Music and comedy for the price of a quick road trip


Derek Munyon
Arts & Entertainment Editor

Those who feel like taking the quick hop over to our state’s capitol will be treated to a city awash with live music and live comedy. Lincoln Calling is the name of the festival going on in 10 different venues with over 80 local and national bands and stand-up comedy acts.

This is the 12th year the city had played host to this congregation of musical talent. Local groups like Universe Contest, All Young Girls are Machine Guns, Domestica and McCarthy Trenching will play, along with the Mezcal Brothers who have played all 12 years of the event.

Some of the stand-up talent includes Audrey Farnham, Brad Stewart, Grant Parsons, Annie Hildebrand, James Lindsay, Joshua Vossler, Will Dougherty, Andrew Hanus and Jimmy Putnam.

The festival is kicked off with a local film showcase, the Homegrown Film Festival that will be located in the Bourbon Theatre, 1415 O St. in Lincoln on the first night.

Entrance is $3 and it’s open to all ages. Not all venues hosting shows for Lincoln Calling are all ages however. A few are 18 and over and most are 21 and over.

All day passes can be purchased, or you can pay separate entrance fees for each venue.

Most range from $5 to $10. The festival runs from Sept. 29 to Oct. 4.

Tuesday, Sept. 29 Bourbon Theatre
7 p.m. — Homegrown Film Festival. All ages, $3
9 p.m. — Lincoln Call-medians at the Bourbon. 18 and up, $5

Wednesday, Sept. 30 nKnickerbockers. 18 and up, $6
9 p.m. — The Gov’t
10 p.m. — Clementine
11 p.m.- The Inner Party
12 a.m.- Bandit Sound

Thursday, Oct. 1 Duffy’s Tavern. 21 and up, $5

9:30 p.m. — The Dancing Dead
10:30 p.m. — Vamos
11:30 p.m. — PONYSHOW
12:30 a.m. — Red Cities

Friday, Oct. 2 Single Barrel. 19 and up, $5
9 p.m. — Belles and Whistles
10 p.m. — Matt Cox Band
11 p.m. — Dylan Bloom Band



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