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Benson SummerFest

In Omaha's newest and hottest arts & entertainment district
Saturday, June 18, 2011 - 8:00am - Sunday, June 19, 2011 - 1:00am
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Benson SummerFest

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Kurt Goetzinger
(402) 953-3500

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Downtown Benson
Military Avenue and Maple Street
Omaha, NE 68104
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Annual Benson SummerFest Takes Fun To The Streets

The annual Benson SummerFest will be held on Saturday, June 18, 2011 from 8:00 AM – 1:00 AM  The public is invited to enjoy this free celebration of arts, crafts, music, food and fun in the heart of historic downtown Benson on Maple Street between 59th and 63rd Streets.

The Benson SummerFest is coordinated by the Benson Business Association and features local artists, crafters, food vendors, an auto show, a motorcycle show, a beer garden, and a variety of live musical performances throughout the day. A special Kid Zone area, sponsored by Bank of the West, will keep children busy with games, face painting and inflatable attractions.

The American Red Cross Blood Bus will be parked at Benson SummerFest from 10:00 PM - 3:00 PM for anyone wishing to donate blood. Anyone who donates will have a chance to win a trip for four to Orlando, Florida.

The music starts on the outdoor stage at 12:00 PM and will host a variety of musicians throughout the day, including country artist Jaymie Jones at 6:00 PM, and Lemon Fresh Day from 7:00 PM until 8:30 PM

But the party doesn’t stop there — as SummerFest After Dark heats up with 25+
bands performing at 5 venues along Maple Street beginning at 9 PM until 1 AM. A $10 wristband gets you access to all the bands, all night long! Check out the BensonSummerFest.com website for a complete list of bands.

The Benson Business Association, along with various corporate sponsors, fund the event which helps support additional community-involvement events in Benson throughout the year.

More information and a complete schedule of events can be found at
www.BensonSummerFest.com.

Benson SummerFest Schedule

8:00 AM – 10:30 AM…………………………………..Pancake Feed
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM…………………………………….Ford Auto Show
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM…………………………………….Arts & Craft Show/Sale
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM…………………………………….Kid Zone
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM…………………………………..American Red Cross Blood Drive
12:00 PM – 8:30 PM…………………………………..Main Stage Entertainment

  • Various Musicians @ 12 pM to 6 PM
  • Jaymie Jones @ 6 PM
  • Lemon Fresh Day @ 7 PM

11:00 AM – 4:00 PM…………………………………..Motorcycle Show Presented by The Sydney
12:00 PM – 8:30 PM…………………………………..Beer Garden Presented by The Pizza Shoppe and Jake’s Cigars & Spirits
9:00 PM – 1:00 AM…………………………………….SummerFest After Dark

Schedule is tentative. Times and events are subject to change.

SummerFest After Dark Schedule:

25 Bands, 5 Venues

Barley Street Tavern

9:00-9:35 … . . Scratch Howl
9:50-10:25 … . Kyle Harvey
10:40-11:15 … Vago
11:30-12:05 … Young Pflames
12:20-12:55 … Travelling Mercies

Burke’s Pub
9:00-9:35 … . . Daphne Cook
9:50-10:25 … . Liz Cornish
10:40-11:15 … Sandy Creek Bluegrass
11:30-12:05 … Jeff Farrow
12:20-12:55 … 24 Hour Cardlock

The Waiting Room Lounge
9:00-9:35 … . . MPC
9:50-10:25 … . The Curtain Calls
10:40-11:15 … Underwater Dream Machine
11:30-12:05 … Rock Paper Dynamite
12:20-12:55 … The Seen

The P.S. Collective (Pizza Shoppe)

9:00-9:35 … . . Matt Cox
9:50-10:25 … . Fino
10:40-11:15 … The Cards
11:30-12:05 … The Big Deep

The Sydney

9:00-9:35 … . . Lucas Kellison & The Assembled Soul
9:50-10:25 … . All Young Girls Are Machine Guns
10:40-11:15 … Whipkey Three
11:30-12:05 … Witness Tree
12:20-12:55 … John Klemmenson & The Party

 

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