Omaha rock band The Talbott Brothers has won the Bank of the West Celebrates America Opening Band Contest and will kick off the Memorial Park concert on June 27th.
More than 200 entries from across the country were received during the two-week open call. The Talbott Brothers received the most votes on Facebook. The public was invited to vote for their favorite finalist June 10th-16th.
The Talbott Brothers, led by Nick and Tyler Talbott and backed by bassist Ben Frerichs and drummer Jake Culey, play alternative rock infused with blues. “We’re just beyond excited," said Nick. "We feel really humbled and thankful for all of our friends and our fans for supporting us. Our band went up against some good artists and we feel pretty honored to be selected. We really look forward to representing Omaha and being a part of Bank of the West Celebrates America.”
The show also features Blues Traveler, Sugar Ray, Uncle Kracker and Smash Mouth.