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The Vellichors opened the show at Thursday’s event. They were one of three bands to perform.


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Thousands of spectators flocked downtown to watch four bands perform live at the first Bands on Broadway concert of the year.

The event featuring bands The Vellichors, Donnie O and the Troublemakers and All We Seem took over 18th Street Plaza in Scottsbluff on Thursday, June 9. During the three hours it lasted, throngs of spectators ate from food trucks, played sports, chatted with friends and listened to music.

“I’m really happy to finally have a band and a body of work and great players,” said Don Osborn, lead singer of Donnie O and the Troublemakers. I can not wait. I’d rather be on stage than in the audience, and it’s pretty good in the audience.







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Donnie O and the Troublemakers took the stage as the second of three local musical talents to perform at Thursday’s Bands on Broadway event. The Vellichors and All We Seem also performed.


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It was the first time Osborn and his band had performed at a Bands on Broadway event. They sang a variety of original classic rock songs. Osborn described a play as “a cross between Bruce Springsteen and Coldplay with a dose of Elton John in there”.







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The Scottsbluff High School cheerleading team entertained the audience with their routines between musical acts.


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When the group first booked the event, he said, they got together and practiced as much as they could.

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Osborn’s daughters Ava and Marlowe, along with Livia Delunger, the daughter of the band’s drummer Brian Delunger, were among the band’s friends and family to cheer them on. Both Ava and Livia said their favorite part of the evening was seeing their dads on stage.







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Many spectators brought their dogs to Thursday’s concert. Huxley the corgi was one such pet. He got a lot of attention from people wanting to pet him.


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Marlowe Osborn said it was nice to hear the end result of the music the band has been practicing for so long.







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Broadway bands were a family affair, as many parents brought their children to listen to original songs by local artists.


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“You can listen to the end products of the music they’ve been working on forever. It’s just nice to hear the progress,” she said.

Although this was their father’s first time performing, she added, the family had attended such concerts many times before.







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Audiences flocked to the Broadway bands by the thousands, each finding different ways to amuse themselves.


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For most of the spectators, the evening was a family affair where they could spend time with loved ones. This is one of the reasons why Vergil Hagel and his family came from Bayard to attend the concert.

“I just like listening to bands and watching kids, how they react and just people having fun,” Hagel said. “It’s just a nice family place and it’s nice to see families hanging out together.”







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Children took care of sports during musical performances. Here, James Hoesing kicks a soccer ball towards his sister June.


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Ty Armstrong brought his corgi, Huxley, to the concert. He watched his daughter perform in the Scottsbluff High School cheerleading routine between different performers. Although he lives in the neighborhood, this was his first time at Bands on Broadway. He said he was pleasantly surprised by the number of vendors available.

“It’s nice to have something to do during the week, not necessarily on the weekends,” Armstrong said. “Obviously something to get us out after COVID, anything to bring people together, I think that’s a good thing.”







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Attendees at Thursday’s Bands on Broadway launch event could choose from several food vendors if they got hungry.


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The summer concert series will run every Thursday until July 28. Visit Bands on Broadway on Facebook for more details and announcements.







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A multitude of spectators attended the season’s inaugural Bands on Broadway event on June 9.


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