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City of Omaha Celebrates America Concert raises $10,000 for NE flood relief

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Posted at 11:18 AM, Jun 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-29 12:18:56-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — More than 60,000 people beat the heat Friday to enjoy the concert and fireworks at Memorial Park, raising thousands for Nebraska flood relief along the way.

The popular summer event was produced by the City of Omaha and sponsored by the Omaha Parks Foundation.

Local band The Firm opened the concert, which was headlined by Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul with special guest Chris Isaak.

A fireworks display wowed the crowd as the culmination to the evening.

“Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul, along with Chris Isaak and The Firm, put on a great, energetic show that had everyone on their feet,” said Mayor Jean Stothert. “We are proud to have been able to continue this fun tradition, and to support our Nebraska neighbors at the same time. It was the perfect kick-off to summer!”

The City of Omaha worked with the Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation during the performances to raise money for its Disaster Relief Fund.

Through contributions from the community, the event raised $10,000 to help Nebraska farmers, ranchers and rural communities still recovering from storms and flooding that hit the area.

The text line for donations remains open throughout the weekend.

Text NEFLOOD to 50155 to donate.