Press Release

Summer Concert & Fireworks Finale: Bank of the West Celebrates America Set for June 30, 2017 Now in Its 27th Year
Omaha, Nebraska | Feb 16, 2017

Get ready to place your blankets in the park for a memorable summer evening of music and fireworks as the 27th Bank of the West Celebrates America free concert and fireworks show is Friday, June 30, 2017. This favorite kick-off to the area's Fourth of July festivities brings families, friends and community members together for a night of celebration in Omaha's beautiful Memorial Park.

Continuing its 27-year tradition of hosting the pre-Fourth of July celebration to thank its customers and community members, Bank of the West will once again deliver a stellar lineup of legendary, family-friendly musical talent, followed by a dazzling fireworks finale.

"Bank of the West is delighted to present this outdoor concert and fantastic fireworks show as part of our commitment and thank you to the Omaha community and surrounding region," said Robert Dalrymple, executive vice president for Bank of the West's Midwest Division. "Each year, we see a large number of family members and friends gather in Memorial Park for one of the largest, free outdoor concerts in America. We look forward to another memorable night that kicks off the area's Fourth of July celebrations."

In addition, Bank of the West announces that Children's Hospital & Medical Center will be the community partner for this year's event.

"Omaha is fortunate to have Children's pediatric care and expertise that has saved and improved the quality of life for countless children," Dalrymple said. "Bank of the West has been a proud supporter of Children's over the years. Many of our employees – not only those from Nebraska but from states throughout the region – utilize Children's services for their own families, so we are pleased to offer concert-goers the opportunity to join us in supporting Children's Hospital & Medical Center."

"On behalf of everyone at Children's Hospital & Medical Center, we are delighted to be the community partner for Bank of the West Celebrates America," said Richard G. Azizkhan, M.D., Children's president & CEO. "At Children's, we're striving to be a global leader for children's health and improve the life of every child. We thank Bank of the West for giving us the opportunity to share our vision with community members who attend the event that has become a long-time summer favorite in the region."

The musical talent for this year's event will be announced in early spring. Bank of the West Celebrates America, which is hosted in cooperation with the City of Omaha, attracts more than 70,000 people annually. Over the past 26 years, more than 50 nationally acclaimed bands have entertained audiences during this summer concert tradition.

About Bank of the West
Bank of the West is a regional financial services company headquartered in San Francisco with $83.8 billion in assets as of December 31, 2016. Founded in 1874, Bank of the West provides a wide range of personal, commercial, wealth management and international banking services through more than 600 branches and offices in 23 states and digital channels. Bank of the West is a subsidiary of BNP Paribas, which has a presence in 75 countries with more than 189,000 employees.

Media contacts:

Kevin Schuster, Event Management
Email: kschuster@lukaspartners.com
Cell: 402-917-6001

Anita Fox, Bank of the West
Email: Anita.Fox@BankoftheWest.com
Cell: 415-432-3514

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