BROKEN BOW—At a February Custer Economic Development Corporation (CEDC) meeting, Executive Director Deb McCaslin and Hear Nebraska representative Kate Smith announced that the Hear Nebraska Good Living Tour will be stopping in Broken Bow.
Music and other festivities will take place June 8 and 9. McCaslin is hoping to have events at the Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway “Red Barn” on Friday the 8, then move things to the city square on June 9. Bands will begin in the afternoon and play until the evening.
The Hear Nebraska Good Living Tour emphasizes the importance of local Nebraska talent. Local bands participate in the tour along with other music, arts, crafts, photography, and writing activities.
“The weekend will be focused on the fine arts. And so to me, that’s dance and music and speech and movement and maybe some sort of classic fine film-because that’s fine art too, just all sorts of things going on. Just very, very excited about this,” McCaslin said.
Hear Nebraska has been putting on the Good Living Tour for the past three years and Broken Bow will kick off the tour for its fourth summer. The open-to-the-public, free outdoor concert and other activity tour will also be traveling to Red Cloud, Imperial, and Norfolk.
McCaslin said the tour also brings a mobile skateboard park to town and encourages individuals and families to save the date for this June. McCaslin told KCNI/KBBN that bringing the tour to town is expensive and therefore wanted to thank Custer County Tourism and the Custer County Foundation for their contributions.
At the February meeting, Chairperson Lindsay Divan presented a check for $2,000 to help sponsor the event. McCaslin knows tourism is a huge component of economic development and is excited for the Good Living Tour.