MILLIGAN, Neb. -- Milligan is gearing up for its biggest event of the year, the Milligan June Jubilee.

Of a town of just a little over 200 people, it brings in nearly 2,000 people from all across the state, even from around the Mid-West.

“Any given time, 180 people," Eric Johnson said. "So you figure, as much as 2,000 plus on a Friday night right away. It’s enough.”

Johnson, Vice President of the Milligan Community Club, said some people have even came up from Texas before. 

“We’ve actually had a couple with the last name of Milligan which is an ironic deal. They travel clear down from Texas to come all the way up here,” said Johnson. “Just to be a part of it, saying that they were here.”

The event features a concert with the likes of Collin Raye, Ricochet, and Casey Chesnutt. 

“Collin Raye came up top of the list,” said Johnson. “Collin Raye has not been in and around Nebraska for quite some time and we are very lucky to have him available for June Jubilee.”

When it comes to hosting a huge festival in a small town like Milligan, Johnson said the residents are up to the task to make it a special weekend. 

“When they say it takes a village, it does. For us here, we literally push all the chips in each and every year,” said Johnson. “When you get a community like this and a handful of committee members, a lot of good work can happen.” 

The gates open at 5 p.m. Friday with events all throughout the weekend.