Country Music and Barbeque FEstival comes to turner park this fall

Midtown Crossing is bringing together two of country music’s hottest up-and-comers – and a whole lot of barbeque – for Country to the Core: Midtown’s Country Music & Barbeque Festival, six hours of boot scootin’, lip smackin’ good times.

Featuring Craig Wayne Boyd, winner of NBC’s The Voice: Season 7, and Todd O’Neill, winner of the recent Nash Next Challenge, the brand-new Country to the Core will take over Omaha’s Turner Park on Saturday, September 30, from 3:00 – 9:00 p.m. Local musician Jimmy Weber will serve as the opening act. In the tradition of Midtown Crossing’s popular Zydeco Festival, the day-long event will be free and open to the public.

“We’re really looking forward to launching this brand-new event in a big way by bringing great talent, great tastes and a huge crowd to Turner Park.” said Molly Skold, Midtown Crossing’s vice president of marketing and communications.

To complement the country music, Midtown Crossing restaurants will be selling barbeque specialties on-site, along with a steady flow of cold drinks. Restaurants on the park are accepting outdoor patio reservations.


About Craig Wayne Boyd

With a sound rooted in the southern tradition of country music, Craig Wayne Boyd received long-due critical and mainstream recognition as the Season 7 winner of “The Voice.” Before launching his headlining West Bound and Down Tour, he logged more than 1,000 shows in four years, opening for acts that included Jamey Johnson, Randy Houser, Brantley Gilbert and Rascal Flatts. The Nashville resident and Texas native is currently recording a new album. 


About Todd O’Neill

Singer/songwriter Todd O’Neill has been perfecting his self-described “pure Louisiana soul” sound in countless honky-tonks and dance halls for more than a decade. Undertaking over 150 live performances last year, he has previously joined the bill with notable artists such as Jason Aldean, Frankie Ballard and Billy Currington.


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