AUBURN – Typically if Auburn residents want to hear new age music, they have to head to Lincoln or Omaha. On Saturday, the music comes to them.
The 3rd annual Good Living Tour will stop in Auburn on Saturday night, a first time the ‘Hear Nebraska’ sponsored tour performs in Auburn.
Janny Crotty helped bring the tour to Auburn, she is fighting the perception that cultural activities such as this tour can’t be pulled off in Auburn.
“Cultural events, music events, art events in rural places, they do happen, but they’re harder to organize or they don’t think that people will show up,” says Crotty.
Music for the tour includes young bands and musicians that are getting significant buzz in the Omaha and Lincoln area. The Auburn gig is headlined by Lucas Kellison & the Undisco Kids, who perform funk/soul. Other acts include FREAKABOUT (hard rock), Tecumseh native Daniel Christian (rock) and Auburn native Ian Miller (singer/songwriter).
“I think that this show is actually going to highlight several different genres, it kind of runs the gamut,” says Crotty.
Auburn is the second stop in the 2017 tour, which is spread out throughout the summer. The tour stops in Hebron Friday and after the Auburn show, will take a break until a gig in Imperial on July 1st.
“We do have arts and culture in rural places and it’s a good community building opportunity and it’s something fun for people to get out and do together,” says Crotty.
The tour has performed in southeast Nebraska before, as the mini-festival stopped in Nebraska City in 2015, its inaugural year.
The festival takes place at Veteran’s Memorial Park at 7 p.m. The all-ages music show will go into the nighttime with a beer garden inside the park.