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. Music identifies Kearney and its cultural scene.
Kearney 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. Kearney Creates Music section explores the music spirit that sets the stage for your pleasure and appreciation of the Kearney music artistry. The best of the music occurs in the parks during summer, where people bring their kids, dogs, dinner and blankets. The breadth of such a topic cannot recognize all musicians and their music but our attempt is to represent a glimpse of its evolution from those pioneer days to contemporary culture.
Mike Adams’ “Musician’s Lullaby” conveys the love of music that sustains our lives.