Thursday, July 17, 2014

Nebraska Folk & Roots Festival Sponsored By Empyrean

From the Nebraska Folk and Roots Festival website:

What: Nebraska Folk and Roots Festival
Where: The Railyard, 350 Canopy St., Lincoln, NE
When: July 18-19, 2014 (Friday 7-11 pm, Saturday noon-11 pm)
Wild Child, David Mayfield Parade, Union Specific, The Bottle Tops, Toasted Ponies, Root Marm Chicken Farm Jug Band, Evan Bartels and the Stoney Lonesomes, Jack Hotel, Bud Heavy & the High Lifes, Shawn Cole, David Boye, Gerardo Meza, Bonehart Flannigan, Jack Hotel, Southpaw Bluegrass Band, FCC brothers and many more to come.

With help from sponsors including the Downtown Lincoln Association, Hyatt Place, Hear Nebraska, Miller Lite and many others, the Railyard is proud to present the first in what hopes to become a yearly series of festival events called the Nebraska Folk and Roots Festival.

For the first year we’ll be keeping things pretty simple. We’ll have two stages, one located within the Railyard at the south end under the cube, with sound brought in from an outside production company. The stage at Vega (located on the second floor of the Railyard) will also be utilized, for later in the evening shows to respect the sound curfew for the district.

There are currently a number of national, regional and local acts confirmed, including Wild Child, David Mayfield Parade, Union Specific, The Bottle Tops, Toasted Ponies and many others, with additional bands to be added to the lineup. In all, the expectation is to host 25-30 bands over the two-day event.

While Friday’s event will be geared more toward a 21 and older crowd, Saturday’s festivities will include a number of activities geared toward children of all ages and will be an all ages event during the daytime hours.

The folk and roots genres of music are widely encompassing, and the music has been enjoyed by people of all ages and backgrounds for decades. Folk and roots inspire dancing and laughter, but also introspection and stories told about the moments in life that make us stronger in the long run.

We’re excited to share that myriad of feelings with the people of Lincoln and beyond at this inaugural event, and please feel free to contact us with any questions you have regarding specific details as they become available.

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