12, Lincoln Exposed – Bull Face. Bull Face, the new band from Lincoln, who gave their first real show at Lincoln Exposed as the annual festival of local bands moved to July and became the “welcome” event for the Lincoln music community.
13. Lincoln Symphony with Keith Lockhart. The Boston Pops canceled their fall tour of the Midwest, eliminating a Lincoln show where the orchestra was to perform John Williams’ film music. So the ever-resourceful Lied Center recruited Pops conductor Keith Lockhart, who got permission to play Williams ‘music and paired him up with Lincoln’s Symphony, who competently performed Williams’ sheet music. and sensitivity, powerfully reproducing music heard in movie theaters and on television. and grace in an October concert which was a blast to hear.
14. 311. The Omaha band’s return in September to Pinewood Bowl after 27 years was best viewed by the rock / reggae / rap group now residing in California. Mixing together old songs they’d played at the bowl years ago, with hits and newer material, the veteran five-piece group were tighter than tight and cleverly paced the set, mixing styles ranging from lush rock to heavy hip-hop rock at times, all in one song.
15. Bob Dylan, “Shadow Kingdom” Let old song and dance man Bob Dylan fake the audience for a live streaming concert and create one of the musical events of 2021. Filmed in black and white and set in a nonexistent smoky club, the film by 50 Minutes found Dylan with a band, probably working on pre-recorded tracks. Every time it was recorded Dylan had a terrific vocals and the rearrangements of “I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight”, “Forever Young” and other classics were “Rough and Rowdy Ways” cool.