Minneapolis based rockers CHARLZ NEWMAN were the opening act for the Minot Rising / Black Eyed Peas concert which took place in Minot, ND on September 3rd , 2011 . The benefit concert raised more than $1.3 million for the Minot Area Community Foundation Recovery Fund and also broke a new grandstand attendance record of nearly 16,000 in attendance. (The previous attendance record was held by the rock group KISS). CHARLZ NEWMAN features Minot natives Mark Charles Kelly and Brian Neumann, as well as Eric Wilson. Their latest single, Blueberry Nights, is NOW available on ITUNES!