12th Annual Pondstock is way out there in Trenton Nebraska about two miles east, exists one of the coolest festivals I have never been to yet, pondstock At Lake Hedke is now under It’s 12th annual run. I have heard independent acts like St. Christopher (who is a friend) speak VERY excitedly about this event. This is one of the few festivals I have very little information about right now and as I learn more about this festival I will be including it into this series and continue to cover this festival for years to come.

I recently talked with the festival director of this event and he said this is a one hundred percent independent festival on a venue called Pondstock and it is on Lake Hedke Nebraska, thus the name. This will be a Thursday, Friday and Saturday event and for a full schedule you can click on the link above.

There is a food vendor and also band merch areas where you can buy the albums and shirts you love so much!  For all other questions and where to purchase tickets please contact the festival team at the above link.

The Peculiar Pretzelmen
Whiskey Dick
Saint Christopher
Urban Pioneers
Reverend Deadeye
Super Moon
The Ditchrunners
Freight Train Rabbit Killer
SS Web
Dig Deep
Randy Olinger
Smokestack Relics
Kiel Grove
Lorin Walker Madsen and the Hustlers
Mr. Smith
el Jefe
Alex Culbreth
Country Rebels
The Devil’s Cut
Matthew James and the Rust Belt Union

Free parking and camping, no dogs or glass bottles. 21 and over ID required. Food vending provided by Grinders.

Music is Thursday through Saturday. Price is $15 for Thursday, $25 for Friday, and $25 for Saturday.

A limited amout of early bird tickets (100) will be available for $40 which will take care of all 3 days. Price goes up after that.

Now I’m sure there will be a number of folks like myself that just cannot (or don’t) camp, so like every festival edition I have indeed researched local area hotels for you:

Cobblestone Hotel & Suites McCook, NE


Free Wi-Fi
Free breakfast
DEAL 15% off

Days Inn McCook


2-star hotel
Relaxed hotel with an indoor pool
Free Wi-Fi
Free breakfast

Chief Motel


3-star hotel
Motel with a pool, WiFi & free breakfast
Free Wi-Fi
Free breakfast

Cobblestone Hotel & Suites


3-star hotel
Free Wi-Fi
Free breakfast
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