Celebrate Local Art at the Nebraska Grown Arts Festival

Celebrate a unique blend of local arts and cultural experiences in the heart of Nebraska-the Loup Rivers Valley, at the third annual Nebraska Grown Art Festival on Saturday, April 27th!

During the day, tour area art galleries including the Main Street Gallery in North Loup and the Gallery: Art & Creativity Center in Comstock, featuring original works by local artists from 10 am-5 pm. Also, enjoy artistic workshops at both galleries and The Golden Husk Theatre starting at 10:00 am. The workshops will feature hands-on experiences with watercolor painting, glasswork, drawing, crafts and more. To learn more and register for the workshops call 308.730.8133.

Also, shop on the Ord and Burwell Downtown Squares and North Loup and Arcadia Main Streets to experience local hospitality of retail businesses, coffee shops, a craft brewery and restaurants. As you enjoy the tours and shopping pick up an event punch card at the galleries, workshops and local businesses to be eligible for door prize drawings during the evening concert event.

Have a blast with The Bottle Tops at The Golden Husk Theatre in Ord starting at 7:30 pm. The Bottle Tops are fresh off of a southern tour that found them recording at the legendary Sun Records Studios, where Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and more cut their teeth. The dynamic husband and wife duo of Mike and Kerry Semrad produce a kindred spirit of music! Mike is cut from a cloth of both Country Music and Rock N Roll. Mike’s uncle Dick Allison toured with the Grand Ole’ Opry in 1958 and Mike’s father, Mike Semrad Sr. was a member of the regionally famed band, The Smoke Ring, from Norfolk. This band had a connection with Sun Records and recorded a hit song called “No Not Much’ which was featured on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand in 1969. Kerry comes from a background of gospel and blues, and lends vocals to Mike’s country and rock influences to make a sound that can only be described as uniquely “Americana”. Joined by an onslaught of Nebraska’s finest backing players, you will love their unique honky-tonk sound! Mike will share family stories of Rock N Roll and Country history and the band will showcase Sun Records favorites and original music!

A cash bar featuring craft beer, Nebraska wines, specialty drinks and culinary treats will be provided by Jubilee Events and Catering. Tickets are available at The Golden Husk, the Ord Area Chamber Office and online at Enter in door prize drawings at The Bottle Tops in Concert by participating in activities throughout the day and filling your punch card! You can receive punches at the art galleries, the Golden Husk, and businesses throughout the Loup Valley region during daytime hours! Pick up your punch cards at the Ord Area Chamber Office, The Golden Husk and Burwell Chamber Office during the week!

Discover the beauty of arts and culture during the Nebraska Grown Art Festival! For more information look for event promotional materials at local businesses, listen to KNLV Radio for updates, visit, check out The Golden Husk on Facebook, or call Dahn Hagge at 308.730.8133. We hope you will join us for this fun day of experiencing our rich arts culture!

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