," said organizer Dan Hansen. "It's really Ryan Gosche's idea, he just asked me to help with the promotion of it."
Hansen has a great deal of experience with promotion in Minot, having begun and sustained the annual benefit "Rock the Leaves," which has helped many families with medical expenses in the Minot area.
The “Minot Strikes Back” Acoustic Show Saturday afternoon in the Bagel Stop, features performances by, from left, Jazmine Wolff, Ryan Gosche, Mitch Nelson and two views of Who I Am, among others. The poster was designed by Gosche.
"We're asking for two or more cans of food or a monetary donation, but you don't have to pay anything we won't turn anyone away," Hansen said.
"There will be a kind of food donation contest, with the people who bring in the most food items winning prizes," he added. "I'm not saying what they are, but Carmike Theater has been very generous."
Gosche is a graphic designer with Niess Impressions, and is also in a couple of local bands himself. He designed the poster for the event with an iconic "Star Wars" theme. Hansen will also be performing during the event.
Scheduled performances by:
12:15 p.m. - Rainy Day Rebellion
12:50 p.m. - Mitch Nelson
1:30 p.m. - Celestria
2:05 p.m. - Mike Power
2:45 p.m. - Who I Am
3:30 p.m. - Micah Scott
4 p.m. - Billy and Jazmine
4:30 p.m. - Echoes Answer
5:15 p.m. - Ghosts of Fairfax
6 p.m. - Dakota Chappy
6:30 p.m. - Tuesday Sky
The Horn of Plenty was established in 1984 by KHRT and is designed to help those that are struggling financially and may not have resources to purchase food and toys for Christmas.