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2016 Nebraska Wine & Jazz Festival (Plus Ticket Giveaway Winner)

2016 Nebraska Wine & Jazz Festival (Plus Ticket Giveaway!)
Written by Leslie Means

**This giveaway is now closed.  Congratulations to Becky Uehlin Frizzell!**


The 2016 Nebraska Wine & Jazz Festival is quickly approaching and we have tickets for you!

First – a few details.  This event is such a good time.  Enjoy two nights of live music, delicious wine and this year, they will have a restaurant on site!  Because we all know sampling wine is best once we’ve eaten a few bites, too.  Food provided by Kearney’s own Cunningham’s Journal.  *Check out the menu below!

Five microbreweries will also be serving!

Jazz musicians will be playing live both nights.  Check out the full list of entertainment on the Wine and Jazz Festival websiteThe event is located at the Buffalo County Fairgrounds – Expo Building. Attendees will pay an admission fee of $25 per person and receive a souvenir glass to sample Nebraska wines.  Ages 21 or older will be admitted with current/valid I.D.  There will also be a retail opportunity to purchase your favorite wines from Nebraska’s premier vineyards. 

Proceeds from the event go to the Kearney Area Community Foundation’s general fund used for operating the organization, as well as giving grants back to the community. 

This event is well known and respected in our community and it’s truly not to be missed!  If you see me out and about with my wine, please say hi! 

Date:  Friday, May 20 and Saturday, May 21

Time: 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Where:  Buffalo County Fairgrounds – Exposition Building   (3807 Avenue N  Kearney, Nebraska)

Purchase Tickets Online Here (also available at the door)

And now for the giveaway!

You can win two tickets ($50 value) to the Nebraska Wine and Jazz Festival!  Here’s how:

1.  Head on over to Facebook and leave a comment on this post (or leave a comment on this article below).

2.  Like this Facebook post.

3.  Share, share away!  (This is not required, but we’ll love ya for it!)

That’s it!  Contest ends at 10 pm on Friday, May 13.  Winner chosen at random and announced on Saturday, May 14 on this article and on Facebook. 

*Menu at the restaurant on site at event:  Come early and stop by to get a reservation.  They will give you a buzzer to take back to your table at the Festival and will let you know when your table at the restaurant is available.  Patron can bring in their bottle or glass of beer or wine from the Festival to enjoy in the restaurant. 

Appetizers: (Husker Ribs and Spinach Artichoke Dip among others)

Main Course:  (Steak, Salad, Salmon and more!)

Dessert: (Cheesecake and chocolate) 

*This is just an idea – there will be much more available.  Basically friends, you won’t go hungry! 

2016 Nebraska Wine & Jazz Festival (Plus Ticket Giveaway!)

 2016 Nebraska Wine & Jazz Festival (Plus Ticket Giveaway!)

About the author

Leslie Means

Leslie is the co-founder and owner of Her View From She is also a former news anchor, published children’s book author, weekly columnist, and has several published short stories as well.

She is married to a very patient man. Together they have two pretty fantastic little girls ages 8 and 6 and one little dude born March 2017!

When she’s not sharing too much personal information online and in the newspaper – you’ll find Leslie somewhere in Nebraska hanging out with family and friends. There’s also a 75% chance at any given time, you’ll spot her in the aisles at Target.