Lightning Bugs Perform Final Centennial Concert at Homestead National Monument of America!

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Date: August 2, 2016

Beatrice, Nebraska- The Lightning Bugs will perform at Homestead National Monument of America's Education Center on August 13, 2016 at 7 p.m.Homestead has been celebrating its 80th birthday and the Centennial of the National Park Service in 2016 with a Centennial Concert Series and this is the final concert. We hope you will join us!

The Lightning Bugs are a vocal jazz trio playing "Moonbeam Swing" inspired by groups such as The Mills Brothers and the Inkspots. The Bugs feature Steve Hanson (guitars &vocals), Jim Pipher (bass &vocals) and Reynold Peterson (percussion &vocals). All are well-known area musicians.

"We hope people enjoy the music at the final campfire for this year. Homesteaders used music for special occasions and so we thought it was a good way to celebrate our 80th Birthday and the 100th of the National Park Service," said Superintendent Mark Engler.

Centennial Campfire Concert Series:
7:00 p.m.       August 13                              Lightning Bugs

This concert will take place outside. You might want to consider bringing a lawn chair, although chairs will be provided. Insect repellent is recommended. In the event of inclement weather, the event will be moved indoors. 

Many thanks to the Nebraska Arts Council, Nebraska Cultural Endowment, and the National Endowment for the Arts, for making this concert series possible.  

Remember, Homestead National Monument of America has an exciting schedule of events planned for 2016. Keep up with the latest information by following us on Twitter (HomesteadNM) and Facebook (Homestead National Monument of America).

Homestead National Monument of America is a unit of the National Park Service located four miles west of Beatrice, Nebraska and 45 miles south of Lincoln. Hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.daily through Labor Day. Admission is free of charge. For additional information, please call 402-223-3514 or visit

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