January 17th, 2017 was a remarkable day for many families across Omaha. The day began with news of a snow day and endless celebration. However, this so called snow day lacked any snow at all, which enabled everyone with tickets to The Lumineers concert to enjoy the relaxing day while also still making it out to attend the concert.
People of all ages piled into the CentryLink Center; young adults, parents and children, grandparents, but a majority being teens. While anxious fans awaited the arrival of The Lumineers, people enjoyed popcorn, fries, smoothies and many other foods available. In addition, they enjoyed the opening bands which provided various new songs and styles of performance. Finally, The Lumineers came on stage to "The Chain" by Fleetwood Mac, perfectly fitting to the start of an unforgettable night.
The first part of the concert was performed on the main stage, followed by a transfer to a stage in the center of the crowd where something amazing happened. Wesley Schultz, the lead singer, gave a heartfelt explanation to why he wrote the song "Charlie Boy" that he then proceeded to play. The audience was moved by the story of a member of his family that joined the army after hearing John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Address. The fans responded by lighting up their phones and singing along to the song.