Give to Lincoln Day – May 30, 2024

Give to Lincoln Day 2024 will be held on Thursday, May 30th, but you can make donations online beginning on May 1. This is your chance to provide LAFTA with additional funds to further our mission of bringing you the finest folk and traditional music. Your Give to Lincoln Day gift goes farther than a direct donation; Lincoln Community Foundation has $650,000 available to match your donations! Clicking on the graphic to the left takes you directly to LAFTA’s page on the secure Give to Lincoln Day website, where you can make a donation to LAFTA using your credit card or your Paypal account. You will receive an automated tax receipt e-mail acknowledging your donation. LAFTA would like to thank all of you who donate this year and in past years! 

Lincoln Association for the Traditional Arts (LAFTA) is a non-profit organization that promotes and presents folk and traditional music and dance in Lincoln, Nebraska. LAFTA presents the finest touring and local folk and acoustic musicians in an annual Main Stage concert series and provides support for monthly Contra Dances.

LAFTA Main Stage concerts and Contra Dances are presented at the 7th Street Loft, located on the third floor at 504 South 7th Street in the Lincoln Haymarket District.

Next LAFTA Concert

LAFTA Annual Meeting and Potluck with High Lonesome Bluegrass Band

Sunday, June 30th, 2024 at 5:00 PM | Wooly’s Big Back Yard

Join LAFTA for a backyard potluck with music by the young Colorado bluegrass band High Lonesome.

Combining a pleasing mashup of mandolin, dobro, fiddle, guitar, and bass, High Lonesome seeks to put a new spin on good old hard-driving bluegrass by way of tight three-part harmonies, melodic original material, and an expansive reach that takes in music from various realms, including jazz and jam influences as well as traditional bluegrass. This year High Lonesome was named in Denver, Colorado Westword’s – “Ten of the Top Colorado Bluegrass Bands” list along with some of their musical influences Infamous Stringdusters and Hot Rize. With the momentum of Colorado Front Range sellout shows this past year, High Lonesome will be touring the west and east coasts as well as releasing their long anticipated debut album.

Join us in Wooly’s Big Back Yard, 6115 Huntington Ave in Lincoln. Potluck begins at 5:00 pm with music between 6:00 and 8:00 pm. LAFTA will hold a brief membership meeting during the break between sets. Suggested donation: $10 – $15. All are welcome to attend.