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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 16, 2016 starts at 7 p.m.at the Homestead Education Center and will feature the Toasted Ponies.
This group is also known for great harmony singing and hot instrumentals. Visitors can expect to hear Bluegrass, Cajun, Western Swing, Gospel and Celtic tunes, just to keep things interesting, from the Toasted Ponies.
"We wanted to make our 80th Birthday and the National Park Service's 100th birthday extra special and thought the best way to do that was with music. We hope the visitors enjoy this multi-talented group," said Superintendent Mark Engler.
Centennial Concert Series:
7:00 p.m. July 16
7:00 p.m. July 23 Paul Siebert
7:00 p.m. July 30
7:00 p.m. August 6
7:00 p.m. August 13
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/
About the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America's 412 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Visit us at www.nps.gov, on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube