Entertainers

There are additional groups in the area depending on the time of year and your budget. Please let the CVB (402) 461-2370 know if you don’t see something that will fit your needs listed here.

Cathedral Brass
Contact: Erin Beave (402) 469-6108
Formed in 2004 Cathedral Brass had its beginnings as an in-residence ensemble at St. Mark's ProCathedral. Regrouping in 2009 the group has become the premiere brass ensemble in greater Nebraska.

Chorus of the Plains
Contact: Patrick Crawford (402) 831-8424
Performing several concerts throughout the year, this group has been entertaining throughout the state with their four-part harmony for over 50 years. One of the quartets that sing in the Chorus may be available to perform for you group. 

Classic Jazz Quartet
Contact: Marc LaChance (402) 469-9532
Formed in 2007 the Classic Jazz Quartet plays all types of jazz, from Dixieland to modern pieces as a celebration of the great history of this great American art form. 

Delores Kimminau on the Keyboard
Contact:
Delores Kimminau (402) 461-4584
Local favorite. Playing folk, waltzes, country, 2 step and more!

Hastings Symphony String Quartet
Contact: Mischa Johnson (402) 462-4296
Performing in and around the Tri-City area since 1985. The Hastings Symphony String Quartet plays styles ranging from Baroque and Classical music to fiddle tunes, rags and Broadway musicals.

Hastings College Faculty/Students/Small Ensembles
Contact
: (402) 461-7448
During the academic year, the Hastings College Department of Music might be able to put you in touch with faculty or students to perform for your group for a fee. You can find more information about the programs and outreach here. 

Hastings Community Theatre
www.hastingscommunitytheatre.com 
Entertaining the community of Hastings for over 47 years and providing an opportunity for performers and patrons alike, the Hastings Community Theater runs four performances every year showcasing Hastings' homegrown talent. Depending on the time of year and the current show performers may be available for skits or musical performances.

Mari Hamburger
Contact: Mari (402) 772-2100
Performing a variety of your favorite pop and country hits. 

The Pavelkas
Contact: Dolores Kimminau (402) 461-4584
A local favorite, playing polkas, waltzes, modern pieces, and more!

Paul Siebert
www.paulsiebert.net
Purveyor of acoustic-based Classic Rock, Blues, Pop, Country and Folk to central Nebraska for over 20 years. With a repertoire of over 300 songs, and a disarming habit of drawing listeners out of themselves into his thrall, Paul may be just what the doctor ordered for your next event.

Gracie's Uncles
Contact: Amy Sandeen (402) 984-1011 or Matt Dwyer (402) 469-1863
Acoustic American music genres such as old-time country, country western swing, bluegrass, folk, gospel, etc. Also old-time dances and hoedowns. Cost is $200 for first hour, $50 each additional hour, plus cost of sound equipment and technician (varies according to venue). Fees may be negotiable.

"Strings and Things"
Contact: Pam and Tim Smith (402) 463-1183
Email: tandpsmith@charter.net
"Strings and Things" performs a variety of musical styles including bluegrass, gospel, classical, Irish, renaissance, wedding, world music, traditional American dance and holiday music. They have performed for countless conventions, parties, banquets, barn dance, hoedowns, hayrack rides, county fairs, festivals, museums, schools, churches, etc. They also specialize in audience participation with items including washtub bass, washboard, musical spoons and clog dancing puppets. 

Timmery & Joe
Contact: (308) 750-8429
Email: timmeryandjoe@yahoo.com 
Out of Boelus, Nebraska, Timmery & Joe take to the stage to play some country and classic rock favorites. They mostly play acoustic now.  

Smokey B and the XYZs
Contact: Byron (402) 462-5879
A great dance band, Smokey B and the XYZs play a distinct blend of blues and classic rock. They play a variety of events throughout the year in Hastings.

The Diamonds
Contact: Gary (775) 240-6941
The perfect musical entertainment for city sponsored special events, benefits/fundraisers, private parties and corporate functions.

Free Beer and Chicken
Contact: Tom Jenson (402) 225-3344
Six-piece band that can do a mix of Country and Rock. Can tailor their sets to your event.

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