KZUM has been proud to bring Lincoln diverse and progressive events like the long-running Stransky Park Concert Series and our summer workshop series, Garden Talks & Nature Walks, featuring hosts Bob & Bertine from our on-air program, “How’s it Growin’?”, our annual KZUM Birthday Bash, Jerry Garcia Bash, and Blues Blowout events which support numerous Nebraska musicians.
We cherish our supportive partnerships with businesses and organizations to produce these events each year. As well as being a sponsor ourselves promoting and collaborating with festivals like Jazz in June,
The Zoo Bar’s Zoo Fest, Star City Pride, LES’s Sustainable Living, Lincoln Calling and so many more.
These events are crucial to our efforts in showcasing what Lincoln has to offer for those that live here, and those “just passing through”.
Discover one-of-a-kind event sponsorships, as well as how you can sustain your community radio station, KZUM, throughout the year by becoming an underwriter or through major giving. We look forward to seeing what we can do together!
KZUM SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
Celebrating 16 years in 2019, and produced by the station since 2013, KZUM’s Summer Concert Series at Stransky Park showcases the diverse variety of music you’ve grown accustomed to hearing on-air. Each season we bring our guests live music, interactive art projects for all ages, and food from some of Lincoln’s most beloved food trucks!
This year we look to bring on and highlight one Lincoln nonprofit organization each week for attendees to get to know about the resources they have to offer. Community support makes these concerts possible. As a sponsor, you preserve the history and operations of a well-respected and established event, while highlighting your business and services to the 500+ concertgoers each and every week.
KZUM’s Summer Concert Series is held at Stransky Park every Thursday at 7pm, from May 23rd until August 8th. Located off of 17th and Harrison Ave, in the Irvingdale Neighborhood.
NEBRASKA EXPOSED UNOFFICIAL SXSW SHOWCASE
We are excited to again present Nebraska Exposed, a showcase featuring Nebraska musicians, in Austin, Texas during its annual SXSW festival! This year we are partnering with Kansas City’s Midwest Music Foundation and producing Nebraska Exposed at their annual showcase, “Midcoast Takeover”. We will be front and center along with several artists and station volunteers in an effort to highlight the world class talent that Nebraska has to offer. This gives us exposure to not only festival goers and travelers, but a large collection of artists, booking agents, record labels and supporting agencies from across the globe. Our goal as a station is to gain listeners, attract world class musicians for on air performances and bring unique and meaningful music to our listeners. This convention gives KZUM an opportunity to support our local music scene and you to grow your visibility and customer base.
Awarded a Keeping the Blues Alive Award in 2016 by The International Blues Foundation, the station continues to be Nebraska’s home for the blues by partnering with the legendary Zoo Bar, to produce an annual blues concert. This is held in conjunction with the station’s annual on-air event, Blues Blowout Weekend, where for 84 consecutive hours during Labor Day weekend KZUM airs nothing but the blues. The concert aims to support the genre’s many styles. Delta to Hokum, Chicago to Memphis, our annual Blues Blowout concert features the many tastes our community loves to devour.