Nebraska Public Media’s ‘On the Road’ Tour Goes to Central Nebraska

For Immediate Release

Nebraska Public Media’s ‘On the Road’ Tour Goes to Central Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. (May 21, 2024) – Nebraska Public Media is hitting the road this spring and will offer a great lineup of events and entertainment across Central Nebraska.

Beginning June 6 and ending June 11, the tour includes stops in Grand Island, Lexington, Hastings and Kearney.

Families have the opportunity to join in on the activities during one of several PBS KIDS Family Events. Children can meet Alma from Alma’s Way and enjoy family-friendly arts activities.

Residents are invited to attend a screening of Nebraska Public Media’s local television documentary “The Magic of Murals,” which features murals across Nebraska that celebrate its rich history, diverse cultures and tight-knit communities.

Join Nebraska Public Media, Connecting Young Nebraskans and Kearney Young Professionals Network for a special team trivia night hosted by Nebraska Public Media’s music director Genevieve Randall that covers everything from classical to pop, with some fun surprises.

Be part of the audience at Hastings College when an episode of the popular lawn and garden series, “Backyard Farmer,” is recorded. Before the show starts, enjoy hands-on gardening activities for the whole family and a question-and-answer session.

A full schedule of events includes:

Thursday, June 6 – Grand Island

PBS KIDS Family Event – 3:30-5 p.m., Grand Island Public Library

Art Activities & Scavenger Hunt – 5-6:45 p.m., Amur Plaza – Grand Island Railside

Guided public art walking tour (limited space, first-come) – 5:30 p.m., Amur Plaza – Grand Island Railside

Screening: “The Magic of Murals” – 7 p.m., The Grand Theatre

Friday, June 7 – Lexington & Kearney

PBS KIDS Family Event – 5:30-7 p.m., Lexington Public Library

Nebraska Public Media Music Trivia Night – 6 p.m., McCue’s Nebraska Taproom, Kearney

Monday, June 10 – Hastings

PBS KIDS Family Event – 10-11:30 a.m., Hastings Public Library

“Backyard Farmer” – 4:30 p.m., family activities and Q&A; 6 p.m., show starts, Hastings College, Perkins Library / Hurley-McDonald Hall Green

Tuesday, June 11 – Kearney

PBS KIDS Family Event – 10-11:30 a.m., Kearney Public Library

All events are free and open to the public. For a full schedule of Nebraska Public Media’s tour of Central Nebraska, including maps and more detailed location information, visit

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