Music at the Monument
Get ready to tap your toes on Sunday afternoons at Scotts Bluff National Monument.
Sundays in June have meant Music at the Monument for many years. This year is no different, except the time of the concerts has changed from 8:00 pm to 4:00 pm. There are old favorites and newcomers who will play and sing for your listening pleasure in the amphitheater behind the Visitor Center.
Starting off the month on June 3 is a new group called "The Roadrunners". These six musicians play a variety of styles including gospel, old time country and bluegrass. Instruments they play include: banjo, bass, guitar, mandolin, harmonica and fiddle. In fact there will be two fiddlers, so be prepared to hear twin fiddlin'.
Gabe Bruton is an acoustic guitarist who plays folk rock and sings.Gabe is also a composer who will play some of his own compositions on June 10.
June 17 brings the well-known "Green Valley Homesteaders" to the monument to play their mix of bluegrass, folk and roots music. With mandolin, accordion, guitar, bass and fiddle as well as vocalists, they will keep the air humming.
On June 24, Dave Shaul will bring the source of Appalachian music to the monument as he plays his Celtic harp. Dave plays both traditional Celtic tunes and more modern melodies.
All programs are free with a valid park entrance pass.
Did You Know?
When Scotts Bluff National Monument was established in 1919, it was believed to be the highest point in Nebraska. The highest point is actually in Kimball County near the Colorado state line.