21st Century Equipment and KNEB are teaming up for ‘Farmer Strong’, a concert to benefit the producers impacted by the tunnel collapse and failure of the Gering-Ft. Laramie Canal.
Ned LeDoux, with Chancey Williams and the Younger Brothers Band will perform starting at 7 p.m. October 5th at Five Rock Amphitheater in Gering.
21st Century Marketing Vice President Terry Gass says when it comes to the agriculture sector in eastern Wyoming and the Nebraska Panhandle, we all struggle together and succeed together. “The businesses in this community and our farmers, neither operates in isolation,” says Gass. “Every man, woman and child in this part of the world is impacted by the success of our farmers and ranchers. It doesn’t matter what business you’re in, you’re impacted.”
The idea of a benefit concert blossomed literally the day after the canal failure, says Gass, and while they knew they couldn’t pull together a Farm Aid event, organizers thought they could put on a similar effort that would be smaller and localized.
21st Century is donating 100 percent of ticket sales to the Ft. Laramie Canal Disaster Relief Fund at the Oregon Trail Community Foundation, with tickets between $25 and $50, plus tax, depending on seat location.
Tickets will go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m. online at KNEB.com/tickets.