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

Kittel & Co.

Friday, March 8th, 2024 at 7:30 PM | First Presbyterian Church

A collaboration with Arts for the Soul, this show takes place at First Presbyterian Church, 840 S. 17th St., Lincoln, and starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are available directly from Arts for the Soul.

The string ensemble Kittel & Co. fuse the esthetic and virtuosity of a classical string quartet with the melodies and rhythms of Celtic and bluegrass music. Led by Turtle Island String Quartet alum Jeremy Kittel on violin, the group includes mandolin phenom Josh Pinkham, genre-bending guitarist Quinn Bachand, bassist Jacob Warren and hammer-dulcimer wizard Simon Chrisman. You will delight in their shifting, interwoven melodies.