Lincoln Calling starts tomorrow, door-by-door prices announced; Porchfest OMA releases schedule; Weekend concert round-up

Lincoln Calling starts tomorrow; door-by-door prices announced

It’s finally here.

Lincoln Calling Music Festival brings 100-plus artists through downtown Lincoln Thursday through Saturday. By now you’re probably up on all the details, but as a refresher, we published a couple of preview guides yesterday to pour over in the meantime.

The first was our guide proper, the hard details on the festival (which, we should note, is presented by Allo Communications and produced by Hear Nebraska and The Bay) including complete schedules, Night Market vendors and partners and much more. Find it here and keep it handy (there will also be a physical copy available throughout the weekend).

The second piece outlines seven themed routes, grouped by genre and mood, to help you plan your weekend. They range from the easily navigable to the excitingly difficult, but they all have something different to offer. Blend them together or add your own stops. Start here.

More news to report: Lincoln Calling venues will each sell single-entry passes at their respective doors each night, subject to capacity. Prices are listed below. Priority will be given to advance pass holders.

The Bay: $15 Thursday-Saturday
Bodega’s Alley: $10 Thursday-Saturday
1867 Bar: $10 Thursday-Saturday
Zoo Bar: $10 Thursday & Friday; $15 Saturday
Duffy’s Back Lot: $15 Thursday; $20 Friday & Saturday
The Bourbon: $15 Thursday; $20 Friday; $25 Saturday

Follow @lincolncalling_  via Twitter and Instagram for up-to-the-minute festival info. Buy passes here.

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Porchfest OMA releases schedule

This Friday, Gifford Park gets its festival on as various residents host the inaugural Porchfest OMA. The fest will feature local music, comedians, spoken word artists and live art performances on five porch stages and the Farmers’ Market from 5-10 p.m. The full, recently-released schedule is below.

In addition to performances by the likes of The Bottle Tops, Dirty River Ramblers, McCarthy Trenching and Midwest Dilemma, Aly Peeler will host an open mic stage from 6-9 p.m. There will also be spoken word performances by stage hosts Trac Schacht and comedy by Brandon Cordes, Serenity Dougherty and Sean Flaherty. Bridget Kay (painting) and Mah Prentice (Henna) are featured live artists.

The event is free and open to all-ages, while donations will be accepted at each venue. RSVP here.

Market Stage @ 520 N 33rd St

5pm Dr. Webb
6pm Jack Hotel
7pm Matt Cox
8pm Burundian Choir
8:30pm Michael Hulstein
9:30pm Dirty River Ramblers

Porch 1 @ 3152 Chicago St

6:15pm The Shineys
7:15pm Scott Severin
8:15pm The Bottle Tops

Porch 2 @ 3409 California St

6pm Matt Cronin
7pm Brikwondo
8pm Josh Lawler

Porch 3 @ 3415 California St

6:15pm McCarthy Trenching
7:15pm Electricradbolt
8:15pm Root Marm Chicken Farm Jug Band

Porch 4 @ 3320 Burt St

6pm Picklegrass
7pm The Bedrock
8pm Midwest Dilemma

Open Mic Stage @ 3201 California St

Hosted by Aly Peeler, 6-9pm

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Concert Round-Up: Weekend Edition

Lincoln Calling means news wraps for the week as our staff devotes full attention to the festival. We’ll be back on Monday, so don’t hesitate to send those news tips and story ideas to

Here are a few of-note shows for the weekend. Find more at our statewide event page here.


The Symbols, B. Baldwin, CJ Clydesdale Band at Duffy’s Tavern: 9 p.m., $5, RSVP here.

Church Girls w/ Hussies at The Sydney: 10 p.m., $5, RSVP here.


Torche with Pro-Magnum at Slowdown: 8 p.m., $15, RSVP here.


Fleet Foxes with Nap Eyes at The Waiting Room Outdoors: 7 p.m., $36, RSVP here.


Continental Drift Music Festival at Fremont Lakes: 2-10 p.m., seven local bands, camping available, more info when you RSVP here.

Navy Gangs, Future Punx, Nathan Ma & the Rosettes at Brothers Lounge: 9 p.m., $5, 21-plus, RSVP here.

Future Islands, Explosions in the Sky at The Waiting Room Outdoors: 5:30 p.m., $35, RSVP here.


Gaelynn Lea, Andrea von Kampen, The Inbetweens at Zoo Bar: 8 p.m., $10, RSVP here.