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Lincoln Calling Tickets on Sale Now!

The 2016 Lincoln Calling Music Festival, presented by Allo Communications, is bigger and better than ever, featuring more than 100 bands and comedians spread across 8+ stages over 3 days, Oct. 6-8. Lincoln Calling has aligned with Lincoln Startup Week, YP Week and Make Lincoln this year, to create what we believe can become Nebraska’s version of SXSW. And, we’ve booked a killer lineup that is already turning heads.

“No doubt Hear Nebraska is going for a South By Southwest-type event. The difference is they’re combining national touring acts of various genres with some of Nebraska’s finest bands, all playing in multiple venues for multiple days.

BTW, I have seen the initial line-up, and yes, it rivals this year’s Maha Festival. Get your tickets Thursday morning”

—, July 5

  • The lineup will be announced July 13.
  • Early bird festival passes, which provides access to every music and comedy performance at Lincoln Calling, went on sale today at $29 at Once those are sold out, they will increase to $39, and finally $49.

    Other passes include:
    • Comedy-only at $20.
    • Frontier Trustee at $250: For folks who want to invest in Lincoln Calling and receive some special treatment along the way, this includes a three-day festival pass, access to a lounge area with comfortable seating and tables, food and drink tickets, and additional perks to be announced. The name honors early/mid-‘90s Nebraska tractor punk band Frontier Trust.
    • SPEED! at $150 (only 10 available): this is a pass for the true music heads. It gets you to the front of the line at every concert, and allows access even when shows are at capacity. The name is a tribute to legendary 45s label SPEED! Nebraska Records,



A 501(c)(3) nonprofit with offices in Omaha and Lincoln, Hear Nebraska meaningfully connects and engages fans, artists and communities through music journalism, education and events. In 2015, the organization produced more than 50 concerts in 11 Nebraska communities, featuring more than 130 Nebraska bands. It injected more than $109,000 into the Nebraska music industry, including $56,000 directly to bands.

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