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2:00pm Saturday, Oktober 1st
5th Annual Jim Bach Memorial Oktoberfest
with Brian McCarty's Polka Band


Price: $5.00 at the Gate


Kansas City's own Polka Band, Specializing in Slovenian and Cleveland style polka, The Brian McCarty Band is a four member band of brothers Brian and Gary McCarty, J.J. Schneller and Coker Thomas.

Brian, who says he asked for an accordion for Christmas, grew up on Polka. His brother Gary, grew up playing guitar but later took up the classic polka instrument, the banjo. Schneller, who drums for the band, is a long-time friend of the McCarty brothers and joined the band after stopping by their house once and being intrigued by their music. Thomas, who answered an ad for the band. Initially, he didn't find Polka interesting, but after hearing the band he joined the, playing Sax in their band since 1995.
Oktoberfest Food
Oktoberfest Beverages

7:00pm Saturday, August 27th
Slick & Rhino's Retro Dance Party
Featuring: Now & Then


FREE EVENT
Join Slick and Rhino for their first ever Retro Dance Party, featuring Now & Then playing everything danceable from the 70's and 80's. Watch as we make fools of ourselves in the name of a good time! Listen to the amazing musicianship and vocals of the Bowman sisters! This will be a night of great music and great fun!
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7:00pm Saturday, August 13th
LOCASH
with Special Guest: Noe Palma


Sponsored by Mosaic Life Care and La Fuente Mexican Restaurant
Price: $35.00 at the Gate
According to many music industry insiders, 2015 is shaping up to be the year for....LOCASH. As the LoCash Cowboys, the duo has enjoyed hits with songs such as "Keep In Mind" and "The Best Seat In The House," and have written such hits as the chart-topping "You Gonna Fly" for Keith Urban and "Truck Yeah" for Tim McGraw. They have built their brand through live performances, as well - with appearances on some of the most prestigious stages in the world, and have shared stages with acts ranging from Tim McGraw to Kiss. Their music has received over ten million view on YouTube, and they are known as one of the hardest working acts in the music business today.
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Approximately 9:00pm Friday, August 5th
Movie in the Park
Zootopia


Sponsored by The Kearney Clinic
Price: FREE
In a city inhabited by anthropomorphic animals who have abandoned traditional predator/prey roles in favor of civilized coexistence, uptight rabbit police officer Judy Hopps (voiced by Ginnifer Goodwin) is forced to work with charismatic fox con artist Nick Wilde (Jason Bateman) to crack a major case involving the mysterious disappearance of some carnivorous citizens. But when a few of the missing critters reappear, having reverted to pre-enlightenment savagery, it exposes existing anti-carnivore prejudice among the city's herbivores that threatens to damage the fabric of their diverse metropolis. Shakira, Idris Elba, J.K. Simmons, Nate Torrence, Jenny Slate, Tommy Chong, Octavia L. Spencer, Bonnie Hunt, Alan Tudyk, Don Lake, and John DiMaggio also lend their voices. Author: Violet LeVoit

7:00pm Saturday, July 23rd
Scotty McCreery
with Special Guests: State Line Drive


Sponsored by Super 8 of Kearney and Clay County Savings Bank and La Fuente Mexican Restaurant and Turn Key Realty
Price: $40.00 at the Gate
Scotty McCreery burst onto the national music scene in 2011 at age 17, quickly establishing himself as one of country music's hottest new stars. By age 21, the talented singer/songwriter has sold nearly 2.5 million albums and received both Platinum and Gold album certifications, debuted three consecutive albums at No. 1 on a Billboard chart, achieved three Platinum-certified singles and two Top Ten hits, toured with Brad Paisley and The Band Perry, headlined his own tours, earned industry and fan accolades, amassed more than three million followers on Facebook and Twitter, received more than 150 million YouTube views...and he's just getting started!
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8:00pm Friday, July 8th
Dylan Scott
with Special Guest: Carl Worden Band


Price: $15.00 at the Gate
A native of the small northeastern Louisiana town of Bastrop, Dylan Scott grew up with a passion for music in general, and country music in particular, and a deep and profound love and respect for the outdoors. More than anything else, those two traits define who Dylan Scott is and what gives him direction and purpose in life. Dylan's father, a former guitar player for country legends Freddy Fender and Freddy Hart, taught Dylan at an early age the basics of singing and playing guitar and thus introduced him to the world of music.
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7:30pm Sunday, July 3rd
Annual July 3rd Fireworks Celebration
Featuring Switch

Sponsor: Kearney Chamber of Commerce
Free to the Public Event

  • Concert Begins at 7:30pm
  • Fireworks Begin at 9:30pm
  • Fireworks music on 96.9 FM
  • Free Admission and Parking
  • Spectators Encouraged to Have Vehicles Parked Prior to 9:00pm
  • Free Inflatable Attractions for Children
  • Camping for $20 fee (1 Night Only) - Reservations Required.
    Call Eric: 816-903-4724 or Ryan: 816-903-4730
  • Concessions Available for Purchase
  • Bring Lawn Chairs and/or Blankets.
  • Come Early - Enjoy a Picnic

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    6:00pm Saturday, June 25th
    Bluegrass & Stuff
    Featuring: Loaded Goat, Konza Swamp Band, Betse & Clarke


    Sponsored by Knights of Columbus Council #8915
    Price: $15.00 at the Gate
    Loaded Goat is a mad mash of bluegrass, old-time, honky-tonk music. To activate: Flick a little moonshine in it's face and get ready for some banjo for your ear-holes. Playing a predominantly original catalog of heartbreak and headache, Loaded Goat will occasionally surprise with the surprising cover song. Loaded Goat is great for bars, campfire jams, weddings, cowboy saloon shootouts, Rural Grit Happy Hour, and more, more, more.
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    7:00pm Saturday, June 18th
    Mo Pitney
    with Special Guest: Phil Vandel


    Sponsored by Liberty Hospital
    Price: $30.00 at the Gate
    When Mo Pitney sings "let me tell you about country" in his debut single, he's doing more than telling. He's showing. Appropriately titled, the song "Country" is as much positioning statement as introduction. In three minutes and 16 seconds, it is almost precisely who he is in word and deed. The vocal delivery, storytelling, musicianship and reflections of his outdoor lifestyle - as well as faith, family and patriotism - offer a spot-on portrayal. Joined by early fan favorites "Clean Up On Aisle Five" and "Come Do A Little Life," the song carves an unmistakably country yet completely fresh groove for the genre. In short, it sounds like nothing else, but absolutely belongs.
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    5:00pm Saturday, May 28th
    9th Annual Kearney Blues Festival
    Featuring: Amanda Fish Band, Lauren Anderson, Rev. Jimmie Bratcher, Nobody's Bidnis


    Sponsored by Westbrook Care Center
    Price: $15.00 at the Gate
    Seasoned Kearney Amphitheater fans will instantly recognize the last name, as we have hosted Samantha Fish on many occasions... Did you know that Samantha Fish has an equally amazing older sister? Kearney Amphitheater proudly presents the Amanda Fish Band!
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    Saturday, November 21st - 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    10th Annual Mayor's Christmas Tree Walk


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    5:00pm Saturday, October 3rd
    4th Annual Jim Bach Memorial Oktoberfest
    with Polka Band Brian McCarty


    Price: $5.00 at the Gate


    Kansas City's own Polka Band, Specializing in Slovenian and Cleveland style polka, The Brian McCarty Band is a four member band of brothers Brian and Gary McCarty, J.J. Schneller and Coker Thomas.

    Brian, who says he asked for an accordion for Christmas, grew up on Polka. His brother Gary, grew up playing guitar but later took up the classic polka instrument, the banjo. Schneller, who drums for the band, is a long-time friend of the McCarty brothers and joined the band after stopping by their house once and being intrigued by their music. Thomas, who answered an ad for the band. Initially, he didn't find Polka interesting, but after hearing the band he joined the, playing Sax in their band since 1995.
    Oktoberfest Food
    Oktoberfest Beverages

    7:00pm Saturday, August 29th
    Parmalee
    with Special Guest: State Line Drive

    Sponsor: Mosaic Life Care & La Fuente Mexican Restaurants & Oak Pointe Assisted Living & Memory Care

    Price: $35.00 at the Gate
    From this tiny town that's home to a gas station, two blinking yellow lights, and a small tin- roofed barn dubbed Studio B, country rockers Parmalee launched their long journey to Nashville. The near-fatal robbery Parmalee experienced after a show would have destroyed most bands. But brothers Matt and Scott Thomas, cousin Barry Knox and longtime friend Josh McSwain didn't call it quits. Instead it reinforced their intense motivation and dedication to one another and to their determination to succeed.

    Each obstacle that delayed Parmalee's arrival to Nashville was an extra mile that allowed the groundbreaking sounds of artists like Jason Aldean and Eric Church to pave the way for the worlds of country radio and Parmalee's brand of country music to meet at the perfect crossroad.
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    7:00pm Saturday, August 22nd
    Levee Town
    with Special Guest: Billy Ebeling & the Late for Dinner Band

    Sponsor: Knights of Columbus Council #8915 & Liberty Hospital

    Price: $20.00 at the Gate
    Pages of Paperwork is the fifth installment in Levee Town's catalog. With a sound built on years of constant performing and songwriting, the band has created a hard-driving, smoothly-polished, soulful record. Pages of Paperwork exhibits a maturity and sophistication borne of heartbreak and the joy of personal resurgence. Songwriters Hudspeth, Garoutte, and Meade share a convergent vision of the world-at-large and craft their individual tunes in a similar vein. The band chugs along with astonishing energy and focus. Vocally, Levee Town is obviously comfortable performing an ever-widening array of styles. From rocking shuffles to grinding slow blues to North-Mississippi-style rockers to KC swing numbers, Pages Of Paperwork is an exhilarating breath of fresh air and a joy to take in.
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    7:00pm Saturday, August 8th
    Chase Rice
    with Special Guest: Brian Davis

    Sponsor: Super 8 of Kearney & La Fuente Mexican Restaurants

    Price: $35.00 at the Gate

    When he takes the stage to perform, Chase Rice pulls no punches. "You're gonna be mine and I'm gonna be yours for an hour and a half. We're gonna be in each other's face. If you don't like that, walk out the door." It's his M.O: take it or leave it. Yes, the budding country star means business when he performs. And the crowds that dutifullyyell every damn word back his way? They don't seem to mind one bit. "I'm looking for people who are looking to have the best night of their entire life," Rice says of his raucous, get-down-or-get-out live ragers. "If you aren't here to party, I'm gonna make you party!"
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    7:00pm Saturday, July 25th
    Jon Pardi
    with Special Guest: 6 Degrees West

    Sponsor: Clay County Savings Bank

    Price: $30.00 at the Gate
    "All I ever wanted to do coming to Nashville was to write rowdy, in-your-face, straight country music," says Jon Pardi, "and that's what this album is." Pardi's high-energy approach, perfected on stages throughout his native California, has its stamp all over his Capitol Records Nashville debut. Just as importantly, that energy is applied to music rooted in songwriting legend Harlan Howard's adage that country is three chords and the truth.
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    Dusk (Approximately 8:20pm) Friday, July 10th - Movie in the Park
    The Lego Movie

    Free Event!
    Sponsored by Kearney Clinic


    A lowly Lego figure (voiced by Chris Pratt) joins a group intent on battling an evil force after a case of mistaken identity in this computer-generated comedy from the filmmakers behind Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs and co-director Chris McKay (Robot Chicken). Will Arnett co-stars as the voice of Batman, who along with Superman, make appearances in the Warner Bros. picture. Elizabeth Banks, Morgan Freeman, Will Ferrell, Liam Neeson, and Alison Brie head up the rest of the voice cast. Author: Jeremy Wheeler

    7:30pm Friday, July 3rd
    Annual July 3rd Fireworks Celebration
    Featuring Switch

    Sponsor: Kearney Chamber of Commerce
    Free to the Public Event

  • Concert Begins at 7:30pm
  • Fireworks Begin at 9:30pm
  • Fireworks music on 96.9 FM
  • Free Admission and Parking
  • Spectators Encouraged to Have Vehicles Parked Prior to 9:00pm
  • Free Inflatable Attractions for Children
  • Camping for $20 fee (1 Night Only) - Reservations Required.
    Call Eric: 816-903-4724 or Ryan: 816-903-4730
  • Concessions Available for Purchase
  • Bring Lawn Chairs and/or Blankets.
  • Come Early - Enjoy a Picnic

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    6:00pm Saturday, June 20th
    Lil' Bit Of Bluegrass
    Featuring: Loaded Goat, Konza Swamp Band and The John Brown Boys


    Price: $15.00 at the Gate
    Sponsored by Liberty Hospital
    Loaded Goat is a mad mash of bluegrass, old-time, honky-tonk music. To activate: Flick a little moonshine in it's face and get ready for some banjo for your ear-holes. Playing a predominantly original catalog of heartbreak and headache, Loaded Goat will occasionally surprise with the surprising cover song. Loaded Goat is great for bars, campfire jams, weddings, cowboy saloon shootouts, Rural Grit Happy Hour, and more, more, more.
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    7:00pm Saturday, June 13th
    Eric Paslay
    with Special Guest: Noe Palma

    Sponsor: National Marketing Resources

    Price: $30.00 at the Gate
    Eric Paslay definitely knows how to craft a hit song. Jake Owen, Rascal Flatts, Love and Theft and the Eli Young Band have all scored No. 1 singles thanks to Paslay's songwriting prowess, but fans who have seen him on stage will testify there is so much more to the tall, Texas redhead than his excellent songwriting chops. Paslay is a charismatic performer and a potent vocalist who knows how to connect with an audience. As his debut album's lead single "Friday Night" reached the No. 1 spot, Paslay has arrived as an artist in his own right.
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    5:00pm Saturday, May 23rd
    8th Annual Kearney Blues Festival
    Featuring: Jonathon "Boogie" Long, The Electric Rev. Jimmie Bratcher, Lonnie Ray Blues Band and Blue 88

    Sponsor: Westbrook Care Center

    Price: $20.00 at the Gate
    From Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Jonathon Boogie Long was born with the blues coursing through his veins. Brought up in a Southern Baptist community, he first picked up the guitar at the age of six, teaching himself old gospel songs. Years later, a teenage Long found himself playing weekly gigs at blues clubs and events around town. At fourteen, he left school to lay down his roots touring with local legends Henry Turner Jr. & Flavor from 2003 to 2005. Additionally, he has toured with Chris Duarte, Kenny Wayne and Tyree Neal on the Chitlin' Circuit. Boogie has shared the stage with standout musicians such as Dr. John, Rockin' Dopsie, Monte Montgomery, Ellis Hall, Kenny Neal, Larry Garner, Henry Gray, Lil Ray Neal, and Lou Marini of the Blues Brothers Band.
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    5:00pm Saturday, October 4th
    3rd Annual Jim Bach Memorial Oktoberfest
    with Polka Band Brian McCarty


    Price: $5.00 at the Gate


    Kansas City's own Polka Band, Specializing in Slovenian and Cleveland style polka, The Brian McCarty Band is a four member band of brothers Brian and Gary McCarty, J.J. Schneller and Coker Thomas.

    Brian, who says he asked for an accordion for Christmas, grew up on Polka. His brother Gary, grew up playing guitar but later took up the classic polka instrument, the banjo. Schneller, who drums for the band, is a long-time friend of the McCarty brothers and joined the band after stopping by their house once and being intrigued by their music. Thomas, who answered an ad for the band. Initially, he didn't find Polka interesting, but after hearing the band he joined the, playing Sax in their band since 1995.

    7:00pm Saturday, September 6th
    Tate Stevens
    with Special Guest: The Outlaw Junkies

    Sponsor: Super 8 of Kearney

    Price: $25.00 at the Gate
    Tate Stevens has captured America's hearts by doing the one thing he does best: being himself.With his powerful vocals, compelling life story and irresistible personality, Tate has won Fox's X Factor and scored a Top 5 album. He's also found success when his song "Holler If You're With Me," which debuted during a Pepsi commercial that aired during the Grammys, was chosen to be featured during the Southeastern Conference basketball tournament.
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    7:00pm Saturday, August 16th
    LeAnn Rimes
    with Special Guest: Travis Marvin

    Sponsor: National Marketing & Learning and La Fuente Mexican Restaurants

    Price: $35.00 at the Gate
    Most bios for albums talk about the artist's achievements and accolades, but you all can Google that. I don't want to do that at this point in my life. I've been making music for eighteen years, but I've never felt like people really saw me as a person. They saw me as a prodigy with a big voice. I felt like an alien child. I don't want to be "LeAnn Rimes," a name in lights. I want people who listen to my music to see me, know me, recognize me, as a normal human being who can sing and write and, I hope, connect with me through my music in a deeper way than ever before.
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    7:00pm Saturday, August 9th
    Satisfaction: The International Rolling Stones Show
    with Special Guests: Petty Theft KC (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Tribute)


    Price: $20.00 at the Gate
    "Satisfaction/The International Rolling Stones Show" is the international touring tribute show to the World's Greatest Rock & Roll Band. This Billboard & Pollstar listed show is now celebrating their 10th Anniversary in production with over 1600 performances listed to its credit. This highly acclaimed production showcases the most authentic cast & costuming of its kind. The likes of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and cast bring a colorful performance to 50 years of classic hits. Featured in Rolling Stone, Showbiz Magazine, Las Vegas Today, CBS Sunday Morning news and hundreds of national newspapers, magazines, television & radio as the world's greatest show honoring the Rolling Stones and their legacy.
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    7:00pm Saturday, July 26th
    Thompson Square
    with Special Guest: 6 Degrees West

    Sponsor: La Fuente Mexican Restaurants

    Price: $35.00 at the Gate
    In the world of entertainment, music arguably demands the most personal investment from its artists, and it doesn't get any more intimate than Thompson Square. While most celebrities go to tremendous lengths and expense to carve out personal space in a Twitter-manic, paparazzi-fueled culture, husband and wife Keifer and Shawna Thompson veil no aspects of their relationship. In fact, they put their 13-year marriage on display in each song and, night after night, on tour. Hence, their sophomore album Just Feels Good is a compelling view of a relationship that offers no distinction between the personal and the professional.
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    Dusk (Approximately 9:00pm) Friday, July 11th - Movie in the Park
    Frozen

    Free Event!


    After the kingdom of Arendelle is cast into eternal winter by the powerful Snow Queen Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), her sprightly sister Anna (Kristen Bell) teams up with a rough-hewn mountaineer named Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) and his trusty reindeer Sven to break the icy spell. Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee co-directed this Walt Disney Animation Studios production based on Hans Christian Andersen's beloved fairy tale The Snow Queen. Author: Jason Buchanan

    7:30pm Thursday, July 3rd
    Annual July 3rd Fireworks Celebration
    with Switch

    Sponsor: Kearney Chamber of Commerce
    Free to the Public Event

  • Concert Begins at 7:30pm
  • Fireworks Begin at 9:30pm
  • Fireworks music on 96.9 FM
  • Free Admission and Parking

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    6:00pm Saturday, June 21st
    Little Bit O' Bluegrass
    Featuring: Loaded Goat, Konza Swamp Band and The Sterlings


    Price: $15.00 at the Gate
    Loaded Goat is a mad mash of bluegrass, old-time, honky-tonk music. To activate: Flick a little moonshine in it's face and get ready for some banjo for your ear-holes. Playing a predominantly original catalog of heartbreak and headache, Loaded Goat will occasionally surprise with the surprising cover song. Loaded Goat is great for bars, campfire jams, weddings, cowboy saloon shootouts, Rural Grit Happy Hour, and more, more, more.
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    7:00pm Saturday, June 14th
    Parmalee
    with Special Guest: Rickie Lee Tanner

    Sponsor: Clay County Savings Bank

    Price: $25.00 at the Gate
    Parmalee's country rock sound has its roots in the bluegrass, traditional country, southern rock and blues covers the guys grew up hearing their families play. Matt and Scott Thomas grew up near Greenville, NC watching their father Jerry front a popular local southern rock blues band. The boys watched and learned, picking up their own instruments and jamming along with their dad's band. From this they learned how to integrate their own style into the songs they were playing. Barry Knox, who played drums for the church choir, loved what his cousins were doing and soon joined them.
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    5:00pm Saturday, May 24th
    7th Annual Kearney Blues Festival
    Featuring: Samantha Fish, Katy Guillen & The Girls, Brandon Miller Band and South Side Souls

    Sponsor: Westbrook Care Center

    Price: $15.00 at the Gate
    Just a few months ago, very few people outside Kansas City, Missouri knew there was a young, dynamic musician named Samantha Fish getting ready to take the world by storm. In fact, it's not all that long ago that the 22-year-old singer/guitarist first discovered the blues and started paying her dues on that city's local scene. Her deceptively mature voice is sultry, yet innocent at the same time, while she intensely wails away on guitar. This deveptively mature young woman has set out to show the world that although she may be young, she can certainly wail the Blues.
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    6:00pm Saturday, October 5th - 2nd Annual Kearney Oktoberfest
    Featuring Polka music from the Brian McCarty Band

    German Food!
    And of course, Beer!

    Price: Entry is $5.00 at the gate for this event, no advance tickets.

    7:00pm Saturday, August 31st - Craig Campbell
    with Special Guest: Joel Crouse

    Sponsored by Super 8 of Kearney & La Fuente Mexican Restaurants & National Marketing and Learning

    Price: $30.00 at the Gate Day of Event
    The voice is straight-forward and powerful. The songs are down-to-earth portraits of real people from the American heartland. The sound is traditional, unapologetic country.

    Craig Campbell is a proud reminder of one of country's strongest creative periods, building on the early-'90s legacy established by some of the genre's most successful figures: Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson, Clint Black and Travis Tritt.
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    Dusk (Approximately 8:15pm) Saturday, August 24th - Movie in the Park - Hotel Transylvania
    Free Event!


    Welcome to the Hotel Transylvania, Dracula's lavish five-stake resort, where monsters and their families can live it up, free from meddling from the human world. Over-protective of his teenage daughter, Mavis, Dracula fabricates tales of elaborate dangers to dissuade her adventurous spirit. As a haven for Mavis, he opens the Hotel Transylvania, where his daughter and some of the world's most famous monsters Frankenstein and his bride, the Mumm, a family of werewolves, and more can kick back in safety and peace. For Drac, catering to all of these legendary monsters is no problem but his world could come crashing down when one ordinary guy stumbles on the hotel and takes a shine to Mavis.

    7:00pm Saturday, August 17th - Killer Queen (Queen Tribute)
    with Landslide (Fleetwood Mac Tribute)


    Price: $20.00 at the Gate Day of Event
    What would Freddy Mercury have been like, if he really was a woman?
    Well, we've got that covered..with Freddie's long lost twin sister Freda Mercury! She's come a long way to join a band of superb musicians to recreate the music of Queen!
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    7:00pm Saturday, August 10th - Maggie Rose
    with Special Guest: Noe Palma


    Price: $25.00 at the Gate Day of Event
    Music is a powerful means of expression and rarely has a young performer displayed better command of the vehicle than Maggie Rose. Possessing a strong, warm voice that is alternately playful or poignant as the subject matter dictates, Maggie has a gift for penning insightful songs and delivering them with emotional punch. Working with legendary producer James Stroud, Maggie has crafted a debut album filled with potent songs, each one anchored by her riveting vocals.
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    7:00pm Saturday, July 27th - Last Child (Aerosmith Tribute)
    with 7 Bridges Road (Eagles Tribute)


    Price: $20.00 at the Gate Day of Event
    Aerosmith will go down as one of the greatest American rock bands of all time. With their legacy spanning over 40 years and including 15 studio albums, 5 live albums, 11 compilation albums and over 70 singles, it's no wonder they were inducted in to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001.
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    7:00pm Saturday, July 20th - Paradise City (Guns N' Roses Tribute)
    with Silver Bullet (Bob Seger Tribute)


    Price: $20.00 at the Gate Day of Event
    Paradise City is the most authentic tribute to Guns N' Roses currently touring the United States. Relive the glory days of the "Appetite for Destruction" era through the "Use Your Illusion" era. Experience a tribute to one of the most renowned, larger than life rock & roll bands in music history.
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    7:30pm Wednesday, July 3rd - Annual July 3rd Lion's Club Fireworks Celebration
    with KC Party Band Switch

    The Kearney Food Pantry will be accepting donations at the gate!

    Sponsored by Kearney Chamber of Commerce

    Free to the Public Event

  • Concert Begins at 7:30pm
  • Fireworks Begin at 9:30pm
  • Fireworks music on 98.5 FM
  • Free Admission and Parking

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    7:00pm Saturday, June 29th - Colt Ford
    with Special Guests: Gunnar & The Grizzly Boys

    Sponsored by La Fuente Mexican Restaurants & Big V Country Mart

    Price: $30.00 at the Gate Day of Event
    Colt Ford is back with his best album ever and all it took was a return to his roots.

    "I went backwards," Colt says. "I went back to Ride Through The Country." Which is not to say Colt simply re-hashed his breakthrough album. Quite the contrary, in fact.

    Declaration of Independence, released on Colt's own Average Joes Entertainment, will no doubt go down as one of the most noteworthy releases this year, which is saying a lot for a man who has already sold nearly a million albums and 3 million downloads. From planting his patriotic flag on the album's first track, "Answer to No One, "and closing the album with a prayer on the poetic, honest, and heartfelt "Angels and Demons," which features a conversation with God, the Athens, Georgia native has covered every human emotion on this record and then some.
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    7:00pm Saturday, June 22nd - Special Forces (.38 Special Tribute)
    with Journeyman (Eric Clapton Tribute)


    Price: $20.00 at the Gate Day of Event
    "Hold on loosely", "Back where you belong", and "Caught up in you"
    Are just a few of the many hits from the Jacksonville based southern rock band .38 SPECIAL! For the past 30 years, these Icons of the "80's" have produced over 26 hit singles within 6 albums, and to this day continue to tour endlessly and entertain audiences of all ages.
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    Dusk (Approximately 8:55pm) Friday, June 7th - Movie in the Park - The Lorax
    Free Event!


    This animated adventure follows the journey of a boy as he searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.


    4:30pm Saturday, May 25th - 6th Annual Kearney Blues Festival
    Featuring: Samantha Fish, The Josh Vowell Band, Katy Guillen and The Rev. Jimmie Bratcher

    Sponsored by Westbrook Care Center

    Price: $15.00 at the Gate
    Just a few months ago, very few people outside Kansas City, Missouri knew there was a young, dynamic musician named Samantha Fish getting ready to take the world by storm. In fact, it's not all that long ago that the 22-year-old singer/guitarist first discovered the blues and started paying her dues on that city's local scene. Her deceptively mature voice is sultry, yet innocent at the same time, while she intensely wails away on guitar. This deveptively mature young woman has set out to show the world that although she may be young, she can certainly wail the Blues.
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    7:00pm Saturday, August 25th - Hells/Bells (AC/DC Tribute)
    with Eliminator (ZZ-Top Tribute)

    Sponsored by Clay County Savings Bank
    Price: $20.00 at the gate starting at 6:00pm


    Touring 42 State, 50 weeks per year, Hells/Bells salutes the driving force of AC/DC in a manner surpassed only by the real AC/DC.

    ZZ Top Tribute Band Eliminator passionately pays tribute to the world-renowned ZZ Top, by recreating their amazing four decade rise to international fame. ZZ Top's accomplishments includes numerous Billboard hits such as Legs, Sharp dressed man, La grange, Give me all your lovin, Cheap sunglasses, Tush, Nationwide and the list go's on. As well as Their 2004 induction into the Rock and Roll hall of Fame, and sales of over one-hundred million copies of their down-south mix of delta blues, country Jesus and gospel music which created a musical phenomena in the early seventies that would help mold American music for decades to come.
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    7:00pm Saturday, August 18th - Justin Moore
    with Special Guest Rickie Lee Tanner

    Sponsored by La Fuente Mexican Restaurants, Super 8 of Kearney, Big V Country Mart
    Price: $35.00 at the gate starting at 6:00pm


    When Justin Moore found himself homesick and missing his mother's Southern cooking after moving to Nashville several years ago to pursue his musical dream, he was inspired to write "Small Town USA," an ode to the spirit and simplicity of small-town life. "A lot of people called it prison when I was growin' up/But these are my roots and this is what I love," sings Justin about Poyen, Ark.

    Justin knew he had to record the song because it succinctly captured the upbringing that shaped him both as an artist and as a man, but he wasn't sure if the autobiographical song would speak to those from different backgrounds. "Thank God I was wrong," he says.
    (read more)

    Dusk Saturday, July 28th - Movie in the Park - The Smurfs
    Free Event!


    When the evil wizard, Gargamel, chases the tiny blue Smurfs out of their village, they tumble from their magical world and into ours -- in fact, smack dab in the middle of Central Park. Just three apples high and stuck in the Big Apple, the Smurfs must find a way to get back to their village before Gargamel tracks them down.

    7:00pm Saturday, July 21st - Double Vision (Foreigner Tribute)
    with Women of Rock

    Sponsored by McDonalds of Kearney
    Price: $20.00 at the gate starting at 6:00pm



    (read more)

    7:00pm Saturday, July 14th - Easton Corbin
    with Special Guests Outlaw Junkies

    Sponsored by La Fuente Mexican Restaurants
    Price: $35.00 at the gate starting at 6:00pm


    Easton Corbin knew he wanted to be a country singer well before he learned how to play guitar. "One of my earliest memories is from when I was three or four," he remembers. "I was sitting between my parents in the car and a song came on the radio-it was Mel McDaniel's 'Baby's Got Her Blue Jeans On'. I began using the gearshift as my microphone. The desire has always been there."
    (read more)

    7:30pm Tuesday, July 3rd - Annual July 3rd Lion's Club Fireworks Celebration
    with KC Party Band Switch

    Sponsored by Kearney Chamber of Commerce

    Free to the Public Event

    Be Part of the Giving Kearney Community
    As we celebrate our nation's freedom this year during the Lion's Club Fireworks Celebration on July 3rd, you are invited to help others by donating to the Kearney Food Bank. As you enter Jesse James Park look for Kearney Food Bank volunteers in official blue t-shirts. Cash (or check) donations are requested. All donations will be used to purchase items to be distributed through the Kearney Food Bank - a non-profit cooperative effort of the Kearney Ministerial Alliance, the Kearney Enrichment Council, and the City of Kearney. Thank you and enjoy the festivities.

    • Concert Begins at 7:30pm
    • Fireworks Begin at 9:30pm
    • Fireworks music on 98.5 FM
    • Free Admission and Parking

    (read more)

    5:00pm Sunday, July 1st - The United States Air Force Band of Mid-America
    Shades of Blue Jazz Ensemble


    The United States Air Force Band of Mid-America Shades of Blue Jazz Ensemble is an 18-piece big band with a diverse repertoire of traditional swing, bebop, modern jazz, vocal selections, and the music of this great nation. During concerts, you may hear innovative, contemporary jazz works as well as the classic sounds of Count Basie or Glenn Miller. Several of the band's members are also gifted writers and arrangers, and their compositions are often featured.
    Free to the Public Event


    (read more)

    7:00pm Saturday, June 30th - Liverpool (Beatles Tribute)
    with The Benders


    Price: $20.00 at the gate starting at 6:00pm


    Liverpool has spared no expense to put together a live show that accurately portrays the look and sound of The Beatles. From mop-top hair to vintage guitars and amplifiers, accurate stage costuming and a one-of-a-kind video show, a Liverpool performance takes you on a magical journey to where it all began. There's even some "Beatle humour" thrown in for good measure.
    (read more)

    7:00pm Saturday, June 16th - Butch Wax & The Hollywoods
    Featuring: Theo Peoples


    Price: $10.00 at the gate starting at 6:00pm


    BUTCH WAX & THE HOLLYWOODS celebrate their 27th year together in 2012 with one of the hottest shows around. The 10 member band from St. Louis features 2 keyboard players, 3 female singers, horns, and a fabulous rhythm section that is funky, soulful and fun - and second to none.

    Theo Peoples is an African-American R&B/soul singer. The son of a preacher, he was discovered by Ron Tyson and tapped to replace Richard Street in the long-lived Motown group The Temptations in 1992.
    (read more)

    3:00pm - 8:00pm, Saturday, June 9th - 1st Annual Jesse James Wine Festival
    Presented by the Kearney Lions Club


    Featuring extraordinary wines from the Wineries and Vineyards of Missouri and "Art on the Hill" Artisans and more!
    (read more)

    7:00pm Saturday, June 2nd - The McClymonts
    with Special Guest Noe Palma


    Price:$20.00 at the gate starting at 6:00pm


    Since joining forces five years ago, Brooke, Samantha and Mollie McClymont have taken the country music world by storm. With their exquisite three-part harmonies, soaring vocals and stunning onstage presence, it's not surprising that The McClymonts have become the hottest recording and touring act in Australian country music and are fast becoming the talk of the industry in the U.S.
    (read more)

    Dusk Friday, June 1st - Movie in the Park - The Muppets (2011)
    Free Event!


    On vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world's biggest Muppet fan, and his friends Gary and Mary from Smalltown, USA, discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman to raze the Muppet Theater and drill for the oil recently discovered beneath the Muppets' former stomping grounds. To stage The Greatest Muppet Telethon Ever and raise the $10-million needed to save the theater, Walter, Mary and Gary help Kermit the Frog reunite the Muppets, who have all gone their separate ways.

    6:00pm Saturday, May 26th - 5th Annual Kearney Blues Festival
    Featuring: Levee Town, Josh Vowell & The Rumble, Nobody's Bidnis

    Sponsored by Westbrook Care Center
    Price: $10.00 at the gate starting at 5:00pm


    Levee Town is celebrating their tenth anniversary this year, Levee Town is a tight four-piece of exceptionally talented musicians and songwriters perfecting a skin tight ensemble sound. Guitarist and vocalist Brandon Hudspeth's style is a powerful mixture of blues, country & western, rock, and jazz. Jimmie Meade, the group's harp man, brings to the table a love of Chicago Blues and an obvious affinity for jazz and country music. The bottom end is made up of Jacque Garoutte on bass and vocals, and Jan Faircloth on drums. This hard-charging duo chugs along with intensity and restraint, laying down the rock-solid foundation that the Levee Town sound is built on. Levee Town has earned a reputation as one of the most hardworking bands around. Their awesome live shows and unique take on the blues have attracted an ever-widening fan base. Festival performances and a spot in the 2007 International Blues Challenge finals and 2010 semi-finals, have garnered the band national and international attention.
    (read more)

    7:00pm Saturday, August 27th - 3 Lock Box (Van Halen Tribute)
    and Double Vision (Foreigner Tribute)

    Price: $20.00



    (read more)

    7:00pm Saturday, August 20th - Josh Thompson
    with Special Guest Noe Palma

    Sponsored by St. Michael's Knights of Columbus Council #8915
    Price: $25.00


    A native of Cedarburg, Wisconsin, Josh Thompson began pouring concrete with his father at the age of 12, giving him first hand insight about the trials of hard-working men everywhere. After arriving in Nashville in 2005, Thompson instantly began writing and quickly established himself as a country artist on the rise. He received his first major songwriter credit with a song called "Growing Up Is Getting Old" which is the title track of Jason Michael Carroll's current album.
    (read more)

    7:00pm Saturday, August 6th - Justin Moore
    with Special Guest Rickie Lee Tanner

    Sponsored by La Fuente Mexican Restaurant and Super 8 of Kearney
    Price: $30.00


    When Justin Moore found himself homesick and missing his mother's Southern cooking after moving to Nashville several years ago to pursue his musical dream, he was inspired to write "Small Town USA," an ode to the spirit and simplicity of small-town life. "A lot of people called it prison when I was growin' up/But these are my roots and this is what I love," sings Justin about Poyen, Ark.

    Justin knew he had to record the song because it succinctly captured the upbringing that shaped him both as an artist and as a man, but he wasn't sure if the autobiographical song would speak to those from different backgrounds. "Thank God I was wrong," he says.
    (read more)

    Dusk (approx. 9:05 pm), Saturday, July 23rd - Movie in the Park
    Justin Bieber: Never Say Never

    Sponsored by McDonald's of Kearney

    Free to the Public Event
    This behind-the-scenes look follows Justin Bieber with some footage of performances from his 2010 concert tour, as well as details his rise to superstardom.

    7:00pm Saturday, July 16th - Skid Row
    with Special Guest Vandelyn Kross

    Sponsored by Clay County Savings Bank
    Price: $25.00


    In 1987 SKID ROW was born in a garage somewhere in Toms River, N.J. Like a child of a thousand maniacs, they relentlessly pounded the New Jersey club circuit; packing houses wherever they performed. Fast forward to 1989. SKID ROW's debut album goes on to sell over 5 million copies in the U.S.A., along with a tour that takes them around the world.
    (read more)

    Dusk (approx. 9:05 pm), Saturday, July 9th - Movie in the Park
    Grown Ups

    Sponsored by McDonald's of Kearney

    Free to the Public Event
    After their high school basketball coach passes away, five good friends and former teammates reunite for a Fourth of July holiday weekend.

    7:30pm Sunday, July 3rd - Annual July 3rd Lion's Club Fireworks Celebration
    with KC Party Band Switch
    and More than a Feeling - The Music of Boston

    Sponsored by Kearney Chamber of Commerce

    Free to the Public Event

    • Concert Begins at 7:30pm
    • Fireworks Begin at 9:30pm
    • Fireworks music on 96.9 FM
    • Free Admission and Parking

    (read more)

    7:00pm Saturday, July 2nd - Jerrod Niemann
    with Special Guest T-Marv & Hammer Down

    Sponsored by La Fuente Mexican Restaurant and Form-Tech
    Price: $30.00


    Jerrod Niemann is not a typical country artist, and the audacious, groundbreaking Judge Jerrod & The Hung Jury is a far cry from a typical country album. With the first track, which is a humorously hyperbolic movie trailer, and the attention‐grabbing lyrics of the opening song, "They Should Have Named You Cocaine," listeners quickly realize they're in for an extraordinary ride.
    (read more)

    7:00pm Saturday, June 25th - Poison Overdose
    with Special Guest The Disappointments



    Poison Overdose is the most notable Poison tribute band, currently touring the United States and beyond. They are the one famous for their look, sound, attitude and style. "This is as close as you're going to get to the real thing," as stated in Circus Magazine.
    (read more)

    7:00pm Saturday, June 11th - Colt Ford
    with Special Guest Bush Hawg

    Sponsored by National Marketing Resources


    Colt Ford is a walking, talking 300-pound celebration of country music and country living. His songs pay tribute to the people, pastimes and attitudes that define a lifestyle embraced from Texas to Wisconsin, from Florida to Washington State and a lot of places in between. For all the bigger-than-life excitement that defines his music and his stage show, though, Colt is quick to point to what lies underneath it all.
    (read more)

    Dusk (approx. 9:05 pm), Friday, June 3rd - Movie in the Park
    Despicable Me

    Sponsored by McDonald's of Kearney

    Free to the Public Event
    When a criminal mastermind uses a trio of orphan girls as pawns for a grand scheme, he finds their love is profoundly changing him for the better.

    6:00pm Saturday, May 28th - 4th Annual Kearney Blues Festival
    Featuring: Levee Town, Brandon Miller Band, and Josh Vowell & The Rumble

    Sponsored by Westbrook Care Center and 90.1FM KKFI
    Price: $10.00 at the gate starting at 5:00pm


    Levee Town is a radiantly hot rockin' Americana foursome out of Kansas City. Their music ranges from covers of Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters, Freddie King, Bob Dylan, and Big Joe Turner, to originals like Go to Heaven, The Winter song, and Forgive the Intrusion. The sound is a searing mix of traditional rock'n'roll, blues, and rockabilly.

    The Brandon Miller Band is an exploration into the blues spectrum.

    Josh Vowell & The Rumble is a four-piece progressive blues band that stormed onto the Topeka music scene in November, 2007.
    (read more)

    December 4th - 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    5th Annual Mayor's Christmas Tree Walk


    (read more)

    Saturday, September 25th - Kearney Lion's Club Mud Run
    Registration: 10 - 1pm   Start Time: 2:00pm


    The Kearney Lions Club is holding the 4th Annual Jesse James Showdown Mud Run on September 25, 2010 at Jesse James Park. This year we are celebrating our 60th year in the Kearney area and want to thank the community for allowing us to help where help is needed over the years. We are pleased to provide a popular event that brings people to Kearney and hope you can join us for another year of mud racing activities so we can continue to support the community!
    (read more)

    7:00pm Saturday, September 11th - Edge of Forever: Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute
    with Special Guest Vandelyn Kross

    Edge of Forever is definitely one of the finest Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute acts in the U.S.A. This band prides themselves on looking and sounding just like Lynyrd Skynyrd. The vocals, drums, bass, keyboards and guitars have been meticuliously studied, polished and are served up hot at every performance with everyones' favorites, and all of the stage props and the pounding southern/blues/rock pulse of the timeless Lynyrd Skynyrd... This act plays the larger venues which have ample stage space for the band to be able to do it's show... not to mention a place where you can seat all of the people who seem to "crawl out of the woodwork" to be able to see anything that even slightly resembles the world famous "Lynyrd Skynyrd!!!" Edge of Forever is a must see and the ones that have are now believers that Edge of Forever seriously rocks the house!!!
    (read more)

    7:00pm Saturday, August 28th - Randy Houser
    with Special Guest Bandana

    Sponsored by La Fuente Mexican Restaurant and Form-Tech


    The passion, enthusiasm and conviction in Randy Houser's music is utterly irresistible.

    One listen to his soul-drenched singing is enough to convince you that you are in the presence of a masterful performer. One scan of his deeply felt lyrics is all the proof you need to see that this is a major songwriting talent. And one meeting with this smiling, endearing, open-hearted personality is all it takes to make you believe he deserves to be a star.
    (read more)

    Dusk (approx. 8:25 pm), Saturday, August 21st - Movie in the Park
    Alice in Wonderland (2010)

    Sponsored by Casey's General Store

    Free to the Public Event (read more)

    7:00pm Saturday, August 14th - David Nail
    with Special Guest Relentless


    Growing up in a small southeastern Missouri town, David Nail might've chosen to follow any of the dreams that drifted by like the riverboats on the mighty Mississippi: but in the end, it was music that called his name. "I was definitely more into sports growing up," says the Midwest native, "I think I was expected to play in college, but as I grew older I became more interested in music. After my senior year, I had a few small college offers to play baseball. My coach came to me and said 'David, you need to decide where you're going to school,' and out of the blue I just said, 'Do you know anybody in Nashville?'"

    For singer-songwriter Nail, it was a history-making moment -- small town boy decides to chase a big city dream -- and a theme that has informed his music ever since. On his first album from MCA Nashville, he neatly bridges the divide, laying claim to his hometown roots while keeping a firm grip on the future, and all the deeply emotional territory in between.
    (read more)

    7:00pm Saturday, July 31st - Justin Moore
    with Special Guest Hazzard County

    Sponsored by McDonald's of Kearney and National Marketing Resources


    When Justin Moore found himself homesick and missing his mother's Southern cooking after moving to Nashville several years ago to pursue his musical dream, he was inspired to write "Small Town USA," an ode to the spirit and simplicity of small-town life. "A lot of people called it prison when I was growin' up/But these are my roots and this is what I love," sings Justin about Poyen, Ark.

    Justin knew he had to record the song because it succinctly captured the upbringing that shaped him both as an artist and as a man, but he wasn't sure if the autobiographical song would speak to those from different backgrounds. "Thank God I was wrong," he says.
    (read more)

    7:00pm Saturday, July 24th - Paradise City: Guns N' Roses Tribute
    with Special Guest Dead or Alive: Bon Jovi Tribute

    Sponsored by Clay County Savings Bank


    Paradise City is the most authentic tribute to Guns N' Roses currently touring the United States. Relive the glory days of the "Appetite for Destruction" era through the "Use Your Illusion" era. Experience a tribute to one of the most renowned, larger than life rock & roll bands in music history.

    Paradise City recreates the powerhouse sights, sounds and attitude of a Guns N' Roses concert. This show will appeal to everyone from casual to die-hard GNR fans! Even the most skeptical fan will find the show unbelievably true to life.
    (read more)

    7:00pm Saturday, July 10th - Revelation: Journey Tribute
    with Special Guest Stairway to Zeppelin: Led Zeppelin Tribute

    Sponsored by La Fuente Mexican Restaurant

    Revelation: There are tribute bands and there are TRIBUTE bands. Revelation A Tribute to Journey started from a hard driving 80's influenced rock band called "JOKER". After playing the bar scene, lead singer Danny Wayman decided to form a tribute to one of his favorite bands "JOURNEY".

    Danny with his amazing vocal ability, perfectly emulates the vocal style of STEVE PERRY. "Revelation A Tribute to Journey" was born.
    (read more)

    7:30pm Saturday, July 3rd - Annual July 3rd Kearney Fireworks Celebration
    with KC Party Band Switch

    Sponsored by Kearney Chamber of Commerce

    Free to the Public Event

    • Concert Begins at 7:30pm
    • Fireworks Begin at 9:30pm
    • Free Admission and Parking

    (read more)

    Dusk (approx. 9:15 pm), Saturday, June 26th - Movie in the Park
    Where the Wild Things Are

    Sponsored by Casey's General Store

    Free to the Public Event (read more)

    7:00pm Saturday, June 19th - The Band Perry
    with Special Guest The Jessica Horn Band

    Sponsored by St. Michael's Knights of Columbus Council #8915

    Inheriting a cross-pollinated love of country and rock & roll from their parents, The Band Perry - siblings Kimberly, Reid, and Neil Perry - say that they bleed the bright red blood of American music.

    The three have always felt the drive to perform and create music, sweating out the summers in Mobile, Alabama playing in any dusty roadhouse or church that would have them. Kimberly strapped on her first Gibson - and fronted her first high school band - at age 15, employing Reid, then 10, and Neil, only 8, as her roadies. Changing guitar strings and polishing cymbals for their big sister lost its charm after awhile, so the brothers formed their own band, opening for Kimberly's band.
    (read more)

    7:00pm Saturday, June 12th - Bobby Simkins Award-Winning Elvis Tribute
    Sponsored by Westbrook Care Center

    Bobby grew up in the 70's listening to the popular bands like most teenagers. He enjoyed many different kinds of music but especially enjoyed time in his room singing along to the sounds of Elvis.

    Bobby's "Tribute Concerts" are not that of an impersonator but rather that of a man who has been gifted with a unique voice. One that he uses to pay homage to Elvis and as a reminder for those who were fortunate enough to grow up with Elvis and for new fans who were not around to remember the 50's, 60's & 70's.
    (read more)

    Dusk (approx. 9:05 pm), Saturday, June 5th - Movie in the Park
    Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs

    Sponsored by Casey's General Store

    Free to the Public Event (read more)

    6:00pm Saturday, May 29th - 3rd Annual Kearney Blues Festival
    Featuring: Trampled Under Foot, Levee Town, and Lil' Eva and the Works

    Sponsored by 90.1 FM KKFI Community Radio


    Levee Town is a radiantly hot rockin' Americana foursome out of Kansas City. Their music ranges from covers of Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters, Freddie King, Bob Dylan, and Big Joe Turner, to originals like Go to Heaven, The Winter song, and Forgive the Intrusion. The sound is a searing mix of traditional rock'n'roll, blues, and rockabilly.

    Trampled Under Foot, winners of the 2008 International Blues Challenge, is like no other band you will ever see. Danielle is an amazing blues singer and an excellent bassist. Kris fires right in the pocket on the drums and sings as well. Nick is a strong singer and an accomplished guitarist, winning the 2008 Albert King Award from the IBC.
    (read more)

    12:00pm to 4:00pm Saturday, May 15th
    KCB Bank and UPS Store Kids Fest
    Featuring: Mr. Stinky Feet


    Award-winning kid-rocker Jim Cosgrove knows what kids like to laugh about and sing about. And he's taken that knowledge along with his guitar and a box full of instruments around the country and the world, singing for kids of all ages.

    Cosgrove is a Kansas City-based singer/composer known among the elementary set as "Mr. Stinky Feet,"due to the popularity of his CD Stinky Feet. His music has earned three national Parents'Choice Awards and a National Parenting Publications Award, and he recently signed a recording contract with Warner Brothers/Jack Kids Records.
    (read more)

    Saturday, September 26th 2009 3:00 p.m. 3rd ANNUAL Jesse James Showdown Mud Run

    *Sponsored by The Kearney Lion's Club and Outlaw Mud
    (read more details)
    Saturday, September 12th & 19th 2009   Jesse James Festival
    Saturday, September 5th 2009 Dusk Movie in the Park
    High School Musical 3

    *Sponsored by Casey's General Stores
    Free to the Public!
    Saturday, August 29th 2009 7:00 p.m. Bobby Simkins
    Award-Winning Elvis Tribute


    (Read more about Bobby Simkins)
    Saturday, August 22nd 2009 7:00 p.m. The "Outlaw Junkies" Country Music
    Comedians from the Improv
    and
    2 Hilarious Comedians at 7:00pm
    Brad Meehan and Andrea Caspari
    Followed by The Outlaw Junkies at 8:00pm

    (Read more about The Outlaw Junkies)
    Friday, August 21st 2009 Dusk Movie in the Park
    Kung Fu Panda

    *Sponsored by Casey's General Stores
    Free to the Public!
    Saturday, August 15th 2009 Parking starts at 5:00 p.m.
    Gates open at 6:00 p.m.
    Concert starts at 7:00 p.m.
    2009 ACM Song of the Year: "In Color"
    and
    2009 Grammy Nominated Country Artist
    Jamey Johnson
    with Special Guest Scott Ford

    *Sponsored by Kearney Trust Company, Form-Tech, McDonald's of Kearney,
    National Marketing Resources and Q104
    (Read more about Jamey Johnson)
    Friday, August 7th and Saturday, August 8th 2009   Optimist Club / Kearney Explorer's Post
    Bull Ride Fundraiser

    (at Rodeo Arena)

    Friday, July 31st 2009 7:00 p.m. Gloriana
    with Special Guest
    The Jessica Horn Band

    *Sponsored by St. Michael's Knights of Columbus Council #8915 and Q104
    (read more details)
    Saturday, July 25th 2009 7:00 p.m. Grammy Award Winning
    Country Music Legends
    Shenandoah

    with Special Guest
    Relentless featuring Tim Sprague

    *Sponsored by La Fuente and Westbrook Care Center and 94.1 KFKF
    (read more details)
    Friday and Saturday, July 17th & 18th 2009 8:00 p.m. Theatre in the Park
    Disney's High School Musical
    Kearney-Holt Community Theatre
    Free Admission!
    Saturday, July 11th 2009 7:00 p.m. Back by Overwhelming Demand:
    KC Rock Legends:
    Shooting Star

    with Special Guest
    Change of Heart
    (Heart Tribute)

    *Sponsored by La Fuente and Mr. Dell Foods
    (read more details)
    Friday, July 3rd 2009 7:30 p.m. Kearney Fireworks Celebration
    Guest Entertainment:
    4th Stage (Boston Tribute)
    *Fireworks immediately following concert

    *Sponsored by the City of Kearney and Lions Club
    Free to the Public Event
    (read more details)
    Saturday, June 27th 2009 Dusk Movie in the Park
    ET

    *Sponsored by Casey's General Stores
    Free to the Public!
    Saturday, June 20th 2009   Jesse James Demolition Derby
    (at Demo Derby Arena)
    Saturday, June 13th 2009 7:00 p.m. Edge of Forever
    (Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute)

    with Special Guest
    Silver Bullet
    (Bob Seger Tribute)

    *Sponsored by Clay County Savings Bank
    (read more details)
    Saturday, June 6th 2009 Dusk Movie in the Park
    Bee Movie

    *Sponsored by Casey's General Stores
    Free to the Public!
    (read more details)
    Sunday, May 31st 2009 10:30 a.m. First Baptist Church
    Sunday Morning Service

    Saturday, May 30th 2009 6:00 p.m. Blues Festival
    Featuring
    Trampled Under Foot
    Levee Town
    BJ Allen & Blue Voodoo

    *Sponsored by Edward Jones
    Saturday, May 16th 2009 12:00 Noon to 4:00 p.m. Kids Fest
    Featuring
    Mr. Stinky Feet

    (Mr. Stinky Feet performs at 3:00 pm)
    *Sponsored by KCB Bank, UPS Store and Kindermusik
    (read more details)
    Saturday, November 22nd 2008   Winter Wonderland /
    Christmas Trees in the Park

    *tree lighting ceremony with Santa, music band / choir / carolers / refreshments

    (more info)
    Free to the Public Event
    Sunday, October 12th 2008   First Baptist Church
    "Baggage Claim Play"
    Saturday, October 11th 2008 7:00 p.m. Concert in the Park
    Liverpool (Beatles Tribute Band)

    *Sponsored by First Missouri National Bank
    (read more)
    Free to the Public Event
    Saturday, September 27th 2008 3:00 p.m. 2nd Annual Jesse James Showdown Mud Run
    *Sponsored by The Kearney Lion's Club and Outlaw Mud
    Raindate: October 4, 2008
    Saturday, September 20th 2008   Jesse James Festival
    Saturday, September 13th 2008   Jesse James Festival
    Saturday, September 6th 2008 7:00 p.m. Gala Event
    Bellamy Brothers
    Outlaw Junkies

    *Sponsored by Clay County Savings Bank
    *Sponsored by Cole Printing and Signs
    (read more)
    Saturday, August 23rd 2008 8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Comedy Night
    AJ Finney, Craig Peters, and Jason Dixon

    *Sponsored by Kearney Rotary Club
    (read more)
    Friday, August 22nd 2008 Dusk Movie in the Park
    Ferris Bueller's Day Off

    *Sponsored by Casey's General Stores
    Free to the Public Event
    Saturday, August 16th 2008 7:00 p.m. Concert in the Park
    Hannah Montana Tribute Act
    Hillary Duff Tribute Act

    *Sponsored by Kearney Trust Company
    *Sponsored by Studio 320 Dance & Acrobats
    (read more)
    Friday, August 8th 2008
    Saturday, August 9th
      Optimist Rodeo @ Rodeo Arena
    Thursday, July 31st 2008
    through
    Saturday, August 2nd
      Theatre in the Park
    "Hello Dolly"

    *Performed by Kearney-Holt Community Theatre
    Saturday, July 26th 2008 8:00 p.m. Concert in the Park
    Liverpool (Beatles Tribute Band)

    *Sponsored by First Missouri National Bank
    (read more)
    Friday, July 25th 2008 Dusk Movie in the Park
    Surf's Up

    *Sponsored by Casey's General Stores
    Free to the Public Event
    (read more)
    Saturday, July 12th 2008 7:00 p.m. Concert in the Park
    Head East
    Shooting Star

    *Sponsored by James Henry's Salon
    *Sponsored by KCB Bank
    (read more about Head East)
    (read more about Shooting Star)
    Thursday, July 3rd 2008 6:00 p.m. Kearney Fireworks Celebration
    Moonlight Serenade Orchestra
    Performer - Kychn Synk
    *Before Fireworks Display

    *Sponsored by the Kearney Chamber of Commerce
    Free to the Public Event
    (read more about Kychn Synk)
    Friday, June 27th 2008 Dusk Movie in the Park
    Bee Movie

    *Sponsored by Casey's General Stores
    Free to the Public Event
    (read more)
    Sunday, June 22nd 2008 4:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. Battle of the Bands
    Beyond Barred Windows
    Andromeda
    Drew Cobb
    Our Last Chance
    Auburn Skies
    Coronado Left For Dead
    Life In Jersey
    9th Hour
    Audiokineticassualt

    (read more)
    Saturday, June 14th 2008 7:00 p.m. Concert in the Park
    Hotel California (Eagles Tribute Band)
    Scott Duncan

    *Sponsored by Kearney Commercial Bank
    *Sponsored by La Fuente Mexican Restaurant
    (read more)
    Saturday, June 7th 2008 11:00 a.m.
    till
    12:30 p.m.
    National Trails Day
    Performer - Kychn Synk

    *Sponsored by Mr. Dell Foods
    Free to the Public Event
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    Saturday, May 31st 2008 1:30 p.m. Blues Festival
    Doghouse Daddies (1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.)
    Bobby Smith Blues Band (3:20 p.m. - 4:50 p.m.)
    Scottyboy Daniels Blues Band (5:10 p.m. - 6:40 p.m.)
    Levee Town (7:00 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.)
    Trampled Under Foot (8:35 p.m. - 9:50 p.m.)

    *Sponsored by Palm Tree Tanning
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    Thursday, May 29th 2008   Chamber After Hours
    Featuring the Bobby Smith Blues Band

    *Sponsored by City of Kearney
    Saturday, May 17th 2008 1:30 p.m. Irish Fesitval
    Lucky Charms (1:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.)
    Tullamore (3:30 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.)
    Bob Reeder (5:00 p.m. - 6:10 p.m.)
    Connie Dover (6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.)

    *Sponsored by First Missouri National Bank
    *Sponsored by Form-Tech, Inc.
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    Tuesday, May 13th 2008 5:00 p.m. Southview Elementary Purple & Gold Singers
    Sunday, May 4th 2008 1:30 p.m. Church Blessing & Dedication
    Christian music (1:30 p.m.) - Dedication (2:00 p.m.)
    Saturday, April 19th 2008 5:00 p.m. Mr. Stinky Feet
    Children's Concert

    *Hosted by UPS Store and Kindermusik
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