Nebraska Country Music Foundation
Founded 1980 Non Profit Foundation 501 (c) (3)
2012 Festival Information
2012 FESTIVAL DETAILS
October 14-20, 2012
32nd Annual Festival
2012 Festival Colors: Black & Silver
October 14 & 15 Festival Kickoff @ VFW,1053 S Wabash, Hastings, NE
October 16-20 Adams County Fairgrounds Community Service Activities Building
947 S. Baltimore, Hastings, NE
Proudly Served by Sutton American Legion
October 20, 2012 4:00 - 5:00 Social Hour & Hors d' oeuvres table
Only those with banquet tickets will be admitted.
Banquet 5:00 Baked steak, twice baked potato, vegetable, salad,
dinner roll & dessert
Banquet tickets reserved prices prior to September 20 $12.00 each
$15.00 Adult, $7.50 child 5-12 years old, Under 5 Free
2012 IMPORTANT FESTIVAL EVENTS
KICK OFF @ VFW Club 1053 Wabash Ave, Hastings NE 7:00 PM. NCMF Festival Band & “Country Karaoke” / Darren Forbes. Only NCMF members may sing with the band.
Monday, October 15
MINI SHOWCASE, The Kensington, 233 N. Hastings 12:30-1:30 PM Free karaoke entertainment at the Kensington assisted living. All singers invited to come sing karaoke! Karaoke provided by Ron Grimes.
NCMF KICKOFF JAM SESSION 7:00-10:00 PM VFW Club, Hastings NCMF Festival Band & “Country Karaoke” / Darren Forbes.
Only NCMF members may sing with the backup band.
Tuesday, October 16
MINI SHOWCASE Adams County Senior Service 11:00 – 11:45 PM 509 South Bellevue Free karaoke entertainment at the Adams County Senior Services. All singers invited to come sing karaoke! Plan to attend this mini showcase! Karaoke provided by Ron Grimes.
CLASSIC COUNTRY CLOGGERS SHOW! 5:00 – 5:30 PM Join us while these talented dancers perform a wonderful show!
“COUNTRY MUSIC JAM SESSION” Adams County Fairgrounds Community Service Activities Building 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Jammers welcome from all areas. Bring your own instrument and join the fun! Jam musicians eat FREE courtesy of the Sutton American Legion.
Wednesday October 17
“BATTLE OF THE BANDS” Adams county Fairgrounds 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Country songs required. A $10 entry fee per band. 100% of the entry fees paid back to the winning band! Bring your own instrument.
Thursday October 18
RUDY GRANT & THE BUFFALO RIDERS SHOW 7:00 – 8:00 PM
SHOWCASE/DRESS REHEARSAL 8:00 PM
SPECIAL RECOGNITION OF OUR VETERAN’S. Donation presented to the Grand Island Veteran’s Home 8:15 PM
Friday, October 19
SONGWRITER SEMINAR conducted by Ron Grimes 10:00 AM Adams County Fairgrounds
All award banquet tickets must be purchased by today.
All Songwriter entries must be in by 12:00 noon.
SHOWCASE – Performers judged 7:00 PM
Saturday, October 20
NCMF GENERAL MEMBERSHIP ANNUAL MEETING 3:00 PM
SOCIAL HOUR 4:00 – 5:00 PM
AWARDS BANQUET served by Sutton American Legion 5:00 PM
2011 FESTIVAL BANQUET HEADLINERS SHOW 5:00 – 6:00PM
Gary Phipps – Joel Glaser
ANNUAL MINI AUCTION 6:30 PM
AWARDS CEREMONY, HALL OF FAME INDUCTIONS, JR HALL OF FAME INDUCTIONS 7:00 PM
Nominations for the 2012 Hall of Fame Inductions are closed. We have 7 individual inductions and 2 band/group inductions approved. Induction nominations for 2013 are now open. Please contact a Board of Director if you have a nomination.
Nominations for Jr Hall of Fame 2012
The nominations for the 2012 Festival Jr Hall of Fame is closed. Taking nominations for 2013. If you would like to make a nomination, please contact Deb Shaw or any other Board of Director.
ATTENTION FESTIVAL PERFORMERS!
We are requesting that performers competing in the 2012 Festival doing their songs with the Festival Band come prepared. Practice time with the festival band will be limited this year as we are having a Battle of the Bands and a Jam Session. Performers will need to send or email me the TITLE OF THE SONG, THE KEY YOU NEED, AND THE ARTIST THAT SINGS IT BY SEPTEMBER 1. I will then pass the list to the Festival Band so they can have some preparation prior to the festival. Knowing your song(s) prior to the festival will help cut down on the necessary practice time and help speed up the time for performers. If you have the song on CD, you can mail the CD to me & it will be returned to you. The category for “Golden Oldie Country Song of the Year” may bring out several new songs that the band has not done before. Please send or email your songs ASAP to Deb Shaw, 30550 Birch Rd, Glenvil NE 68941 or email them to email@example.com Your help will be appreciated.
WEEKLY FESTIVAL PASSES
We will be selling weekly passes for the festival this year. Each person will be required to purchase a weekly pass or will be charged a door fee Tuesday thru Saturday of the festival.
Fees will be waived for performers, judges, and security.
Weekly Pass $15.00
(Door Passes for Tues - Saturday)
Stage Fee: $15.00
Hall of Fame Members: Free Membership but will required to pay stage fee.
WEEKLY PASS Oct 9- Oct 15 are $15.00 each person or
Daily Door Fees are:
Sunday October 9: 2 can goods per person for the food pantry
Monday October 10: 2 can goods per person for food pantry
Tuesday & Wednesday: $3.00 per person
Thursday: $5.00 per person
Friday: $7.00 per person
Saturday: $7.00 per person
FESTIVAL SONGWRITING ENTRIESThe Nebraska Country Music Foundation requires the following to enter a song in the songwriting competition.
1. Person or group must be a current member of the NCMF
2. Person or group must pay the $15 stage fee
3. Song must be on CD
4. Name of person or group who wrote the song
5. Address of person or group who wrote the song
6. Name of song and track #
7. Professional or amateur division
8. Country or Gospel category
9. Song on CD MUST be entered into the competition on
or before 12 noon on October 19, 2012 to be judged.
If you cannot enter your song by 12 noon on October 19, 2012 you can mail it with the required information prior to the festival to Deb Shaw, 30550 Birch Rd, Glenvil NE 68941 and I will make sure it gets entered. If you have any questions, please call 402-726-2140 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
NCMF Festival Song Categories 2012
The NCMF Board of Directors announces the following song categories for the 2012 festival for stage competition performers will be:
3. Tribute to Veterans
For the songwriting competition, only Country or Gospel songs can be entered.
2012 Battle of the Bands
Wednesday October 17, 2012 Adams County Fairgrounds 6:00 PM
· Any band welcome to enter contest (2 or more persons).
· Fee of $10.00 per band (not band member).
· Must be country songs.
· Membership to NCMF not required, but would be appreciated!
· 100% of the entry fees will be paid to the winning band!
· Pre-register band name by September 18, 2012.
· Call Deb 402-726-2140 or 308-390-1804 or email
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2012
5:00 - 5:30
Country Classic Cloggers
From a teen to a grandma appearing
at the Nebraska Country Music Foundation
Festival to share their love of dance!
2012 Festival Jam Session
Country Music “Jam”
Tuesday – October 16, 2012
In Conjunction with
Nebraska Country Music Foundation Festival
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Adams County Fairgrounds
Community Service Activities Building
947 So. Baltimore – Hastings, NE
“Jam” Musicians eat FREE
Food catered by: Sutton American Legion
We also need an audience, so come by and bring a friend!
Cover Charge only $3.00
Musicians are welcome from all areas!
Program Director: Janet Rath 402-469-1899
The Nebraska Country Music Foundation will hold the ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP meeting on Saturday October 20, 2012 at the Adams County Fairgrounds 3:00 PM. All members of NCMF are encouraged to attend. We will welcome all new members that have joined us this year. We hold this annual meeting of members during the week of the Festival to provide the opportunity to out of town, and out of state members to attend. Please bring any question, concern, and comments with you!