Lincoln Calling 2018 - 15th Anniversary!

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The 15th-annual Lincoln Calling music festival, presented by Allo and Evol Empire, returns with its mission to create Lincoln's most diverse, inclusive, and sustainable cultural event. First band announcement out now! More to come in July!

In 2018 the festival will include: a Night Market (featuring vendors, makers, artists and Lincoln job opportunities), Wellness Activities and Education, Make Lincoln (maker's fair), and artist/professional development workshops! Sustainability continues to be a priority, with conscious decisions around the festival's transportation options, energy sources, and waste streams.

2018's lineup:


Japanese Breakfast, Waxahatchee, Joey Dosik

Ought, Rad Trads, Kind Country, Dead Horses, Jared and The Mill

Keii, Emily Bass, A Ferocious Jungle Cat, Matt Whipkey, Hammersaw, Anna St Louis, Night Shop, Twinsmith, FREAKABOUT, Couch Jackets, Evening Glow, Stacey Barelos, Quince Ensemble, Rangbrook Ensemble, Sam Scranton, Mighty Vitamins


Parquet Courts, Ron Gallo, Criteria, The Nude Party

Radio Galaxy, Ohmme, Hyborian, Jim Schroeder Band, Juiceboxxx, Cesar Comanche, BXTH

Christopher the Conquered, Universe Contest, Stephen Sheehan, Jack Hotel, The Bottle Tops, Matt Cox, Seasaw, Hi-Lux, Dilla Kids, Halfwit, Bogusman, Le Grotto, Better Friend, Gymshorts, Lip Gym, Bryan Day, Jay Kreimer, Darkwood, Laughing Falcon, Gerardo Meza and The Dead of Night, Kenny Barz


Lion Babe, Leikeli47, The Kickback

The Grahams, REYNA, Alfred Banks, Adam + Kizzie, The Lagoons

Mad Dog and the 20/20s, Ronnie Heart, Disastroid, Mesonjixx, Dan McCarthy, Bonehart Flannigan, Dr. Joe, Harry Paradise, Y god Y, Digisaurus, Ro Hempel Band, Sweats, Adam and the Figurines, Staffers, Moodie Black, Pixel Grip, Evan Bartels and the Stoney Lonesomes, I Forgot To Love My Father

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Lincoln Calling is presented by Allo and Evol Empire Creative. It's made possible by The Lincoln Community Foundation, Lincoln Convention & Visitor's Bureau, Downtown Lincoln Association, Nebraska Bank of Commerce, Open Harvest, Omaha Steaks, Green Flash Brewing Co., Lincoln Electric System, Home Real Estate, Eagle Printing and Sign, 106.3 KFRX, 89.3 KZUM, Lee Rankin Stuart Family Foundation, Union Bank and Trust, The Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel, Nebraska Lottery, Lincoln Young Professionals Group, Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development, Assurity Life, Carson+Co Global, Benson First Friday, HighLucyNation, Bulu Box, YMCA of Lincoln, Fly Fitness, Lotus House of Yoga, Community Health Endowment of Lincoln, Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln, and Nonprofit Hub Lincoln.