FREAKABOUT: Band Survival in 2020

FREAKABOUT has been playing at Lincoln Calling for almost a decade. In 2013 they played their Lincoln Calling debut at the Bourbon Theatre to an eager crowd, and have played every year since.

Dominique Morgan: Rebirth, Collaboration, and Musical Activism

Dominique Morgan’s personality is as warm and magnetic as her work. The black, transgender, musician, artist, and activist takes to Lincoln’s Bourbon Theater stage on Saturday, October 3rd to showcase her talents in a cumulative work entitled “Rebirth”.

Artist Spotlight: Bach Mai

Bach Mai, the Omaha-based indie pop-punk band, has a simple message that is in front of all of their work: “There is pain, dark, hate, and heartache. But there is love, light, hope, and daybreak.”

Artist Spotlight: CJ Mills

CJ Mills started her music career in Omaha, quickly rising to the top of the scene with her unique and powerful voice. She experimented with different styles and expressions, finally ending up in a full band that boomed with jazz, soul, and roots rock. However, since she and her partner moved to Philadelphia, PA in 2018, Mills has been striking out as a solo artist, and doing everything she can to turn heads in the big city.

Artist Spotlight: Hakim

Hakim, Lincoln-based rapper and entrepreneur, has taken this newfound time to focus on his many creative and professional outlets.

When Elvis Came to Lincoln in 1956

Today he is remembered as The King Of Rock and Roll. But in May of 1956, Elvis Presley had a very different nickname to promote his upcoming show in Lincoln, Nebraska, and others across the country. Dubbed “The Nation’s Only Atomic Powered Singer,” teenagers across Lincoln were going wild with anticipation over Elvis’ upcoming show at the University of Nebraska Coliseum.

Calling for Change Episode 1: City Council 101 with Benny Shobe

2020 has had many of us asking “What can we do? How do we make change? Why is it important to get involved on the local level?”

To explore these questions, we’ve teamed up with our friends at Civic Nebraska to launch a new conversation series. “Calling for Change” invites community leaders and organizers to share ways in which they navigate local systems to effect change.

Zager and Evans: Lincoln’s Forgotten #1 Hit

The summer of 1969 is one whose presence is still felt in our world today. It was a year defined by the music of legends such as The Temptations, Sly and the Family Stone, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Rolling Stones, and a victory lap from The Beatles. But it was a lesser-known group out of Lincoln, Nebraska, that had the hit single of that historic summer.


Join Lincoln Calling for Keynote speaker Ana Maria Archila of the Center for Popular democracy and her colleague Jennifer Epps-Addison for a discussion about the importance of love, imagination, and activism in democracy; moderated by Dr. Collete Yellow Robe.


Join moderator Shannon Claire (Lincoln Calling) as she talks with Katherine Paul (Black Belt Eagle Scout), Kiran Gandhi (Madame Gandhi), Dominique Morgan (Pisces Rising Showcase), and Mary Lawson (Mesonjixx) about the relationship between art and activism.


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