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From pop and country to rap and rock n’ roll, these goofy guys perform a wide variety of original, family-friendly songs about all the things kids love: animals, cartoons, food, science, sports and more! Each show is hilarious, inclusive and spontaneous, and each catchy tune is designed to get every audience dancing and singing along!
Since forming in 2004, The String Beans have released 10 albums, appeared on dozens of radio and television programs, and delighted thousands of fans, becoming Nebraska’s favorite entertainers for pre-school through elementary-aged audiences, not to mention parents, teachers and communities.
The String Beans perform at fairs, festivals, libraries, schools, churches, museums, zoos and more! In their hometown of Lincoln, Nebraska, the “Beans” sold out the Lied Center for Performing Arts and consistently set new attendance records at the Lincoln Children’s Museum’s “Music & Mozzarella” concert series. The band has also performed for the Governor’s Arts Awards Ceremony and in 2014 completed a tour of the southeast United States with performances in Missouri, Georgia, Tennessee and Florida.
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Our friends do know Beans!
"Working with the String Beans is always an absolute delight. They are consummate professionals from start to finish. The Beans provide excellent marketing materials and are always willing to do interviews and appearances to help promote their shows. Then, when it comes time for the performance itself, they make it all extremely easy from a technical standpoint, and never fail to deliver a show that is top-notch. We love having the String Beans at our venue!"
– Marcy Brandt
Executive Director of Minden Opera House, Minden, NE
“The String Beans perform at The Museum of Nebraska Art (MONA) during our annual Kearney Cultural Partners Family Arts Festival. They are the musical soul of MONA’s fun day, and it wouldn’t be the same without them. Through their uplifting themed songs, colorful interactive approach, and enthusiastic energy, they communicate the unique pride and joy of being a Nebraskan. No one leaves our building without a smile!”
– Jackie Abell
Director of Education
Museum of Nebraska Art, Kearney, NE
"From start to finish, The String Beans entertain audiences from 1 to 100. With their upbeat music, silly jokes and sheer energy, they grab your attention, lift your spirits and remind everyone that whether your a kid or just kid-like it's great to have fun."
– Charles Henry Bethea
Lied Center for Performing Arts, Lincoln, NE
"In 2006 the Seward Memorial Library hosted the String Beans as part of their summer reading program finale. The community embraced these lively, talented Nebraska musicians and has welcomed them back many summer evenings during the past thirteen years. The String Beans provide music, entertainment and family-friendly fun during their interactive program. Several generations have made this concert a family tradition, and most importantly the String Beans promote literacy during their show which gives them a 5-star rating from the library."
– Charlotte Baldinger
Library Outreach Assistant
Seward Memorial Library, Seward, NE
"These guys are the only adults I know with as much energy and enthusiasm as kids have! A String Beans performance is so much fun that even adults don't notice that besides being engaged and entertained, they're learning things, too."
– Paul Hosford
Albion Area Arts Council, Albion, NE
"The String Beans perform annually for our preschool and early kindergarten students. We love the energy, laughter, and positivity they bring to the event! We appreciate their flexibility and ability to meet the needs of our staff and students. Staff members and students leave with a smile on their face! We hope they visit and perform for many more years to come!"
Northwood Preschool Center, Ames, Iowa
"We love what you are doing in the community. It's hard work to play all the shows (big and small) and it's such a gift for each kid and each audience. Personally, we always look forward to the opportunity to be silly, sing, laugh and dance—and watch others do the same. We love that you guys are creating a quality experience bringing families together, producing great music and spreading contagious FUN in the process. I hope you always remember what a gift you are giving people, and on so many different levels. Long live the Beans!"
– Erin H
Parent and fan, Lincoln, NE
"For the last decade, Lincoln Children’s Museum and The String Beans have had a special friendship. When the Museum launched a special summer concert series called “Music & Mozzarella” 10 years ago, The String Beans were among the bands selected to be part of the performance line up. Every year since, they’ve returned to the stage due to their popularity, hilarity and ability to engage a young audience through music. Music & Mozzarella draws 6,000+ people each summer, and consistently, The String Beans draw the largest audience."
– Michaella J. Kumke
Director of Marketing
Lincoln Children’s Museum, Lincoln, NE
"The amazing String Beans have made a number of appearances at the Omaha Children's Museum. It was exciting and interactive. You can't help but smile when The String Beans are around. We plan to book them again in the future."
– Tom Simons
Director of Education & Public Programs
Omaha Children's Museum, Omaha, NE
"The String Beans combine marvelous musical frolic that appeals to family audiences with a professionalism that makes booking them a piece of cake."
– Julie Lattimer
SouthPointe Pavilions Shopping Center, Lincoln, NE