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

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

 

LAFTA 2014-15 Main Stage Concert Season

LAFTA's Main Stage Concerts for 2014-2015 will be held at the 7th Street Loft.

Friday, September 26, 2014 - Winfield Winners   7th Street Loft, 7:30 PM
Winfield Winners, our kickoff show, showcases the talents of four contest winners from the annual Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Kansas: Lincolnites John and Jason Shaw on fiddle and guitar, Missouri’s Bruce Graybill on mandolin, and 2013 guitar flatpicking champion Allen Shadd of South Carolina. Opening will be the Prairie Creek Ramblers, up-and-coming young musicians from Lincoln’s Blue Raven Music Studios.   Tickets

Friday, October 24, 2014 - Brad Colerick   7th Street Loft, 7:30 PM
Brad Colerick, a Nebraska native, has had a long and successful career in music. After establishing himself in Los Angeles writing music for advertising, he focused on building and polishing a repertoire of original songs to take with him on the singer-songwriter circuit. He has worked with many well-known musicians, among them Johnny Cash, B.B. King, and Suzy Bogguss. "Tucson," his new CD, is currently in production.    Tickets   

Saturday, November 8, 2014 - Rita Hosking    7th Street Loft, 7:30 PM
Rita Hosking hails from northern California and sings of forest fires, culture clashes, demolition derbies, the working class, and hope. Descended from Cornish miners who sang as they worked, Rita grew up with deep regard for folk music and the power of voice. Her style of country-folk has been praised for its sense of story and of place. She has recorded five albums since she began in 2005.   Tickets  

Saturday, January 17, 2015 - The Chapin Sisters   7th Street Loft, 7:30 PM
The Chapin Sisters began in Los Angeles in 2004 as a trio of Tom Chapin’s daughters: Abigail and Lily Chapin and Jessica Craven. When Jessica left to start a family, Abigail and Lily continued as a duo. They currently live in New York and keep up a busy touring schedule. Their newest CD, “A Date With the Everly Brothers,” was released in spring 2014.   Tickets  

Saturday, February 21, 2015 - The Haunted Windchimes   7th Street Loft, 7:30 PM
The Haunted Windchimes (Desirae Garcia, Chela Lujan, Inaiah Lujan, and Mike Clark) draw from traditional folk and American roots music for their sound. Their songs have a vintage quality, as if they might have been written yesterday or 75 years ago. Grounded in honeyed harmonies and spirited picking, their music lies between distinct styles—not quite bluegrass or blues or country—and paints pictures of empty train stations and nights of sharing a bottle of moonshine.   Tickets  

Saturday, March 21, 2015 - Krista Detor   7th Street Loft, 7:30 PM
Krista Detor is a keyboardist and songwriter whose compositions outrun genre labels. Her recordings include original Christmas songs and stories of small town gossip and life in the circus. She draws musical textures from a varied palette of love, loss, and an occasional touch of grit. She has performed with such notables as Joan Armatrading, the Neville Brothers, Loudon Wainwright, Sam Phillips, and Suzanne Vega.   Tickets  

Friday, April 24, 2015 - Notorious   7th Street Loft, 7:30 PM
Notorious, from Lincoln, Mass., presents a thrilling musical experience in genres that span many continents. “Guitar genius” Larry Unger, composer of countless fiddle tunes and lilting waltzes, joins “demon fiddler” Eden MacAdam-Somer to push the envelope from traditional American and Celtic toward swing, blues and Gypsy modes.   Tickets

Saturday, May 16, 2015 - Finnders and Youngberg   7th Street Loft, 7:30 PM
Finnders and Youngberg, of Fort Collins, Colo., return with their captivating mix of bluegrass, honky-tonk and swing to close out LAFTA’s main stage season. Mike Finders has won the Merlefest songwriting competition twice, and Ryan Drickey has won the Rockygrass fiddle contest.   Tickets

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

2013-14
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

2012-13
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

2011-12
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

2010-11
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

2009-10
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

2008-09
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

2007-08
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

2006-07
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

2002-03
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

2001-02
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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