University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

CD release party for UND student Tate Maris is Nov. 16

On Nov. 11, UND student singer/songwriter Tate Maris will release his third CD project, Burn the Ships, as an independent artist.  A CD release party and concert will be held at the Empire Arts Center at 8 p.m. Nov. 11.

Tate will be backstage from 7 to 7:30 p.m. in the Empire’s new lounge area, where Rhombus Guys Pizza will be on tap. The concert will be on the Empire’s main stage beginning at 8 p.m.

His interest in music began in 2003, when he was a freshman in high school in Denver.  He moved to Grand Forks to attend UND in 2008.  He continued to write music and his first album, Like Giants was released in May 2012.

See an interview with Tate and a preview of his music on YouTube, search Tate backstage, or go to our facebook page and click on the link.
-- Lisa Unkenholz, Empire Arts Center, 701.740.1992,