The 13th Annual Veterans Freedom Music Festival was held in the Antelope Bandshell in Antelope Park on Saturday, June 10, 2023,. It was a day filled with music, fun, and festivities as we celebrated our Veterans and their service to our country. This year's festival was bigger and better than ever, with a lineup of talented musicians and performers that kept the crowd entertained from 11:00 AM until 5 PM.
And the best part? Admission and Parking was COMPLETELY FREE! Many folks brought their friends and family, their own chairs and coolers, and joined us for a day of music and memories that you won't forget! The only restrictions were no alcohol or pets (other than service dogs).
Don't miss out on this incredible event and mark your calendars now for the 14th Annual Veterans Freedom Music Festival! The date will be announced later...
2023 LOCAL BAND LINE-UP AND EVENTS:
Each band played about 50 minutes, depending on the size/set up of the next band. A HUGE THANK YOU to this year’s bands for providng their time and talents!
For a Recap of the 2023 Veterans Freedom Music Festival, Click Here...
Bill has been a full time musician and entertainer. In addition to being a songwriter and producer, he is also an accomplished instrumentalist, playing the guitar, piano, bass guitar, drums and harmonica. Bill was inducted into the Nebraska and South Dakota Country Music Hall of Fame.
The magic and music of Mojo Filter is sure toadd a spark to the Veterans Freedom Music Festival.
This Regional Band is based in Lincoln and provides a full service music experience. Geat for the 2023 Veterans Freedom Music Festival!
Dirty Boots Band is a country band from Lincoln. It was formed from a couple members of the City Limit Band and other bands.
They play new and old danceable country music with a little rock.
A GREAT addition to the band line-up for the 2023 Veterans Freedom Music Festival!
The Bolzen Beer Band brings extreme party punk polka from the plains of Lincoln and takes it around the United States, and of course Germany!
With a vast array of polka traditional from multiple genres, as well as 3 albums of original music, Bolzen will get anyone drinking and dancing no matter who you are or where you come from.
What started out as a mad scientist experiment has become the new wave of polka that is taking over the world! Another GREAT addition to the band line-up for the 2023 Veterans Freedom Music Festival!
Get ready to rock! Cole Younger and the Renegades are a High energy group of performers!
They perform Country Classic Rock, Red Dirt 50s 60s Rock n Roll, and Blues. What a perfect addition to the 3:00 PM slot at the 2023 Veterans Freedom Music Festival!
Always a crowd favorite! Just friends making folksy, down-home, front porch kickin' good time music to help you smile. The leader is Dave Rusk, one of the founders of the Veterans Freedom Music Festival. That makes this popular group perfect to wrap up the band line-up at the 2023 Veterans Freedom Music Festival!
A fitting ending to the 2023 Veterans Freedom Music Festival...
The Veterans Freedom Music Festival was the brain child of Terry Gillispie, from Lincoln Nebraska. In 2011, Terry asked Dave Rusk, a local radio executive and 'self-styled musician,' if he would play some music for the Veterans at the Lincoln VA hospital.
Dave played the first year, but both he and Terry saw an opportunity to turn the idea into something really meaningful for THE Lincoln community, and as a way to honor our Veterans. AND THEN...
Dave and Terry along with a host of volunteers and donors came together and formed the Veterans Freedom Music Festival as a benefit for veterans.
The Festival has grown quickly and 2023 was the 13th year. Top Bands in the area are featured, and the event has become 'Lincoln's Largest FREE Outdoor Music Festival.'
During the Veterans Freedom Music Festival the Veterans Art Show presented amazing Veteran Artists and their artwork
The Art Show has grown quickly and 2023 was their 13th year at the Festival.
All part of 'Lincoln's Largest FREE Outdoor Music Festival!'
Visitors were encouraged to bring canned goods as separate Free Will Donations. There was a container to place those items.
The Veterans Freedom Music Festival Event was open to the Public and best of all, Admission was FREE!!
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