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Beatrice, Nebraska -Enjoy music drifting across the tallgrass prairie as Homestead National Monument of America celebrates its 80th birthday and the Centennial of the National Park Service with the evening Centennial Concert Series. The program Saturday, July 9, 2016 starts at 7 p.m.at the Homestead Education Center and will feature Michael Murphy.
A singer/songwriter since the 1970s, Murphy is a folk musician based in Omaha, Nebraska. He plays various instruments, including the guitar, piano and Native American flute. Murphy has worked on film scores, performed at the National Music Museum and appeared all over Nebraska and many other states. A career highlight was a 2011 performance at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington D.C.
"We hope people enjoy the music at these evening concerts. Homesteaders used music to brighten the day and for special occasions and so we thought it was a good way to celebrate Homestead's 80th birthday and the Centennial of the National Park Service," said Superintendent Mark Engler.
Centennial Concert Series:
7:00 p.m. July 9 Michael Murphy
7:00 p.m. July 16 Toasted Ponies
7:00 p.m. July 23 Paul Siebert
7:00 p.m. July 30 String Beans
7:00 p.m. August 6 Gulizia Brothers
7:00 p.m. August 13 Lightning Bugs
The Centennial Concert Series will take place outside. In the event of inclement weather, the event will be moved indoors.You might want to consider bringing a lawn chair, although chairs will be provided, and insect repellant.
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 https://www.nps.gov/home/
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