City of Lincoln
Citizen Information Center Division
2000 Media Release
CITY OF LINCOLN NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
- June , 2000
- For More Information Contact:
- Diane Gonzolas, Citizen Information Center, 441-7831
Jim Ritzman, Task Force Chair, 476-8556
Results Of Concert Survey Released
Mayor Don Wesely's Concert and Entertainment Task Force has released the
results of a survey designed to gather public opinion about concert
opportunities in Lincoln. The survey was distributed in April through
the Lincoln Journal Star, entertainment venues, campuses and other
locations, and more than 500 questionnaires were returned to the
Among the survey results:
- Country and rock are the most popular concert formats.
- Seventy percent of the respondents said they were not satisfied with
the concerts currently offered in Lincoln.
- About 67 percent of the respondents had paid to attend a concert in
Lincoln in the past year, but only 43 percent had attended more than
- About 70 percent of the respondents had attended one or more concerts
outside of Lincoln in the past year. About 29 percent had traveled more
than 240 miles to attend a concert.
- About 67 percent of the respondents had paid a top price of $50 or
less per ticket. Only 11 percent had paid more than $75. Only about
23 percent said they would pay more than $50 for a ticket.
- More than 60 percent agreed or strongly agreed with the statement that
Lincoln needs a new concert facility.
- Eighty percent said they would attend an age-appropriate concert where
alcohol is being served. About 59 percent said they agreed or strongly
agreed that alcohol should be allowed at age-appropriate concerts and
events at Pinewood Bowl. Eighteen percent had no opinion on the
Pinewood Bowl issue, and 23 percent disagreed or strongly disagreed.
The Concert and Entertainment Task Force began meeting in January 2000.
The survey results will be part the Task Force's report to the Mayor,
now scheduled for release in mid-June.
The survey was developed by the task force with help from Cheryl Wiese,
Associate Director of the UNL Bureau of Sociological Research. Results
were compiled with the assistance of the box office employees at the
Those who filled out and returned the survey by April 15 were entered
into a drawing for a "Fun in Lincoln" prize package. The winner, drawn
by the Mayor May 26, was Rick Goldsby, who had filled out a newspaper
form. The package includes tickets to local events and other gifts
donated by Warner Enterprises, Three Eagles, the Lincoln Community
Playhouse, the Star City Dinner Theatre, UNL Athletics, the Lied Center,
Pershing Auditorium, Lazlo's/Jabrisco/Empyrean Ales, the Douglas Theatre
Company and Amigo's.
(Complete survey results are available by fax by calling
Diane Gonzolas at 441-7831.)
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