On May 21 the Lincoln mask mandate was lifted, just over ten months after being put in effect last July. As local venues slowly reintegrate live music back into the Lincoln community, they are constantly reevaluating their health policies, and even more so with this major city-wide change.
The Mayhem Manifesto is a benefit concert held for KZUM on May 15, 2021. Photos by Jay Douglass available here.
It’s no secret that the outbreak of COVID-19 has taken a toll on the local music scene. Beloved venues have closed their doors, social distancing measures have limited audience engagement, and performers have had to deal with the loss of a crucial aspect of their lives. With no other choice, Lincoln musicians have spent the past 10 months applying their creativity to finding new ways to perform, rehearse, and interact with the community.
Like many organizations, we like to poll our team for some of the highlights of the year. CHECK BACK OFTEN to see if your favorite show or radio host has submitted a list.
Every year at KZUM, we dedicate Labor Day Weekend to celebrating the blues. Starting at 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 4, KZUM will feature 84 straight hours of the blues. You can see the schedule here.
"The band has hit the road in 2020 armed with new material that will first get road-tested, and get the studio treatment later this year. This material will undoubtedly be in line with what you’d expect from Yonder Mountain String Band: edgy and genre-defying music without boundaries."
Doll Skin is out touring for their new album, Love is Dead and we Killed Her. They played the show at the Bourbon on Tuesday, March 3 with Fame On Fire, Flashing Lights and Miss Taken.
On Sunday, March 1, Mobiüs played a show at The Storm Cellar. The Storm Cellar is a new venue in the location previously held by Night Owl Pub and hosts the weekly Basement Creators Network Stream.
Zipline Brewing hosts a Final Friday celebration. The Final Friday celebration for February featured A Ferocious Jungle Cat, food from Stur 22 and the debut of the DOPE! IPA.
Grammy Winner, Tanya Tucker, made a stop at The Bourbon Theatre on Tuesday Feb. 25. Tucker's most recent album, While I'm Livin', was produced by Brandi Carlile and Shooter Jennings.