An agri-tourism event is planned tonight and tomorrow night that combines dozens of Nebraska-produced wines with jazz music.
The Nebraska Wine and Jazz Festival is getting underway at the Buffalo County Fairgrounds Exposition Center in Kearney.
Laurel Rosado is spokeswoman for the Kearney Area Community Foundation, which is hosting the event.
“When you come to the festival, you’ll receive a souvenier wine glass and 10 tasting tickets which you can use for trying different wines,” Rosado says. “We’ll have over 15 vineyards and wineries there so there’s going to be over 50 wines to try. We’ll have microbreweries, three different ones there.”
Rosado says they’re featuring some of the top jazz bands in the region.
“We’ll have six different bands, three each day, that you can listen to while you’re trying the different wines and beers,” she says. “If you find you favorite wine, you can purchase it there by the bottle at our wine store.”
Participants must be 21 or older and have a valid ID. Tickets are $25 per person and may be purchased either in advance or at the door. The festival runs 5 to 11 PM both nights.
By Brent Wiethorn, KKPR, Kearney