Love Fest In the Midwest


Love Fest In the Midwest, a big peace rally

By Fallon Anderson

May 12-14

Bellevue Berry Farm & Pumpkin Patch

Papillion, Neb.


Originating from the ever-growing heart and soul of Julie Smith, Love Fest branched from peace rallies thrown in Omaha in 2008 and 2009. Having had such great success, Love Fest set out to become the premier festival of the Midwest.

In its second year now, Love Fest will feature more than 40 bands including headliner Keller Williams. With more than just music on the mind, coordinators have combined elements of reasonably priced vendors, environmental awareness, family-oriented activities, and an overall sense of love for fellow man and earth. Being Nebraska’s main source of music, Love Fest is proving to be a movement as well as a good time get-down.

This year’s celebration will feature the reuniting of Nebraska’s own Polydypsia. After having disbanded a few years back, the boys are coming together to bring smooth grooves to the Midwest.

Love Fest is making its mark in the heart of America and in Americans’ hearts.

You’re going there to see: Keller Williams, Family Groove Company.

You’re going to come home talking about: Polydypsia, Blue Martian Tribe, Funk Trek, Antioquia, Midland Band.



(As calculated by from Denver, Colo. to Papillion, Neb.)

Total Est. Time: 8 hours, 20 minutes

Total Est. Distance: 535.1 miles


YOU NEED TO KNOW: Love Fest is working to bring music to the Midwest along with good vibes; the festival will feature educational workshops and outdoor activities along with three days of live music. This is a family-friendly event! Kids under 12 are admitted free when accompanied by an adult.


Camping: The farm offers more than 6 acres of camping.

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