Kate Smith, Greater Nebraska Program Coordinator for Rabble Mills, says concert-goers will be able to hear bands from across Nebraska.
“We’re targeting young people to show them that you don’t have to leave Nebraska to be part of cool bands or cool events,” Smith tells Nebraska Radio Network. “You can do that here.”
She says the communities hosting the concerts also get an economic boost.
“We spend money in those communities. We stay in those communities. We really try to connect with the community members,” she says.
Smith says the free, family-friendly concerts often bring in music fans in from neighboring communities.
The concert line-ups feature a variety of music.
“We have country music and indy rock and hip hop and, like funk and soul, so we try to really bring all the different genres to these communities,” Smith says.
Each concert features four groups for the afternoon and evening event.
The Good Living Tour hits Broken Bow June 9th, Imperial June 23rd, Red Cloud on July 7th, and Norfolk July 20th.
Smith says host communities are starting to schedule their local events on the same day as the concerts.
“For example, Imperial has an event called Smoking on Broadway, which is a BBQ festival,” she says. “They also do bounce houses and activities for kids.”
Smith says the music is appropriate for all ages.
AUDIO: Mike Loizzo reports [:43]