WEEPING WATER – The Cattlemen’s Ball of Nebraska, a charity whose mission is to raise
money for cancer research through an annual fundraiser, today announced country singer-songwriter Ned LeDoux and Nebraska native Tommy O’Keeffe will join John Michael Montgomery as the musical acts for the 2022 event taking place at the Cass County Fairgrounds in Weeping Water, Neb., on Friday, June 3, and Saturday, June 4.

Country music star John Michael Montgomery will headline the event, as announced by Cattlemen’s Ball organizers in December. Montgomery will perform on Saturday evening.

Ned LeDoux

Following Montgomery’s concert, Cattlemen’s Ball attendees will enjoy an after-party performance by country singer-songwriter Ned LeDoux. LeDoux, son of the late country music artist Chris LeDoux, has released three albums and opened for names including Garth Brooks and Toby Keith in addition to headlining his own shows.

LeDoux says Ball attendees can expect a high-energy show that mixes his western roots with the rock and roll influences he acquired in his youth.

Tommy O’Keeffe, a country singer-songwriter from Hastings, Neb., will perform for ticketholders on
Friday night. O’Keeffe, who moved to Nashville in 2018, was nominated for “New Artist of the Year” at the 2022 Rocky Mountain Country Music awards through iHeart Radio. He has also co-written several songs for other artists that have amounted to more than two million streams.

Activity Announcements

In addition to announcing the concert line-up, Cattlemen’s Ball organizers note several additional
activity announcements:

Pick-up raffle: Raffle tickets to win a 2022 GMC Denali pick-up truck donated by Tom Dinsdale
Automotive are now available for purchase. The drawing will be held on Saturday, June 4.
Golf tournament: Registration for a four-person scramble at Quarry Oaks Golf Club in Ashland,
Neb., is now open. The tournament will be held on Friday, June 3.

Stampede 5K Fun Run/Walk: Registration for a 5k run/walk to be held on Friday, June 3, in
Weeping Water will soon be available.

Details on these activities can be found at cattlemensball.com.

Volunteers Needed

The money raised through Cattlemen’s Ball activities is used for cancer research at the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center in Omaha. Since the inaugural event in 1998, the Cattlemen’s Ball has raised more than $16 million to fund cancer research.

The hosts of this year’s Ball have set an informal goal to raise $2 million, which would be a record-breaking accomplishment. As a completely volunteer-run event, organizers are currently seeking people to make the event a success.

“From the Art Tent to the General Store, and from wine tastings to the set-up crew, we have a volunteer opportunity right for you,” said Mark Rathe, one of the event hosts. “Or, if you're unsure of where you'd best fit, we'll place you in a volunteer role based on need.”

To learn more about volunteering, visit cattlemensball.com/volunteers.

Purchase Tickets

Tickets to the event are on sale now and can be purchased at cattlemensball.com. 

While the event is open to all, there is a level of exclusivity. Ticket sales are capped at 1,500 for the two-day “Trail Boss” pass and 3,000 for the Saturday-only “Top Hand” pass.

“We expect this to be a sell-out event,” Rathe said. “So, we encourage anyone interested in attending the 2022 Cattlemen’s Ball to get their tickets now. We can’t wait to see everyone in Weeping Water in June!”

About The Cattlemen’s Ball

The Cattlemen’s Ball of Nebraska is a 501(c)(3) charity whose mission is to raise money for cancer
research through an annual fundraiser. The Cattlemen’s Ball event is held in a different location each year, giving Nebraska communities the opportunity to showcase their unique area of the state.

Ninety percent of the proceeds go to the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center in Omaha, Neb., and the remaining 10% is returned to the local community for health and wellness initiatives. The event also promotes beef, one of the state’s largest industries, as part of a healthy diet. The Cattlemen’s Ball has raised nearly $15 million since its inaugural event in 1998.

Tommy Okeeffe