Lincoln Exposed will bring February back to July in theaters downtown next week | Music

It will be February again in July next week when Lincoln Exposed returns to five downtown locations next week.

This is the second year in a row that, thanks to COVID-19, the annual February showcase for Lincoln bands and solo artists has had to be moved from what always seemed like the coldest weekend of winter. on one of the hottest weekends of a sweltering summer.

The 2022 version of the festival will feature around 80 bands, an increase of around 20 from the 2021 festival, but less than the more than 100 that had been part of the pre-pandemic February festivals.

Lincoln Exposed began in 2006 when Zoo Bar owner Pete Watters booked a week in February with 23 Lincoln bands in an effort to boost business during the slowest time of year.

Over the next 15 years, Lincoln Exposed expanded to include all five downtown concert halls and the number of bands and solo artists peaked at 115 in 2020, with the event taking place a month before coronavirus shutdown.

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This year, the festival will once again mix well-established bands from Lincoln – like The Killigans, Domestica, Thirst Things First and Freakabout, with newcomers to the original mix scene in genres ranging from rock to hip-hop and music. country.

Lincoln Exposed, which runs Thursday, July 29 and 30, will take place at the Zoo Bar, 316 N. 14th St.; Duffy’s Tavern, 1412 W St.; Bourbon Theater, 1415 West Street; Bodega’s Alley, 1418 O St.; 1867 Bar, 101 N. 14th St.

Festival passes, $25, and single-day tickets — $10 for Thursdays and $12 each for July 29 and 30 — are available at bourbontheatre.com, at the Bourbon Theater box office, and at Zoo Bar.

The 2022 Lincoln Exposed schedule is as follows:

Thursday

Zoo Bar 21+

10 p.m. – Citizens Motel

Midnight – A ferocious jungle cat

Duffy’s Tavern 21+

6:40 p.m. – Stira Achar

7:40 p.m. – A water painting

8:40 p.m. – Extra fresh

9:40 p.m. – High-end defective

10:40 p.m. – Ghost Town Radio

11:40 p.m. – After Arizona

Bourbon Theater – All ages

7:20 a.m. – Damsels in Distress

8:20 p.m. – Perfect form

9:20 p.m. – Head of Femur

Bodega’s Alley – 21+

7 p.m. – Eric Maly and the Obscurants

10 p.m. – The Dancing Dead

Midnight – Rottle Bocket

Bar 1867 – 21+

7:40 p.m. – Estrogen screening

8:40 p.m. – Cheese Bandito

9:40 p.m. – Grand Theft Railroad

10:40 p.m. – Ships of trillion tons of beryllium

11:40 p.m. – The Killigans

July 29

Zoo Bar – 21+

7 p.m. – Sputnik Kaputnik

9 p.m. – Powerful Science

10 p.m. – Laughing Falcon

11 p.m. – Ro Hempel Group

Duffy Tavern – 21+

6:40 p.m. – Cornerstone Dub

7:40 p.m. – The said mantics

8:40 p.m. – The other side of the present

9:40 p.m. – Girt Mother

10:40 p.m. – Bolzen Beer Group

Bourbon Theater – All ages

7:20 p.m. – Magnetic Souls

9:20 p.m. – The Hangin’ Cowboys

10:20 p.m. – Thirst first

11:20 p.m. – The Allendales

Bodega’s Alley – 21+

7 p.m. – The Whiskey Drinkers Union

Midnight – King Thumper

Bar 1867 – 21+

7:40 p.m. – Midnight Devils

8:40 p.m. – Crack Mountain

11:40 p.m. – Head change

12:40 p.m. – Dead Man Race

July 30

Zoo Bar 21+

6 p.m. – 23rd Vibration

7:00 p.m. – Guilt Holiday

Duffy Tavern – 21+

6:40 p.m. – Welcome monsters

7:40 p.m. – Accreditations

8:40 p.m. – Dirty talker

9:40 p.m. – Big Daddy Caleb & the Chargers

11:40 p.m. – Universe Contest

Bourbon Theater – All ages

7:20 p.m. – Pest control

9:20 p.m. – The Hanyaks

11:20 p.m. – Best friend

Bodega’s Alley – 21+

7 p.m. – Worms & vices

8 p.m. – The Fatal E’s

10 p.m. – Rugger Holmes Quartet

Bar of 1867

8:40 p.m. – All about McGill

10:40 p.m. – The Midland Band

11:40 p.m. – Hen Dog

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David H. Henry