Lied Center celebrates expansion

By: Megan Palera

The Lied Center for Performing Arts is celebrating a new addition.

It's called the Lied Commons. The $2.5 million project was funded entirely by private donations. It features an 8,100 square foot multi-purpose room with a panoramic view of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus.

“Just a fabulous space for all kinds of events from receptions and dinners to concerts and educational classes. Can really provide a lot of flexibility for any type of event,” Executive Director Bill Stephan said.

The space can be rented by the public. It's the first expansion to the Lied Center since opening 23 years ago.