The Good Living Tour – Ord event details

Nebraska grown music is coming to Ord on July 21st as the Good Living Tour kicks off a 12-community tour across Nebraska. The Good Living Tour, created by Hear Nebraska, is a non-profit advocating the advancement of Nebraska made music. The goal of the Good Living Tour is to bring national touring acts from Nebraska to smaller communities across the state.

Unique to the Ord tour date will be a festival kicking off in downtown Ord at 4pm. The Ord Farmers Market will be setting up on Thursday evening instead of Friday that week from 5-7pm in downtown Ord. Additionally, an entrepreneur showcase, art on the square and early entertainment will begin downtown starting at 4pm.

The local Good Living Tour steering committee is seeking individuals interested in showcasing their entrepreneurial talents along with food vendors interested in selling prepared food during the festival hours of 4-7pm.

The Good Living Tour concert series begins at 7pm at the Golden Husk and is an all-ages, free concert. For those interested in setting up an entrepreneur booth, contact Dahn Hagge at (308) 730-2294. Food vendors interested in selling food at the event may contact Jennifer Smith at (308) 214-1100. Food vendors must comply with food preparation policies established by the Ord Farmers Market.

Hear Nebraska’s Good Living Tour Expands to 12 Greater Nebraska Communities in Second Year

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OMAHA, NE — Hear Nebraska is pleased to announce the 12 Greater Nebraska host cities and dates of the Good Living Tour storytelling and concert series project. Following the success of the inaugural tour in 2015, which featured nine communities, the 2016 Good Living Tour will again mix storytelling and live music to celebrate the unique livelihood available in Greater Nebraska. The tour route is as follows:

  • Thursday, July 21: Ord

  • Friday, July 22: Kearney

  • Saturday, July 23: Grand Island

  • Sunday, July 24: Red Cloud

  • Thursday, July 28: Hastings

  • Friday, July 29: Norfolk

  • Saturday, July 30: Lyons

  • Sunday, July 31: O’Neill

  • Thursday, Aug. 4: Grant

  • Friday, Aug. 5: Sidney

  • Saturday, Aug. 6: Imperial

  • Sunday, Aug. 7: McCook

“The work of Hear Nebraska is important to our greater collective goal of retaining our best and brightest and attracting young adults with the tremendous opportunities and great amenities we offer,” said Courtney Dentlinger, Director of the Nebraska Department of Economic Development, the project’s presenting sponsor. “Our younger generations hold the key to the ideas and creative problem-solving that will propel our communities, businesses and state economy forward, and music and the arts are an excellent way to connect with them.”

Hear Nebraska Executive Director Andrew Norman said the nonprofit chose cities based on the respective community’s efforts toward creating authentic, compelling opportunities for young residents.

“Loss of youth to bigger cities is a growing trend for many rural communities. We want to show young people that these communities are worth investing in, and that you can create something cool right in your own backyard,” Norman said.

An unprecedented project, The Good Living Tour features multiple components focused in each host city: a free, all-ages concert featuring a diverse mix of all-original, Nebraska bands, as well as a DJ; two feature stories highlighting music community and industry-related subjects, coordinated to publish on hearnebraska.org the day of each respective concert; an “Experience Nebraska” video featuring young professionals speaking about what makes their community a uniquely great place to live, work and play; and a music video featuring a local artist performing a song at a landmark community location.

The project’s mission is to:

  • celebrate the unique livelihood available in Greater Nebraska, ultimately helping each town attract and retain young people;

  • cultivate an increasingly vibrant, original, contemporary music culture and industry in Greater Nebraska — connecting and growing the state’s rural and urban communities;

  • expose a young audience to new, innovative music and performance through homegrown Nebraska musicians — inspiring them to learn an instrument, host a concert or pursue a career in the arts.

  • educate Nebraskans — and the world — about Greater Nebraska music venues, music-related small businesses and passionate arts supporters.

Running over nine consecutive evenings in 2015, the inaugural Good Living Tour concerts drew more than 2,200 people. Its feature stories have been viewed more than 15,000 times (including 39% outside of Nebraska and 6% international). The associated 2015 Experience Nebraska videos have been viewed more than 12,000 times.

“We’re grateful for the support of the community and statewide sponsors who have made this project possible,” Norman said. Through combinations of public and private funding, each community invested to bring the tour to its community. Statewide sponsors include presenting sponsor Nebraska Department of Economic Development, Peter Kiewit Foundation, Pinnacle Bank and Center for Rural Affairs.

The Good Living Tour’s carbon footprint is being 100% offset by Nebraska Renewable Energy Credits donated by Sandhills Wind Energy, LLC.

* Hear Nebraska plans to announce the artist lineups for the 2016 Good Living Tour on April 18, 2016.

* Learn more about the Good Living Tour, including features and videos created during the 2015 project, at goodlivingtour.com.

Note from Caleb: LOCAL partnerships helped bring this to Ord; 8 local businesses and 11 total partners helped raise the funds locally. They include:
— Scratchtown Brewing Company
— Cornerstone Bank of North Loup
— Piskorski Dental
— Kokes Repair
— Matt Woodward/Shelter Insurance
— Sikyta Law Office
— Complete Family Dentistry
— Bruce & Marian Lammers
— The Golden Husk
— The Ord Area Chamber of Commerce & Valley County Tourism

Feb/March Wonder Twins Retail Locations

Wonder Twins has shipped and is landing in these Greatest Nebraska & Lincoln locations. Omaha locations will be posted ASAP.

LINCOLN

Morans Liquor

Meiers Cork & Bottle

The Still

Jakes Cigars

Lakeside Liquors

The Happy Raven

N St Beverage

Hyvee 27th/Superior

Hyvee 84th/Holdrege

Hyvee Old Cheney Hwy

Hyvee 50th/Ost

CENTRAL NEBRASKA

Gillies Bar – Kearney

Hyvee – Kearney

The Flippin Sweet – Kearney

Hyvee – Grand Island

Schmicks’ Market – McCook

Smoker’s Outlet – McCook

Starting Gate Liquors – North Platte

Aurora Mall – Aurora

Lucky Lady Tasting Room – Aurora

Bootlegers – St. Paul

Millers Chillers – Ord

Sandstone Grill – Burwell

Speeds Applemart – Ord

Veterans Club – Ord

Willmans Bottlemarket – Grand Island

Grocery Kart – Ord

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