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First-wave lineup announcement May 4 at Duffy’s Tavern; Festival passes now on-sale

We are thrilled to announce the first wave of the 2017 Lincoln Calling lineup at Duffy’s Tavern on Thursday, May 4, 2017. The event starts with drinks and a social hour at 7 p.m., with a set by DJ Spencelove, followed by the reveal video at 8 p.m. Be among the first to see what all the excitement about. RSVP here.


And be sure to stick around after, as CJ Mills, Emily Bass & the Near Miracle and The Morbs take the Duffy’s indoor stage. 9 p.m., $5, RSVP here.



In its second year operated by Hear Nebraska, Lincoln Calling will be held Sept. 28-30, across venues in downtown Lincoln, including The Bourbon, The Zoo Bar (and the street in front of it), Duffy’s Tavern (indoor and backlot), Bodega’s, The Bay and 1867 Bar.


Lincoln Calling is produced by Hear Nebraska and The Bay and presented by All0 Communications. Festival passes are now available here.


New additions to Lincoln Calling 2017 include a 3-day Night Market, YP Week, Startup Week, Make Lincoln (maker’s fair), a three-day skateboarding contest and a women’s wellness event.

Andrew Stellmon is Hear Nebraska's Managing Editor. Reach them with news tips and story ideas at