Bridge Beats Opens with Dance Music, Chalk Art & BBQ!

Lincoln Financial Group presents: Waiting for Weekend

Watch Bridge Beats and chalk artist Jennifer Chaparro on The Morning Blend.

(OMAHA, Neb. – June 7, 2016) – The Bridge Beats free summer concert series presented by the City of Omaha Parks and Recreation department kicks off Friday, June 10 at the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge Plaza with pop cover band Waiting for Weekend, 3-D chalk artist Jennifer Chaparro, and Ox ‘n’ Bull BBQ food truck.

Waiting for Weekend is a fearless foursome of drums, bass, keys and guitar combined with relentless energy and a limitless musical library perform the very best of your dance party playlist guaranteed to get you movin’! Waiting for Weekend has been performing since the mid 90’s for audiences all over the Midwest. This seasoned group delivers an upbeat sound every time they take the stage!

The “Chalk Walk” will feature 3-D chalk artist, Jennifer Chaparro from Palm Beach, Florida. Using soft pastel chalk, Jennifer plans to create a large work of art that depicts Lewis and Clark. In addition, local artist Kristin Pluhacek will guide Bridge Beats visitors through the creation of large scale insects, flowers, and more. The “Chalk Walk” will include something for everyone, from coloring book sections to free form areas, all coming together to celebrate the centennial for the National Park Service.

“The National Park Service is excited to partner with Bridge Beats and celebrate this milestone anniversary and also set the stage for the national parks’ next 100 years. We hope everyone comes down to enjoy the riverfront. We also encourage people to get out and find your park!” said Neal Bedlan, Chief of Interpretation, Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail, National Park Service.

Bridge Beats shows are every other Friday night beginning June 10 and ending 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 food for sale available from Ox ‘n’ Bull BBQ food truck and drinks from Harney Street Tavern.

June 10 Waiting for Weekend

June 24 The Bishops & Dilemma

July 8 Lemon Fresh Day

July 22 Hector Anchondo Band

August 5 Peace, Love, Etc.

August 19 The Prairie Gators

Bridge Beats Partners include:
Lincoln Financial Group, National Park Service, KMTV, 96.1 Kiss FM, Audio Visions, Clark Creative Group, Boulevard Brewing, Hilton Omaha, Downtown Omaha Inc., Downtown Improvement District Association, NightlifeCo.com, Harney Street Tavern, The Hive, E3 Music Management, and the Omaha Food Truck Association.

More information about the concert series can be found at www.BridgeBeats.com or by calling (402) 444-5900.

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Omaha Parks, Recreation, and Public Property has the mission to provide and maintain a comprehensive park system, manage public property, and offer opportunities for the citizens and visitors of the Omaha community to encourage a healthy, positive lifestyle that is essential to the quality of life.

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