Twenty Years of Storytelling


20th Annual Buffalo Commons Storytelling and Music Festival


June 10-11, 2016


Storytelling Capital of Nebraska



The Steel Wheels

The Steel Wheels have captured audiences across the country with their heady brew of original soulful mountain music and their deep commitment to roots and community. Based in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, this dynamic four-piece string band marries old-time musical traditions with their own innovative sound and lifestyle, generating a truly magnetic revival.

Andy Offutt Irwin

Some people have inner-kids. Andy Offutt Irwin has an outer-kid. With a manic Silly Putty voice, astonishing mouth noises, and hilarious stories, he is equal parts mischievous schoolboy and the Marx Brothers, peppered with a touch of the Southern balladeer. People are drawn to him like magnets to a refrigerator. And inside, it’s all Mountain Dew and Jolt Cola.

Twyla Hansen

To see the world through the eyes of a poet intensifies the color to brilliant and the feeling to magnificent.  Twyla Hansen will sculpt and paint stories of life with the vision and poignancy that only a poet’s words can do. She is the third Nebraskan and first woman to hold the position of Nebraska State Poet, to which she was appointed by Governor Dave Heineman in November 2013.


Special Events

History’s Mysteries Sacred Places Bus Tour

Music and Storytelling Dinner Cabaret

Historic Fox Theatre Stage Show

Poetry Slam

Chautauqua on the Bricks at the George Norris Historic Site


KidsFest Peanut Butter Theatre


BilerChildrenLeg og SpilAutobranchen