Metro Jazz Quintet to play Jazz in June

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Metro Jazz Quintet to play Jazz in June

Metro Jazz Quintet performs in an elaborate lounge with an orange sofa.
Metro Jazz Quintet

The weekly Jazz in June concert series will welcome Metro Jazz Quintet to the stage on June 20.

Metro Jazz Quintet is a Nebraska group offering classic jazz tunes from composers such as Duke Ellington, George Gershwin and Cole Porter. The quintet is made up of some of the top jazz artists in the state and was named the Lied Center’s Jazz Club Artist.

The free concert series takes place at 7 p.m. every Tuesday in June in the Sheldon Sculpture Garden, west of Sheldon Museum of Art. A market offers food and drinks from 5 to 9 p.m. each Tuesday. The concert series is produced by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln with support from the Lied Center for Performing Arts.

Each concert 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.

Terrance Simien and The Zydeco Experience will perform at the last concert of the season on June 27. Simien has become one of the most respected and accomplished artists in American roots music today. He and his bandmates have performed more than 7,000 concerts in more than 45 countries in their careers.

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 all four weeks. Learn more 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. For more information, visit the Jazz in June website and Facebook page.

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