Next Main Stage Concert:

Finnders and Youngberg

Finnders & Youngberg
Saturday, May 23, 7:30 p.m.

Finnders & Youngberg proudly swim in the deep currents of American musicóclassic bluegrass, tried-and-true honky tonk, country swing and skillfully spun folk tales, all delivered with some of the finest musicianship Colorado has to offer. The group includes Mike Finders (two-time Merlefest songwriting competition winner) on guitar, Lincoln native Aaron Youngberg on banjo and pedal steel, Erin Youngberg on bass, Rich Zimmerman on mandolin, and Ryan Drickey (a winner of the Rockygrass Fiddle contest). Come see why this is group is a LAFTA crowd favorite.

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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 Backyard Concert:

Jalan Crossland

Jalan Crossland
Monday, May 25, 5:00 pm
6115 Huntington Avenue, Lincoln

Jalan Crossland, the "trailerpark troubadour", returns with his band for a Memorial Day backyard show in Wooly's Big Back Yard. Jalan's great pickin' spices up his vivid and humorous portraits of colorful characters that dot the landscape in the small towns and backcountry of the 21st century American West. His sound draws on old-time country and bluegrass spiced up with a good dollup of rock-n-roll, delivered with high energy and good humor. The festivities begin at 5:00 pm with a potluck dinner, and local band Cattywhompass Bluegrass will perform at 5:30, followed by Jalan and his band at 6:30. This is a family-friendly, alcohol/drug-free event with soft drinks provided at no charge. Suggested artist donation $10-$15, children under 12 free. Bring your favorite lawn chair (some chairs are provided). In case of rain, the event will be held at Fourth Presbyterian Church, 5200 Francis Street (just east of University Place Park).


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.  

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View the list of artists coming for our 2014-15 season and buy tickets online.

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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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