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BEATRICE –A Susan Werner concert on April 26, 2015 at 3 p.m.at the Homestead Education Center is the finale of National Park Week activities at Homestead National Monument of America.This free concert is provided in partnership with the Lied Center's "Arts Across Nebraska" and made possible through the generous support of the Hevelone Foundation.
Acclaimed singer/songwriter –and Iowa farm girl –Susan Werner returns to Nebraska with performances of her album, Hayseed. Commissioned by the Lied and UNL's Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Hayseed celebrates the language, livelihood and concerns of American farmers.The tender song "Something to Be Said," inspired by her previous visits to Nebraska, is at the heart of this moving, funny and thought provoking album. Susan will be joined by musicians Trina Hamlin and Natalia Zukerman.
"Susan Werner composes skillful songs that effortlessly slide between folk, jazz, and pop, all delivered with sassy wit and classic Midwestern charm. Telling the story of farm life through song is an engaging way to tell Homestead National Monument of America's story. We are very excited to welcome her in concert at Homestead National Monument of America." stated Superintendent Mark Engler.
The Lied Center's "Arts Across Nebraska" program is made possible with the support of the Friends of Lied, Nebraska Arts Council, the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, Rural Futures Institute at the University of Nebraska, Richard P. Kimmel and Laurine Kimmel Charitable Foundation, UNL Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and Rebecca R. Anderson. Artist transportation provided by Sid Dillon.
The Susan Werner Concert is part of the National Park Service's #FindYourPark Campaign. Find Your Park invites the public to see that a national park can be more than a place -- it can be a feeling, a state of mind, or a sense of American pride. Beyond vast landscapes, the campaign highlights historical, urban, and cultural parks, as well as the National Park Service programs that protect, preserve and share nature, culture, and history in communities nationwide.
Visit www.NationalParkWeek.org to learn more about how you can join parks, programs, and partners in celebrating National Park Week across the country.To learn more about activities and to get a complete listing of the events at Homestead National Monument of America visitwww.nps.gov/home.
Remember, Homestead National Monument of America has an exciting schedule of events planned for 2015. Keep up with the latest information by following us on Twitter (HomesteadNM), Facebook (HomesteadNM), and Instagram (HomesteadNPS).
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 5 p.m.Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.Saturdayand Sunday. Admission is free of charge. For additional information, please call 402-223-3514 or visit https://www.nps.gov/home/
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