Frankly Scarlett to open for Hairball

Submitted Photo Frankly Scarlett

Magic City tribute band Frankly Scarlett, will perform country classics and rock anthems Saturday at the North Dakota State Fair Center at 7 p.m.

Founded in Minot and celebrated across North Dakota, Frankly Scarlett has garnered a reputation for delivering dynamic performances.

Saturday night, the country/rock tribute artists will open for world renowned rock band Hairball.

“It’s an awesome feeling to share the big stage with Hairball,” said lead guitarist Jon Bertsch.

Throughout their set, concertgoers can experience the high octane energy of lead singer Craig Hester, as he belts out country favorites along with rock hits.

“Craig is very versatile,” Bertsch said. “He’s really grown into a singer who can sing anything at anytime.”

According to the lead guitarist, the namesake of the Minot band was inspired by the theatrics of Hollywood icon Clark Gable.

Bolstering a bold sound and an electrifying stage presence, Frankly Scarlett excites audiences with their versatile musicality and infectious charisma.

“The four of us are so comfortable on stage together,” Bertsch said. “We have a comfortable situation and we all know each other very well.”

As Hester wins the hearts and ears of the audience, drummer Toby Kurry keeps the crowds jumping and dancing to the beat.

“Toby is one of the best drummers in town,” Bertsch said. “His timing is solid and he knows how to push us.”

While Kurry keeps the crowd on their feet, bassist Kyle Glein sports his signature cowboy hat as he delivers melodic runs during the set.

Described as a perfectionist, Bertsch said Glein loves to perform and give a good show to audiences.

To learn more about Frankly Scarlett, visit online at

wearefranklyscarlett. Tickets for their upcoming concert can be purchased at or at the concert door.