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Party in the Parks

Party on the Plaza at Union Plaza

May 16, 2015
4pm - 7pm
Union Plaza, 21st & “O” Street
The first Party in the Parks was scheduled for Saturday, May 16 and was cancelled due to poor weather conditions.
It is also National “Kids to Parks Day!” So, hop on your bikes and ride the trails to Union Plaza Park for the Party on the Plaza. The free public event hosted by Lincoln Parks and Recreation will be a bike themed evening full of fun family-friendly activities. Highlights include music by the String Beans and rubber ducky races. The event also features face painting, box hockey, a gaga pit, and more!
  • 4pm – 6pm: KFRX Live Remote
  • 5pm: Rubber Ducky Races! Decorate your duck before it races!
  • 5:30pm - 6:30pm: Music by the String Beans
  • 6:40pm: Bike Parade! Bring a decked out ride or decorate it at the party (materials provided).
    Food trucks will be at Union Plaza for families to purchase snacks or a picnic meal.

Party on the Plaza at Union Plaza

August 8, 2015
4:00pm - 7pm
Union Plaza, 21st & “O” Street
Media Release
Get creative with this party! Enjoy music by the Prairie Creek Ramblers, performances by the Youth Actors Academy of Lincoln and poetry from Writer’s WordShop Poetry group. Everyone is invited to participate in the various art activities and games!
Don't forget to join our Facebook event and post photos and videos of your family enjoying the party!

Stransky Park Summer Concert Series

Thursday Nights, 7:00pm
Stransky Park, 17th & Harrison Street
May 14 – PANgea
May 21 – Lil Slim Blues Band
May 28 – Victor & Penny
June 4 – Lloyd McCarter & the Honky Tonk Revival
June 11 – Bobby Layne Orchestra
June 18 – Evan Bartels & The Stoney Lonesomes
June 25 – Bolzen Beer Band
July 2 – Mezcal Brothers
July 9 – Sandy Creek Bluegrass
July 16 – Floating Opera
July 23 – All Young Girls are Machine Guns
July 30 – Josh Hoyer & the Shadowboxers
Community Partner: KZUM


Fridays at noon
Lincoln Tower Square, 13th & "P" Street
Free outdoor concert series.
June 5: A Ferocious Jungle Cat (funk)
June 12: Mesonjixx (soul/jazz)
June 19: Laughing Falcon (rock)
June 26: No show. Please enjoy the holiday festivities at Uncle Sam Jam at Oak Lake!
July 10: Once A Pawn (pop punk)
July 17: Evan Bartels and the Stoney Lonesomes (folk rock)
July 24: Thirst Things First (pop punk)
July 31: Emily Bass (soul)
August 7: The Toasted Ponies (folk)
August 14: No Tide (punk)
Community Partners: Cooper Foundation, HEAR Nebraska, and the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce

Meadowlark Music Festival

Christian Howes & Southern Exposure
July 17, 7:30pm
Lincoln Tower Square, 13th & "P" Street
Community partner: Meadowlark Music Festival

Flatwater Shakespeare Performances in the Parks

"As You Like It"
All performances begin at 7:00pm.
Chairs will be provided at the performances held at Wyuka Cemetery and the Lincoln Community Foundation Garden. Audience members are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets for the other locations.
June 4-7 - The Stables at Wyuka Cemetery (3600 O Street)
June 11 - Bethany Park (65th & Vine)
June 12 - Cooper Park (S. 6th & D Streets)
June 13 - Belmont Park (12th & Judson)
June 14 - Havelock Park (64th and Ballard)
June 18 - First Plymouth Church Courtyard (20th and D Streets)
June 19 - James Arthur Vineyards (Raymond, NE)
June 20 - Trago Park (N.22nd & U Streets)
June 21 - Roberts Park (56th & Summer Streets)
June 25 - Densmore Park (6761 S. 14th Street)
June 26 - Lincoln Community Foundation Garden (215 Centennial Mall South)
June 27 - The Stables at Wyuka Cemetery (3600 O Street)
June 28 - The Stables at Wyuka Cemetery (3600 O Street)
Community partner: Flatwater Shakespeare Company

Lincoln Municipal Band Summer Concert Series

Sundays, 7:00pm
Shildneck Bandshell, Antelope Park, Garfield Street & Memorial Drive

July 5 - Let Freedom Ring (Celebrating America)
The Lincoln Municipal Band will perform patriotic music for the season’s opening concert. Soloist: Winner of the John Shildneck Young Artist Competition.

July 12 - Sunday in the Park (Family Picnic Night)
Audience members will be encouraged to bring a picnic to the concert and enjoy traditional family favorites.

July 19 - Hot Cars & Cool Music (Featuring the Cornhusker Model A Car Club)
The Cornhusker Model A Car Club will display its automobiles for audience members to view before and during the concert.

July 26 - Sentimental Journey (A Century of Music)
Audiences will be taken on a journey through 100 years of music.

August 2 - Movies & More (Sounds of the Silver Screen)
This concert will feature music written for or inspired by motion pictures.

August 9 - Half Century of Hits (Music of the Last 50 Years)
Various musical selections popular during the last 50 years will be featured.

August 15 - Home of the Brave (Salute to Veterans)
The Lincoln Municipal Band will honor those individuals who have served in our nation’s armed services. This annual program will feature selections specific to each branch of the armed forces, as well as music representative of and dedicated to military service.

Educational Outreach: Middle School Workshops
A select group of first chair players from the Lincoln Municipal Band will visit two Lincoln area middle schools. They will work with small groups of students in sectionals, to help improve their skills, work on their band music, and talk with them about being musicians. Then, they will join the band during their rehearsal, sitting in the sections with students and playing along.
Community partner:Lincoln Municipal Band

Uncle Sam Jam

Friday, July 3
Oak Lake Park, 1st & Charleston Street
Event details

Art in the Garden

Saturday, September 19
11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sunken Gardens, Capitol Parkway and South 27th Street
Partial proceeds go to the Sunken Gardens.
Community partners: Noyes Art Gallery, Great Western Bank and Hall's Culligan.