In 1973, the Lincoln Community Foundation began a long tradition of free public garden concerts throughout the summer. Neighboring businesses, Nebraska Arts Council and other local foundations work together to schedule family-friendly performers that appeal to all ages. Due to current restrictions on social gathering, the Foundation Garden Summer Performance series will be suspended until further notice. Local musicians will continue to be scheduled by ARTS, Inc. and compensated by Lincoln Community Foundation and sponsors, regardless of whether they perform.
“The Garden Summer Performance Series has become a beloved tradition of our downtown community,” said Barbara Bartle, LCF President. “Although we cannot gather physically, we are pleased to band together with Arts, Inc. to support local musicians who add so much to the spirit and culture of our great city.”
The series will resume when restrictions are lifted. Free performances are typically held every Wednesday at noon from May through the end of September. Updated information on the status of weekly concerts can be found on the Lincoln Community Foundation Garden Performance Series Facebook Page.
2020 sponsors include: Dietze Music, Eagle Printing & Sign, Farmers Mutual Insurance Company, Lincoln Community Foundation, Nebraska Arts Council, UB&T, Pearle Francis Finnigan Foundation, Pinnacle Bank, Union Bank & Trust Company, Inc and US Bank.