Unless otherwise noted, all shows start at 7:30 pm and take place at The 7th Street Loft

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Standard* Ticket Prices
LAFTA Member - $13
Non-member - $17
Student with ID - $10
Children under 12 - $1

* unless otherwise stated


LAFTA 2016-17 Main Stage Concert Season

LAFTA's Main Stage Concerts for 2016-2017 will be held at the 7th Street Loft.

Friday, November 4, 2016 - Joe Crookston    7th Street Loft, 7:30 PM
Joe Crookston is a songwriter, singer, guitarist, painter, fiddler, banjo player, eco-village member and believer in all things possible. Joe lives in Ithaca NY and tours regularly in the US, Ireland, and Canada. In his songs he is plumbing for lyrical gold, like some kind of social archeologist. His story songs are universal, his rhythm infectious, and in concert he is funny one moment and transcendent the next. Whether he’s picking his 48 Gibson, weaving through lap slide tunes or looping his fiddle, he will draw you in.    Tickets   

Saturday, December 3, 2016 - Harpeth Rising    7th Street Loft, 7:30 PM
Harpeth Rising is Maria di Meglio (cello), Michelle Younger (banjo), and Jordana Greenberg (violin). They have taken the technical prowess afforded by classical training and turned it to generating a fusion of folk, newgrass, rock, and classical music that is "organically unique". Their mix of original and uniquely-interpreted covers make for highly entertaining live performances. Don’t miss this up-and-coming trio.    Tickets   

Saturday, January 21, 2017 - Jeff Black   7th Street Loft, 7:30 PM
Jeff Black returns to the LAFTA main stage this month with his stunning portfolio of guitar-driven folk songs. His latest album, Folklore, stems from "a humble legacy...that started way back in the country, through the rites of dances and church socials, passed down through stories...the kinds of songs that are sung out of need...where the ego stands down." Jeff is a seasoned and perceptive storyteller whose musical voice has been honed over many years of writing and performing.    Tickets   

Saturday, February 11, 2017 - Mollie O'Brien and Rich Moore   7th Street Loft, 7:30 PM
Mollie O'Brien and Rich Moore have played premier venues in the U.S. and elsewhere, including numerous festivals, Mountain Stage, NPR, and Folk Alley. Mollie sings and is accompanied by Rich on voice and guitar. Says Darrell Scott, "We do not have another singer like Mollie O’Brien – she stands and delivers in a completely original way – no matter the material." Mountain Stage's host Larry Groce: "They have impeccable taste and choose the most entertaining, interesting and inspiring material from the wide world of song. And they’re funny. I urge you to see them if you get the chance and make your friends come with you (they will effusively thank you later)."   Tickets 

Saturday, March 18, 2017 - Bill Staines   7th Street Loft, 7:30 PM
For more than forty years, Bill Staines has traveled back and forth across North America, singing his songs and delighting audiences at festivals, folksong societies, colleges, concerts, clubs, and coffeehouses. Bill's music is a slice of Americana, reflecting with the same ease his feelings about the prairie people of the Midwest or the adventurers of the Yukon, the on-the-road truckers, or the everyday workers that make up this land. Singing mostly his own songs, and weaving a blend of gentle wit and humor into his performances, he has become one of the most popular and durable singers on the folk music scene today.    Tickets   

Saturday, April 8, 2017 - FY5 (Finnders & Youngberg)   7th Street Loft, 7:30 PM
Finnders & Youngberg are pioneeering a new American roots music based in the fertile ground of Colorado. Bluegrass harmonies, crisp as a mountain stream, meld with virtuosic picking and fiddling and the kind of honest acknowledgment of the tough realities of life that’s best found in traditional honky-tonk. "We're proud to have come from the traditional folk and bluegrass school," says bandleader Mike Finders, "yet we put all that aside and do our best to build the songs honestly, creatively, with no predetermined agenda to play this or that kind of music." Aaron Youngberg (banjo and pedal steel), Erin Youngberg (vocals and bass), Rich Zimmerman (mandolin), and Ryan Drickey (fiddle) round out this exciting quintet.    Tickets   

Saturday, May 20, 2017 - The Vogts Sisters   7th Street Loft, 7:30 PM
The Vogts Sisters are young emerging artists who have gained widespread recognition in their native Kansas and surrounding states. Often compared to songbirds or musical angels, the Vogts Sisters touch the hearts of audiences everywhere with their enchanting harmonies and poignant and beautifully written songs. The two sisters have played festivals, theaters, and coffee houses and have garnered numerous awards in regional and national songwriting competitions, including First Place Winners in the 2015 Ozark Folk Festival Singer-Songwriter Competition. Praised for their graceful, authentic, yet vulnerable performances, the Vogts Sisters remain humble, possessing a highly developed sense of who they are and what they represent.    Tickets   

========= Previous Shows This Season ================

Friday, September 23, 2016 - Victor and Penny and the Loose Change Orchestra   7th Street Loft, 7:30 PM
Victor and Penny have a unique "antique pop" sound, featuring prohibition-era jazz and popular songs leavened with their own original compositions in the same style. With a fiery ukulele and a red-hot jazz guitar, they put the jump, the dance, and the roll in early twentieth century rock and roll. The Kansas City vocal duo of "Victor" (Jeff Fraling, guitar) and "Penny" (Erin McGrane, ukulele) are supported by James Isaac (clarinet) and Rick Willoughby (bass).   

Saturday, October 8, 2016 - Garnet Rogers   7th Street Loft, 7:30 PM
Garnet Rogers is one of the foremost Canadian folk singers and songwriters of our time, with a smooth dark baritone voice, incredible range, and thoughtful, dramatic phrasing. His music, like the man himself, is literate, passionate, highly sensitive, and deeply purposeful. Garnet composes and sings extraordinary songs about people who are not obvious heroes and of the small victories of the everyday.    Tickets   

================ Previous Seasons ================

September 2015 - Diana Jones
October 2015 - Claire Lynch Band
November 2015 - Bettman & Halpin
January 2016 - Ten Strings and a Goatskin
February 2016 - Robin & Linda Williams
March 2016 - Matt & Shannon Heaton
March 2016 - Jacob Johnson
April 2016 - John McCutcheon
May 2016 - Nebraska Roots Music Collectives

September 2014 - Winfield Winners
October 2014 - Brad Colerick
November 2014 - Rita Hosking with Sean Feder
January 2015 - The Chapin Sisters
February 2015 - The Haunted Windchimes
March 2015 - Krista Detor
April 2015 - Notorious
May 2014 - Finnders and Youngberg

September 2013 - Joe Crookston
October 2013 - The Honey Dewdrops
November 2013 - Nora Jane Struthers and The Party Line
January 2014 - Jalan Crossland
February 2014 - John McCutcheon
March 2014 - Alasdair Fraser & Cali McKasson
April 2014 - Paddywhack with Dan Newton
May 2014 - Lincoln Women's Showcase

September 2012 - Sandy Creek Bluegrass
October 2012 - The Steel Wheels
November 2012 - Finnders and Youngberg
January 2013 - Diana Jones
March 2013 - Tracy Grammer
April 2013 - Matt & Shannon Heaton
May 2013 - Mountain Smoke
May 2013 - The Rain Dogs

September 2011 - Winfield Winners
October 2011 - Eliza Gilkyson
November 2011 - The Greencards
December 2011 - Monroe Crossing
January 2012 - The Toasted Ponies
February 2012 - Neal & Leandra
March 2012 - Joe Crookston
April 2012 - Garnet Rogers
May 2012 - Prairie Dog Social

September 2010 - Bluegrass Crusade
October 2010 - Tommy Sands
November 2010 - Marley's Ghost
January 2011 - Jalan Crossland
February 2011 - New Riverside Ramblers
March 2011 - Jeff Black
April 2011 - Catie Curtis

September 2009 - Prairie Dog Social
October 2009 - Matt & Shannon Heaton
December 2009 - The Bobs
January 2010 - Lonesome Traveler
February 2010 - Driftwood Fire
March 2010 - Paddywhack with Dan Newton
April 2010 - Chris Smither

September 2008 - Café Accordion Orchestra
October 2008 - Darden Smith
November 2008 - Monroe Crossing Band
January 2009 - Garnet Rogers
February 2009 - Neal and Leandra
March 2009 - Jalan Crossland Band
April 2009 - The Shaw Brothers with Steve Hanson

September 2007 - Kusi Taki
October 2007 - Mike & Amy Finders
November 2007 - Marley's Ghost
December 2008 - Laurie McClain
January 2008 - Jeff Black Band
February 2008 - Jackie Tice
March 2008 - Diana Jones
March 2008 - Prairie Dog CD Release Party
April 2008 - Robin & Linda Williams

September 2006 - Stacey Earle & Mark Stuart
October 2006 - Tracy Grammer
November 2006 - Bill Staines
January 2007 - Greg Brown
February 2007 - The Stringtown Castenets
March 2007 - Bluegrass Crusade
April 2007  - John McCutcheon

2005-06 (flyer)
September 2005 - Eliza Gilkyson
October 2005 - Bluegrass Patriots
November 2005 - The Waybacks
January 2006 - Jeff Black
February 2006 - Neal and Leandra
March 2006 - Paddywhack Reunion
April 2006 - Cliff Eberhardt
May 2006 - The Shaw Brothers

2004-05 (flyer)
September 2004 - Vance Gilbert
October 2004 - Richard Thompson
November 2004 - Catie Curtis
January 2005 - Greg Brown
February 2005 - Café Accordion Orchestra
March 2005 - Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum
April 2005 - Tom Russell with Andrew Hardin
May 2005 - Tennessee HeartStrings Band

2003-04 (flyer)
September 2003 - Doc Watson
(Collaboration with the Lied Center)
October 2003 - Laura Love Duo
November 2003 - Joel Mabus

January 2004 - Neal and Leandra
February 2004 - GrooveLily
March 2004 - Robin and Linda Williams and Their Fine Group
April 2004 - Cheryl Wheeler
May 2004 - Dave Moore

September 2002 - Cosy Sheridan

October 2002 - John Hammond
November 2002 - Laura Love Duo
January 2003 - Ray Bonneville
February 2003 - Bluegrass Crusade
March 2003 - Cliff Eberhardt

April 2003 - Garnet Rogers
May 2003 - Kate Campbell

September 2001 - John Prine and Iris DeMent
(Collaboration with the Lied Center)
October 2001 - Colcannon
November 2001 - Dana Robinson
January 2002 - Neal and Leandra
February 2002 - Songwriter's Sweatshop
February 2002 - Children's Concert 
March 2002 - Daddy Squeeze and the Doctor
April 2002 - Robin and Linda Williams
May 2002 - Buffalo Gals

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