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Recap: MAHA Music Festival | Aug 16-17, 2019

Every Summer, Omaha's Stinson Park in Aksarben becomes a meeting of excitement and music for the Maha Music Festival. This year was the 11th Maha Music Festival and the 2nd year that the Music Festival stretched over two days.  You can see photos and short reviews of all of the Maha lineup from KZUM Programmers and contributors here.

Racap: 2019 Stransky Park Concert Series

Every year, KZUM and Stransky Park put on a spectacular series of free, weekly concerts on Thursdays. We were lucky to have nice weather almost every single week, this year. If you are feeling nostalgic for the concerts, or missed out on any of these great performances, we have a recap video of some of our favorite moments. You can also check out the photos from every single week. 

Photos: Judah & The Lion | Bourbon Theatre 8.14.19

Nashville-based band, Judah & the Lion, made a stop in Lincoln on their tour for the new album Pep Talks. Judah & the Lion made a name for themselves with their hit "Take It All Back." After being moved from Pinewood Bowl, the show went on at Bourbon Theatre.

KZUM Profile: James Dean

James Dean began his venture into music photography around 2009 with the pairing of a film camera and a house show. And thanks to a friend, he was able to borrow a digital camera on and off in 2012 to shoot more live music. Since then, James Dean has become one of Lincoln's most well-known concert photographers, and has contributed to KZUM on multiple occasions.

Photos: National Night Out | F Street Community Center 7.6.2019

KZUM was live at the scene for National Night Out at the F Street Community Center. You can see photos from the event, below, and hear the Aug. 6 recording of the live broadcast featuring hosts Lou Braatz (Earth To Lincoln, Tues. 8-7 p.m.) and Slacker Dave (Thurs. 10-Noon) here.

Photos: SQUAD | Bodega’s Alley 8.1.19

SQUAD is a bi-monthly electronic dance party at Bodega's Alley hosted by djblac and $pencelove. This happens on the first and third Thursday of each month. This month featured Funkmammoth and DJ KevyCav.

Photos: August 2019 First Friday

Every first Friday of the month in Lincoln, all the art and music venues put their best foot forward. Our intern was out on the scene and got some photos from many of our favorite galleries as well as music from The Bourbon and the Jerry Garcia Birthday Bash. 

First Friday Calendar: August

First Friday is held on every first Friday of each month. It’s to showcase local businesses and art galleries around downtown Lincoln. Here is a list of upcoming events that are happening throughout the day on August 2nd, 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! 

Photos: How’s It Growin’? Local Farm Tour | 7.27.19

Over the weekend, Bob Henrickson of How's It Growin'?, in partnership with Buy Fresh Buy Local and Nebraska Statewide Arboretum, hosted the Local Farm Tour. This tour covered Grow With The Flow, Robinette Farms and Brockley Farmaceuticals.

Jerry Garcia Birthday Bash a KZUM Benefit

On Aug. 2, the annual KZUM Jerry Garcia Birthday Bash Benefit hosted by Bodega’s Alley, located on 1418 O St will be back for another year. Jerry Garcia was the lead guitarist and vocalist for The Grateful Dead and would have turned 77 years old, this year, on Aug. 1.This event brings the Lincoln community together to celebrate his spirit.

Recap: ZooFest 2019

The annual two-day festival celebrates the anniversary of the legendary blues bar, The Zoo Bar. This year's ZooFest celebrates the 46th anniversary of The Zoo Bar. The lineup includes acts like Junior Brown, Mike Zito, Empire Strikes Brass, Mavis Staples and more.

Great Plains Fest II Returns for a Second Year of Multi-Genre Festivities

This Saturday, the parking lot of a local motorcycle shop will be transformed into a Lincoln music venue that will blast tunes from new and well-established local acts at the second Great Plains Fest. This years fest is set to happen on Saturday, July 27, at 5 p.m. in the parking lot of Great Plains Cycle Supply on 2542 N. 27th St.