Music from all over the world and right next door

The Lincoln Crossroads Music Festival will showcase the classical, traditional and contemporary music that springs from the groups of people who are either native to or have settled in the greater Lincoln area an that have continued to develop their own musical and cultural expression in light of their experience in their new environment.

From the time of its founding, Lincoln has been a magnet for people from all over the world to settle who have contributed to its dynamic development and added to its rich cultural heritage.  Through creative, conscientious programming, the Festival explores the rich cultural mosaic that Lincoln has become.

Nebraska truly is the middle of everywhere. There are incredible stories that many of our neighbors have to share. Here are some of them…

Melancholy and Love

The Levant

August 6th

Featuring  clarinetist & composer Kinan Azmeh, violinist & composer Layale Chaker, the Cantorei Chorus and the Yazidi band Golden Studio

Reclaiming History


August 8th & 10th

Featuring chamber music from Ukrainian composers such as Viktor Kosenko,
Borys Lyatoshynsky and Myroslav Skoryk, pianist Pavel Gintov and the Women’s Bandura Ensemble of North America

Hear Me Speak

Native America

August 9th

Featuring “Standing Bear: A Ponca Indian Cantata” by Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate, baritone Grant Youngblood, visual artist Sarah Rowe and native hip-hop artist Tall Paul.

An Andean Walkabout



August 10th

Featuring Gabriella Lena-Frank’s string quartet “Leyendas: An Andean Walkabout”, Daniel Martinez and the proudly local latin beats band Jarana

Northern Lights

The Nordic

August 11th

Featuring the world premiere of “Saltøje”, Marie Sønderskov, Coro di Flauti, Greenblatt & Seay and a live broadcast of NET Nebraska’s “The Verge” radio program.