It's a Friday night and you're itching to hear some good, live music in Bismarck-Mandan. Where do you go? Hopefully, this list will point you in the right direction.

While Bismarck-Mandan may not be the live music mecca that Nashville is, that doesn't mean we don't have our fair share of awesome venues.

So, if you're looking for live music, here's a short list of places in Bismarck-Mandan you might want to check out.

  • 1

    Rock Point - Mandan

    While Rock Point is relatively new to the area, occupying the former Captain Freddy's building in Mandan, it has quickly become one of the go-to places for live music in Bismarck-Mandan.

    Whether you're looking for rock, rap, or country, there's a good chance you'll find it at Rock Point sooner or later. Just recently, Rock Point has hosted rockers Texas Hippie Coalition, rappers Nappy Roots, and Tom Petty tribute band Free Fallin'. In the coming weeks, they'll also host bands like Buckcherry and Parmalee, to name a few.

    To keep up with everything going on at Rock Point, located at 2500 Pirates Loop in Mandan, follow them on Facebook HERE.

  • 2

    Laughing Sun Brewing Co. - Bismarck

    While some places only have live music a few select nights of the week, downtown Bismarck's Laughing Sun Brewing Co. does it nearly every night of the week.

    Local favorites like Jennifer Lyn, the McMahon Brothers, and the Frog Holler String Band all frequent Laughing Sun.

    Oh, and did we mention they have an awesome selection of beer that is brewed right in downtown Bismarck? Well, they do.

    You can find out who's coming to Laughing Sun in the coming weeks HERE.

  • 3

    Broken Oar - Mandan

    Joining Rock Point on the Missouri River is Mandan's Broken Oar, which features live music throughout the year, though the best time to go is when the weather is nice enough to enjoy the deck. It's easily one of the best, if not the best, in Bismarck-Mandan.

    All Aces, Rift, and Unleashed are just a few of the bands you'll find rockin' 'The Oar' throughout the year.

    Want to know who will be playing at the Broken Oar in the future? Follow them on Facebook HERE.

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    Burnt Creek Bar & Grill - Bismarck

    On the outskirts of north Bismarck, you'll find Burnt Creek, another venue that has live music nearly every weekend.

    Similar to the Broken Oar, Burnt Creek hosts Bismarck-Mandan favorites like All Aces and the Cody Charles Band, along with regional favorites like Judd Hoos.

    Who's going to be at Burnt Creek this weekend? Visit their Facebook page HERE to find out!

  • 5

    The Lonesome Dove - Mandan

    If you're in the mood for some honkey tonk, Mandan's Lonesome Dove, located on Memorial Highway, is the bar for you.

    Strap on your cowboy boots and go see local favorites like EZ Street at 'The Dove.' If you're lucky, you'll even get to ride the famous bull!

    For more information on Lonesome Dove, visit their Facebook page HERE.