CRUISE NITE 2013 Activities
|SATURDAY, JULY 13|
|7:15 AM – 9:30 AM||10K race & Kids race. Downtown “The Bricks”. For race questions Contact- Dave Brandt (308)-293-1479|
|WEDNESDAY, JULY 17|
|4:00 PM – 6:00 PM||“Picnic-Style” meal in Old Town Kearney , Knights of Columbus Hall, 1900 Central Avenue (Nominal cost at door)|
|6:00 PM – 9:00 PM||Classic Car Tour of area Assisted Living & Nursing Homes. Cars Stage south of Kearney High School in parking lot.|
|THURSDAY, JULY 18|
|5:00 PM – 7:30 PM||Get–together Show & Shine @ Midway Chevrolet, Buick, Cadillac. Oldies music, food & drink available. Miss Nebraska 2013 signing Autographs.|
|8:00 PM – 10:00 PM||“Grease Musical” by Crane River Theater. Merryman Performing Arts Center, 225 W. 22nd St. For tickets call (308)-627-5796 or (308)-698-8052.
|FRIDAY, JULY 19|
|11:00 AM – 3:00 PM||Miss Nebraska 2013, Signing autographs, Hilltop Mall|
|5:00 PM – ??? PM||Car Stereo Competition at Video Kingdom, 3915 N. 2nd Ave. 5:00 PM until ???. “See How Loud Your Car Stereo Can Get!”|
|5:00 PM – 7:30 PM||Kickoff Show & Shine, Great Platte River Road Archway. Oldies music, Food & drink available. Miss Nebraska 2013 will be present.|
|7:00 PM – 10:00 PM||Classic & Collectible Car Auction. “Big building” at Buffalo Co. Fairgrounds. Rusty Rhynalds, Auctioneer (308)-832-7407.|
|SATURDAY, JULY 20|
|8:00 AM – Noon||Registration for Show & Shine. “The Bricks” (Downtown Kearney Center) $10 fee in advance at www.Motortopia.com or Cruisenitekearney.com: $15 Day of show|
|9:00 AM – 4:00 PM||Miss Nebraska 2013 signing autographs, “The Bricks” (Downtown).|
|9:00 AM – 4:00 PM||Eagle Riders Bike Show & Shine (Eagles Club parking lot & street in front of Eagles. Contact – Doug Bierman (308)-627-6502.|
|10:00 AM – 4:00 PM||Portable Dyno (Find your car’s horsepower), “The Bricks”|
|Noon – 11:00 PM||“Carstock”-numerous live bands at MONA parking lot, featuring “OK Sisters” @ approx. 8:00 PM|
|Noon – 3:00 PM||Engine Build Competition by Southeast Community College/Milford “The Bricks”, (Downtown).|
|Noon – 4:00 PM||Show & Shine, “The Bricks”.|
|4:00 PM – 11:00 PM||“Street Grudge Racing” and NAPA “Quick Race” Kearney Raceway Park – East of Kearney|
|5:00 PM – 6:30 PM||Cruise Nite Parade. “The Bricks”|
|7:00 PM – 9:30 PM||Burnout Contest. Graham Tire Co. (Graham Tire, 5708 2nd Ave West)|
|SUNDAY, JULY 21|
|7:30 AM – 5:00 PM||Drag Races & more at Kearney Raceway Park Contact: Al Simmons (308)-750-2049|
|7:30 AM – 8:00 AM||Christian Prayer Service at (Kearney Raceway Park)|
|8:30 AM – 12:30 PM||Time Trials & qualifications at (Kearney Raceway Park)|
|10:00 AM – Noon||Community Worship Service (Music & Prayer) MONA parking lot|
|11:00 AM – 4:00 PM||Portable Dyno (Find your car’s horsepower) Kearney Raceway Park|
|1:00 PM – 5:00 PM||Drag race eliminations at (Kearney Raceway Park|
|Noon – 5:00 PM||BBQ & Drinks @Classic Car Collection (East end of Cabela’s building) Reduced admission Wednesday – Sunday|
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presented by Crane River Theater and The Merryman Performing Arts Center
225 West 22nd Street
Kearney, NE 68845
Thursday, July 18th, Cruise Nite Kick Off Celebration Performance, 8:00 PM
Friday, July 19th, 7:00 PM
Saturday, July 20th, Special Cruise Day Matinee Performance, 2:00 PM
One of the most popular musicals of all time, Grease had its Broadway premiere in 1972 and has triumphed throughout the world. In 1979 Grease took over the record as the longest-running show in the history of Broadway and the hit film starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John proved to be the highest-grossing movie musical ever.
Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, have created a classic rock musical that follows the rebellious, thrill-loving T-Birds and Pink Ladies of Rydell High. When Danny Zuko, a popular tough guy, and Sandy Dumbrowski, the sweet girl next door, go back to school after a summer fling, Sandy finds that Danny is a different boy than the one she knew over the summer. Fun, friendship and humor abound in this nostalgic trip to the 1950ʼs, complete with greasers, slumber parties, sock hops and drive-in movies. Summer Nights, Greased Lighting, Youʼre The One That I Want, Hopelessly Devoted, and many other numbers come alive in this rollicking musical. So throw your mittens around your kittens and away we go!
Tickets are available beginning May 2nd by calling 308-627-5796 or 308-698-8052. You can also purchase them online at CraneRiverTheater.org.
Monday, July 23, 2012
By SAM PESHEK Hub Intern
KEARNEY— Temperatures reached 100 degrees Saturday, but that wasn’t enough to keep the 25th-anniversary Cruise Nite from being one of the best.
More than 500 loud, fast and unique cars from the region made it to Downtown Kearney: The Bricks for the marquee summer event’s milestone.
“It looks like everybody’s having a great time,” Cruise Nite Chairman Brad Kernick said. “Nobody has said anything about the weather. We haven’t had this kind of quality in recent years. This is off-the-charts good.”
Car fans from across the state turned out in full force to see one of the most impressive collections of cars, trucks, motorcycles, drag racers and oddball cars of all shapes and sizes.
Two jet-powered drag racers were on display in the MONA parking lot before they took to the Kearney Raceway Park dragstrip later in the evening.
Pete’s Patriot, an annual fan favorite at the show, also made an appearance downtown.
Former Miss America Teresa Scanlan spent the day on The Bricks signing autographs and posing for pictures in front of the renovated World Theatre. [Read the full story at the Kearney HUB...]