Davina and the Vagabonds will perform June 28 in the finale of the 2022 Jazz in June concert series.
This group’s New Orleans sound features elements of blues, jazz, R&B, soul and gospel. The group has created a stir on the national music scene with its high-energy live shows, skillful musicianship, professionalism and Davina Sowers’ commanding stage presence. With influences ranging from Fats Domino and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Aretha Franklin and Tom Waits, the band is winning over audiences one show at a time. The rollicking quintet is held together by Sowers’ keyboard playing, with acoustic bass, drums, and a spicy trumpet and trombone horn section.
The concert is free and will take place at 7 p.m. in the Sheldon Sculpture Garden, west of Sheldon Museum of Art. A market will offer food and drinks from 5 to 9 p.m. The concert series is produced by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln with support from the Lied Center for Performing Arts.
The concert will feature two sets of music from 7-7:45 p.m. and 8-8:45 p.m., respectively, with a 15-minute intermission.
Bike Valet will provide 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.
While Jazz in June is free, there is a reserved, shaded seating area in front of the stage that costs $25 for a single-day ticket or $80 for the whole series. Patrons interested in prime, reserved seating should click here.
The community is invited to join Jazz in June’s membership program, The Rhythm Club. Membership supports the booking of top-tier artists and new education programs, and helps keep the concerts free. Donate directly through the Give To Lincoln page here. For more information, visit the Jazz in June website and Facebook page.