We are so happy to be able to bring you a festival that you deserve to attend, and come together over great music, inspiring art, and profound conversations.


Everyone’s Health and Safety is of the utmost importance to us every year, however, as we return to in person events while the pandemic still is ongoing, we must prioritize putting certain measures into place to ensure a safe and healthy environment.

Health and Safety rules will become more detailed as we approach the festival dates, and are subject to change as federal and local regulations evolve. We encourage all attendees to thoroughly read festival communications on our website, email list, and/or social media as they come.

We know you have been waiting long enough to get back to rockin’ out with your friends and while we can’t wait to rock out with you, we ask for your patience and understanding as we navigate through this new festival landscape with us and your fellow festival go-ers. We thank you in advance and look forward to seeing you in September!

As of September 2, 2021, Lincoln Calling staff and board made the decision to move the entire festival outdoors due to the increase of Covid-19 cases in Lincoln/Lancaster County. The festival will now be held across three outdoor stages in Downtown Lincoln off of 14th and “O”Streets.

Entry Requirements

All attendees, vendors, staff, artists, and anyone ages 16 and older entering the festival will need to be fully inoculated against COVID-19, or have proof of a negative PCR test within the past 72 hours, for each day of the Festival.

Free testing sites:

Nomi Health: Drive-thru testing is now open at Gateway Mall Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Appointments are not required, but people are encouraged to preregister by visiting

Other testing sites: Local pharmacies including CVS, HyVee and Walgreens and other health care provider offices and urgent care clinics also offer testing. Those uninsured or underinsured can call the LLCHD COVID-19 hotline at 402-441-8006 to be connected to testing resources.




Helpful Links: | City of Lincoln and Lancaster County Coronavirus (COVID-19) Mitigation and Response

Lincoln Vaccine Information

Lincoln PCR Testing Information


In accordance with current state and city guidelines, masks may be required throughout festival grounds. Lincoln Calling is working closely with local health officials and will continue to update this policy as local guidelines are needed.

As of September 2, 2021, we will require the following:

Attendees MUST show proof of Covid-19 vaccination, or proof of a negative test result within the past 72 hours, each day of of the festival, at the Lincoln Calling check in and ticket booth located at the Night Market entrance. Festival wristbands WILL NOT be given if you do not have proof of either a vaccination card or a negative test result, even if festival passes have been previously purchased. 

Rapid Testing WILL NOT be available at the festival.

All attendees will be required to wear a mask at all times when INDOORS at any of the Lincoln Calling associated spaces. Masks will be provided at check in if you do not have one. You may be asked to vacate the festival and have your pass revoked at any point where you are witnessed not complying with our mask requirements and safety guidelines.

Masks are encouraged to be worn if you are within 6 feet of other attendees when OUTSIDE at our outdoor stages.

Depending on the status of the city’s Covid-19 risk dial, limited capacity may be in effect for Lincoln Calling outdoor venues. 


Further Information and Assistance

If you have a specific question regarding safety, security, or medical information, please contact us at