New Year's Eve dance with the Lincoln Pops

Monday, December 31, 2018 - 8:30 PM

Swing into 2019 with the 18-piece Lincoln Pops Orchestra. Admission ($45 each/$85 couples) includes appetizers, favors and a champagne toast, plus some of the best Big Band dance music around. Seating is limited.

 

Celtic Series: The Stomptowners

Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 7:00 PM

The Stomptowners is a rare experience blending dynamic traditional Irish music with voice and hot Irish dance. This four piece ensemble uses Uilleann pipes, Irish bouzouki, fiddle, whistles, breathtaking vocals and driven foot percussion. The tradition comes to life with the all energy today’s audience craves. It is often said about The Stomptowners is that there is something for everyone. A typical performance includes smoking hot Irish and Scottish tunes, choreographed Irish dance, voice with foot percussion, arranged songs as well as evocative a cappella pieces. The Stomptowners repertoire is always kept fresh, alive and relevant to the season. Part of the LCCC’s first full season of Irish, Scottish, American and fusion music and dance from around the Celtic-verse. Advance tickets $25 adults/$23 seniors/$10 youth ages 18 and under; LCCC membership discount applies. The series continues with three more concerts including an April gig with the incomparable Tannahill Weavers in April. Buy a series pass and save 20% off individual ticket prices – and reserve your favorite table seat for all seven concerts. For details head to lincolncityculturalcenter.org or call 541-994-9994. Makes a great gift!

 

Ara James & Beth Wood: Stand and Sway

Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Texan-raised, Oregon-based singer-songwriter Beth Wood has won almost every major songwriting competition in the United States, and with 20 years of touring and 11 studio albums under her belt, she’s done. With anything that doesn’t bring her joy. So she’s added publishing poetry now, and tortilla making, and teaching songwriting and poetry to pass the torch of music for music’s sake. Beth’s mission is to communicate and share the joy she feels through singing – through music as a spiritual practice. When you see her live you’ll taste this, and you’ll understand why Beth has long been one of the most beloved singer-songwriters in the industry.

Appalachia-raised, Washington-based Ara James (formerly Ara Lee) is a singer, poet, and activist with an unmistakable sound, commanding presence, and a voice that will leave you speechless. Ara has been singing professionally for over 20 years as an award-winning soloist, studio vocalist, and songwriter. Rooted in the traditions of gospel and deep South soul, Ara holds court on stage like a modern-day mystic. When you see her live you’ll wonder what just happened to you, and you will understand why Beth grabbed her after a show and said “We have to work together.”

And so they did. As a duo, Wood and James push the boundaries of soul and folk music and attempt to break down the walls that have separated the worlds of music and poetry. Wood and James Stand and Sway. The two also sit down and cry when it’s tough, laugh when it’s useless, and sing really, really loud often. They write, speak, tour, and teach poetry and singing workshops to inspire those disempowered to find their voices, because they agree that women singing unapologetically together can rattle glass ceilings. Their upcoming album, set to be released in the Spring of 2019, takes soul, folk, spoken word, Americana, gospel, and blues, shakes them around in a basket of harmony, and makes what they affectionately call “grown-out-roots-music.”

What began as a collaboration on the anthem “Nasty Woman” has evolved into its own beautiful thing – Stand and Sway: a meeting of minds, voices, hearts, and spirits. Wood and James’s distinct and powerful voices stand strong on their own, and together they create magic, energy, and community everywhere they go.

Tickets for this “Stand and Sway” show at the Lincoln CIty Cultural Center are $22 general/$20 seniors and students/$15 youth ages 18 and under. LCCC membership discount will apply.

 

Celtic Series: The Outside Track

Sunday, February 3, 2019 - 2:00 PM

Winner of ‘Best Group’ in both the Live Ireland awards and the Tradition In Review awards, The Outside Track are one of the top Celtic acts in the world. They were ‘Best Live Act’ nominees in the MG Alba Scots Traditional Music Awards, and won the German Radio Critics Prize, for their album Flash Company. Live Ireland called them, ‘Among the top bands in the world – stunning on every cut!’. The Outside Track’s marriage of Celtic music, song and dance has been rapturously received around the world. Hailing from Scotland, Ireland, and Cape Breton, its five members are united by a love of traditional music and a commitment to creating new music on this as a foundation. They blend fiddle, accordion, harp, guitar, flute, whistle, step-dance and vocals with breathtaking vitality. Their blend of boundless energy and unmistakable joie de vivre has won them a large following around the globe. Part of the LCCC’s first full season of Irish, Scottish, American and fusion music and dance from around the Celtic-verse. Advance tickets $25 adults/$23 seniors/$10 youth ages 18 and under; LCCC membership discount applies. For details head to lincolncityculturalcenter.org or call 541-994-9994.

 

Sweetheart Dance with the Lincoln Pops

Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Enjoy three sets of quintessential Big Band music, from the 25 musicians of the Lincoln Pops Orchestra. There will be punch, cookies and a sweet flower for every lady, along with no-host beer, wine and sodas. Bring a friend, bring your love, dance along or just sit and listen. Everyone is welcome to this community celebration of love and music. LCCC member discount applies!

 

Celtic Series: Realta

Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Hailing from the Ulster city of Belfast, Realta is an award winning multi-instrumentalist group presents an enchanting program of dance music interspersed with the occasional story, air and song. While Conor Lamb and Aaron O’Hagan pursue the melody on uilleann pipes and whistles, guitarist and vocalist Deirdre Galway explores the harmony and rhythms within the tunes. All-Ireland champions Dermot Mulholland and Dermot Moynagh complete the line-up with dynamic accompaniments on double bass, bouzouki, banjo, voice and bodhrán, making this one of the most exciting acts on the Irish music scene today. Part of the LCCC’s first full season of Irish, Scottish, American and fusion music and dance from around the Celtic-verse. Advance tickets $25 adults/$23 seniors/$10 youth ages 18 and under; LCCC membership discount applies. For details head to lincolncityculturalcenter.org or call 541-994-9994.

 

Celtic Series: The Tannahill Weavers

Sunday, April 7, 2019 - 2:00 PM

The Tannahill Weavers are one of Scotland’s premier traditional bands. Their diverse repertoire spans the centuries with fire-driven instrumentals, topical songs, and original ballads and lullabies. Their music demonstrates to old and young alike the rich and varied musical heritage of the Celtic people. These versatile musicians have received worldwide accolades consistently over the years for their exuberant performances and outstanding recording efforts that seemingly can’t get better…yet continue to do just that. The final concert in the LCCC’s first full season of Irish, Scottish, American and fusion music and dance from around the Celtic-verse. Advance tickets $30 adults/$25 seniors/$15 youth ages 18 and under; LCCC membership discount applies. For details head to lincolncityculturalcenter.org or call 541-994-9994.

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