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 2017-18 Main Stage Concert Season

LAFTA's Main Stage Concerts for 2017-2018 will be held at the 7th Street Loft.

Saturday, January 6, 2018 - Jeff Scroggins and Colorado
Due to scheduling issues, Jeff Scroggins and Colorado have canceled this LAFTA concert date. The replacement concert will feature the band's lead guitarist and vocalist:

Saturday, January 6, 2018 - Greg Blake and Friends
7th Street Loft, 7:30 PM
You'll hear it in his voice immediately ... the original strain of Appalachian mountain music that lies at the heart of all great modern bluegrass and country. Greg Blake grew up in the mountains of southwest West Virginia, and when he sings, you can hear a voice that connects to the great old generations of mountain singers, invested with a rich twang and rumbling drawl, and the kind of eerily powerful high tenor cry that first inspired the 'high, lonesome sound.' Greg has been lead guitarist with Jeff Scroggins and Colorado and played with many other bluegrass bands and musicians. Greg will be joined by Todd Davis on banjo, Brian McCarty on mandolin, and Grant Cochran on bass for this exciting show.    Tickets   

Friday, March 2, 2018 - Paddywhack with Dan Newton   7th Street Loft, 7:30 PM
When they first started to play over 30 years ago, Paddywhack was the only group in the state of Nebraska playing Celtic music. You could walk into one of several pubs in downtown Lincoln almost any weekend and find Terry Keefe, Dan Newton, and Dave Marsh performing live. Now, whether you come to reminisce or to enjoy their unique blend of harmonies and instruments for the first time, you are guaranteed to have a great time at this reunion show. "   Tickets 

Saturday, March 24, 2018 - Sam Packard and Steve Hanson   7th Street Loft, 7:30 PM
Fiddle and banjo together is about as traditional as it gets in American acoustic music. We've asked local talents Sam Packard and Steve Hanson to showcase these instruments and the music they can make together, along with special guests on other instruments. Join us for an evening of homegrown music!    Tickets   

Friday, April 13, 2018 - The Chapin Sisters   7th Street Loft, 7:30 PM
Lily and Abigail Chapin are singers and songwriters known for pristine harmonies and haunting melodies. Though compared to sister acts of old Appalachian family groups, their original songs and arrangements have a contemporary feel. Daughters of Tom Chapin and nieces of the late Harry Chapin, they’ve built their own eclectic repertoire of Everly Brothers covers, country and rock-infused commentaries on the vagaries of life, and contemporary protest songs. Their LAFTA concert in 2015 drew a packed house, none of whom were disappointed.    Tickets   

Saturday, May 19, 2018 - Michael Reno Harrell   7th Street Loft, 7:30 PM
Michael Reno Harrell is an award-winning songwriter, veteran storyteller, and entertainer from the Southern Appalachian Mountains. Michael has been performing for more than 50 years, entertaining audiences across the U.S. and Europe. His combination of music and storytelling are based in experience, sometimes downright funny, sometimes a bit scary, but always entertaining. One could compare Michael's performances to his granddaddy's pocket knife: well-worn and familiar-feeling, but razor sharp and with a point. Harrell's deep soothing voice will carry you through a journey filled with family, lovers, moonshiners, and dreamers.    Tickets   

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Friday, September 29, 2017 - Jalan Crossland   7th Street Loft, 7:30 PM
Come help LAFTA kick off the new season with the pride of Ten Sleep, Wyoming. Jalan Crossland is sure to please if you like your traditional music with a little more “hair” on it. His songs paint vivid 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 dollop of rock-n-roll, delivered with high energy and good humor. And there is sure to be a trailer park fire somewhere along the way.   

Friday, October 20, 2017 - Dave Nachmanoff   7th Street Loft, 7:30 PM
“Singer-Philosopher” Dave Nachmanoff is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter who holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of California. He has collaborated and toured with Al Stewart for the past 15 years and shared the stage with Alison Krauss, Cheryl Wheeler, Firefall, and John Wesley Harding (among many others) around the world. A dozen solo albums and countless tours have also earned him songwriting awards and plaudits. Nachmanoff seems to carry his own electricity with him. Not in a jar but in his guitar, voice and stage personality. The lights burn a bit brighter when he is on stage. Come share the light with us!   

Saturday, December 2, 2017 - The Honey Dewdrops    7th Street Loft, 7:30 PM
Since winning a Prairie Home Companion talent show for twenty-something troubadors, the duo of Laura Wortman and Kagey Parrish—The Honey Dewdrops—have established themselves among the top Americana songwriters and musicians. Their music includes hand-crafted folk songs, Appalachian fiddle tunes, and a cappella spirituals. Heralded as "authentic" and "genuine," their music is also fresh and newly imagined. On stage they blend two voices in gorgeous harmonies, combine guitar and banjo in thrilling arrangements, and show off some remarkably insightful, honest writing.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 (flyer)
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 (flyer)
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 (flyer)
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

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

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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