Nationally Acclaimed Humorist, Author, Storyteller

Kim Weitkamp

Buffalo Commons is privileged to welcome one of the most sought after storytellers and speakers in the country.

“Kim is a master at seamlessly building bridges from story, to song, to story. Like all good storytellers she evokes both laughter and tears, but her smooth silky voice, impeccable timing, and dead-on anticipation of her listeners’ needs place her at the pinnacle of her craft.”






Award Winning Bluegrass with Smoke and Fire!!

Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen

Monster mandolinist Frank Solivan, with banjoist Mike Munford, 2013 International Bluegrass Music Association’s Banjo Player of the Year, award-winning guitarist Chris Luquette and bassist Jeremy Middleton, simmer a bluegrass/newgrass stew from instrumental, vocal and songwriting skills so hot, they were named IBMA’s 2014 Instrumental Group of the Year, 2016 Instrumental Group of the Year and earned a 2015 GRAMMY Nomination for Best Bluegrass Album.





Storyteller, Author, Historian, Poet, Raconteur

Chuck Peek 


Chuck Peek, known affectionately by those who no longer have to pay him as The Rev. Dr. Charles A. Peek, has had a brush with three careers: university teacher of English (composition and composition theory, American Literature, Bible as Literature, History of the English Language), active priest in the Episcopal Church, and aspiring essayist/blogger-to-be/poet/public humanities raconteur.




Author, Historian

Dr. Ronald Naugle

Professor of History Emeritus at Nebraska Wesleyan University, Dr. Naugle serves as Chair of the Nebraska State Hall of Fame Commission and is author of History of Nebraska 3rd and 4th editions. Included among his many accolades are the Smithsonian Frost Award, Nebraska Sower Award and Outstanding Social Studies Teacher of the Year.