Cornstock — which many Nebraska alumni might remember as an East Campus country music tradition from the 1970s to 1990s — will return with a new, family-friendly form for the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s 2019 homecoming celebration.
Part of activities honoring the university’s 150th anniversary, the new Cornstock will feature a Ferris wheel, Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom, games and activities for children and adults, food trucks and the university’s largest homecoming parade ever, with more than 50 entries.
Chancellor Ronnie Green, Athletic Director Bill Moos, men’s basketball coach Fred Hoiberg and women’s basketball coach Amy Williams will officially kick off the festival at 5 p.m. at Memorial Stadium East Plaza.
Nebraska singer Hannah Huston, a Grand Island native, will debut her first single since her appearance as a finalist on NBC’s “The Voice” in 2016 during a 6:50 p.m. performance.
“Our N150 homecoming is going to be an amazing opportunity for all Nebraskans — from age 2 to 92 and beyond — to come together and celebrate Dear Old Nebraska U,” said Diane Mendenhall, associate to the chancellor.
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