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Community coverage through the eyes and ears of KZUM staff and volunteers.



1867, Panic Bar Among Local Venues Celebrating National Coming Out Day

1867, Panic Bar Among Local Venues Celebrating National Coming Out Day

Today marks National Coming Out Day, an event that started in 1988 to commemorate the March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights.

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October 11th, 2017

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Photos: First Friday 10.6.17

Photos: First Friday 10.6.17

Photos by Hailey Krueger Oct. 10, 2017 Check out sights from the city’s First Friday arts events on Oct. 6, 2017. View photos via KZUM’s flickr.

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October 10th, 2017

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Rock for Respect Friday at The Bay To Benefit Voices Of Hope

Rock for Respect Friday at The Bay To Benefit Voices Of Hope

The Bay will host Rock for Respect on Friday, featuring four local bands performing a benefit concert for Voices of Hope.

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October 5th, 2017

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Saturday’s Queerfest Looks to Expand LGBTQ+ Community

Saturday’s Queerfest Looks to Expand LGBTQ+ Community

This Saturday, The Bay hosts Queerfest—an event to showcase, celebrate and empower local queer artists of all ages through music, slam poetry an more.

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October 5th, 2017

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Sunday’s Fall for Pride To Celebrate Inclusivity with Free Music, Food and More

Sunday’s Fall for Pride To Celebrate Inclusivity with Free Music, Food and More

Lincoln’s Common Root Mutual Aid Center will host Fall for Pride 2017 from 1 to 5 p.m. this Sunday at the Auld Pavilion at Antelope Park.

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October 4th, 2017

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DIO Fest: Four Days of Sharing Knowledge, Skills and Music

DIO Fest: Four Days of Sharing Knowledge, Skills and Music

This weekend The Bay was home to Lincoln’s third -and largest yet- “Do-It-Ourselves Festival”, (DIO) which saw 30 workshops, 6 panels and 50 musical acts across four days and multiple stages.

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September 21st, 2017

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Harvey Benefit At Bourbon Theatre Sunday to Feature Ten Local Performers

Harvey Benefit At Bourbon Theatre Sunday to Feature Ten Local Performers

The Bourbon Theatre will host a benefit show on Sunday to raise money for victims of Hurricane Harvey. The doors open at 5 p.m. and the show will begin at 6 p.m. Artists performing include Wendy & The Lost Boys, The Rewind, Josh Stephens, After Arizona and The Hanyaks, along

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September 8th, 2017

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First Friday Events: September 1

First Friday Events: September 1

September's First Friday this week boasts a great offering of galleries, live music and more to do. Here's a schedule of some of the happenings.

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August 31st, 2017

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KZUM Photo Coverage

First Friday 10.7.16

The monthly First Friday art walk brought hundreds of art fans to galleries across Lincoln on Oct. 7, 2016.

Photos by Cameron O’Brien


View the full photo album on KZUM’s Flickr.

Beer Nebraska 9.24.16

Beer Nebraska, a benefit for Hear Nebraska at Zipline Brewing Co., feature unique local brews and performances by Columbia vs. Challenger, Cursive, Better Friend, Universe Contest and Criteria.

Photos by Shannon Claire


View the full photo album on KZUM’s Flickr.

Lincoln Arts Festival 9.24.16 & 9.25.16

The Lincoln Arts Festival featured two days of visual art at Southpointe Pavilions on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, and Friday, Sept. 25, 2016, presented by the Lincoln Arts Council.

Photos by Cameron O’Brien


View the full photo album on KZUM’s Flickr.

Lincoln Children’s Museum Adult Takeover 9.16.16

The Lincoln Children’s Museum’s annual Adult Takeover fundraiser welcomed those 18 and over to the museum for oversized games, drinks and DJ sets by KZUM’s own $pencelove and MIZ B.

Photos by Jacoby Vann


View the full photo album on KZUM’s Flickr.

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Upcoming Community Events

17
Oct
2017
The Sextones

The Sextones

10:00 pm
Duffy's Tavern

With $1 beers. Doors at 9 pm, 21+

Tuesday
17
Oct
2017
Snow Tha Product

Snow Tha Product

08:00 pm
The Bourbon Theatre

Tuesday
17
Oct
2017
Tuesday Night Karaoke

Tuesday Night Karaoke

09:00 pm
Bodega's Alley

DJ Cool J helps you rock the house every Tuesday night with karaoke at Bodega’s Alley! The fun starts at 9:00pm! 21+ No Cover Bar special: 2$ Tallboys

Tuesday
18
Oct
2017
Pints and Punchlines

Pints and Punchlines

09:00 pm
1867 Bar

Join local brewery Code Beer Co. and 1867 Bar for a showcase of local brews and comedy! Live stand up comedy starts at 9:00pm. Doors open at 8:00 pm. 10$ ...

Wednesday
18
Oct
2017
Pete’s Bday Bash!

Pete’s Bday Bash!

06:00 pm
The Zoo Bar

Wednesday
19
Oct
2017
Druids

Druids

09:00 pm
Duffy's Tavern

w/ Primal Waters and Halfwit. 21+

Thursday
20
Oct
2017
Daydream JD

Daydream JD

07:00 pm
The Bay

ft. Yellow After Rain

Friday
20
Oct
2017
Old 97’s

Old 97’s

09:00 pm
The Bourbon Theatre

w/ Lilly Hiatt

Friday
20
Oct
2017
No Coast Criminals // Psycho 78′

No Coast Criminals // Psycho 78′

08:00 pm
1867 Bar

Join two high-powered bands at 1867 Bar for a show that’s guaranteed to be party time all the time. No Coast Criminals from Independence, Iowa. Psycho ...

Friday
20
Oct
2017
McKenzie JaLynn Band at Gray’s Keg Saloon

McKenzie JaLynn Band at Gray’s Keg Saloon

09:00 pm
Gray's Keg Saloon

Local country musician McKenzie JaLynn and her band will be at Gray’s Keg Saloon. The Nashville-recorded singer will be at Gray’s Keg Saloon playing

Friday
20
Oct
2017
Time Burners at Crescent Moon

Time Burners at Crescent Moon

08:00 pm
Crescent Moon Coffee

Welcome husband and wife Americana-styled duo the Time Burners to Crescent Moon coffee on Friday night, October 20th. Show starts at 8:00 p.m. No Cover Charge ...

Friday
20
Oct
2017
Toronzo Cannon at Zoo Bar

Toronzo Cannon at Zoo Bar

05:00 pm
The Zoo Bar

Friday
21
Oct
2017
The Rewind

The Rewind

08:00 pm
The Bay

Casting Shadows CD Release Party

Saturday
21
Oct
2017
KHARI The Duo // Chris Topher // M Shah

KHARI The Duo // Chris Topher // M Shah

08:00 pm
1867 Bar

Saturday, October 21st brings a local hip-hop showcase to 1867 Bar. This event is 21+ with a 5$ cover charge. Show starts at 8:00pm KHARI The Duo: hip-hop and ...

Saturday
21
Oct
2017
Chris Meck and the Guilty Birds at Zoo Bar

Chris Meck and the Guilty Birds at Zoo Bar

09:00 pm
The Zoo Bar

Saturday
22
Oct
2017
Old Cheney Farmers’ Market

Old Cheney Farmers’ Market

10:00 am - 02:00 pm
Old Cheney Center

Sunday
22
Oct
2017
Lettuce

Lettuce

09:00 pm
The Bourbon Theatre

w/ RDGLDGRN

Sunday
23
Oct
2017
Poetry Open Mic Night

Poetry Open Mic Night

07:00 pm
Crescent Moon Coffee

Head down to Crescent Moon Coffee to see their weekly poetry open mic night. Starting at 7:00 p.m., each open mic night features a Q&A and reading from a ...

Monday
27
Oct
2017
Halloween Cover Show

Halloween Cover Show

08:00 pm
1867 Bar

1867’s Annual Halloween Cover Show returns for 2017! Catch four favorite local bands covering emo and rock and roll all night long, the Friday before ...

Friday
27
Oct
2017
Trexler Band

Trexler Band

09:00 pm
Gray's Keg Saloon

Hard rock country locals, Trexler, will be playing Gray’s Keg Saloon on Friday, October 27th. Arthur Trexler and his band have been playing rock-inspired ...

Friday
27
Oct
2017
Ezra with Traffic Death (Early Show)

Ezra with Traffic Death (Early Show)

08:00 pm
Duffy's Tavern

Friday
28
Oct
2017
Gogol Borello, Lucky Chops

Gogol Borello, Lucky Chops

07:00 pm
The Bourbon Theatre

Saturday
28
Oct
2017
The Ambulanters

The Ambulanters

07:00 pm
The Bay

w/ Jacob James Wilton and Histrionic

Saturday
28
Oct
2017
Hyddin’s Halloween at Bodega’s Alley

Hyddin’s Halloween at Bodega’s Alley

10:00 pm
Bodega's Alley

Eerie electronic artist Hyddin comes to Bodega’s Alley Saturday, October 28th to frighten and entertain. Show starts at 10:00pm 21+/ No Cover More ...

Saturday
28
Oct
2017
Let’s Get Sheet Faced

Let’s Get Sheet Faced

09:00 pm
Gray's Keg Saloon

Gray’s Keg Saloon hosts their “Let’s Get Sheet Faced” Halloween Party on Satuday, October 28th. Join three local bands: Haus of Chains, ...

Saturday
29
Oct
2017
Old Cheney Farmers’ Market

Old Cheney Farmers’ Market

10:00 am - 02:00 pm
Old Cheney Center

Sunday
01
Nov
2017
Michael Charles at The Zoo Bar

Michael Charles at The Zoo Bar

06:00 pm
The Zoo Bar

Wednesday
02
Nov
2017
Local Music Showcase

Local Music Showcase

08:00 pm
Gray's Keg Saloon

w/ Frailin’ Hearts and DND.

Thursday
03
Nov
2017
November First Friday

November First Friday

05:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Come explore downtown and all parts of Lincoln by finding First Friday art and music events! The First Friday art walk starts in the Haymarket at 5:00 p.m. with

Friday
03
Nov
2017
Getting Busy with James Lindsey

Getting Busy with James Lindsey

09:00 pm
Bourbon Theatre

Friday
03
Nov
2017
Lil Ed & the Blues Imperials at Zoo Bar

Lil Ed & the Blues Imperials at Zoo Bar

09:30 pm
The Zoo Bar

Friday
03
Nov
2017
Normal Blvd

Normal Blvd

09:00 pm
Gray's Keg Saloon

Friday
04
Nov
2017
The Toppings w/ Risky Clique and Pure Brown

The Toppings w/ Risky Clique and Pure Brown

09:00 pm
1867 Bar

The Toppings is a Nebraska native band regaining speed after some recording projects. Their sound is funky, fun and soulful. Join them with openers Risky Clique

Saturday
04
Nov
2017
Lil Ed & the Blues Imperials at Zoo Bar

Lil Ed & the Blues Imperials at Zoo Bar

09:30 pm
The Zoo Bar

Saturday
04
Nov
2017
Come Together

Come Together

Gray's Keg Saloon

Beatles Tribute

Saturday