Nebraska's official state celebration, NEBRASKAland DAYS kicked off in North Platte on June 15 with the first performance of the PRCA Buffalo Bill Rodeo and the crowning of Miss Rodeo Nebraska 2017. Festivities continue through June 25th with food, fun, beer, music, parades and much more. The event finishes in style with concerts by Sam Hunt and Dierks Bentley on June 24 and 25. For more information and for tickets, visit www.NEBRASKAlandDays.com
.NRoute Entertainment Fort Cody Summer Music Series
2016 marks the sixth summer that the Fort Cody Trading Post will be hosting NRoute Entertainment's Summer Music Series.
The music starts at 6pm with local openers, then at 7pm national touring artists take the stage. All of this is outdoors in the picturesque parade ground of the Fort Cody Trading Post.
Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and your own refreshments and enjoy an evening of music. Fort Cody is conveniently located in the cluster of hotels at I-80's exit 177 which includes the Hampton Inn, Oak Tree Inn, Quality Inn and Suites and the Fairfield Inn.
Admission is just $5 per person with children 12 and under free.
The 2016 schedule is:
June 16 - The Wildwoods
June 23 - Dance of a Parrothead
June 30 - Doug Rees
July 7 - David G. Smith
July 14 - Melanie Devaney
July 21 - An Evening (John Denver Tribute Band)
July 28 - Lauri McClain
August 4 - Daniel Christian
August 11 - Clark and Company2017 Total Solar Eclipse
The Nebraska Sandhills were recently named the #4 spot in the nation for experiencing the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse by www.GreatAmericanEclipse.com!
The skies of the great Nebraska Sandhills will be the perfect location to experience the 21 August, 2017 Total Solar Eclipse. Festival viewing sites are being planned in the communities of Tryon and Stapleton, where the umbral shadow will make almost a direct hit, experiencing two minutes and 34 seconds of totality. North Platte itself is in a good position to see a lot of the eclipse (a minute and forty seconds at 12:54pm CDT). Starting at about mile marker 152 (between Paxton and Village of Sutherland), the Interstate 80 will be in the path of totality all the way to Lincoln – a distance of 251 miles.
With a 74% probability of favorable viewing conditions, combined with big, dark skies, great western culture and hospitality to experience, and easily accessible highways, the Nebraska Sandhills should be your choice in 2017.
Find out more about experience the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse in the North Platte area by visiting our website http://2017nebraskaeclipse.com/