Mayor Chris Beutler today announced that Josh Hoyer and the Shadowboxers, rising stars on the regional and national music scene, will perform at Uncle Sam Jam 2015, the City's official Independence Day celebration. The event will be held Friday, July 3 at Oak Lake Park, 1st and Charleston streets. The Zambelli Fireworks display is set to begin at 10 p.m. and will be choreographed to a recorded musical soundtrack.
Hoyer is a Lincoln native and a 1994 graduate of Lincoln Southeast High School. His band will take the stage at 6:15 p.m. Their latest album, Living By The Minute, was released in January. In February, the band won Best R&B/Soul Artist and Album of the Year at the 2015 Omaha Entertainment Awards for their debut album, Josh Hoyer and the Shadowboxers.
More information on the band is available at joshhoyerandtheshadowboxers.com.
Sponsors for the event are Pepsi-Cola of Lincoln, NRG Media/Broadcast House and the Lincoln Journal Star. More information on the celebration will be announced in June.