Hear Nebraska is excited to welcome Grand Island as a host city of the 2016 Good Living Tour — Saturday, July 23!
The concert is FREE, FAMILY FRIENDLY, and ALL AGES are encouraged to attend. Music begins at 7 p.m. Come young. Come old. Celebrate Good Living in Greater Nebraska!
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.
The Good Life (band) (rock - Omaha)
Once a solo project to catch the extraneous songwriting of Cursive frontman Tim Kasher, The Good Life's five studio albums since 2000 have solidifed a nationally known indie band. The once-Omaha quartet, now spread across the country, reconvened to release "Everybody's Coming Down" in 2015. The Good Life toured that wild, off-kilter rock record across the United States and Europe, with more dates on the books for 2016.
The Mezcal Brothers (rockabilly - Lincoln)
Nebraska's premier rockabilly act, Lincoln's Mezcal Brothers have released four records and toured the United States and Europe in the name of keeping the tradition alive. Playing shows with the likes of Wanda Jackson and Charlie Grace in their two-decade history, The Mezcal Brothers have earned a contemporary's place among swinging, old-school rock 'n' roll acts
Conny Franko (hip-hop - Lincoln)
Conchance, a.k.a. Conny Franko, has spent much of the past half-decade as the standard-bearer in Omaha's tight-knit and industrious hip-hop scene. Between solo albums, guest spots and a record with his group M34n Str33t, the emcee has made a name for himself as deeply thoughtful, intensely passionate and alluringly enigmatic in both his delivery and his live performances.
DJ: Brent Crampton (Omaha)
To many, Brent Crampton is known as the owner and operator of Omaha's premier electronic music club House of Loom. But Crampton has been a constant artistic presence around the club as well, DJing for a decade and cultivating a diversity of electronic styles in his own work and in House of Loom's calendar of sub-genre theme nights.
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.