Good Living Tour Kick’s Off In Ord!

Boring. Flat. Nothing to do. Sleepy and quiet. Seldom will you hear these words uttered about Ord or Valley County. Thanks to a diverse mix of businesses, a wealth of recreational opportunities, and family-friendly events we can easily and proudly replace these labels with exciting, beautiful, and engaging. One such event will take place tomorrow (July 21st) in downtown Ord: The Good Living Tour.

In its second year, the Good Living Tour provides a mix of concert series and storytelling activities to celebrate Nebraska’s unique places, livelihoods, and vibrant music culture. The tour covers 12 Nebraska communities of 3 weeks. The kick-off event will take place in Ord.  Activities will kick off at 4:00 pm outside the Golden Husk with the Ord Farmers Market running from 5:00 p.m to 7:00 p.m. Beginning at 6:30 p.m. performances will take place inside the Golden Husk. The concert is FREE, FAMILY FRIENDLY, and ALL AGES are encouraged to attend. Music begins at 6 p.m. Come young. Come old. Celebrate Good Living in Greater Nebraska! Below is the line-up of the performing artists.

The Good Life (band) (rock – Omaha)

Once a solo project to catch the extraneous songwriting of Cursive frontman Tim Kasher, The Good Life’s five studio albums since 2000 have solidified a nationally known indie band. The once-Omaha quartet, now spread across the country, reconvened to release “Everybody’s Coming Down” in 2015. The Good Life toured that wild, off-kilter rock record across the United States and Europe, with more dates on the books for 2016.

CJ Mills (soul – Omaha)

Omaha’s CJ Mills grabbed the Nebraska music community’s attention in just a handful of public performances and an EP last year. Her bluesy guitar and classically soulful voice ignited an excitement that has yet to let up. Whether she’s performing with some of Nebraska’s best funk and soul musicians or playing the raw acoustic renditions of her songs, she delivers barn-burning melodies with clarity and urgency.

Vegetable Deluxe (rock – Omaha)

The few demos available from the fledgling Omaha rock band Vegetable Deluxe present a tasteful sound, a mixture of The La’s with Robyn Hitchcock, The Byrds, and The Velvet Underground. Comprising members from the city’s basement scene favorites like Stomach, Dads and Brimstone Howl, the duo of Vince Franco and Nick Waggoner has a timeless penchant for guitar melodies, with songwriter Jillian Waggoner helping shape the band’s sound.

DJ: Tyrone Storm (Omaha)

Roger Lewis, a.k.a. Tyrone Storm, is among the most familiar figures in Omaha music. Lewis has drummed in The Good Life for more than a decade and in Oquoa for the last few years. As Tyrone Storm, Lewis spins through a massive collection of funk, soul and hip-hop vinyl. With regular appearances at Benson Soul Society events, Tyrone Storm knows how to pack the dance floor.

Community sponsors include: Ord Area Chamber of Commerce, Valley County Community Foundation Fund , Nebraska Community Foundation, Matt Woodward – Shelter Insurance, Complete Family Dentistry, Bruce and Marian Lammers, Piskorski Dental, Scratchtown Brewing, Sikyta Law Office, Kokes Repair, Cornerstone Bank of North Loup, and The Golden Husk.

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