By Madisyn Hahn
May 15, 2019
The eighth annual Give to Lincoln Day on May 30 is a 24-hour event in which every donation to participating nonprofits gets a proportional share of a $450,000 match fund made possible by Lincoln Community Foundation and generous sponsors. Gifts made between May 1 and May 30 count toward the match.
Director of Lincoln Calling Spencer Munson said, “People can donate digitally on the website since the event goes all month. Any amount of money helps us get a bigger chunk ranging from $10-$10,000.”
One event helping to raise donations this year is the Lincoln Calling Duffy’s Backlot Party. This will be held May 18 at Duffy’s Tavern in Lincoln to help the nonprofit festival, Lincoln Calling, raise money for Give to Lincoln Day. It’s expecting 250+ people in attendance and with a minimum donation of $10 at the door attendees will have access to live music starting at 7 p.m. with Talent Show, followed by NuBlvckCity, Mesonjizz, A Ferocious Jungle Cat and DJ Flycuts in between sets.
“This is a huge fundraising event for all the nonprofits in town. This event impacts the community by giving them extra support and raises awareness on important matters for our community. We are arts and music advocates but the human and animal services are very important too,” Munson said.
“There continue to be more nonprofits which can spread the giving thin but we hope our event gets people excited. Duffy’s Backlot Party was created to spread love and uplift our city through music and generosity. What people can expect at the event are amazing music and a great atmosphere. This year we will even get to showcase some of the bands that will be seen at Lincoln Calling in September,” Munson said.
The nonprofit music festival is celebrating its 16th year. Lincoln Calling not only showcases music but also the best that the city has to offer. It will provide an array of the area’s crafts and food to experience and bring the 100-plus acts to town to take over a downtown corridor that welcomes the invasion.
Madisyn Hahn is a multimedia intern with KZUM.