Week 4 of the Free Riverfront Concert Series
(OMAHA, Neb. – July 21, 2015) – It’s a hoedown this Friday night at Bridge Beats original Omaha acts, Prairie Gators Band and The Pink Flamingos. The riverfront is the perfect setting for these Cajun folk and rockabilly tunes. Bring your dancin’ shoes and play your spoons this Friday night at Bridge Beats!
The Prairie Gators take you on an accordion-fueled virtual trip through Cajun country and French Louisiana music history. A typical Prairie Gators set stokes the fires of Cajun-zydeco-creole cultures, but is often prone to a bit of musical wandering itself, venturing into traditional folk, country, rockabilly and a slew of “train” songs….something for everybody.
The Pink Flamingos combine traditional Americana elements with rockabilly, surf and their own brand of California country. Their music is full of loneliness, longing and a definite sense of originality. From haunting ballads to raucous swingers, their original songs celebrate raw emotion.
Bridge Beats shows are every other Friday night beginning June 12, and ending September 18 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 by La Casa food truck and drinks from Harney Street Tavern.
July 24 Prairie Gators Band and The Pink Flamingos
August 7 Maha Music Festival Local Band Showcase featuring All Young Girls Are Machine Guns, Kait Berreckman and CJ Mills
August 21 EckoPhonic
September 4 Down to Here
September 18 Hector Anchondo Band and Clark & Company
“This week’s show sounds like a real party; can’t wait to see what these two acts have in store,” said Brook Bench, Omaha Parks and Recreation Director.