Flatwater Music Festival


Friday & Saturday June 27 - 28, 2014

Live music on two stages, plus kids' activities, music jams & workshops, beer garden, food, art, games & more!

Friday 12:30pm-midnight (Pre-register for Friday music workshops 12:30-5pm. Gates open at 5:30pm)

Saturday 9am-midnight (Pre-register for Fun Run & yoga. Gates open at 11am)

Daily admission: $10. Kids under 12: FREE.


Vendors at the festival will offer full meal choices, snacks, and beverages, plus many handmade items including soaps, jewelry, clothing, accessories, home decor, and much more. Like us on Facebook for updates!


NO PETS, PLEASE. Service animals are permitted.

Vendors: Interested in booth space at Flatwater? Please email info@prairieloft.org

FRIDAY, June 27  

noon-6:30pm Music and Songwriting Workshops

                         Friday music workshops info & registration

6pm-11:30pm Food & art vendors and Beer Garden open

6:00    Two-step & Swing dance workshop

7:15    Platte Valley Skunk Runners

8:30    Halden Wofford & The Hi*Beams

DOWNLOAD Festival Schedule  (times subject to change)

About the 2014 Main Stage Performers


Platte Valley Skunk Runners

All the way from Ogallala, the Skunk Runners will get you moving with bluegrass and jug-band style music ranging from the extremely traditional to bluegrass-tinged covers of some classic rock and folk songs. Instrumentation includes kazoo, mandolin, banjo, guitar, dobro, bass, and fiddle. Kazoo!

Halden Wofford & The Hi*Beams

One of Colorado's most popular and enduring acts, the Hi*Beams celebrate 13 years together in 2013. Rootsy but not revivalist, the Hi*Beams' rollicking stage act features rocked-up Texas honky tonk and western swing, equal parts original and classic. Whether appearing on A Prairie Home Companion, at regional festivals and concerts, or at funky clubs from New Mexico to Montana and all points in between, the Hi*Beams are always high-energy, danceable and entertaining.


The Mrs. Dunbars

You know them from Flatwater favorite Star Belle... and they’re back! Emily Dunbar and Hope Dunbar return to the main stage! Out of small Nebraska towns comes a big sound grown out of love, laughter and friendship. Since they didn't hear anyone else telling their story, these women set out to write it themselves. Armed with ukuleles, harmony and the truth (kinda), Emily & Hope love to share the love and have a great time doing it.

The Apologetics

Hastings' own, The Apologetics formed with one goal in mind: to have some fun. Vocalist Beth Funkey, Keyboardist Bruce Cutright, Drummer/Percussionist Brian Cutright, and Bassist Steve Bever have enjoyed entertaining audiences at Hastings venues like the Bistro Below and the Lark. They delight in drawing audiences into their music by playing a mix of classic songs from jazz, blues, rock and funk.

Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line

These musicians are a traveling Carnival of acoustic Americana. The high-energy, Nashville-based quintet perform Struthers’ original story songs with tight, three-part harmonies, fiddle, claw-hammer banjo, acoustic guitar, bass, and drums. Struthers was catapulted into the spotlight when she led her band to a blue ribbon at the prestigious 2010 Telluride Bluegrass Festival band competition (previous winners include Nickel Creek and The Dixie Chicks). Struthers’ songs are as steeped in American history, and as well crafted, as the beautiful vintage dresses she wears on stage.

Huge thanks to our 2014 event sponsors...

Fred and Deanna Bosselman

Five Points Bank of Hastings


Dr. David and Liz Halsted

Headwaters Corporation

Hoegemeyer Seed Company

Olson Farms

Pinnacle Bank

Raynor Garage Doors of Hastings

Wells Fargo


Back Alley Bakery

Barista’s Daily Grind

Big G Ace

Central Community College

Daly Dentistry

Ellerbrock-Norris Insurance

Hastings College

Hastings Vision Clinic

Heartland Bank

Heritage Bank

Holiday Inn Express

Industrial Irrigation

Mary Lanning Healthcare

Midtowne Mart

Open for Business Magazine

Pediatric Dentistry

Perkins Restaurant

Platte Valley Agronomy

Quality Inn

Laura Schneider State Farm

Singer Academy


Strategic Pioneer

Sullivan Shoemaker PC, LLO

Woodward’s Disposal

... and to our in-kind donors...

Eakes Office Plus

Pat Randolph

Comfort Inn

Cottonwood Festival

Dykeman’s Camper Sales

H&H Distributors

Lucky Bucket Brewing

Nebraskaland Distributors

Pat Randolph

Interested in providing a sponsorship? Contact amy@prairieloft.org or 402-463-0565 for info.

Nora Jane Struthers &

The Party Line

SATURDAY, June 28   

9am 1K Fun Trail Run/Walk Fun Run & yoga registration & info

10am yoga with avani

11am-5pm Kids’ activities, vendors, music jams, workshops, games, food, music, & more. Beer Garden open 5-11:30pm.

5:30    The Mrs. Dunbars

7:15    The Apologetics

9:00    Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line

DOWNLOAD Festival Schedule (times subject to change)

Halden Wofford & The Hi*Beams

The Apologetics

Platte Valley Skunk Runners

The Mrs. Dunbars