Next Main Stage Concert:
Sustaining the Roots Music Collectives in Nebraska: An evening with Prairie Dog Music and Sower Records
Saturday, May 21, 7:30 p.m.
Prairie Dog Music is an independent music label featuring country blues, American folk and bluegrass, and other forms of traditional music. Sower Records is a collection of artists steeped in the styles of American roots music, a combination of the old and new—influenced as much by old-time and bluegrass music as they are by rock, jazz and country. The LAFTA 2015-16 season finale will feature Prairie Dog artists Steve Hanson, Jim Pipher, Steve Blazek, Chris Sayre, Mike Mattison, Ed Harvey, and Sam Packard. The Bottle Tops, Jack Hotel, and Andrea Von Kampen will perform from Sower Records.
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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 Back Yard Concert:
Michael Reno Harrell
Saturday, June 18, 2016, 6:00 pm
6115 Huntington Ave, Lincoln NE
Michael Reno Harrell is an award winning songwriter as well as a veteran storyteller and entertainer, and he's from the South… the Southern Appalachian Mountains to hone it a bit finer. His original songs and stories have been described as "Appalachian grit and wit" but, as his writing shows, Michael's awareness is much broader than the bounds of his boyhood home or even the Southern Experience. Having toured throughout the British Isles and much of Europe, as well as most of the US, the songs he writes and the stories he creates reflect an insight into people's experiences that catch the ear like an old friend's voice. Whether the story is in song or narrative, Michael will draw you in and entertain you, all the while making you feel right at home.
The event will start with a pot luck dinner at 6PM, LAFTA annual member meeting at 7pm, followed by the music at 7:30 PM. This is an alcohol/drug-free event. Soft drinks will be offered at no charge. Bring your favorite lawn chair (some chairs are provided). Suggested artist donation $10, $5 for students and children under 12 free.
||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 January 2016.
View the list of artists coming for our 2015-16 season and buy tickets online.
High quality music in an intimate setting.
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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 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.
Information, opportunities, and support network for local musicians, folk artists, and fans of traditional arts.
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