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Hear Nebraska's Good Living Tour comes to Red Cloud NE

Hear Nebraska is excited to welcome Red Cloud as a host city of the 2016 Good Living Tour — Sunday, July 24! The event kicks off at 4:00 p.m. at the Starke Round Barn.

In its second year, the Good Living Tour expands from 9 to 12 Greater Nebraska cities over three weekends this summer, July 21-Aug. 7. Like last year’s inaugural run, the tour will mix a concert series and storytelling project to celebrate the state’s unique livelihood and increasingly vibrant, original music culture.

An unprecedented project, the tour will bring free, all-ages concerts featuring a diverse mix of all-original Nebraska bands and DJs to each location. Its mission is to connect the state’s urban and rural communities, expose young audiences to music performance, educated the world about Greater Nebraska’s music and art scenes and ultimately help each participating town attract and retain young people.

Along with a concert, the Good Living Tour will also create two feature stories highlighting music community and industry-related subjects in Red Cloud and an “Experience Nebraska” video featuring young professionals speaking about what makes Red Cloud a uniquely great place to live, work and play, and a music video featuring a local artist performing a song at a landmark community location.

The concert is FREE, FAMILY FRIENDLY, and ALL AGES are encouraged to attend. Music begins at 4 p.m. Come young. Come old. Celebrate Good Living in Greater Nebraska!

LINEUP: Lloyd McCarter & The Honky Tonk Revival (honky-tonk – Lincoln) In 2012, Lloyd McCarter and the Honky Tonk Revival made a statment on its album “Tired of Being Me.” In his deep drawl, McCarter sings “real country music means more to me.” And the band’s romping, gritty, classic country rock is there to prove his point. Songs cruise along like a ’57 Bel-Air on infectious basslines and noodling guitars tailormade for foot-tapping and swing-dancing.

The Hottman Sisters (indie rock – Omaha) The Hottman Sisters journey in the Nebraska music scene is just beginning, even if siblings Heather and Jessica’s musical relationship dates back to their childhood. You can hear that connection clearest in their strikingly natural vocal harmonies, flying over pop-ready chord work. The duo is just a year into being a musical act, and the state awaits its first official release.

Lester Junction (rock – Red Cloud) Named for a railroad junction east of their native Red Cloud, Lester Junction is homegrown small-town Nebraska. The band has made its name on the southern and alternative rock tunes that soundtrack gravel-road drives and long days out at the lake. With seven members, the band promises a dynamic live show and a decades-spanning style for audiences of all tastes.

DJ: Spence Love (Harrison) DJ Spencelove has been elevating dance parties in Lincoln for nearly a decade now. Armed with an eclectic mix of electronic, hip-hop and R&B music that spans decades, Spencelove has built a reputation on kicking out infectiously danceable jams. In that time, the man behind the music, Spencer Munson, has become a community leader in the Lincoln music scene.

Community sponsors include: Red Cloud Community Foundation Fund, The Willa Cather Foundation, Gary Thompson Agency, South Central State Bank, Red Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce, City of Red Cloud, Cooperative Producers Inc., Casey’s General Stores, Fat Fox’s, The Red Cloud B&B at the Kaley House, Republican Valley Arts Council and Red Cloud Heritage Tourism and Economic Development.

THANKS TO OUR PRESENTING SPONSOR: Nebraska Department of Economic Development

THANKS TO OUR STATEWIDE SPONSORS: Peter Kiewit Foundation (Kiewit Corporation), Center for Rural Affairs, Union Pacific Railroad, Pinnacle Bank, Humanities Nebraska, Nebraska Loves Public Schools

*The Good Living Tour’s carbon footprint is being 100% offset by Nebraska Renewable Energy Credits donated by Sandhills Wind Energy, LLC.

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