Meredith Willson’s Timeless Classic

The Music Man

Not Coming to Kearney’s Amphitheater in Jesse James Park

In 2001, KHP introduced

“Kearney’s Theatre In Lion’s Park” !

I am very pleased and proud to share that Kearney success story with you…


In the summer of 2001, our city park ( Lion’s Park ) came alive as more than 2,100 spectators witnessed the premier performance of Kearney’s Theatre In The Park. Those who witnessed will agree, it was one of the most exciting new events to be introduced to our community at that time. The production was co-sponsored by KHP and the City of Kearney.  We were extremely encouraged by the reaction and support pledged to help continue to offer the event annually.  It was KHP‘s expressed goal for a successful outcome of Theatre In The Park to  help the community by demonstrating the benefits of such a program… and maybe,  just maybe,  to move the plans of an Amphitheater in Jesse James Park “off the back burner and on to the front burner”.  Together, we DID IT! In 2005,  the City of Kearney broke ground on The Kearney Amphitheater!

The Kearney Amphitheater was built and has been operating for

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Since 2006.  The state-of-the -art facility has offered community enrichment mostly through various concert events.  KHP has set a new goal…

When the time is right we’ll “FILL THE HILL” in Jesse James Park !

Posponed the TIME to add an additional layer of cultural enrichment  in our community.  We will continue to plan to have Theatre at the Kearney Amphitheater in Jesse James Park.