Nebraska Innovation Campus has partnered with local organizations to deliver and host the Nebraska Bluegrass Concert Series.
The live music concert series is free and open to the public. It will feature bluegrass bands from the Appalachian, Blue Ridge Mountains regions of Virginia, and Lincoln-based bands. The concerts will take place at 6 p.m. in the square of the Nebraska Innovation Campus on August 10, September 14 and October 12. Food and beverages will be available for purchase at Mill Coffee and Bistro beginning at 5 p.m.
“We look forward to welcoming NICs partners and the community NICs plaza for the Nebraska Bluegrass Concert Series,” said Dan Duncan, NICs executive Director. “We are grateful for the partnerships that have made this possible and are thrilled to activate our outdoor space with three fantastic bluegrass bands.”
The concert series will begin with Appalachian Road Show Show on August 10. Appalachian Road Show is a visionary acoustic ensemble, bringing next-generation interpretations of traditional American, bluegrass, and folk songs, along with innovative original music, all presented with a common thread that ties directly to the heartland of the Appalachian regions of the United States. .
The concert on September 14 will be performed by The Steel Wheels. Steel Wheels have long been at home in the creative space between tradition and innovation, informed by the familiar sounds of the mountains of Virginia where the band was formed, but always forward with insightful lyrics and an evolving sound.
The final concert in the series on October 12 will feature the Lincoln-based Shucks Brothers. The Shucks Brothers deliver great harmony vocals and serious string tickles on bluegrass, country and western swing favorites.
“The Mill is delighted to be part of Lincoln’s offering of live music in a free, family-friendly environment,” said Daniel Sloan, owner of The Mill Coffee and Tea. “The Nebraska Innovation Campus is a beautiful place, kind of bluegrass on the prairie, but still in the city.”
Visits to the Nebraska Innovation Studio, the makerspace of NICs, will also be offered at 5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. before each performance. Limited concert tickets are available; participants are requested to bring their own chairs.
The concert series is sponsored by Nebraska Innovation Campus, The Mill Coffee and Tea, HI Fibre, Union Bank and Trust, The Scarlet Hotel and Tetrad Property Group.
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