Next Main Stage Concert:

The Chapin Sisters

The Chapin Sisters
Saturday, January 17, 7:30 p.m.

Abigail and Lily Chapin, daughters of folk great Tom Chapin and nieces of the late Harry Chapin, clearly have folk in their genes. They are known for pristine harmonies and haunting melodies born of traditional Anglo-American folk, gospel, and mountain music the pre-bluegrass sound of Appalachia, but updated with a modern feel. Their gorgeous vocals are underpinned by sparse guitar work in songs that are a near-perfect melding of folk, pop, and country sensibilities (with an added touch of rock here and there). Not afraid of a "concept", their 2013 album "A Date with the Everly Brothers" features covers of classic Everly Brothers songs infused with the Chapin's country feel. The Chapin Sisters are sure to bring a unique sound to the LAFTA stage.

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You can purchase tickets for main stage concerts on-line with your credit card via PayPal. Tickets will be available at the door the night of the show, but get your tickets early because we sometimes sell out and have to turn people away.

Next House Concert:

Dan Boling

Dan Boling
Saturday, January 31, 7:30 pm
5109 Foxglove Circle, Lincoln

Sharing experiences from a life well-lived in places as far-ranging as Okinawa, Japan, and Padre Island, Texas, balladeer/songwriter Dan Boling applies a friendly tenor voice to his well-crafted story songs to entertain lucky audiences coast-to-coast in over one hundred shows a year. Dan is the 2014 Winner of the New Folksongwriter contest at the Kerrville Folk Festival, a testament to his clever, insightful lyrics and lovely melodies. His live show is entertaining from beginning to end, with songs ranging from serious to totally hilarious. Whether or not you've walked the very same roads, you can't help but relate to his songs and no matter what your story, you'll love Daniel's.


LAFTA Lincoln Association for Traditional Arts is a non-profit membership organization whose mission is to preserve and promote folk and traditional music, dance, and related arts in the Lincoln, Nebraska area. LAFTA presents the finest folk and acoustic musicians in annual Main Stage and House Concert series and provides support for monthly Contra Dances.

Read more about LAFTA and check out our newsletters. The latest newsletter is from April 2014.  

View the list of artists coming for our 2014-15 season and buy tickets online. Discounted season tickets are also available! Download the season ticket order form.

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Most LAFTA Main Stage events take place at the The 7th Street Loft, 504 South 7th Street, on the 3rd floor of The Bridge. House Concerts take place at 4615 Sugar Creek Ct or 5109 Foxglove Circle in Lincoln. Backyard Concerts are held at Wooly's Big Back Yard, 6115 Huntington Ave. Follow the Locations link above for maps and directions.

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