Bands announced for Loessfest and Celebrate America concerts

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OMAHA, Neb. -- Rock fans will get to take a walk down memory lane as groups scheduled to appear at two Omaha concerts this year were announced Tuesday morning.

The Metro Credit Union Celebrates America free concert and fireworks show will feature two iconic bands: Starship Featuring Mickey Thomas and Survivor. The groups are co-headliner for the event.

Thomas joined Jefferson Starship in 1979, scoring hits with “Jane” and “We Built This City.” He was also lead singer for Elvin Bishop’s hit “Fooled Around and Fell In Love.”

Survivor is best known for providing the theme song for Rocky III, “Eye Of The Tiger.”

Omaha cover band, The Confidentials, will open the show on Friday, June 29 in Omaha’s Memorial Park beginning at 6 p.m. with the National Anthem by the USAF Heartland of America Band.

The fireworks finale is set for 10 p.m.

More than 60,000 people are expected to attend the event, which is one of the largest free outdoor concerts in America.

Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons will take to the Loessfest stage on Saturday night May 26th for a free concert, highlighting the event's multi-day schedule over the Memorial Day weekend.

Valli has 71 chart hits, including “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Grease,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” “Sherry,” “My Eyes Adored You” and “Walk Like a Man.” Valli began his singing career in the 1950 and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990.

The park opens at 4 p.m. Concert festivities begin at 7:30 p.m. with Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons on the stage at 9 p.m. Fireworks are set for Sunday May 27th.

Loessfest also has Disney Night featuring Choo Choo Soul on May 25th, a half and 5k marathon on Saturday May 26th and a 22 mile bike ride on May 27th.

Loessfest has drawn nearly 175,000 people to the riverfront in its first five years.