Kearney, Nebraska music is founded in musicians' collaboration and friendship, and the venues that provided stages and corners for musicians to give back their music to the community. Music has been an essential part of Kearney and Midwest culture since its pioneer days. Its vibrant beginning with the Kearney Opera House, 1891-1954, provided national entertainment to the small pioneer community. And this music creativity continues today with Kearney Symphony Orchestra, high school bands and orchestras, and local bands, all which bring a diverse music listening collection to the Kearney community.
Who knows what the first words written in or around Kearney, Nebraska, might have been? A Pawnee ceremonial? Overland traveler's diary? Pioneer gravestone? Teacher's lesson plans?
Pretty early on the creative spirit visited our Kearney, Nebraska, community to write poems and novels, our stories and history, our newspapers and journals. On Kearney Creates website you'll discover a full portrait of Kearney's writing life from early times to today, including writing organizations and reading venues. You'll see and hear Kearney's VOICE.