SUBJECT: Neligh Mills Jamboree, July 4th
The Nebraska State Historical Society invites you to come to Neligh Mill State Historic Site on July 4th to hear Nebraska sing at the Neligh Mills Jamboree. From 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. the Elkhorn Valley will ring with the music of four Nebraska traditions. The title of the event, I Hear America Singing, comes from the Walt Whitman poem that celebrates America's many voices. At Neligh you will hear those American sounds. Performances will include:
- The Kenaston Family, folks with deep roots in the Sandhills ranch country, a country band known for its instrumental and vocal virtuosity.
- Mariachi Zapata will add the excitement and energy of Mexican music.
- The Plains once again resonate to the voices of American Indians with Young Generation, members of the Omaha Nation who perform at powwows and other gatherings.
- The Nebraska Chapter of the Gospel Workshop of America, winner of the 2010 Governor's Heritage Arts Award, will have everyone moving to the soulful voice of gospel music.
This open air concert is FREE and family friendly. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets for a good celebration of our nation's birthday. The concert is part of Neligh's annual Old Mill Days. There will be food vendors, but feel free to bring a picnic supper.
The Neligh Mills Jamboree is sponsored by the Nebraska State Historical Society and funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency with additional support from local entities and individuals. For more information visit www.nebraskahistory.org or call 1-800-833-6747.
For general information:
Lynne M. Ireland
Nebraska State Historical Society
PO Box 82554
Lincoln, NE 68501
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