Jazz in June continues with Blue House, Rent to Own Horns | Nebraska today
Jazz’s 30th anniversary season in June continues on June 8 with a live performance from Blue House with the Rent to Own Horns.
The free concert series, which takes place every Tuesday in June in the sculpture garden immediately north of the Lied Center for Performing Arts at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, features two musical ensembles from 7 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. and 8 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. performances, the series includes an educational outreach coordinated by community centers and artists, and a market with food and drink from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Based in Omaha, Blue House is an internationally renowned blues group that has performed since 1990. The group, which has recorded four albums and two television specials, was inducted into the Nebraska Music Hall of Fame in 2018. Their performances energetic features “howling horns” and a “sound wall”.
Bike Valet will provide free and secure parking for bikes from 5 p.m. until one hour after each concert at the east end of the market. For more information, Click here or call the Outdoor Adventure Center at 402-472-4777.
To ensure the safety of guests, performers, volunteers and vendors, social distancing will be required as recommended by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Lincoln-Lancaster County Department of Health. These recommendations are subject to change.
The next Jazz concerts in June 2021 are:
- June 15: Juke Butter – A neo-vintage organ trio that delivers an energetic and deep funk, R&B and jazz.
- June 22: Darryl White Ensemble – A group led by the Associate Professor of Trumpet and Jazz Studies at the Glenn Korff School of Music, who has published several CD recordings and has been featured on PBS.
- June 29: Josh Hoyer and Soul Colossal – A high-energy, hometown-favorite funk / soul group taking the Jazz in June scene for the first time. Hoyer received national acclaim with his appearance on NBCis “The Voice”.
“There has never been a year that our community has needed Jazz so much in June as in 2021,” said Madeline Reddel, Jazz coordinator in June. “The great Lincoln community can come together to enjoy a free outdoor jazz concert and forget about the challenges of last year. The future is bright and healthy.
While Jazz in June is free, there’s a small, reserved seating area that requires a $ 20 ticket. Customers interested in top-notch reserved seating can visit the Center du Lied website when tickets go on sale later this week.
The community is invited to join Jazz in June’s membership program, The Rhythm Club. Membership supports booking of top performers and new education programs, and helps keep concerts free. Donate directly through the Give To Lincoln page here. For more information, visit the Jazz in June website and Facebook page.
Those interested in donating or serving as a Jazz in June volunteer or board member can email Reddel at [email protected]