Next Back Yard Concert:

Michael Reno Harrell

Michael Reno Harrell Saturday, June 18, 2016, 6:00 pm
6115 Huntington Ave, Lincoln NE

Michael Reno Harrell is an award winning songwriter as well as a veteran storyteller and entertainer, and he's from the South… the Southern Appalachian Mountains to hone it a bit finer. His original songs and stories have been described as "Appalachian grit and wit" but, as his writing shows, Michael's awareness is much broader than the bounds of his boyhood home or even the Southern Experience. Having toured throughout the British Isles and much of Europe, as well as most of the US, the songs he writes and the stories he creates reflect an insight into people's experiences that catch the ear like an old friend's voice. Whether the story is in song or narrative, Michael will draw you in and entertain you, all the while making you feel right at home.

The event will start with a pot luck dinner at 6PM, LAFTA annual member meeting at 7pm, followed by the music at 7:30 PM. This is an alcohol/drug-free event. Soft drinks will be offered at no charge. Bring your favorite lawn chair (some chairs are provided). Suggested artist donation $10, $5 for students and children under 12 free.


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.
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Clicking on the graphic above takes you directly to LAFTA's page on the secure Razoo Foundation website, where you can make a donation to LAFTA using your credit card or your Paypal account. You will receive a tax receipt e-mail directly from the Razoo Foundation. If you can't wait until May 26th, the donation site is now active; early on-line donations will be counted as part of the Give to Lincoln Day total. If you don't wish to donate on-line, you can make a donation by check at the Lincoln Community Foundation office (15th and N Streets) on May 26th between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm (or at Tower Square between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm). Checks should be made out to the Lincoln Community Foundation with "LAFTA" on the memo line.

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