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Nebraska State Fair

 

2014 Stage Performers

 

Accidentals Quartet

Sunday, August 24

   Family Fun Zone Stage: 4:00 p.m.

More information coming soon!

 

Alexa Whipple

Sunday, August 31

   Silver Spur Saloon: 7:00 p.m.

Monday, September 1

   Bristol Windows Stage: 3:00 p.m.

Nashville recording artist Alexa Whipple is a song stylist known for her unique genre including traditional country, Americana, gospel, and pop rock. In 2010 she released her 2nd album, entitled Beautiful Day, featuring 5 of her original songs.  Alexa is in the process of her next project and hopes to release a new CD in the very near future. At 18 years old she has received numerous awards. She enjoys performing for churches, retirement homes, music festivals, and private functions. She has been singing for as long as she can remember, and hopes to make a career out of it. Alexa will also be attending UNK this fall and is officially a member of the Loper track team. 

 

An Evening, a Tribute to the Music Of John Denver

Friday, August 22

   Open Class Stage: 10:30 a.m.

   Bristol Windows Stage: 1:30 p.m.

   Silver Spur Saloon: 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 23

   Silver Spur Saloon: 6:00 p.m.

Monday, September 1

   Bristol Windows Stage: 12:30 p.m.

   Silver Spur Saloon: 5:00 p.m.

An Evening was formed in September 2011. Consisting of Dustin West on guitar/vocals, Chris Harman on guitar/vocals, and Dorothy Harman on percussion/vocals, the group came together with a shared interest in the music of the late John Denver. They have created a fun, memorable show featuring many of the greatest hits from John, as well as a few surprise treats along the way. From Rocky Mountain High and Annie’s Song to Calypso and Country Roads, An Evening will have you singing along and tapping your toes from the first song of the night.

 

 

Anna Christensen

Friday, August 22

   Silver Spur Saloon: 12:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 23

   Silver Spur Saloon: 11:00 a.m.

   Family Fun Zone Stage: 3:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, August 24

   Silver Spur Saloon: 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 30

   Open Class Stage: 9:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m.

Anna is a singer/songwriter and musician from Lincoln, NE. She combines piano-driven pop melodies with raw lyrics to create a memorable experience for audiences. Anna often performs at local events and venues in Lincoln and surrounding communities, where her love for music and the stage shines through her words and songs.

 

Bases Loaded Band

Friday, August 22

   Nebraska Lottery Good Life Lounge Beer Garden: 8:00 p.m.

Bases Loaded is one of the best variety dance bands you will ever hear! Their emphasis is on strong 3-part vocal harmonies, and with both male and female lead lead singers they cover anything from Sugarland and Lady Antebellum, to Journey and Michael Jackson. They also have one of the best guitarists in the state, allowing them to knock Paisley and Van Halen tunes out of the park. An evening with Bases Loaded is a definite home run!

 

Belles & Whistles

Monday, August 25

   Open Class Stage: 9:30 a.m.

   4-H/FFA BuildingStage: 11:30 a.m.

   Family Fun Zone Stage: 2:30 p.m.

Friday, August 29

   Family Fun Zone Stage: 8:00 p.m.

   Open Class Stage: 11:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m.

Belles & Whistles are a mother-daughter duo naturally likened to country music's famed family duo, The Judd's. Daughter Kelli, 16, leads with her charming yet mature vocals while mama Jaymie sings harmony and plays acoustic guitar. For Jaymie, this is not the first time family and music have mixed-she spent many years on the road with her sisters in Mulberry Lane and experienced success with the Top 30 single "Harmless."

Their debut single, "Boy Like You," written by Jaymie and Kelli with Jessi Stout and Corey Madison, garnered airplay on over 70 radio stations across the country and the video is currently airing at 1,800 North American Retail Outlets including Denny's, Wendy's, Arby's, Costco and Sam's Club and is also can be streaming on CMT.com, GACTV.com and YouTube, and is available on iTunes,Amazon, and Spotify.

Their new single, ''There You Go," written by Jaymie and Mitch Gettman, is being debuted on KXKT the Kat in Omaha next week, and will be available on iTunes. This single was recorded in Nashville at The Rukkus Room, produced by Jamie Tate, who has produced Justin Moore, Thomas Rhett, Sheryl Crow, Alan Jackson and Taylor Swift.

Belles & Whistles, based in Omaha, Nebraska, have spent the past two years honing their craft--writing and recording, visiting radio, playing fairs and festivals, including the main stage of 2013 Country Stampede in Manhattan, Kansas as winner of the Kite's Grill & Bar "Road to Stampede" Champion, opening for Trace Adkins. They were also selected out of 2,000 acts to be a finalist in the Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam Southern Original Contest. Belles & Whistles has also played Loretta Lynn Ranch, Silver Dollar Saloon, Hotel Indigo, all in Nashville, Hard Rock Cafe, Chicago, Chick Singer Night, Milwaukee, Red Sky Music Festival, Whiskey Tango, Whiskey Roadhouse, KXKT 20th Anniversary Show, all in Omaha, Washakie County Fair, Wyoming, McCook Days, Nebraska, Corning Opera House, Iowa. And many other fairs, festivals and radio shows in the midwest-opening for Jerrod Niemann, Glorianna, Casey James, Brett Eldridge, Montgomery Gentry, LoCash Cowboys, Josh Thompson, Scotty McCreery and others. Belles & Whistles is endorsed by Luna Guitars.

August 2014, they will be opening for Kenny Rogers at the Kentucky State Fair. Also summer 2014 they're playing the Georgia National Fair, Nebraskaland Days and many other shows.

 

The Bricks Band

Monday, August 25

  Nebraska Lottery Good Life Lounge Beer Garden: 7:00 p.m.

More information coming soon!

 

Chris Sayre

Tuesday, August 26

   Open Class Stage: 11:30 a.m.

   4-H/FFA Building Stage: 3:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, August 28

   Open Class Stage: 11:30 a.m.

   Silver Spur Saloon: 12:30 p.m.. 4:00 p.m.

   Family Fun Zone Stage: 7:30 p.m.

Lincoln, Ne native Chris Sayre has been entertaining at the NE State Fair for almost 30 years. Combining traditional as well as original songs and tunes on Guitar, Dulcimer. Mandolin, Concertina, Button Accordion and musical saw, Chris leaves his audiences wanting more. He is thrilled to return for the 2013 Fair.

 
 
Christine Bauer & Paul Valla

Thursday, August 28

   Open Class Stage: 10:00 a.m., 5:00 p.m.

   Silver Spur Saloon: 2:00 p.m.

Friday, August 29

   Bristol Windows Stage: 10:00 a.m.

   Open Class Stage: 1:00 p.m.

   Family Fun Zone Stage: 4:00 p.m.

More information coming soon!

 

Classic Country Cloggers

Friday, August 22

   Family Fun Zone Stage: 1:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m.

Wednesday, August 27

   Family Fun Zone Stage: 11:30 a.m., 3:00 p.m.

Friday, August 29

   Family Fun Zone Stage: 3:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m.

We are a group of 14, Ranging from age 17 to 74.  We come from all walks of life and enjoy dancing and entertaining together.  We dance to Gospel, Country, Irish, Bluegrass, Novelty and a variety of songs old and new.

 

 

The Clogging Connection

Sunday, August 24

   Family Fun Zone Stage: 6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

Monday, August 25

   Family Fun Zone Stage: 12:00 p.m.

   Bristol Windows Stage: 2:30 p.m.

Wednesday, August 27

   Family Fun Zone Stage: 9:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m.

The Clogging Connection from the YWCA is a group of dancers who are high energy and fun! We have been clogging and entertaining folks in the mid Nebraska area for many years. We just love to dance! We could be the happiest time of your day! Our venues have included holiday/birthday parties, conventions, country music festivals, retirement centers and small town festivals.

 
Country Kickers America

Sunday, August 31

   Family Fun Zone Stage: 9:30 a.m.

   Strolling Performance: 2:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m.

More information coming soon!

 
Creightones

Sunday, August 24

   Family Fun Zone Stage: 11:00 a.m.

   Street Performance Main Intersection: 12:00 p.m.

   Street Performance Food Pod Tent: 1:00 p.m.

The Creightones are Creighton University's premier all male a cappella ensemble.  Comprised of twelve men, hailing from as far away as California and Virginia, the Creightones perform traditional choral works, contemporary popular selections, and Creighton school songs.  Founded in Fall 2009, the group enjoys high demand on campus, having already performed for official University functions, campus-wide Christmas festivities, and quite a few sorority events. The Creightones aim to entertain every audience, maintain the highest standard of musical excellence, and are proud to be "gentlemen for life."

 

 
Crystal Schaecher

Friday, August 22

   Open Class Stage: 1:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

   Bristol Windows Stage: 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, August 28

   4-H/FFA Building Stage: 1:00 p.m.

   Family Fun Zone Stage: 2:30 p.m.

Hi my name is Crystal Schaecher.  I live in Lincoln, NE with my husband Adam and sons, Miles and Blaine.  I enjoy music, physical fitness, vegan cooking, and motorcycling.  Contact me at crystal.schaecher@facebook.com for a Christian concert or church service.

 

 

Daniel Christian

Monday, August 25

   Silver Spur Saloon: 12:00 p.m.

   Bristol Windows Stage: 3:30 p.m.. 7:00 p.m.  

Thursday, August 28

   Silver Spur Saloon: 12:00 p.m.  

   4-H/FFA Building Stage: 3:00 p.m.

   Family Fun Zone Stage: 7:30 p.m.

Friday, August 29

   Bristol Windows Stage: 11:30 a.m., 7:00 p.m.

   Open Class Stage: 4:00 p.m.

Daniel Christian returns for his 9th year performing at the Nebraska State Fair!  Regularly compared to The Beatles, James Taylor, and Bob Dylan, this award-winning singer-songwriter has opened shows for Gary Allan, The Fixx, and Martina McBride, and was a featured artist on NPR's "The Folk Sampler." Daniel shares his music across the country, and has entertained audiences at Disney World, Bluebird Café, and the SXSW Festival. 

 

Dave Lerbakken Solo Show

Tuesday, August 26

   4-H/FFA Building Stage: 11:30 a.m.

   Bristol Windows Stage: 3:30 p.m.

   Silver Spur Saloon: 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, August 27

   Silver Spur Saloon: 2:00 p.m.

   Open Class Stage: 5:30 p.m.

Dave's solo show features a diverse musical repertoire from current country stars like Kenny Chesney and Zac Brown Band to classic rock hits of B.T.O., Tom Petty, and Journey.  His ability to play requests on-the-fly keep the set fresh every night, and people coming back for more to see what he'll play next! As the lead singer in many popular bands in Nebraska (currently The Innocence), Dave has shared the stage with such acts as Journey, Foreigner, Cheap Trick, Big & Rich, and more. Don't miss this talented local performer!

 

Elaine Peacock

Monday, August 25

   Family Fun Zone Stage: 2:30 p.m., 7:00 p.m.

Elaine Peacock is a professional vocalist/entertainer who enjoys sharing her talent, joy, love of a variety of music styles (Patsy Cline, Gospel, Childrens and original music) through performance, ministry, and speaking. An award-winning singer/songwriter, 2009 Nat’l Traditional & 2010 South Dakota Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee, she has performed at numerous fairs, and variety of events over the last ten years. She is also a popular square dance caller!  Contact: 605-356-2069 or 712-204-4151 elainepeacock.com or reverbnation.com/elainepeacock.

 

 

 
Enigma

Saturday, August 30

   Silver Spur Saloon: 7:00 p.m.

More information coming soon!

 

Evan Scott Band

Saturday, August 30

   Open Class Stage: 3:00 p.m.

   Family Fun Zone Stage: 7:00 p.m.

Rising out of the flatlands of Grand Island, NE, Evan Scott is growing quickly into a captivating performer and intelligent song writer.  Now based in Omaha, NE, Evan and his band (The Evan Scott Band) have big plans to keep that momentum escalating and creativity flowing.  “Their music contains a texture, energy, and a vibrancy that is a reflection of life itself,” states Dess Fletcher, owner and operator of Every Wednesday Studios where Evan and band are currently polishing up their newest self-titled release, “Evan has the talent to explore, combine, and create a unique visual within his music; resulting in an almost tangible stillness; a quiet solitude with his voice that is soothing to the listener’s ear,” Fletcher continued.

 

Formerly 3

Sunday, August 24

   Nebraska Lottery Good Life Lounge Beer Garden: 7:00 p.m.

Formerly Three is one of the fastest growing musical groups in the midwest....a dynamic duo that fits into any venue with any style. Both Spencer & Luke have shared the stage with Charlie Daniels, Foreigner, Cheap Trick, Grand Funk Railroad, Chris LeDoux, Carrie Underwood and much more. Featuring music by popular pop artists such as Justin Timberlake, Usher, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder and many more. Formerly Three also performs music by numerous country artists, jazz artists, modern and classic rock as well as Motown.

 
 
Habitat 4 Harmony (Barbershop Quartet)

Sunday, August 24

   Family Fun Zone Stage: 1:30 p.m.

   Family Fun Zone Stage: 3:30 p.m.

All four gentlemen live and work in Kearney. Mark is married to Chris and works at Spelts-Schultz Millshop. Clyde sings tenor and is retired. He and his wife, Joan E. formerly owned and managed an air service company. Kirby sings lead, and he and his wife, Amy own and run their own company, ASK Supply Company, LLC, a business solutions and supplies company, and also New Hope Creations, a creative arts company. Fran is married to Jan, sings bass and is retired from teaching, but works occasionally as a carpenter/cabinet builder. In addition to performances in Nebraska, they have entertained in several other states with “Good Ol’ Barbershop,” comedy, parodies, country western, spirituals, and other religious numbers. The rest of their repertoire has no identifiable category, but is simply fun to sing. If you’ve heard some of their songs before, please refrain from singing along---they’re embarrassed when you remember them better than they do.

 

Gene and Jerry

Tuesday, August 26

   Silver Spur Saloon: 2:30 p.m.

   Open Class Stage: 6:00 p.m.

More information coming soon!

 

Gene Davis

Monday, August 25

   Silver Spur Saloon: 2:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m.

   4-H/FFA Building Stage 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, August 27

   Strolling Performance- Big Red Barn: 1:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m.

   Strolling Performance- Food Pod Tent: 6:00 p.m.  

More information coming soon!

 

Hard Knox Band

Sunday, August 24

   Nebraska Lottery Good Life Lounge Beer Garden: 1:00 p.m.

More information coming soon!

 

Hastings Chorus of the Plains

Sunday, August 24

   Bristol Windows Stage: 5:00 p.m.

It is the mission of the Chorus of the Plains to encourage and invite men to sing 4-part harmony in the barbershop style, to preserve, promote and encourage barbershop harmony throughout our communities as quartets, small groups and as a chorus, to promote and encourage vocal music singing and education in our schools and communities, and to encourage and assist its members to sing well and enjoy excellence
in singing.

 
Hayseed Cowboys

Wednesday, August 27

   Nebraska Lottery Good Life Lounge Beer Garden: 7:00 p.m.

Hayseed Cowboys have been together since 2007. We play variety of music Top Forty Country,Red Dirt Country, Outlaw Country & Southern Rock. We also Cover Classic Rock & Some Blues. We Have Open for many National Acts and played many Festivals.

 
 
 
 
 
Hector Anchondo Band

Friday, August 29

   Nebraska Lottery Good Life Lounge Beer Garden: 7:00 p.m.

More information coming soon!

 
"Helen's Musical Hats!" Show

Tuesday, August 26

   Bristol Windows Stage: 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m.

   4-H/FFA Building Stage: 4:30 p.m.

   Family Fun Zone Stage: 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, August 27

   Strolling Performance- Big Red Barn: 1:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m.

   Strolling Performance- Food Pod Tent: 6:00 p.m.  

Native Nebraskan, Helen Waring Johnson has been wearing her many hats pairing them with medleys of great old American songs. Helen's deep appreciation for music of the past is evident as she brings those tunes to life again.Her greatest thrill is to sing the songs that spark fond memories of growing up, the happy evenings spent gathered around the piano singing with family and friends-the good old days when people made their own entertainment. Sit, relax, cool off and enjoy Helen's fun and lively musical variety  hows:Patriotic, Broadway, Happy Hats shows while oining in by singing and clapping along.Make your own memories at this year's Nebraska State Fair with "Helen's Musical Hats!".

 

Hi-Liners Plus One Plus One

Sunday, August 24

   Street Performance Main Intersection: 3:00 p.m.

   Family Fun ZoneStage: 4:00 p.m.

More information coming soon!

 
The Honeyboy Turner Band

Wednesday, August 27

   Bristol Windows Stage: 5:00 p.m.

More information coming soon!

 

Hypnotist Rick Bultez

Friday, August 22

   Family Fun Zone Stage: 7:30 p.m.  

Saturday, August 23

   Family Fun Zone Stage: 7:30 p.m

More information coming soon!

 

Johnny Ray Gomez

Friday, August 22

   Bristol Windows Stage: 11:00 a.m.. 6:45 p.m.

   Open Class Stage: 3:00 p.m.  

Friday, August 29

   Silver Spur Saloon: 1:30 p.m. 

   Bristol Windows Stage: 4:30 p.m.

   Open Class Stage: 7:00 p.m.

With over 53 years as a professional entertainer, Johnny has appeared all over the country and on National Television. Some of his credits include: Golden Nugget, Showboat Casino’s in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Eldorado Casino in Reno, Nevada. Harvey’s Casino in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. Major Hotel engagements at the Holiday Inn Rivermont in Memphis, Tennessee, The Drake Hotel in Chicago, Illinois and the Playboy Club in Atlanta, Georgia. Television shows include The Ted Mack Show and a original recording played on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand. Johnny was Entertainment Manager for 10 years at Bluffs Run Casino, Council Bluffs, Iowa.

 

 
Julie & Mike

Friday, August 22

   Silver Spur Saloon: 2:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

   Open Class Stage: 5:00 p.m.  

More information coming soon!

 

Just 4 Fun

Sunday, August 24

   Street Performance Food Pod Tent: 12:00 p.m.

   Strolling Performance: 1:30 p.m.

   Family Fun Zone Stage: 3:00 p.m.

   Bristol Windows Stage: 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, August 27

   4-H/FFA Building Stage: 12:30 p.m.

   Open Class Stage: 4:00 p.m.

More information coming soon!

 

The Kramer Sisters

Wednesday, August 27

   Open Class Stage: 8:00 a.m.

Monday, September 1

   Open Class Stage: 3:30 p.m.

The Kramer Sisters, of Crete, Nebraska, perform harmony vocals on a wide variety of songs, including vintage tunes from the 1920s–1960s, country, gospel, old-time traditional music, and songs from the big band venue.  The group, featuring Janet Jeffries Beauvais and Dawn Becwar Mundt, entertains regularly in southeast Nebraska and neighboring states. The ladies accompany themselves on guitar, harmonica, mandolin, and button accordion, and are often joined by their husbands, Ted Beauvais and Doug Mundt, for backup instrumentation. In tribute to their Eastern European heritage, The Kramer Sisters also have a Czech repertoire, that includes Czech vocals, and the use of various folk instruments.

 

 

Kearney Area Barbershoppers 1733

Sunday, August 24

   Bristol Windows Stage: 4:30 p.m.

The Kearney Area Barbershoppers 1733 Chorus started again in 1971 after disbanding in 1957 and have put on an annual show for each of the last forty-one years.  We also put on an annual Christmas Show, sing for several churches each summer, provide "Singing Valentines" each February, sing the National Anthem for hockey, football, basketball and other games and sing each year at the annual Memorial Service at the Kearney Cemetery.  In addition to many local conventions, parties, celebrations and other special events, we have sung in Lexington, Broken Bow, Wood River, Geneva, Gibbon, Shelton, Grand Island, Holdrege, McCook, Hastings, Ord, Loup City, Eustis, and other Nebraska cities.  We have also competed in Iowa, Missouri, and Kansas.  This July we sang for the Centennial Celebration of the Lincoln Highway. We annually provide scholarships to music students, mostly at UNK and often sing for retirement and nursing homes in the area. Fran Wilson has been the chorus director for the last 42 years and all men who like to sing are encouraged to join us.  We have members attending from Kearney, Broken Bow, Lexington, Bertrand, Holdrege, Overton, Shelton, & Alda.  Our ages range from twelve to ninety-three years old and we currently rehearse on Monday evenings at 7:30 in the Countryside Christian Church in Kearney.  Come join us!

 

 

Leo Lonnie Combo Celebrating Our 7th Year

Saturday, August 30

   Street Performance- Food Pod Tent: 1:00 p.m.

The Leo Lonnie Combo, celebrating their 6th year, brings to you that great big band sound from fox trots to waltzes to country to polka and anything else you can think of.  This group will truly amaze anyone that loves great music!!

Leo Lonnie Orchestra Big Band Celebrating Our 23rd Year

Monday, September 1

   Street Performance- Food Pod Tent: 11:00 a.m.

The Leo Lonnie Orchestra Big Band, celebrating their 22nd year, brings to you sounds of the Big Bands of days gone by.  From your favorite fox trot, waltz, & latin to even polkas, you will find yourself ready to dance to this great band!!!

Leo Lonnie Orchestra Polka Band Celebrating Our 23rd Year

Saturday, August 23

   Street Performance- Food Pod Tent: 1:00 p.m.

More information coming soon!

Leo Lonnie Trio Celebrating Our 12th Year

Wednesday, August 27

   Street Performance- Food Pod Tent: 11:00 a.m.

More information coming soon!

 

The Lightning Bugs

Sunday, August 31

   Open Class Stage: 9:30 a.m.

   Silver Spur Saloon: 3:00 p.m.

The Lightning Bugs are a popular jazz trio specializing in “Moonbeam Swing.” The band’s name is borrowed from the title of the pop music classic, ­Glow Worm. Smooth vocal harmonies in the Mills Brothers tradition are the hallmark of a Lightning Bugs show. The Bug’s repertoire features jazz and pop standards from the 30’s and 40’s when the big bands were blowing and the dance floors were crowded. The Lightning Bugs came into being in 1987 when Reynold Peterson was asked to put together a concert performance for the Lincoln Association of Traditional Arts. Since that first show, their concerts, club dates, and radio & television appearances have won them many friends and fans. The band has released four recordings: The Lightning Bugs, Bugology, Stretchin’ Out and Glow. Take a hint from a line in The Bugs theme song: “They’ll jive your hive man sake’s alive, you’ll love them Lightning Bugs!”

 

Many Moccasins Dance Troupe

Saturday, August 23

   Swine Park: 10:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, August 24

   Swine Park: 10:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

The Many Moccasins Dance Troupe is an International & Professional Native American Dance ensemble exposing both Traditional and Contemporary song and dance. It is an educational experience with a visual impact. Some of their dances performed include the Men’s Fancy Feather dance, the Woman’s Jingle Dress dance , the Men’s Grass Dance, and many more. The result is a spectacular display of true Native American culture unlike any other. The Many Moccasins tours and performs to large audiences and sold out crowds across the country and around the world.

 

 

 
Marc & Tori

Saturday, August 23

  Nebraska Lottery Good Life Lounge Beer Garden: 8:00 p.m.

More information coming soon!

 

Mariachi Zapata

Sunday, August 24

   Silver Spur Saloon: 4:30 p.m.

   Strolling Performance: 6:00 p.m.

   Bristol Windows Stage: 7:30 p.m.

The Cuicacalli Centro de Arte 1989 mariachi class, now known as Mariachi Zapata, first performed on Dia de Las Madres (Mother's Day) May 13, 1990 24th and “N” Street in South Omaha. Celebrating 23 years of performances, Mariachi Zapata is honored to perform for the PEOPLE, “LA GENTE” in and around the Midwest-Region to celebrate living culture at the 2013 Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island; Traditional Music of the People / Musica Tradicional de La Gente. We welcome all to contact us for your special event ¡VIVA EL MARIACHI!

 

 

McClellan Singing Sisters

Friday, August 22

   Open Class Stage: 12:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m.  

   Bristol Windows Stage: 3:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m.

Monday, August 25

   4-H/FFA Building Stage: 1:00 p.m., 3:30 p.m.

   Open Class Stage: 6:30 p.m. , 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, August 26

    Open Class Stage: 2:00 p.m., 3:15 p.m., 4:30 p.m.

    Bristol Windows Stage: 7:00 p.m.

Known for harmony-drenched vocals and uplifting shows. Award-winning sisters Tiffany, Kimberly, Jewel & TaMera McClellan are coming to the 2013 Nebraska State Fair! Their unique ability to communicate the life-changing message of Jesus Christ through song and humor has endeared them to friends and fans across the United States. Make plans to join one of these exciting musical events.

 
McKenzie River Band

Saturday, August 30

   Nebraska Lottery Good Life Lounge Beer Garden: 8:00 p.m.

More information coming soon!

 

The McNeelees

Sunday, August 24

   Open Class Stage: 5:30 p.m., 7:00 p.m.

More information coming soon!

 

Mike Geiler

Thursay, August 28

  4-H/FFA Building Stage: 11:30 a.m.

   Family Fun Zone Stage: 3:30 p.m.

   Open Class Stage: 6:30 p.m.

Multi-faceted and talented Omaha recording artist Mike Geiler understands and embraces the call of music, songwriting and leading worship on his life. Over the last 15 years, Mike has written, recorded and independently released a barrage of original music from pop/rock, funk, gospel and worship. Mike's latest release, 2 Up on independent label Crossed Out Music, contains two songs recorded with and produced by Ed Cash (Chris Tomlin, Aaron Shust, Brandon Heath) in Nashville, TN. The Lord Most High and Our Lord Emmanuel are both high energy worship songs in a pop/rock, radio friendly style. The Lord Most High has been added to a number of Christian radio outlets in the US this year. For more information, visit www.mikegeiler.com.

 

 
 
Milligan Czech Brass Band

Saturday, August 23

   Nebraska Lottery Good Life Lounge Beer Garden: 1:00 p.m.

The band is comprised of local area musicians who donate their time and talent to help keep Czech music alive. They play a variety of polka's, waltz's, marches, and laendlers by composers such as Ernst Mosch, Karel Vacek, Vaclav Zelinka, J. Vejvoda and many many more. A talented group with all of the brass plus vocals and a session with awesome accordion players.

 

 
Nathan Wade

Friday, August 29

   Bristol Windows Stage: 1:30 p.m.

   Silver Spur Saloon: 6:00 p.m.

More information coming soon!

 

Nebraska 2 Nashville (Nebraska Songwriters)

Monday, September 1

   Open Class Stage: 9:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m.

Nebraska 2 Nashville is the Nebraska chapter of the Nashville Songwriters Assocaition International (NSAI), the World's largest not-for-profit trade organization dedicated to serving songwriters of all genres of music. Their first Nebraska meeting was held in October 2004 and they have been going strong ever since. Nebraska 2 Nashville is made up of amateur and professional songwriters.

 

 

 
Nebraska Pride Chorus (Sweet Adelines)

Sunday, August 24

   Family Fun Zone Stage: 2:30 p.m.

   Bristol Windows Stage: 5:30 p.m.

The Ladies of Nebraska Pride Chorus come from all over Central Nebraska, from North Platte to Kearney and as far away as McCook, Arapahoe, Holdrege, Lexington, and more. They joined the forces of two choruses and become one in 2004 and enjoyed fun, singing, entertaining and learning vocal skills as well as making lasting friends. They practice weekly in Lexington and encourage anyone who enjoys singing to come try out this Barbershop style singing.

 

The Nedwrecks

Sunday, August 31

   Nebraska Lottery Good Life Lounge Beer Garden: 8:00 p.m.

More information coming soon!

 

Omaha Prime Quartet

Sunday, August 24

   Bristol Windows Stage: 4:00 p.m.

More information coming soon!

 

Pandas & People

Saturday, August 30

   Nebraska Lottery Good Life Lounge Beer Garden: 12:00 p.m.

More information coming soon!

 

Patent Pending

Sunday, August 24

   Family Fun Zone Stage: 2:00 p.m.

   Bristol Windows Stage: 4:30 p.m.

Patent Pending is a local quartet that has been around for along time. Sure the faces have changed from time to time, but the quartet has always had a patent on one thing, leaving the crowd with a smile. No matter where they are or who they are with, the group has enjoyed singing and entertaining people. Patent Pending all agree that this is great fun and we hope you enjoy us as much as we enjoy being with you.

Members of the group are bass, Kent Smallcomb who owned hilltop lanes and is semi-retired and working for Ace Hardware and is the genius at setting up their seasonal displays. Next is the baritone, Fran Wilson who was the high school choir director for Kearney High School and taught many kids the love of music, presently semi retired and running his carpentry business. Gary Davis, lead is a retired Professor of Music at UNK. He did specialize in instrumental music, but we don’t hold that against him .. at least that’s what we tell him.  Last is the tenor, Craig Knispel who is the youngest and best looking of the quartet .. according to him.  In fact he is so young that when Kent and Fran starting singing barbershop he wasn’t even born yet. Wow that’s young! Craig works at Cash-Wa Distributing, patiently waiting his turn to retire like the rest of his group.Patent Pending would like to thank their wives Jo, Jan, Deb and Janice for allowing them the time to get together and sing. They’re the greatest! We hope you have as much fun in the audience as we do on stage.

 

Paul Siebert

Friday, August 22

   Swine Park: 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 23

   Strolling: 11:00 a.m.

   Family Fun Zone Stage: 1:30 p.m.

   Street Performance- Big Red Barn: 4:00 p.m., 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, August 24

   Street Performance- Food Pod Tent: 10:45 a.m., 1:45 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 6:30 p.m.

Monday, August 25

   Swine Park: 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m.

Tuesday, August 26

   Swine Park: 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, August 27

   Swine Park: 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, August 28

   Swine Park: 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 6:00 p.m.

Friday, August 29

   Swine Park: 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 30

   Family Fun Zone Stage: 10:30 a.m.

   Strolling: 12:30 p.m.

Sunday, August 31

   Street Performance- Food Pod Tent: 11:00 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 6:30 p.m.

Monday, September 1

   Swine Park: 10:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m.

   Strolling: 3:00 p.m., 5:30 p.m.

For over 30 years, Paul Siebert's quality blend of Family Entertainment and music all throughout the Midwest has delighted throughout with his unique style and a vast repertoire of popular American music that is second to non! Paul uses only acoustic instruments and vocals playing live or uses a compact Bose Acoustic sound system if needed, no loud keyboards, recorded tracks or drum machines! His wide range of music includes any American popular tunes covering all genres of folk, classical, rock and roll, folk rock, country western. Some of the material Paul sings are 50's and 60's country favorites of Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, and Roger Miller, Country Gospel, 40's and 50's Western Cowboy tunes from Roy Rogers, The sons of the Pioneers and Gene Autry, to 60's and 70's favorites from John Denver, James Taylor, and Simon & Garfunkle, 80's and 90's rock and roll to classical greats like Bach, Beethoven, and Pachabelle.

 

 
Pavelka Variety Combo

Wednesday, August 27

   Nebraska Lottery Good Life Lounge Beer Garden: 12:00 p.m.

More information coming soon!

 

Plainview Klown Band

Sunday, August 31

   State Fair Boulevard: 1:00 p.m.

More information coming soon!

 

Rascal Martinez

Friday, August 22

   Silver Spur Saloon: 4:00 p.m.

Friday, August 29

   Family Fun Zone Stage: 11:00 a.m.

   Silver Spur Saloon: 3:15 p.m.

   Open Class Stage: 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 30

   Open Class Stage: 9:30 a.m.

Monday, September 1

   Nebraska Lottery Good Life Lounge Beer Garden: 12:00 p.m.

   Bristol Windows Stage: 5:30 p.m.

More information coming soon!

 

 

 

 

Russell & The Flow

Monday, September 1

   Nebraska Lottery Good Life Lounge Beer Garden: 5:00 p.m.

The Flow's music include blues, rock, jazz, reggae and funk with a little bit of country/southern style. Five musicians, one goal...good times.

 

 

 

 

 

 
Sandhills Rain

Saturday, August 30

   Open Class Stage: 11:00 a.m.

More information coming soon!

 

Scenic Roots

Wednesday, August 27

   Bristol Windows Stage: 11:30 a.m.

   Open Class Stage: 2:00 p.m.

   4-H/FFA Building Stage: 4:30 p.m.

   Family Fun Zone Stage: 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, August 28

   Family Fun Zone Stage: 11:30 p.m.

   Open Class Stage: 2:00 p.m., 3:30 p.m.

   Bristol Windows Stage: 7:00 p.m.

More information coming soon!

 

The Sha-La-Las

Monday, September 1

   Bristol Windows Stage: 9:30 a.m.

More information coming soon!

 

Sheltered Reality

Friday, August 22

   Famliy Fun Zone Stage: 11:00 a.m., 3:30 p.m., 6:15 p.m.

Sheltered Reality's choreographed drumming provides fun and invigorating entertainment which has proven to be enjoyable to audiences of all ages. However, there is a deeper purpose within our presentations. Music is a universal language and SR uses this opening to speak to the hearts of our audiences by way of personal stories.  These are stories about members of one human family, people that have displayed courage, commitment, and genuine concern for others. This process is meant to inspire all to not only become better individuals, but to take action to help others succeed in life as well.  We all do have the power to make changes and to make a difference in the lives of our neighbors, and thus in the world around us. This message is what gives true Meaning to our Music.

 

Shim Sham Senior Tap Troupe

Wednesday, August 27

   Famliy Fun Zone Stage: 10:30 a.m., 2:00 p.m.

The Shim Sham Tap Dance Troup is a senior tap dance group ranging in age from 50 to 90.  We perform in and around the Lincoln area for various functions.  Tracey Hart is our choreographer and all donations received from our performances are used to support those dancers in need at the Hart Dance Academy.

 

 
ShoeString Band

Sunday, August 31

   Open Class Stage: 1:15 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:45 p.m.

ShoeString Band from Lincoln, Nebraska originally came together in November 2006 playing Old Time/Folk tunes. The band consisted of a banjo, guitar and fiddle. Today this band now consist of Lin Gowin on fiddle/vocals;  Evert Clausson on Bass Banjo (created by Gem Miller); Gem Miller on guitar, banjo and vocals. Our music has expanded to a variety of Country, Bluegrass and Old Time/Folk music.

 

 

 
Skylark

Sunday, August 31

   Open Class Stage: 5:30 p.m.

Skylark plays a variety of music to suit any venue.The band is most wellknown for doing jazz standards and pop music. Many of the songs are familiar favorites recorded by artists such as Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Diana Krall, Nat King Cole, Nina Simone, and Patsy Cline. The band also plays an eclectic mix of rock and country music for dancing. The band came together four years ago and has enjoyed playing local venues such as James Arthur Vineyards, Deer Springs Winery, Hillcrest Country Club, and Lincoln Country Club. Skylark also plays for many local events such as the Foundation Gardens Concert Series, Lincoln Farmers Market, the Lincoln Arts Festival, and the Cork and Ale Festival. Skylark frequently plays for the UN-L Faculty Dance Club and for other dance clubs in the Lincoln-Omaha area.

 

Slingshot

Sunday, August 31

   Nebraska Lottery Good Life Lounge Beer Garden: 1:00 p.m.

More information coming soon!

 

Steven Spalding 

Monday, September 1

   Silver Spur Saloon: 11:00 a.m.

As a talented musician, Steven has spent over 53 years in the Country Gospel and Western music fields.  He has now written over 1,600 songs and recorded 18 CDs and DVDs of country gospel and western music.  Steven has also been nominated for two awards by the Academy of Western music, come out and see the talent that Steven Spalding displays.

 

 

 
 
 
The String Beans!

Tuesday, August 26

   Family Fun Zone Stage: 11:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m.

More information coming soon!

 

Sweetwater Band

Tuesday, August 26

   Nebraska Lottery Good Life Lounge Beer Garden: 7:00 p.m.

More information coming soon!

 
Capital City Cloggers (Tap This!)

Saturday, August 30

   Bristol Windows Stage: 10:30 a.m., 6:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

   Family Fun Zone Stage: 3:00 p.m.

We are the current 3peat national champion Clogging Crew Tap This! Our act incorporates high energy percussive step work with influences of Irish step, tap, Canadian step, buck, house and mainly clogging. Along with the intricate step work our style also incorporates cheerleading, stunting and hip hop. Tap This! exhibits  contemporary style of clogging is a culturally rich, action packed show from start to finish!

 

 
Tim Mohanna - Mohanna with Red Shoes

Saturday, August 23

   Family Fun Zone Stage: 9:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m.

   Silver Spur Saloon: 4:00 p.m.

Monday, August 25

   Silver Spur Saloon: 4:00 p.m.

Thursday, August 28

   Bristol Windows Stage: 3:00 p.m.

   Silver Spur Saloon: 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 30

   Family Fun Zone Stage: 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m.

   Silver Spur Saloon: 3:30 p.m., 5:00 p.m.

Tim Mohanna is the solo performer who is known as Mohanna with Red Shoes. He plays a variety of  songs, anything from the classic oldies to new music. He will entertain the audience with his vocals and guitar.

 

Tex & Mary

Wednesday, August 27

   4-H/FFA Building Stage: 11:00 a.m.

   Bristol Windows Stage: 3:00 p.m.

Monday, September 1

   Silver Spur Saloon: 1:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m.

More information coming soon!

 
 
The Toasted Ponies

Sunday, August 31

   Open Class Stage: 11:00 a.m.

   Silver Spur Saloon: 4:30 p.m.

The Toasted Ponies  -- The Toasted Ponies combine the best of both traditional and contemporary Bluegrass music. Look for great harmony singing and hot instrumentals in a typical Ponies performance. These are seasoned professionals who love playing their music and it shows. A Ponies concert will include everyone’s Bluegrass favorites along with a fun mix of Cajun, Western Swing, Gospel and Celtic tunes just to keep things interesting. Just try to see a Toasted Ponies show without tapping your toes—It can’t be done!

 

 
Travis Wizardry: Magic Like You Have Never Seen

Monday, August 25

   Bristol Windows Stage: 9:30 a.m., 5:30 p.m.

   Street Performance- Big Red Barn: 12:00 p.m.

   Street Performance- Main Intersection: 2:30 p.m.

Tuesday, August 26

   Bristol Windows Stage: 9:30 a.m., 5:30 p.m.

   Street Performance- Big Red Barn: 12:00 p.m.

   Street Performance- Main Intersection: 2:30 p.m.

Wednesday, August 27

   Street Performance- Big Red Barn: 9:00 a.m.

   Street Performance- Main Intersection: 11:00 a.m.

   Bristol Windows Stage: 1:30 p.m.

   Family Fun Zone Stage: 4:00 p.m.

Thursday, August 28

   Bristol Windows Stage: 9:30 a.m., 5:30 p.m.

   Street Performance- Big Red Barn: 12:00 p.m.

   Street Performance- Main Intersection: 2:30 p.m.

More information coming soon!

 

Valley Harmonizers

Sunday, August 24

   Street Performance Food Pod Tent: 12:30 p.m.

Valley Harmonizers organized approx. 1998 in Ord, NE.  They are a group of individuals who enjoy singing and come from various backgrounds and with many varied interests.  Recent performances by the group or members of the group include Valentine’s Day Banquet in Atkinson, Memorial Day – Ord, Fourth of July – Ord, and a Birthday Celebration – Ord.  Upcoming performances – State Fair in Grand Island, Sargent Tractor Parade – performance in Taylor, Loup County High School Alumni Banquet in Taylor and Church Sing-outs in the local area.  Good sound and a busy schedule for a group of 14 or so members.

 

West Wind

Thursday, August 28

   Nebraska Lottery Good Life Lounge Beer Garden: 8:00 p.m.

More information coming soon!

 

 

 
The Wildwoods

Saturday, August 30

   Open Class Stage: 6:00 p.m.  

More information coming soon!

 

Zachary Freedom

Saturday, August 23

   Silver Spur Saloon: 1:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m.

   Open Class StageL 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, August 24

   Family Fun Zone Stage: 9:30 a.m.

   Silver Spur Saloon: 1:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m.

Monday, August 25

   Bristol Windows Stage: 11:00 a.m.

   Family Fun Zone Stage: 4:00 p.m.

   4-H/FFA Building Stage: 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, August 26

   Open Class Stage: 9:30 a.m.

   Silver Spur Saloon: 12:30 p.m.

   Family Fun Zone Stage: 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, August 27

  Silver Spur Saloon: 12:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m., 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, August 28

   Bristol Windows Stage: 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m.

   4-H/FFA Building Stage: 4:30 p.m.

Friday, August 29

   Open Class Stage: 10:00 a.m.

   Family Fun Zone Stage: 1:00 p.m.

   Silver Spur Saloon: 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 30

   Bristol Windows Stage: 9:00 a.m.

   Silver Spur Saloon: 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m.

Zach Svoboda is a powerhouse vocal machine! Singing your favorite songs from way back when to RIGHT now, he will captivate your deepest musical longings. From blues to pop, country to rock - there is something everyone can love. He has shared the stage with Grammy nominated artists and is currently working on his sophomore album.