June 13, 2017

Jazz in June continues with Project Omaha, Victor Lewis

Victor Lewis

Victor Lewis

The 2017 Jazz in June concert series continues June 13 with Bill Wimmer’s Project Omaha, featuring Victor Lewis.

Driven by world-renowned drummer and recent Nebraska honorary doctorate recipient Lewis, Project Omaha features Wimmer on saxophone, Roger Wilder on piano, Gerald Spaits on bass and Joey Gulizia on percussion.

Lewis has performed with Woody Shaw, Carla Bley, David Sanborn and Dexter Gordon. Between 1980 and 1991, he was a member of Stan Getz’s quartet, which also included pianist Kenny Barron and bassist Rufus Reid.

Concerts are at 7 p.m. each Tuesday in June in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s sculpture garden west of the Sheldon Museum of Art, 12th and R streets. The concert series is free, but attendees are encouraged to make a donation of $10 per family to help ensure its continuation.

Concertgoers are allowed to bring lawn chairs or blankets. Pets are not allowed. Recycling bins are provided throughout the concert area.

VIP tickets available

Tickets may be purchased for a reserved space in the section in front of the band. Each ticket includes a guaranteed space for one lawn chair, a beverage and sandwich. Tickets are available here, by calling 402-472-4747 or at the Lied Center ticket office, 301 N. 12th St., which is open from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays.

Free basic yoga

Campus Recreation offers yoga at 5:30 p.m. each Tuesday in June before the concert northwest of Woods Hall. Participants are encouraged to bring a towel or mat.


Located at 12th and R streets, the Jazz in June Market features a variety of vendors with food, drinks and artisan-made crafts. The marketplace opens at 5 p.m. each week. A full list of vendors is available here.

Bike parking service

Bike Valet provides free, secure parking for bicycles from 5 p.m. until an hour after each concert at the east end of the market. For more information, click here or call the Outdoor Adventures Center at 402-472-4777.

Garden tours

Representatives of Landscape Services, Lincoln Parks and Recreation and Sheldon Museum of Art offer walking tours of campus gardens at 6 p.m. each Tuesday in June. The tours, which are free, start at Sheldon’s east entrance. This week’s tour, “Tree Lovers,” will be led by Eric Berg, Justin Evertson and Bob Henrickson, all Nebraska Forest Service and Nebraska Statewide Arboretum tree experts.

Inclement weather

In the event of inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances, Jazz in June concerts may need to be canceled. Information on cancellations will be posted here and here.

For more information about the annual concert series, click here.

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