Lincoln Calling starts today; Photos of Allen Stone, King Charles, Moorea Masa at The Bourbon; Atmosphere, Alesana tonight

Lincoln Calling starts today

After months of anticipation, Lincoln Calling is finally here.

The festival kicks off Thursday, launching three nights of music and comedy throughout downtown Lincoln. Domo Genesis headlines the first night, which also features Esmé Patterson, Megafauna, Halfwit, Cory Call (of Arliss Nancy), Brendan Kelly, Icky Blossoms, Conny Franko, Simon Joyner and much more.

Plan your evening with the complete festival guide — comprising all of the must-see lists, interviews and information published during the last few weeks — here.

See Thursday’s schedule below.

Also, the festival has opened single-show ticketing at its destination venues. Vega and The Bay will sell a limited number of tickets at the door; entry to Vega is $10 Thursday night, $5 Friday night, while The Bay is $5 each night.

Festival-wide ticketing will be located inside Duffy’s Tavern, 1412 O St., beginning at 2 p.m. Festivalgoers must stop at the ticket booth before going to their first venue.

Due to rain this afternoon and early evening, today’s Tower Square performances have unfortunately been cancelled. The outdoor stage in Duffy’s Backlot is rain or shine, though the schedule may be adjusted for early sets. Keep up to date at Lincoln Calling’s website here.

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Photos of Allen Stone, King Charles, Moorea Masa at The Bourbon

HN multimedia intern Tarah Dawdy caught soul songwriter Allen Stone at The Bourbon last night. The Washington-native musician re-released his third full-length album Radius in March. The album, which originally dropped last May, brims with earnest, raw folk, slicker production and made vibrant by the influence of soul mavens like Bill Withers, Stevie Wonder and Al Green. West London multi-instrumentalist King Charles and Portland singer/songwriter Moorea Masa opened the show.

See Dawdy’s photos below:

Moorea Masa

King Charles

Allen Stone

Photos by Tarah Dawdy

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Concert Round-Up

Tonight, Minneapolis hip-hop duo Atmosphere returns to Omaha in support of its latest album Fishing Blues, which dropped Aug. 12. The duo gave a sharp, biting performance at last year’s Maha Music Festival, it’s last Nebraska stop. Opening acts include Brother Ali, deM atlaS w/ Plain Ole Bill and Last Word. Sokol Auditorium hosts all-ages show, which starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25.00. RSVP here.

Also tonight, Raleigh, N.C., post-hardcore band Alesana plays Lookout Lounge, 320 S 72nd St. It’s been 10 years since the release of the band’s debut album On Frail Wings of Vanity and Wax, its first on Fearless Records. Their current tour celebrates that release. The billing is huge, with Famous Last Words, Oh Sleeper, Artwork, Two O’clock Courage, Switchblade Saturdays and Manhattan Blockade all in support. Tickets are $17. RSVP here.

Find a fuller listing of shows on our statewide calendar here. Have an upcoming tour, new music or other happenings? Email with tips and story ideas.