Bridge Beats is in full swing with the Hector Anchondo Band at the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge Plaza on Friday, July 22! The band’s blues music, an interactive chalk walk, and Chicago Dawg House food truck will make for a rockin’ night of free family entertainment with Omaha Parks and Recreation.
Hector Anchondo Band is an international, regional and local award-winning blues band from Omaha. These road warriors spend the majority of the year on the road bringing their style of rockin’ blues to the entire country, sharing the stage with the likes of Johnny Winter, Devon Allman, Magic Slim and Styx. Hector’s slide guitar is impeccable and his voice has the soulful age of an old timer playing down south. They have been recognized by the Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards, the Nebraska State Blues Challenge and the International Blues Challenge held in Memphis annually.
The “Chalk Walk” brought to you by the National Park Service will feature local artists Kristin Pluhacek and Matt Seeley with the creation of large scale insects, flowers, and more. The interactive art will include something for everyone, from coloring book sections to free form areas, all coming together to celebrate the centennial for NPS.
Bridge Beats concerts are every other Friday night until August 19 at the base of the pedestrian bridge on the Nebraska riverfront. The family friendly concerts begin at 6:00pm and run until 9:30pm. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair, blanket, and a picnic basket - or enjoy delicious hot dogs available from Chicago Dawg House food truck and drinks from Harney Street Tavern.
More information about the concert series can be found at here on our website or by calling (402) 444-5900.