Press Release

Bonne Finken + The Collective Win Bank of the West Celebrates America Opening Band Contest
OMAHA, Neb | Jun 15, 2015

Bonne Finken + The Collective to Open 25th Anniversary Concert Featuring Joan Jett & the Blackhearts with Special Guest Eddie Money

Bonne Finken + The Collective will experience the chance of a lifetime opening the 25th anniversary of Bank of the West Celebrates America, an outdoor concert featuring recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Joan Jett & the Blackhearts with special guest Eddie Money. The concert, which is one of the largest free outdoor concerts in the country, is June 26 in Omaha’s Memorial Park.

"A musical force to be reckoned with" - Gary Carpenter, Vents Magazine. From MTV's The Real World to STAR 102.5FM, Bonne's music continually breaks the indie mold while gaining new fans of all ages with her vibrant & energetic live performances.

“The caliber of talented musicians who entered our Bank of the West Celebrates America Opening Band Contest was outstanding. Thank you to everyone who entered and to all those who voted on CelebratesAmerica.com,” said Robert Dalrymple, Executive Vice President, Bank of the West Midwest Division. “We are looking forward to an evening of great entertainment with Bonne Finken + The Collective opening the show at the 25th Bank of the West Celebrates America.”

This is the fifth year of the Bank of the West Celebrates America Opening Band Contest. Bonne Finken +The Collective won by receiving the most votes in the contest held on CelebratesAmerica.com. Bands from across America entered the contest, and a panel of judges, which included representatives from Creative Artists Agency, Warner Music Group, Romeo Entertainment Group and Bank of the West, narrowed the band entries to five finalists. The public was invited to vote for their favorite finalist on CelebratesAmerica.com June 8 through June 14, 2015.

Bank of the West Celebrates America has been rocking Omaha for 25 years. The concert and fireworks finale kicks off the city’s Fourth of July festivities and attracts more than 60,000 people annually.

About Bank of the West:
Bank of the West is a regional financial services company chartered in California and headquartered in San Francisco with $71.7 billion in assets. Founded in 1874, Bank of the West provides a wide range of personal, commercial, wealth management and international banking services through more than 600 offices in 22 states and digital channels. Bank of the West is a subsidiary of BNP Paribas, which has a presence in 75 countries with 185,000 employees.

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