By Brittany Ward
Oct. 25, 2018

Happy (almost) Halloween! Unfortunately, Halloween falls on a Wednesday this year BUT there are plenty of events this weekend to celebrate early! Dressing up for not one, not two but three nights! So, find a costume (or several), grab your friends and get spooky and kooky this weekend!

*Costumes are not required but may result in some pretty cool prizes from your favorite bars*

Friday, October 26:

Hella-Ween 3

The Bourbon | 6 p.m.
1415 O St.
$10 Advance | $12 Day of | $2 Minor Fee

The tradition continues for another year! Last year’s show was hosted at the 1867 Bar where the band’s took on My Chemical Romance (Better Friend), Fall Out Boy (Mad Dog and the 20/20s), Nirvana (Salt Creek) and Jimi Hendrix (Cruz Control). Grab a ticket and check out who the band’s will be covering this year!

Mad Dog and the 20/20’s performing as PARAMORE

Things We Should Have Said (But We’ll Dance to Instead)

Salt Creek performing as THIRD EYE BLIND

Where Strangers Go

Better Friend performing as THE KILLERS

Just Turn Green

Jocko performing as RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE


Cruz Control performing as THE POLICE

Live at Southside Music Festival

Tickets Here

Dance Party!

O’Rourke’s Tavern | 9 p.m.
1329 O St.

October’s Dance Party features DJ duo, Spencelove and Kozmo. They will be bringing a wide variety of dance tunes from classic tracks to the newest bangers, as well as everything in between. In addition, Gretchen Larson will be lighting up the dance floor with her special blend of visuals. Leave your worries behind and dance. It’s good for the soul!

Halloween Emo Night

1867 Bar | 9 p.m.
101 N 14th St.
NO COVER | 21+

Come get sad with the saddest throwback jams of 2000’s pop punk.

Tissues will be provided.

Jams provided by

DJ Sad Boi

Costume contest at 10pm

Winner gets $100 gift certificate to 1867 Bar



Costume Contest

Bodega’s Alley | 9 p.m.

1418 O St.


1st $50 Bar Tab

2nd $25 Bar tab

3rd Random autographed merchandise

Mother Girth

At times: proggy. Occasionally: psychedelic. Always: heavy! Blending stoner metal, prog metal, psych rock, and spine crushing heaviness.

Pure Brown is Nebraska’s own video game band. Playing classic video game songs and original progressive rock. Their high-energy stage show and ever expanding repertoire of material make for an always engaging experience.

Darren Keen One Man Band God

Halloween Bash

Gray’s Keg Saloon | 9 p.m.

104 N 20th St.

NO COVER | 21+

The Midwest’s HOTTEST new rock cover band, Lucky Seven is back in Lincoln to kick-off a weekend of Halloween festivities @ Gray’s Keg Saloon – And will be joined by special guest Frank Prince on guitar!!

Throw on your creepiest costume for a spooky night of rock n roll!! Playing the best in 70’s to Today – Rock, Classic Rock, & Dance Rock hits!

*Costumes preferred but not required

Halloween Costume Contest

The Royal Grove | 10:30 p.m.
340 W. Cornhusker HWY

Party Pass Presents:

Halloween Costume Contest at The Royal Grave

Cash Prizes + Golden Ticket

Judging From 10:30pm-12am | Contest 12:30am

$5.00 w/ Student ID

Lady and the Vamp

Panic Bar | 10 p.m.
200 S 18th St.

Panic’s Halloween Week Kick-off Party!!

DannRon Presents: Lady and The Vamp!

The creepy, campy cast will deliver a Gothic and gory good time!

Experience a DannRon Presents show in the Panic Bar’s Vampire Conclave!

Also featuring special guest, Tayden Bundy! TJ will be there to discuss his new book, Beyond Lincoln: A History of Nebraska Hauntings.



Tia Pet



Johnni Punani

Scarlet LeRose Thorne

Ron Royer

and your emcee… Dan Huntley

Saturday, October 27th:


Duffy’s Tavern | 8 p.m.

1412 O St.

$5 | 21+


Universe Contest

        Get Cot Livin’


        Psychic Pleasurenauts of the Fifth Dimension 7



Hex Weaver


COSTUME CONTEST: Best costume will receive a $50 bar tab at Duffy’s Tavern.

Plack Blague / Vampire Party

Panic Bar | 9 p.m.
200 S 18th St.

PLACK BLAGUE returns to Panic for a special Vampire-themed Halloween event! Wear your best Vampire Attire and party with Lincoln’s own Industrial Dance Leather Daddy, on the heels of their massive US tour!


Halloween Party

Night Owl Pub | 9 p.m.

3233 S 13th St.

Live Grateful Dead Music all night long with JERRY PRANKSTERS

GhettoBlaster “Hip-Hop Halloween”

The Royal Grove | 9 p.m.
340 W. Cornhusker HWY

Boyz & Ghouls, come out to play for a HIP-HOP HALLOWEEN Party with GhettoBlaster Saturday, OCT 27 at The Royal Grove! Go all out with your costume and you could win a Grand Prize of a *Golden Ticket* (free shows for one year) to the Royal Grove plus $250 CASH MONEY!

Spread the word and don’t miss out: this is sure to be one of the most bangin’ parties in town this Halloween!

Chickn Fried Moses * Dia de los Muertos *

Gray’s Keg Saloon | 9 p.m.

104 N 20th St.

NO COVER | 21+

Chicken Fried Moses, celebrating with Dia de los Muertos style! There will be a costume contest with cash prizes! There will be drink specials!

Brittany Ward is a multimedia intern with KZUM.