Lincoln Calling is a chance to see some of Nebraska’s best artists sharing the stage with national acts.
Our festival now boasts 50/50 representation between male and female artists at a time when, on average, only 15% of performers at national music festivals are women. Since 2016, 60% of our headliners represent BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities.
And while Lincoln Calling has varied slightly in length and venue participation in its lifetime, in recent years it has consistently offered in the vicinity of 100 performances.
Since 1936 Lincolnites have come to enjoy live music and Fish Bowls at this well-known establishment. By expanding into the alley parking lot, the Duffy’s Backlot stage is one of the most engaging of the festival.
Home to the greatest blues, Americana, and funk since 1973; Host of the long-running, annual summer blues festival the Midwest has come to know and love, “Zoo Fest”.
Lincoln’s home for jam and bluegrass music since 1996, Bodega’s also provides space for some of Nebraska’s most beloved DJ’s to hold residencies and EDM dance parties.
1867 Bar celebrates all things Nebraska providing an impressive variety of local beers. A music venue separate from the bar one can simultaneously attend the loudest rock show or opt to hop on the couch and duel a friend in Markio Kart.
This historic 100+ year old theatre hosts a variety of renowned acts spanning across multiple genres such as Rock, Hip Hop and Country. With a unique build, the front room provides space to also hold local shows and community events.