Hey hey hey, let’s dance!

The annual Music on the Bricks festival returns this weekend, with musicians performing in North Platte’s newly renovated downtown on Friday and Saturday evenings.

The festival features country music, easy listening, rhythm and blues, classic and progressive rock, and is sponsored by hometown businesses, including the leading sponsor, Kwik Stop.

The Platinum Pearls as well as Kim Baxter w/ Fred Schlickbernd on percussion will perform from 7:30-10 p.m. indoors at the Espresso Shop on Friday night, April 30. Seating is limited, so advance tickets are advised from the Espresso Shop.

On Saturday afternoon and evening, Top Shelf Country, Jack Bunger and the Prose, and Straw Bone will also perform outdoors on the street from 4-10 p.m.

Country and easy listening bands play from 4-7:30 p.m. The rock part of the show is from 7:30-10 p.m. Each band will play for an hour or so. There will be games, arts, crafts, food, dancing and brews.

Admission is just $5 per night.

The lineup Saturday:

• the Platinum Pearls – 4 p.m. (Mike & Tracy Curtis, Tommy Vieyra)

• the Baxter Bond – 5 p.m. (Kim & Mikaela w/ Fred Schlickbernd on percussion)

• Top Shelf Country – 6-7:30 p.m. (Doug Powers, Kenny Jividen, Larry Jeffers, Larry Hobbs & Randy Hartman)• Jack Bunger & the Prose – 7:30 p.m. (Jack Bunger, Gregg Todd & Mike McCarter)

• Straw Bone – 9 p.m. (Kenny Odean, Brandon Baxter, Malachi Carter & Brad Mattson)

Face masks and hand sanitizer will be available.

The festival is produced by the North Platte Bulletin and North Platte Rotary, Kwik Stop, Allo Communications, Nebraskaland National Bank, First State Bank & the American Agency, Re/Max, the Lincoln County Visitor’s Bureau, the Espresso Shop, Wilkinson Development, Home Instead, Original Town, KNOP News 2, Meyer Creative, the Do-It Center, the Downtown Association and the city of North Platte.

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