If you didn't get tickets to the Willie Nelson and Neil Young concert outside of Neligh, there is a waiting list for tickets.
The Antelope County News has sold out of tickets for the "Harvest The Hope" concert, but Jane Kleeb of Bold Nebraska has asked the ACN to start taking names for a waiting list.
"Should more tickets become available, we would like Neligh and Elgin residents to be put onto a waiting list," Kleeb said.
Tickets went on sale online last week and sold out in about 30 hours. Tickets arrived in Neligh on Monday afternoon and sold out at the Antelope County News in minutes on Tuesday morning.
A line of people stretched out the door of the Antelope County News with people frantically making calls on their cell phones about the concert.
The excitement over the concert, which serves as a fundraiser for Bold Nebraska, has surprised many.
“Bold Nebraska has been working with farmers and ranchers for more than five years along the pipeline route, and to have the response and welcome from the community of Neligh has been amazing,” Kleeb said. “The outpouring support of buying tickets has gone beyond expectations.”
The concert will be located eight miles north of Neligh on Art and Helen Tanderup's land, which is not only on the pipeline route, but it is also along the Trail of Tears.
Neligh is well known as the burial place for White Buffalo Girl, the daughter of Black Elk and Moon Hawk of the Ponca Tribe. In 1877 at 18 months old, White Buffalo Girl died on the trail near Neligh and residents have taken care of her at Laurel Hill Cemetery ever since.
Proceeds from the concert will benefit Bold Nebraska, the Indigenous Environmental Network and the Cowboy & Indian Alliance. Also performing will be Willie's son, Lukas Nelson; Native American hip-hop artist Frank Waln; and the “Stopping the Pipeline Rocks All-Stars.