Events

Jul
27
Wed
Buffalo County Fair @ Buffalo County Fairgrounds
Jul 27 – Aug 1 all-day

Please check the Buffalo County Fairgrounds website for a full schedule.

http://buffalocountyfairgrounds.com/annual-events/buffalo-county-fair/fair-schedule-of-event/

Jul
28
Thu
E85 for $0.85 @ Pump & Pantry
Jul 28 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Get E85 for just $0.85 a gallon from 4-7 p.m. only at the north 2nd Avenue Pump & Pantry. E85 is for Flex Fuel Vehicles only. Look for a flex fuel badge on the back of your vehicle, a yellow gas cap, E85 sticker inside your fuel door or check your owner’s manual. For more information visit, www.americanethanolne.org.

Oklahoma! @ Merryman Performing Arts Center
Jul 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Sixty years ago, Oklahoma revolutionized musical theatre into the art form it is today. Rodgers & Hammerstein’s first collaboration remains, in many ways, their most innovative. Set in a Western Indian territory just after the turn of the century, the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the colorful background against which Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, play out their love story. Although the road to true love never runs smooth, with these two headstrong romantics holding the reins, love’s journey is as bumpy as a surrey ride down a country road. That they will succeed in making a new life together we have no doubt, and that this new life will begin in a brand-new state provides the ultimate climax to the triumphant Oklahoma!

The Merryman Performing Arts Center, a state of the art theater that houses many professional touring productions throughout the year, will serve as the home for Crane River Theater’s production of Oklahoma! More than five million dollars was raised to create this outstanding 750-seat venue, which opened its doors in October of 2006. Crane River Theater is proud to join forces with the artistic team at the Merryman once again and for many years to come.

Judd Hoos: Buffalo County Fair @ Buffalo County Fairgrounds
Jul 28 @ 7:30 pm

Located in Buffalo Corral

South Pacific, the musical @ Kearney Community Theatre
Jul 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Jul
29
Fri
Sherman County String Band @ George Spencer Tasting Room
Jul 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Bret Michaels, Lita Ford & Firehouse @ LandMark Implement Arena Expo Center - Buffalo County Fairgrounds
Jul 29 @ 7:00 pm
Oklahoma! @ Merryman Performing Arts Center
Jul 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Sixty years ago, Oklahoma revolutionized musical theatre into the art form it is today. Rodgers & Hammerstein’s first collaboration remains, in many ways, their most innovative. Set in a Western Indian territory just after the turn of the century, the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the colorful background against which Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, play out their love story. Although the road to true love never runs smooth, with these two headstrong romantics holding the reins, love’s journey is as bumpy as a surrey ride down a country road. That they will succeed in making a new life together we have no doubt, and that this new life will begin in a brand-new state provides the ultimate climax to the triumphant Oklahoma!

The Merryman Performing Arts Center, a state of the art theater that houses many professional touring productions throughout the year, will serve as the home for Crane River Theater’s production of Oklahoma! More than five million dollars was raised to create this outstanding 750-seat venue, which opened its doors in October of 2006. Crane River Theater is proud to join forces with the artistic team at the Merryman once again and for many years to come.

South Pacific, the musical @ Kearney Community Theatre
Jul 29 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Kearney Community Theatre presents, South Pacific the musical on July 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30 & 31*

Theatre Only: $16
Dinner Theatre: $33.25
Student Discount: $8 (at the door only, the night of the performance and must show valid ID)

Dinner Theatre begins: 6:00 pm
Show begins: 7:30 pm
*Sunday Matinee: 2:00 pm

Tickets go on sale July 5

Call 308-234-1529 or www.kearneycommunitytheatre.com

Matt Begley & Bitter Whiskey @ JD's
Jul 29 @ 9:00 pm

Doors at 3pm with a $3.00 cover starting at 8pm.

21 and Up Only After 9pm

Jul
30
Sat
Street Car Take Over Presented by Ignite American Ethanol @ Kearney Raceway Park
Jul 30 @ 9:00 am

Drivers from all around the country will be bringing street legal hot rods for this all ethanol race with a HUGE payout. All cars must run at least 50% ethanol in their tanks for this race. Bring out the family to see some amazing cars at speeds up to 160 mph!

Oklahoma! @ Merryman Performing Arts Center
Jul 30 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Sixty years ago, Oklahoma revolutionized musical theatre into the art form it is today. Rodgers & Hammerstein’s first collaboration remains, in many ways, their most innovative. Set in a Western Indian territory just after the turn of the century, the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the colorful background against which Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, play out their love story. Although the road to true love never runs smooth, with these two headstrong romantics holding the reins, love’s journey is as bumpy as a surrey ride down a country road. That they will succeed in making a new life together we have no doubt, and that this new life will begin in a brand-new state provides the ultimate climax to the triumphant Oklahoma!

The Merryman Performing Arts Center, a state of the art theater that houses many professional touring productions throughout the year, will serve as the home for Crane River Theater’s production of Oklahoma! More than five million dollars was raised to create this outstanding 750-seat venue, which opened its doors in October of 2006. Crane River Theater is proud to join forces with the artistic team at the Merryman once again and for many years to come.

Bases Loaded @ George Spencer Tasting Room
Jul 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Jake Owen With Chase Rice @ Buffalo County Fairgrounds
Jul 30 @ 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm

This concert is held in conjunction with the Buffalo County Fair.

Oklahoma! @ Merryman Performing Arts Center
Jul 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Sixty years ago, Oklahoma revolutionized musical theatre into the art form it is today. Rodgers & Hammerstein’s first collaboration remains, in many ways, their most innovative. Set in a Western Indian territory just after the turn of the century, the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the colorful background against which Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, play out their love story. Although the road to true love never runs smooth, with these two headstrong romantics holding the reins, love’s journey is as bumpy as a surrey ride down a country road. That they will succeed in making a new life together we have no doubt, and that this new life will begin in a brand-new state provides the ultimate climax to the triumphant Oklahoma!

The Merryman Performing Arts Center, a state of the art theater that houses many professional touring productions throughout the year, will serve as the home for Crane River Theater’s production of Oklahoma! More than five million dollars was raised to create this outstanding 750-seat venue, which opened its doors in October of 2006. Crane River Theater is proud to join forces with the artistic team at the Merryman once again and for many years to come.

South Pacific, the musical @ Kearney Community Theatre
Jul 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Kearney Community Theatre presents, South Pacific the musical on July 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30 & 31*

Theatre Only: $16
Dinner Theatre: $33.25
Student Discount: $8 (at the door only, the night of the performance and must show valid ID)

Dinner Theatre begins: 6:00 pm
Show begins: 7:30 pm
*Sunday Matinee: 2:00 pm

Tickets go on sale July 5

Call 308-234-1529 or www.kearneycommunitytheatre.com

Harry Potter Release Party @ Hilltop Mall
Jul 30 @ 8:00 pm – Jul 31 @ 12:00 am

On July 30th from 8 pm-Midnight the Hilltop Mall will be hosting a release party for the new Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. There will be a magician, movie showing, trivia, costume contest, themed crafts, butter beer, sorting hat, and much more! Come out and enjoy the fun with Hilltop Mall and other stores participating. Other stores participating in this event include: Sequel Bookshop, Hastings, Hilltop 4 Theatre, Extreme, Smallcakes, Stephanie’s, Claire’s, Chapman Swifts, and CR Toys. Activities range from FREE to a small fee.

Matt Begley & Bitter Whiskey @ JD's
Jul 30 @ 9:00 pm

Doors at 3pm with a $3.00 cover starting at 8pm.

21 and Up Only After 9pm

Jul
31
Sun
South Pacific, the musical @ Kearney Community Theatre
Jul 31 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Nurse’s Cream Can @ American Legion
Jul 31 @ 4:00 pm

Social Hour starts at 4pm & Meal is served at 5pm.

Featuring the Auxiliary Homemade Ice Cream Social

Concerts in the Park: Mooncats @ Harmon Park Sonotorum
Jul 31 @ 7:00 pm

The Mooncats a well-know blues band in the Nebraska Panhandle and Northeastern Colorado. Deeply rooted rhythm and blues background have inspired original music and arrangements that touch all audiences they play for. Ranging from hearty blues shuffles, and jump swing to sensual blues ballads, raucous blues rock, or Latin and Cajun rhythms, The Mooncats are more than a contemporary cover band.

Food Vendors:
Sprockets Famous Freedom Dogs (starting at 6 PM)
Boy Scout Troop 158

My Masquerade Face Painting will also be available

Aug
2
Tue
Not Just a Book Club: MONA @ Museum of Nebraska Art
Aug 2 @ 10:30 am

Avid readers whose interests lie in authors from Nebraska or reading about Nebraska or art are welcome to these sessions, and may join at any time.

July 5 – The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman

August 2 – Girl in Hyacinth Blue by Susan Vreeland

September 6 – Leaving the Pink House by Ladette Randolph

Oklahoma! @ Merryman Performing Arts Center
Aug 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Sixty years ago, Oklahoma revolutionized musical theatre into the art form it is today. Rodgers & Hammerstein’s first collaboration remains, in many ways, their most innovative. Set in a Western Indian territory just after the turn of the century, the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the colorful background against which Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, play out their love story. Although the road to true love never runs smooth, with these two headstrong romantics holding the reins, love’s journey is as bumpy as a surrey ride down a country road. That they will succeed in making a new life together we have no doubt, and that this new life will begin in a brand-new state provides the ultimate climax to the triumphant Oklahoma!

The Merryman Performing Arts Center, a state of the art theater that houses many professional touring productions throughout the year, will serve as the home for Crane River Theater’s production of Oklahoma! More than five million dollars was raised to create this outstanding 750-seat venue, which opened its doors in October of 2006. Crane River Theater is proud to join forces with the artistic team at the Merryman once again and for many years to come.

Aug
3
Wed
Oklahoma! @ Merryman Performing Arts Center
Aug 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Sixty years ago, Oklahoma revolutionized musical theatre into the art form it is today. Rodgers & Hammerstein’s first collaboration remains, in many ways, their most innovative. Set in a Western Indian territory just after the turn of the century, the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the colorful background against which Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, play out their love story. Although the road to true love never runs smooth, with these two headstrong romantics holding the reins, love’s journey is as bumpy as a surrey ride down a country road. That they will succeed in making a new life together we have no doubt, and that this new life will begin in a brand-new state provides the ultimate climax to the triumphant Oklahoma!

The Merryman Performing Arts Center, a state of the art theater that houses many professional touring productions throughout the year, will serve as the home for Crane River Theater’s production of Oklahoma! More than five million dollars was raised to create this outstanding 750-seat venue, which opened its doors in October of 2006. Crane River Theater is proud to join forces with the artistic team at the Merryman once again and for many years to come.

Aug
4
Thu
Nebraska Senior Games
Aug 4 – Aug 7 all-day
24th Street Night Market @ Downtown Kearney
Aug 4 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

– Food Trucks
– Farmer’s Market Vendors
– Art & Craft Vendors
– Retail Vendors
– Live Music
– A Massage Tent
– AND Beer Gardens

Oklahoma! @ Merryman Performing Arts Center
Aug 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Sixty years ago, Oklahoma revolutionized musical theatre into the art form it is today. Rodgers & Hammerstein’s first collaboration remains, in many ways, their most innovative. Set in a Western Indian territory just after the turn of the century, the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the colorful background against which Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, play out their love story. Although the road to true love never runs smooth, with these two headstrong romantics holding the reins, love’s journey is as bumpy as a surrey ride down a country road. That they will succeed in making a new life together we have no doubt, and that this new life will begin in a brand-new state provides the ultimate climax to the triumphant Oklahoma!

The Merryman Performing Arts Center, a state of the art theater that houses many professional touring productions throughout the year, will serve as the home for Crane River Theater’s production of Oklahoma! More than five million dollars was raised to create this outstanding 750-seat venue, which opened its doors in October of 2006. Crane River Theater is proud to join forces with the artistic team at the Merryman once again and for many years to come.

Aug
5
Fri
Splash Bash Pool Party @ Harmon Pool
Aug 5 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Games, Sno-Cones, Music & Prizes! Inflatables that can fit through the front door can be taken into the pool.

Paul Powell @ George Spencer Tasting Room
Aug 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
First Friday – Live Music on the Deck @ Cedar Hills Vineyard & Gardens
Aug 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for our summer live music on the deck series on the first Friday of June, July, and August from 7-9 pm! Tim Mohanna, a local entertainer in Central Nebraska for 34 years, will help us conclude our summer series. Tim currently works as a soloist singer and guitar player specializing in classic oldies and novelty songs. Food will be available for purchase beginning at 5 pm. Come early for the best seats and enjoy a glass or two of wine while taking in our extraordinary view!