LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - Drivers in Lincoln expect some temporary road closures near the State Capitol until Saturday.
Several streets near the Nebraska State Capitol and Centennial Mall South are closed for the free “Salute to the Good Life” event from 4 to 11 p.m. Friday, September 22.
The celebration commemorates the 150th anniversary of Nebraska’s statehood.
Closures will follow this schedule:
- Thursday, September 21:
Closing at 6 p.m. – “K” Street from 14th to 16th streets; “H” Street from 14th to 16th streets; “G” Street from 14th to 16th streets; Goodhue Blvd. from “H” to “G” streets and 16th Street from “K” to “G” streets
- Friday, September 22:
Closing at 9 a.m. – “L” Street from 14th to 16th streets
- Saturday, September 23:
Reopening by 6 a.m. – All streets
The last of the sesquicentennial events in 2017, the Salute to the Good Life will feature live music, food trucks/vendors, a laser light show projected onto the Nebraska State Capitol, fireworks, an exhibit by Patriotic Productions titled “Remembering Our Fallen,” Truckin’ Through Nebraska: A Mobile Children’s Museum and more. Nebraska150 branded merchandise will also be available for sale on site.
Admission is free and the public is encouraged to attend. Seating is festival-style. Attendees should arrive early and bring their own portable seating (lawn chairs, blankets, etc.), as none will be provided. A limited amount of space will be reserved on Centennial Mall South near the fountain for active duty military, family members of the deployed and veterans.
First Lady Susanne Shore said, “I hope Nebraskans from across the state will join us for the last and biggest sesquicentennial event of 2017! As we developed programming for the Nebraska150 Celebration we focused on three main goals: bridging communities, connecting individuals and enhancing state pride. I believe this event gets at the core of all three. It’s a celebration of who we are, how far we have come and where we are going. It’s also a salute to the brave men and women of our military, past and present, who have fought to protect our communities, our families and our way of life.”
Below is a schedule of events.
Friday, Sept. 22
3 p.m. Patriotic Productions’ “Remembering Our Fallen” Exhibit Opens
3 p.m. Food Trucks/Vendors Open
3-9 p.m. Nebraska150 Branded Merchandise Sales Begin
3-7 p.m. Truckin’ Through Nebraska: A Mobile Children’s Museum Open For Tours
4 p.m. Nebraska National Guard Band Opens Show with Governor Pete Ricketts & First
Lady Susanne Shore
5 p.m. Josh Hoyer from The Voice
6:15 p.m. The Back 40
7:30 p.m. Gov. Pete Ricketts & First Lady Susanne Shore Welcome the Crew of the USS Nebraska
7:45 p.m. Kris Lager Band
8:45 p.m. Laser Light Show by Laser Spectacles
9:15 p.m. Kris Lager Band
10:15 p.m. Fireworks Finale by J&M Displays