Next Main Stage Concert:

Winfield Winners

Winfield Winners
Friday, September 26, 7:30 p.m.

LAFTA showcases the talents of four contest winners from the annual Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Kansas: Lincolnites John and Jason Shaw on fiddle and guitar, Missouri's Bruce Graybill on mandolin, and 2013 guitar flatpicking champion Allen Shadd of South Carolina. Be prepared for some serious pickin'. Opening will be the Prairie Creek Ramblers, a group of young musicians from Lincoln's Blue Raven Music Studios.

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You can purchase tickets for main stage concerts on-line with your credit card via PayPal. Tickets will be available at the door the night of the show, but get your tickets early because we sometimes sell out and have to turn people away.

Next House Concert:

Shady Rill

Shady Rill
Saturday, October 18, 7:30 pm
5109 Foxglove Circle, Lincoln

Vermont-based Tom MacKenzie and Patti Casey make up Shady Rill. Everything from French Canadian dance tunes, to Tin Pan Alley, to Old Time Country, to their own impressive originals is likely to be on the musical menu. Great harmonies and wonderful instrumentation are the hallmark of these two much traveled musicians. They will charm any audience with their Banjo, Guitar, Hammered Dulcimer, Flute, Keyboard, Ukulele, seated clogging, and fine humor.


LAFTA Lincoln Association for Traditional Arts is a non-profit membership organization whose mission is to preserve and promote folk and traditional music, dance, and related arts in the Lincoln, Nebraska area. LAFTA presents the finest folk and acoustic musicians in annual Main Stage and House Concert series and provides support for monthly Contra Dances.

Read more about LAFTA and check out our newsletters. The latest newsletter is from April 2014.

View the list of artists coming for our 2014-15 season and buy tickets online. Discounted season tickets are also available! Download the season ticket order form.

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Most LAFTA Main Stage events take place at the The 7th Street Loft, 504 South 7th Street, on the 3rd floor of The Bridge. House Concerts take place at 4615 Sugar Creek Ct or 5109 Foxglove Circle in Lincoln. Backyard Concerts are held at Wooly's Big Back Yard, 6115 Huntington Ave. Follow the Locations link above for maps and directions.

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