Musicians from Lincoln, around the country and around the world will be on Capitol Hill July 23-31 for the third Lincoln Crossroads Music Festival.
Organizer Eric Higgins told KLIN News that the festival was founded in 2019 after attending a similar event and performing with musicians from around the world. He is a professional bassist and has just performed with an international ensemble where musicians meet and teach each other different styles. He says it was such a great experience that he thought Lincoln had a lot of artists and something could be done here.
He says, “It’s a combination of internationally recognized artists who come to Lincoln for the festival. The program is made up of their performances but also the performances of those who live in and around Lincoln. Local and established groups that include choirs but also musicians from Syria, Iraq, Turkey, Vietnam, all over the world.
Higgins says Nebraska is in the middle of everywhere culturally, so the perfect place for this festival. The last two events were well received and filled a need.
Fifteen events are planned during the 9 days of music in seven locations. Many events are free.
For times, dates and locations, visit lincolncrossroadsmusic.org.