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402 Band Headlines 2019 Super Fair

July 11, 2019

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Tammy Samuel
Marketing & Ticket Manager
Lancaster Event Center
402-441-6545, extension 121
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Lincoln, NE—Music fans of all ages will enjoy four days of free, live bands and entertainment daily at the Pepsi Free Music & Entertainment Series during the first weekend, August 1-4, of the annual 10 day Lancaster County Super Fair. The Super Fair runs August 1-10 at the Lancaster Event Center fairgrounds.

The series is presented and hosted by live talent daily from radio stations Froggy 98, B107.3, red 94|5 and 105.3 Wow!FM. There will be free live bands for music fans of all ages from Nebraska’s own rising country stars to classic rock and folk. Added this year is unique entertainment from Wildlife Encounters and an opportunity for kids to meet Disney’s princesses Jasmine and Cinderella & superhero Spiderman.

This year’s series was booked by Lancaster County Ag Society Board Director, Jamie Bauman. “We really wanted to make sure we had music and entertainment that appealed to everyone at our county fair, and are excited to be featuring so many of the local favorites this year!” said Ms. Bauman, who has past experience booking bands for both the Super Fair and UNL College Rodeo team events

The Pepsi Free Music & Entertainment Series performances will be enjoyed outside in the beer & food garden. The live acts will perform on the Super Fair Main Stage adjacent to the Attraction Zone found on the north side of the Lancaster Event Center fairgrounds. Fans can grab fair food favorites from food trucks, get a refreshment and cool off under the Nebraska Lottery shade tent conveniently located right next to the Pepsi Main Stage. This outdoor food & entertainment zone will only be open during the first weekend of the Super Fair, Aug 1-4 while the Attraction Zone remains open all 10 days with free attractions daily.

The full schedule of the Pepsi Free Music & Entertainment Series at release time includes:

Thursday August 1 – presented by red 94|5

  • Nate Armstrong 5:30-7:30pm – Acoustic cover band
  • Shawn Cole with Drunk Monkey 8-11pm – Classic rock, country plus pop & funk

Friday August 2 – presented by 105.3 Wow!FM

  • McKenzie JaLynn Band 6-9pm – Contemporary country from Lincoln to Nashville
  • Evan Bartels & The Stoney Lonesomes 9:30-11pm – Soulful folk & country rock

Saturday August 3 – presented by B107.3

  • Capital City Dance Shack 1-2pm - Clogging
  • Princess & Heroes Meet & Greet 2-3pm – Jasmine, Cinderella & Spiderman
  • Wildlife Encounters 3-4pm – wildlife education and interaction
  • Frailin’ Hearts 4:30-6:15pm – Folk
  • B107.3 6:45-8:15pm – playing B107.3 music live onsite
  • The 402 Band 9-11:30pm – High-energy cover band

Sunday August 4 – presented by Froggy 98

  • Lancaster County Super Fair Talent Search 1-4pm
  • Official preliminary to Galaxy of Stars at the Nebraska

State Fair (pre-registration required at

  • Justin Kane 3:30-4pm – Nebraska country & Galaxy of Stars winner
  • Church House Blues Band 4:30-5:30pm – Gospel blues & roots
  • SwitchBak 6-9pm – Country, red dirt, southern rock

A complete schedule and images can be found at . Be sure to listen on air & visit online/social media of radio sponsors Froggy 98, B107.3, red 94|5 and 105.3 Wow!FM for show updates and Super Fair ticket giveaways.

All attendees are reminded to bring a free fair gate admission ticket for each person from the 2019 Lancaster County Super Fair ticket sponsors (Casey’s, West Gate Bank, Super Saver, or Russ’s) or be prepared to pay $3 per person for a fair gate ticket (one-time entrance, all ages). Fair parking is $5 cash per vehicle per day with re-entry privileges. It’s your Lancaster County Super Fair—so come let the good times grow and enjoy the many free & low cost fair attractions before and after your favorite live act performs!

The Lancaster County Super Fair is its 149th year and has grown from borrowed buildings on the former state fairgrounds for a couple days with 5,000 attendees to now 10 days since 2010 with over 120,000 attendees annually. The Super Fair is a showcase of Lancaster County and surrounding youth, ag & other community exhibits and offers dozens of free and low cost attractions for all ages. The Super Fair continues to grow with over 9000 entries from more than 700 local 4-H/FFA youth exhibitors and 500+ open-class exhibitors of all ages. The Lancaster County Super Fair is the largest county fair in Nebraska and one of the largest 4-H/FFA county fairs in the country. For a full list of free attractions, free and reserved ticket information and daily schedules, visit

The Lancaster County Super Fair is organized each year by the Lancaster County Agricultural Society. The Ag Society is a 9-person publicly elected volunteer board established under Nebraska State law in 1870 to promote and engage the community with agriculture with a special emphasis on youth. The Ag Society raised funds, with much support from the Lancaster County Board, to open the Lancaster Event Center fairgrounds (LEC) in 2001 as a permanent home for the Lancaster County Super Fair and now over 200 year round 4-H/FFA and other community events, many at discounted rental rates. The LEC is a non-profit 501(c)(3) in its 18th year that now hosts over 320 events including 120 regional, national events that drive over $40 million in outside visitor spending for Lancaster County. Local citizens are encouraged to get involved with the Lancaster Event Center fairgrounds year-round as volunteers, donors, advertisers, exhibitors, contestants, show organizers and as team members. See Get Involved at for more information.