Center for Rural Affairs Sponsors Good Living Tour - Lyons-based nonprofit partners with Hear Nebraska’s ambitious 9-city oral history/concert series project

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Adrew Norman, Hear Nebraska, 402-216-1354,
Elisha Smith, Center for Rural Affairs 402-687-2100,

OMAHA, NE — Today, Hear Nebraska announced that the Center for Rural Affairs will participate in the inaugural Good Living Tour project as a sponsoring partner. The Good Living Tour is an oral history project and free, all-ages concert series hosted in nine communities across Greater Nebraska, July 17-25.

“We are extremely proud and excited to welcome the Center as an official sponsor of the 2015 Good Living Tour,” said Hear Nebraska Executive Director Andrew Norman. “The Center’s mission to establish strong rural communities in Nebraska by empowering citizens aligns perfectly with this project’s goal to help these communities attract and retain young people. It couldn’t be a better fit.”
Tyler Vacha, Director of Development, Engagement, and Operations at the Center for Rural Affairs, states, “It’s great to see new and exciting projects like this come to Rural Nebraska. Hear Nebraska should be commended for taking steps to ensure rural Nebraskans get to experience and support our homegrown musicians. We’re proud to be a partner in making the 2015 Good Living Tour a reality.”

In addition to nine free concerts — each featuring three contemporary, original, Nebraska-based bands of varying genres — the 2015 Good Living Tour includes Hear Nebraska’s production of more than 27 music/arts-related feature stories and videos. This multimedia content aims to highlight some of the artistic and cultural elements that make the host communities great to live, work and play, especially for young people.

The 2015 Good Living Tour takes place in the following towns: Imperial, Ogallala, Scottsbluff/Gering, Valentine, North Platte, Kearney, West Point, Nebraska City and Grand Island.
Center for Rural Affairs joins Humanities Nebraska and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment as fiscal sponsors of the project.
See the full concert lineup, and learn more about the Good Living Tour:

About Center for Rural Affairs
Established in 1973, the Center for Rural Affairs is a private, non-profit organization working to strengthen small businesses, family farms and ranches, and rural communities through action oriented programs addressing social, economic, and environmental issues.
About Hear Nebraska
Hear Nebraska is a nonprofit organization that cultivates the state’s vibrant, fertile music and arts community. We provide resources and a voice for musicians and members of Nebraska’s creative class and the people and businesses that support them. Learn more: