Minot Rising: A Fundraising Concert for Flood Recovery
Black Eyed Peas

Six-time Grammy award-winning, multi-platinum recording artists The Black Eyed Peas held a benefit concert on September 3, 2011, at the North Dakota State Fair Grandstand to assist the victims of the flooding that devastated Minot and surrounding North Dakota communities.

Josh DuhamelAll concert proceeds went to the Minot Area Community Foundation Minot Area Recovery Fund. Josh Duhamel, a Minot native and Hollywood actor, is the honorary chairman for the Minot Area Recovery Fund, which helps Minot and the surrounding area in its long-term flood recovery needs. Duhamel is married to Fergie, the lead singer of The Black Eyed Peas.

Duhamel and Fergie have publically asked fans and celebrities to support the Minot area since the flooding began.

"I spent the first 22 years of my life in Minot and still have family living there, including two sisters who have been displaced by floodwaters," said Duhamel. "Minot will always be home to me, and it breaks my heart to see the devastation the city and its residents are going through. People from Minot are strong and come together in a time of need, and I know they'll get through this. But with everyone's help, we can make it easier for them to restore their lives and the surrounding Minot area. I can't express how grateful I am to the Black Eyed Peas for their incredible support."
Minot Rising
The Black Eyed Peas hold concert for flood recovery

Concert Wrap Up
Minot Rising/Black Eyed Peas concert exceeds expectations!

Concert Photos
Check out the great meet & greet photos from Otis and James!

Opening act
A big thanks to The Charlz Newman Band!

All concert proceeds went to the Minot Area Community Foundation's Minot Area Recovery Fund to assist the victims of the flooding in Minot and surrounding North Dakota communities.

About the Flood
On June 26, 2011, the Souris River set a new flood record in Minot at 1,561.72 feet above sea level, three feet above the record set back in 1881.
  • 12,000 people displaced from their homes
  • 20% of Minot sustained flood damage
  • More than 4,100 homes damaged
  • 2,376 homes had 6-10 feet of water
  • 805 homes damaged beyond repair