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Jazz in June celebrates New Orleans.

Now in its 24th season, the tradition of the Sheldon Art Association’s Tuesday evening concert series continues—this year with inspiration from NOLA.

Great Food

Jazz in June Market
Starts at 5 PM

The Jazz in June Market begins at 5 p.m. at 12th & R Streets. The market will feature vendors offering food, drinks, and artisan-made crafts.

UNL BikeValet offers free secure parking for bikes from 5 p.m. to an hour after each Jazz in June concert. Parking is located at 13th and R streets at the east end of the Jazz in June Market. For more information, visit or call the UNL Outdoor Adventures Center 402-472-4777.

Great Outdoors

Garden Tours
Starts at 6 PM

Representatives of UNL 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. Tour groups assemble at Sheldon’s east entrance.

Great Jazz

Sculpture Garden
Starts at 7 PM

The music starts at 7 p.m. on the west side of the Sheldon Museum of Art.

Concertgoers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets. For everyone’s safety, pets are NOT allowed at concerts.

For the first time, tickets may be purchased for reserved space in the section in front of the band. Each ticket includes a guaranteed space for one lawn chair, a beverage and sandwich, and an opportunity to meet that week’s performers. Those wishing to purchase tickets for all five concerts in the series will receive a 20% discount. Tickets are available online at They are also available by calling 402-472-4747 or visiting the Lied Ticket Office at 301 N 12th Street between 11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Great jazz in the great outdoors
Every Tuesday in June at 7 p.m.



The Rad Trads

Evening in Brazil

Featuring four powerful horns, a driving rhythm section, and three lead vocalists, the Rad Trads perform a diverse style of soulful American music influenced by early jazz, New Orleans brass, Chicago and Delta blues, rock ’n’ roll, and funk.

Garden Tour
Mark Canney, park planner with the Lincoln Parks and Recreation, will discuss the design relationships between the plants, trees, shrubs, and buildings along the 12th Street mall leading to Memorial Stadium.



Swing Fever

Evening in Brazil

Swing Fever, featuring Lincoln residents Gene Davis, Jerry Renaud, Eric Toombs, and Pance Zaev, will take the audience on musical journey to New Orleans via traditional and modern sounds of the Crescent City.

Garden Tour
Ann Powers, landscape assistant with UNL Landscape Services, will lead a tour through Love Garden and discuss its perennials, new additions, and maintenance.



UNL Faculty Jazz Ensemble

Evening in Brazil

The UNL Faculty Jazz Ensemble presents a varied and exciting program including original works and distinctive arrangements of jazz and popular standards.

Garden Tour
Kay Logan‐Peters, an art and architecture librarian, will lead an architectural tour of historic buildings of UNL’s original campus.



Grand Marquis

Evening in Brazil

Grand Marquis injects a contemporary relevance into jazz, blues, and swing, drawing inspiration from Prohibition-era Kansas City, 1930's Paris, 1950's Memphis, and the streets of New Orleans.

Garden Tour
Sharon Kennedy, Sheldon’s director of education, Erin Poor, assistant curator of education, and Genevieve Ellerbee, associate registrar, offer a tour of newly installed and recently conserved works in the museum’s sculpture garden.



Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet

Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet playing intruments on a dark stage.

Composer and performer Jason Marsalis, a member of New Orleans’ venerable first family of jazz, is the son of pianist and music educator Ellis Marsalis and his wife Dolores, and the youngest sibling of Wynton, Branford, and Delfeayo. Marsalis, known for his collaborative creativity, will perform original compositions influenced by traditional elements and the unique talents of each member of the quartet.

Garden Tour
Eileen Bergt, assistant director of UNL Landscape Services, will discuss new perennials, shrubs and water plants in Sheldon’s sculpture garden and the landscape design of the Lied plaza.

The Sheldon Museum of Art and Art Association, Glenn Korff School of Music and Lied Center for Performing Arts
at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and community collaborators.

© 2015 Jazz In June