Bank of the West will commemorate 25 years of bringing the
community together to celebrate America's independence with a free concert and fireworks show
featuring Joan Jett & the Blackhearts and Eddie Money. Bank of the West Celebrates America,
Omaha's favorite summertime tradition, is Friday, June 26, 2015, in beautiful Memorial Park.
The 25th anniversary of Bank of the West Celebrates America will feature:
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts: 2015 inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, well-known for
their number-one rock classic hit, "I Love Rock 'N' Roll;"
Eddie Money: Grammy-nominated rock musician known for hits such as "Take Me Home
Tonight" and "Think I'm in Love;"
Bank of the West Celebrates America Opening Band Contest: The public will once again
submit their favorite up-and-coming band and vote for a winner who will open the concert;
Remembering Our Fallen Exhibit: A special photo exhibit tribute of the more than 80
Nebraskans who lost their lives serving in the Armed Forces in Afghanistan and Iraq-
concertgoers will have the opportunity to honor and remember these Nebraskan American
Food Bank for the Heartland: Bank of the West's nine-year partnership with Food Bank for the
Heartland continues, inviting the community to help wipe out hunger;
Fireworks Finale: Bank of the West Celebrates America will culminate with an expanded
fireworks finale set to music. The fireworks show will be double the length of past Celebrates
America fireworks shows.