Summer Concert Series kicks off this weekend at the Pinewood Bow - News, Weather and Sports for Lincoln, NE; KLKNTV.com

Summer Concert Series kicks off this weekend at the Pinewood Bowl

Posted: Updated:

By: Kayla Bremer
kbremer@klkntv.com

Three big names will take the stage Saturday night at the outdoor venue as the first of the four concerts to take place at the theater this summer.

REO Speedwagon, Styx and Ted Nugent will kick off this years Pinewood Bowl summer concert series.

The stage at Pioneer's Park will be lit up Saturday night and thousands of fans will fill the seats and organizers are expecting a big turnout.

"REO Speedwagon and Styx are iconic bands from the 70s and 80s and Ted Nugent certainly has established a name for himself socially and politically so you know, our sales are good," Derek Andersen, Marketing Director of the Pershing Center said.

Here are a couple reminders for anyone planning on going to the Pinewood Bowl this concert season:

-Parking lots will open at 4 p.m. and people are encouraged to carpool and use the west entrance of Pioneers Park.

-For any tailgaters, no alcohol is allowed inside the park but it will be for sale in the theater for anyone 21 and older.

-No smoking inside the venue. An area will be set up outside the gates.

Lincoln Police say they want concert goers to have a safe and fun time but they will be ticketing anyone caught breaking the law.

Organizers say they are expecting at least four thousand fans at the show Saturday night.  The venue can hold up to 5,500 people, and seats are already filling up fast for all the concerts this summer.

"All of our shows this year have surpassed sales of our smallest show last year so we are tracking way ahead of our 2012 season."

Tickets are still available for Saturday night's show featuring REO Speedwagon, Styx and Ted Nugent. Those range from $36 to $175.  You can get those at any Ticketmaster location or at the Pinewood Bowl box office before the show.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • It's the first day they're available

    Fireworks now on sale in Nebraska

    Fireworks now on sale in Nebraska

    Get ready for some loud bangs and colorful skies, fireworks are back in season! Sunday was the first day that counties across Nebraska can begin selling fireworks. "You know people are excited. You know, first to buy fireworks and since Lincoln can't have it. they come out to town, out to Davey. And they were here when we opened at 9 a.m. this morning," said Curtis Schnase, the owner of Davey Fireworks. Not everybody bought, some came just to look and get into the patriot...More >>
    Get ready for some loud bangs and colorful skies, fireworks are back in season! Sunday was the first day that counties across Nebraska can begin selling fireworks. "You know people are excited. You know, first to buy fireworks and since Lincoln can't have it. they come out to town, out to Davey. And they were here when we opened at 9 a.m. this morning," said Curtis Schnase, the owner of Davey Fireworks. Not everybody bought, some came just to look and get into the patriot...More >>
  • Roughriders motorcycle group raises big money

    Roughriders motorcycle group raises big money

    Motorcycle group raises $20,000 for Lincoln community.

    More >>

    Motorcycle group raises $20,000 for Lincoln community.

    More >>
  • Area priests battle it out on the softball field for a cause

    Area priests battle it out on the softball field for a cause

     It was the third annual I-80 Collar Softball game that gives the diocese of Lincoln and the Archdiocese of Omaha the chance to battle it out on the field.

    More >>

     It was the third annual I-80 Collar Softball game that gives the diocese of Lincoln and the Archdiocese of Omaha the chance to battle it out on the field.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 KLKN. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.