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.
We were able to briefly attend the Pigeons Playing Ping Pong show at The Bourbon Theatre. We have some photos of that show here.
The Commonwealth podcast released its first episode the in September. Each new episode has been released every Monday since and can be heard on KZUM.org. The Commonwealth focuses on entrepreneurs, artists and athletes who are leading disruptive change.
On Saturday, 1867 Bar hosted a duo of local country musicians. We have photos of the concert featuring All Knowing McGill and Wild Valley available, now.
Tuesday night, Tucson, Arizona-band, Jimmy Eat World finally made a run through Lincoln, NE bringing with them Brooklyn’s Pronoun. The Bourbon Theatre was nearly at max capacity and ready to party.
Live in Lincoln is a new concert series in Lincoln that showcases live music every Thursday night at ChezSoDo on 11th and K Street starting at 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. It’s a free event showcasing a different band band every Thursday.
Ghostemane played a show with Horus the Astroneer at The Bourbon. Ghostemane is currently touring across the U.S. before heading off on a European tour in February. We have some photos from the concert available.
First Friday is held on every first Friday of each month. It’s a celebration to showcase local businesses and art galleries around downtown Lincoln. Here is a list of upcoming events that are happening throughout the day on November 1, 2019.
Explosions in the Sky played a show with FACS on Tuesday at Lincoln's Bourbon Theatre. Explosions in the Sky is currently on their 20th Anniversary tour. We were able to get into the show and snap a few shots. You can see our photos from that concert here.
The Real Psychobabble Podcast is a new podcast from the local radio station KZUM 89.3. The podcast is put on by hosts Cody Solesbee and Raul Palacios who record episodes once every two weeks in KZUM’s podcast production studio. The show is produced by two psychology lovers babbling about the world we live in through the lens of psychology.
Monday night featured a strong lineup of rock and punk at The Bay. This lineup included local favorites Histrionic and Hail Varsity as well as Kill Vargas from Wichita. There are photos of that concert available now!
This year marks the fifth year of the Skate Art Music Festival at The Bay. The free and family-friendly event was held Saturday, Oct. 12 from 2:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. This year welcomed the pro-skater Ryan Sheckler and The Sheckler Foundation to the annual gathering.
1867 Bar featured a lineup of hard and indie rock including Tame Suns, Twin Beds and Yoga For Cats. Photos of this lineup are available now!
This year marks the fifth year of the Skate Art Music Festival at The Bay. The free and family-friendly event will be held Saturday, Oct. 12 from 2:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. This year welcomes the pro-skater Ryan Sheckler and The Sheckler Foundation to the annual gathering which will make it an unforgettable day.
Hailing from the south side of Chicago, Shawn James stopped in Lincoln on Sunday. He is in the middle of his "Dark and the Light" Tour in support of his album of the same name. He played The Bourbon Theatre with Steady Wells.
First Friday is held on every first Friday of each month. It’s a celebration to showcase local businesses and art galleries around downtown Lincoln. Here is a list of upcoming events that are happening throughout the day on October 4, 2019. Be sure to use #LNKFF when you post pictures to share your night and don't forget about the awesome Bike LNK stations along the art walk as an alternative to walking!
On Thursday night, Sept. 26, 1867 Bar hosted a free admission show featuring a stacked set of DJs including Humble Jay & acetheallstar, Denham, Burnadub, ZIGG, Reno & GoGoQ.
KZUM Benefit, Presented by The Metal Manifesto: The Metal Inquisition to Feature a Full Day of Metal
The Metal Inquisitionh will be held Sept. 28 at Gray’s Keg located at 104 N 20th Street starting at noon until 2 a.m. The event is held by The Metal Manifesto which is a weekly radio show, playing metal of all styles and genres, that airs on KZUM every Friday night and Saturday morning from midnight to 3 a.m.
Over the past 16 years, Lincoln Calling has grown, and Lincoln along with it. 2019 marked one of the largest festivals yet, with over 80 bands performing over a span of three days, four venues and two outdoor stages. Headliners this year included Freakabout, Lee Fields & The Expressions, Soccer Mommy and many more.