Fremont Strong Weekend Festival Benefits Flood Victims
May 30th, 2019
Omaha, NEâ€”Nebraskans are still recovering from flooding earlier this year, and as the water recedes, many people are ready to rebuild and move forward. This weekendâ€™s Freemont Strong Festival gives audiences a chance to support those in need while enjoying two full days of live music, comedy and more in one of the stateâ€™s most heavily affected communities.
Co-chair of the Fremont Strong Committee and Fremont resident Chris Marsh had the idea to put on a music show for the community and posted it on Facebook.
For two days, Saturday noon to midnight and Sunday noon to 8:00pm, the Festival will feature about 20 musical acts, and a dozen comedians. Each day will begin with music, and Saturday eveningâ€™s comedy lineup will be more adult while Sundayâ€™s programming is family friendly.
Organizers, residents, and performers were all eager for the opportunity, like Co-chair Ken Phares and comedian Ty Ingram, both affected personally or familially by flooding.
Some nationally recognized figures are also contributing to relief, donating memorabilia for auction, names like comedian, Jeff Dunham, musician Ray Stevens, and the family of Charles M. Schulz, creator of Charlie Brown and the Peanuts Comic Strip. All proceeds from ticket sales for the Fremont Strong Festival will go to United Wayâ€™s Flood Relief Fund, helping families to rebuild.
The Fremont Strong Festival at Tin Lizzy Tavern is this weekend, Saturday June 1 from 12:00pm to midnight and Sunday the 2nd from 12:00pm to 8:00pm. More information can be found on the Festivalâ€™s Facebook page, and tickets can be purchased at Eventbrite.com.
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