Unless otherwise noted, all shows start at 7:30 pm and take place at The 7th Street Loft

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Standard* Ticket Prices
LAFTA Member - $16
Non-member - $20
Student with ID - $10
Children under 12 - $1

* unless otherwise stated

LAFTA 2019-2020 Main Stage Concert Season

LAFTA's Main Stage Concerts for 2019-2020 will be held at the 7th Street Loft.

Saturday, November 9, 2019 - The Mark Lavengood Band    7th Street Loft, 7:30 PM
Mark Lavengood is a multi-instrumentalist from Michigan who specializes in Dobro and steel guitar. A veteran of the festival circuit and former member of Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellys, his creative output consists of vocal and instrumental originals, traditionals, and cover songs that span multiple musical genres and make use of a rotating menu of different instruments and sounds. He's shared the stage with the likes of The Infamous Stringdusters, Billy Strings, Greensky Bluegrass and Trout Steak Revival. This show promises an upbeat, toe-tapping evening for everyone!    Tickets   

Saturday, January 11, 2020 - Andrea Von Kampen   7th Street Loft, 7:30 PM
Lincoln’s own Andrea von Kampen has been looming larger and larger on the regional and national musical radar, so we felt it would be a good time to bring her to the main stage. If you haven’t caught one of Andrea’s shows in the area you’re in for a treat. Her vocal range and guitar accompaniment complement her songwriting perfectly. She has recorded three albums (EPs Desdemona and Another Day, and full-length CD Old Country). Andrea will be joined by Jessica Hanson on violin and Stephen Cantarero on bass.    Tickets   

Saturday, February 15, 2020 - FY5 (formerly Finnders & Youngberg)   7th Street Loft, 7:30 PM
FY5 are pioneering a new American roots music based in the fertile ground of Colorado. Bluegrass harmonies, crisp as a mountain stream, meld with virtuosic picking and fiddling and the kind of honest acknowledgment of the tough realities of life that's best found in traditional honky-tonk. “"We're proud to have come from the traditional folk and bluegrass school," says bandleader Mike Finders, "yet we put all that aside and do our best to build the songs honestly, creatively, with no predetermined agenda to play this or that kind of music." Aaron Youngberg (banjo and pedal steel), Erin Youngberg (vocals and bass), Rich Zimmerman (mandolin), and Ryan Drickey (fiddle) round out this exciting quintet.    Tickets 

Saturday, March 28, 2020 - Moors & McCumber
7th Street Loft, 7:30 PM
James Moors and Kort McCumber are a duo that synthesizes a wide palette of musical styles and genres--70s pop, bluegrass, country, Irish, and American folk, among others--into a coherent and unique sound. Likewise, they utilize several different instruments to add to the variety in their songs. These include guitar, banjo, mandolin, cello, fiddle, and bouzouki. On top of all this are layered solid songwriting and excellent vocal harmonies. This level of instrumental ability and singing/songwriting together is a rare find! They have seven albums to date so have a large body of original material to draw from for their shows.    Tickets   

Saturday, April 18, 2020 - Matt & Shannon Heaton   7th Street Loft, 7:30 PM
Matt and Shannon Heaton have become a mainstay of the LAFTA stage due to their warmth and virtuosity. Although they hail from a Celtic background, they have each spent considerable amounts of time steeping themselves in a very diverse mix of other musical traditions. They have a fine repertoire of original songs in addition to a solid command of Celtic traditional tunes. They seamlessly blend a variety of different instruments (guitar, accordion, Irish flute, bouzouki) into their musical presentations.    Tickets   

Saturday, May 16, 2020 - Joe Crookston   7th Street Loft, 7:30 PM
LAFTA favorite Joe Crookston is a songwriter, singer, guitarist, painter, fiddler, banjo player, eco-village member and believer in all things possible. Joe lives in Ithaca NY and tours regularly in the US, Ireland, and Canada. In his songs he is plumbing for lyrical gold, like some kind of social archeologist. His story songs are universal, his rhythm infectious, and in concert he is funny one moment and transcendent the next. Whether he's picking his 48 Gibson, weaving through lap slide tunes or looping his fiddle, he will draw you in.    Tickets   

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Friday, September 6, 2019 - Victor and Penny and the Loose Change Orchestra   7th Street Loft, 7:30 PM
You're invited to close down the summer and kick off the 2019-20 season with Victor and Penny and the Loose Change Orchestra. These skilled musicians from Kansas City feature a unique "antique pop" sound featuring prohibition-era jazz and popular songs leavened with their own original compositions in the same style. A fiery ukulele and a red-hot jazz guitar put the jump, the dance, and the roll in early twentieth century rock and roll. The vocal duo of "Victor" (Jeff Fraling, guitar) and "Penny" (Erin McGrane, ukulele) are supported by James Isaac (clarinet) and Rick Willoughby (bass).    Tickets   

Friday, October 11, 2019 - The Vogts Sisters   7th Street Loft, 7:30 PM
The Vogts Sisters are emerging artists who have gained widespread recognition in their native Kansas and surrounding states, touching the hearts of audiences everywhere with their enchanting harmonies and poignant, beautifully written songs. The two sisters have played festivals, theaters, and coffee houses and have garnered numerous awards in regional and national songwriting competitions, including First Place Winners in the 2015 Ozark Folk Festival Singer-Songwriter Competition. Praised for their graceful, authentic, yet vulnerable performances, the Vogts Sisters remain humble, possessing a highly developed sense of who they are and what they represent.    Tickets   

================ Previous Seasons ================

2018-19
September 2018 - Brad Colerick
October 2018 - The Blue Canyon Boys
November 2018 - John Gorka
January 2019 - The Barefoot Movement
February 2019 - Bettman and Halpin
March 2019 - Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas
April 2019 - Diana Jones
May 2019 - Jacob Johnson

2017-18
September 2017 - Jalan Crossland
October 2017 - Dave Nachmanoff
December 2017 - The Honey Dewdrops
January 2018 - Greg Blake and Friends
March 2018 - Paddywhack with Dan Newton
March 2018 - Sam Packard and Steve Hanson
April 2018 - The Chapin Sisters
May 2018 - Michael Reno Harrell

2016-17
September 2016 - Victor and Penny and the Loose Change Orchestra
October 2016 - Garnet Rogers
November 2016 - Joe Crookston
December 2016 - Harpeth Rising
January 2017 - Jeff Black
February 2017 - Mollie O'Brien and Rich Moore
March 2017 - Bill Staines
April 2017 - FY5 (Finnders & Youngberg)
May 2017 - The Vogts Sisters

2015-16
September 2015 - Diana Jones
October 2015 - Claire Lynch Band
November 2015 - Bettman & Halpin
January 2016 - Ten Strings and a Goatskin
February 2016 - Robin & Linda Williams
March 2016 - Matt & Shannon Heaton
March 2016 - Jacob Johnson
April 2016 - John McCutcheon
May 2016 - Nebraska Roots Music Collectives

2014-15
September 2014 - Winfield Winners
October 2014 - Brad Colerick
November 2014 - Rita Hosking with Sean Feder
January 2015 - The Chapin Sisters
February 2015 - The Haunted Windchimes
March 2015 - Krista Detor
April 2015 - Notorious
May 2014 - Finnders and Youngberg

2013-14
September 2013 - Joe Crookston
October 2013 - The Honey Dewdrops
November 2013 - Nora Jane Struthers and The Party Line
January 2014 - Jalan Crossland
February 2014 - John McCutcheon
March 2014 - Alasdair Fraser & Cali McKasson
April 2014 - Paddywhack with Dan Newton
May 2014 - Lincoln Women's Showcase

2012-13
September 2012 - Sandy Creek Bluegrass
October 2012 - The Steel Wheels
November 2012 - Finnders and Youngberg
January 2013 - Diana Jones
March 2013 - Tracy Grammer
April 2013 - Matt & Shannon Heaton
May 2013 - Mountain Smoke
May 2013 - The Rain Dogs

2011-12
September 2011 - Winfield Winners
October 2011 - Eliza Gilkyson
November 2011 - The Greencards
December 2011 - Monroe Crossing
January 2012 - The Toasted Ponies
February 2012 - Neal & Leandra
March 2012 - Joe Crookston
April 2012 - Garnet Rogers
May 2012 - Prairie Dog Social

2010-11
September 2010 - Bluegrass Crusade
October 2010 - Tommy Sands
November 2010 - Marley's Ghost
January 2011 - Jalan Crossland
February 2011 - New Riverside Ramblers
March 2011 - Jeff Black
April 2011 - Catie Curtis

2009-10
September 2009 - Prairie Dog Social
October 2009 - Matt & Shannon Heaton
December 2009 - The Bobs
January 2010 - Lonesome Traveler
February 2010 - Driftwood Fire
March 2010 - Paddywhack with Dan Newton
April 2010 - Chris Smither

2008-09
September 2008 - Café Accordion Orchestra
October 2008 - Darden Smith
November 2008 - Monroe Crossing Band
January 2009 - Garnet Rogers
February 2009 - Neal and Leandra
March 2009 - Jalan Crossland Band
April 2009 - The Shaw Brothers with Steve Hanson

2007-08
September 2007 - Kusi Taki
October 2007 - Mike & Amy Finders
November 2007 - Marley's Ghost
December 2008 - Laurie McClain
January 2008 - Jeff Black Band
February 2008 - Jackie Tice
March 2008 - Diana Jones
March 2008 - Prairie Dog CD Release Party
April 2008 - Robin & Linda Williams

2006-07
September 2006 - Stacey Earle & Mark Stuart
October 2006 - Tracy Grammer
November 2006 - Bill Staines
January 2007 - Greg Brown
February 2007 - The Stringtown Castenets
March 2007 - Bluegrass Crusade
April 2007 - John McCutcheon

2005-06
September 2005 - Eliza Gilkyson
October 2005 - Bluegrass Patriots
November 2005 - The Waybacks
January 2006 - Jeff Black
February 2006 - Neal and Leandra
March 2006 - Paddywhack Reunion
April 2006 - Cliff Eberhardt
May 2006 - The Shaw Brothers

2004-05
September 2004 - Vance Gilbert
October 2004 - Richard Thompson
November 2004 - Catie Curtis
January 2005 - Greg Brown
February 2005 - Café Accordion Orchestra
March 2005 - Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum
April 2005 - Tom Russell with Andrew Hardin
May 2005 - Tennessee HeartStrings Band

2003-04
September 2003 - Doc Watson
(Collaboration with the Lied Center)
October 2003 - Laura Love Duo
November 2003 - Joel Mabus
January 2004 - Neal and Leandra
February 2004 - GrooveLily
March 2004 - Robin and Linda Williams and Their Fine Group
April 2004 - Cheryl Wheeler
May 2004 - Dave Moore

2002-03
September 2002 - Cosy Sheridan
October 2002 - John Hammond
November 2002 - Laura Love Duo
January 2003 - Ray Bonneville
February 2003 - Bluegrass Crusade
March 2003 - Cliff Eberhardt
April 2003 - Garnet Rogers
May 2003 - Kate Campbell

2001-02
September 2001 - John Prine and Iris DeMent
(Collaboration with the Lied Center)
October 2001 - Colcannon
November 2001 - Dana Robinson
January 2002 - Neal and Leandra
February 2002 - Songwriter's Sweatshop
February 2002 - Children's Concert 
March 2002 - Daddy Squeeze and the Doctor
April 2002 - Robin and Linda Williams
May 2002 - Buffalo Gals

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