FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

What: 2017 Nebraska Folk and Roots Festival

Where: Branched Oak Farm, 17015 NW 70th St, Raymond, NE 68428

When: June 16th and 17th, 2016 (Friday 5-11 pm, Saturday noon-11 pm)

TWO DAYS OF MUSIC ON TWO STAGES · INFORMATIVE WORKSHOPS  · ROOTS MUSIC FOR THE KIDS · FOOD, MERCHANDISE, ARTS & CRAFTS VENDORS · CAMPING AVAILABLE ONSITE

How much: Friday $20   |  Saturday $20    |  Two-Day Festival Pass $30

With help from sponsors including the Kinkaider Brewery out of Broken Bow, Ne, Legacy Retirement Communities, Duteau Subaru Lincoln, Butherus, Maser & Love, G&G Smoke Shop, Shirts101, KZUM 89.3fm, Zoo Bar, Stahla Services, Eagle Printing, Cornhusker Bank, Nebraska Home Sales, JKK Medical Billing, Mission Infinity, Lone Tree Foods, and Deitze Music, we are proud to announce this year’s lineup of entertainment and fun at the farm!

There are currently a number of national, regional and local acts confirmed, including:

Aaron Lee Tasjan, The Cactus Blossoms, The Railsplitters, Joshua Powell and the Great Train Robbery, Handmade Moments, Jack Hotel, The Bottle Tops, The Hangin’ Cowboys, Emily Bass and the Near Miracle, Clarence Tilton, McCarthy Trenching, CJ Mills, Southpaw Bluegrass Band, A Ferocious Jungle Cat, High Up, Dylan Bloom Band, and many others. In all, we will host 23 bands along with music workshops happening most of the day on Saturday afternoon.

While Friday’s event will be geared more toward a 21 and older crowd, Saturday’s festivities will include a number of activities geared toward children of all ages and will be an all ages event during the daytime hours, moving into the more adult driving evening hours on Saturday night. We also plan on having a professional BMX Bicycle Stunt group performing Saturday morning around noon, as well as both Friday at 11pm and Saturday night at 11pm.

The folk and roots genres of music are widely encompassing, and the music has been enjoyed by people of all ages and backgrounds for decades. Folk and roots inspire dancing and laughter, but also introspection and stories told about the moments in life that make us stronger in the long run.

We’re excited to share that myriad of feelings with the people of Lincoln and beyond at this inaugural event, and please feel free to contact us with any questions you have regarding specific details as they become available.

Contact information: Michael Semrad, michael@redrebelmedia.net, 402-318-six537