The Jazz in June concert originally scheduled for June 2, 2020 has been postponed until July 7.
Long time KZUM Programmer, Scott Colborn, passed away on March 30, leaving a hole in the hearts of his family, friends and devoted fans. Scott was the host of the Saturday morning talk show Exploring Unexplained Phenomenon, which would have celebrated 36 years on air in October. Having been with KZUM since 1984, his passing will be felt deeply in our organization.
KZUM is proud to partner with Basement Creators Network to help bring weekly, locally-produced, live stream concerts. These weekly concerts are live starting at 8 p.m., every Wednesday. You will be able to join in the live chat here on KZUM's website when you visit kzum.org/BCN.
The Other Side of Now - Full Session // BCN Live from the Storm Cellar
Andy Pappas with Jukebox Gyro - Full Session // BCN Live from the Storm Cellar
"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.
“Hola Comunidad” is a new podcast aiming to connect with the spanish-speaking community in Nebraska to address health topics such as diabetes, cancer and many others.
February 12 marked the first day of this year's Lincoln Exposed. This year is the 15th anniversary of the festival and ran from Wednesday Feb. 12 through Saturday Feb. 15.
Bluegrass band, The Infamous Stringdusters, stopped in Lincoln to play a show at The Bourbon Theatre on Tuesday, Feb. 11. The group is currently on their "The Future is Now" tour.
The Jarekus Singleton Band stopped in Lincoln, during their tour, to play a show at The Zoo Bar. They will be returning to The Zoo Bar on Feb. 19.
The Metal Maniac organized another benefit concert for KZUM. This year's benefit featured two nights of music and featured about 18 bands. We now have photos available from the weekend's concert.
Grammy Award Winning guitarist, Paul Nelson, stopped through Lincoln on Wednesday. He stopped in to the KZUM studio to appear, live, on Highway Blues before playing the show at The Zoo Bar.
The Metal Maniac, host of the Metal Manifesto, has organized a two-day benefit for KZUM on Feb. 7 and Feb. 8.
Host of Women's Blues & Boogie shares some fond memories of her Long-time Friend and Fellow KZUM Programmer, Tom Dayton, ahead of her dedication to "The Promise Breakers."
One of the Midwest’s lesser-known gems of festivals happens in Columbia, Missouri, each fall. In its 13th year, Roots ’n’ Blues ‘n’ BBQ continued its legacy of bringing top-notch acts to the idyllic Stephens Lake Park, September 27-29, 2019.
Continue to check back at what KZUM Programmers consider the best music in 2019!
We have two-nights worth of Zoo Bar concerts for you. We have some photos from the Fabtones concert from Friday, Dec. 13 and the Gabe w/ Pants concert on Dec. 14.
The first Christmas Vacation Fest was on Saturday, December 14 at The Bourbon Theatre. This was a two-stage, nine-band event. You can our photos from Saturday here.
Womanish Girl was in town to play a show at The Zoo Bar. Womanish Girl is a duo comprised of members of Katy Guillen and The Drive. You can see photos of the concert here.
This Saturday, The Bourbon Theatre will host Christmas Vacation Fest 2019. This is a two-stage, nine-band event with a “Hawaiian Shirt Contest” and Santa photo booth.
Radiant Bones played their final show of 2019 at Bodega's Alley on Saturday. They played this show with their friends After Arizona and Kearney-based Stone The Thrones. There are a few photos from that concert available here.
American Idol Winner, Laine Hardy, was in town to play a show at the Bourbon Theatre. The Season 17 winner played the venue with the support of Country Musician Chris Bandi. We were on the scene and have photos available here.
The Tuesday after Thanksgiving has been utilized to ask the public to show financial support to their favorite local (or national) nonprofits; this tradition is called Giving Tuesday. KZUM operates as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) radio station. As a nonprofit, KZUM is a candidate for Giving Tuesday.
Jambaroque was live on Thunder on The Plains on Sunday, November 24. You can hear the full audio of the live performance and interview here at kzum.org.
Local Favorites, Laughing Falcon, played a show with The Perilous Ones at 1867 Bar. We were on the scene and have photos of the concert available now.
Basement Creators Network is a live stream concert series, free for local Nebraska and touring artists to get their music out to the public. During live streams viewers are able to leave tips, comments and questions for the band making BCN a music discovery platform.