Sunny skies with a high in the mid-70s are forecast Saturday, setting the stage for a great evening downtown at Music on the Bricks.

The festival will be outdoors on Dewey St. between Fourth and Sixth streets from 6 p.m.-midnight, with kids games, vendors, food, brews and dancing.

Admission is just $5, with no charge for kids 12 and under. This is a family event.

Kids games include a bounce house, plus hula hoops, bean bag toss, bubble wands, toddler’s soccer and face painters.

Picnic tables and two small sets of bleachers will provide limited seating. You are encouraged to bring a camping chair with you.

Scenes from past Music on the Bricks

The bands

Straw Bone of Hershey – Kenny Odean and his band deliver classic rock gems with a touch of soul. They play from 6-7 p.m.

Bases Loaded (with North Platte native Steve Main) — central Nebraska’s top dance band. This will be the only time their full band plans plays in central Nebraska this summer.

Their emphasis is on strong three-part vocals, and with both male and female lead singers who can cover anything from George Strait and the Eagles, to the Doobie Brothers and Journey.

With a great female vocalist and one of the finest guitarists in Nebraska, plus a solid rhythm section, the band knocks hit songs and nostalgic tunes “out of the park,” as Main likes to say.

They will play from 7-10 p.m.

Guitar phenomenon Jack Bunger with the Pros deliver true rock and roll spirit. Jack is renowned for his guitar ability and also handles vocals with veteran drummer Gregg Todd. Bassist JD Warren always plays right in the pockets of the songs. No group rocks more. They will play from 10-midnight.

The forecast Saturday is sunny, with a high near 74 degrees, with a light southwesterly wind, the National Weather Service in North Platte says. The temp will cool into the 60s as the sun sets.

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