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Nearly every state will be represented in Neligh next month as Willie Nelson and Neil Young perform at the "Harvest The Hope" concert on Sept. 27.
Tickets sold out online in about 30 hours. Limited to six tickets per customer, Bold Nebraska was hoping to discourage scalping, but tickets are already listed for sale online for as much as $499 each.
Tickets were originally sold for $50.
Bold Nebraska guaranteed Neligh residents would have an opportunity to purchase tickets and are sending 200 to be sold in town.
Both the Antelope County News and the Neligh News & Leader will have tickets early this week. Although expected on Friday, the tickets were delayed in arriving. It will be announced online when the tickets go on sale in Neligh.
Tickets will be limited to two per person, who must show proof of residency in either Neligh or Elgin. The latter location was added on Saturday by Bold Nebraska.
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.