Lincolnites jam out together at Jazz in June

Over 1,000 people packed Sheldon Gardens

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — This summer, Jazz in June, a popular month-long community event, is celebrating 30 years of music.

Tuesday, June 8, more than 1,000 people packed the Sheldon Sculpture Garden to enjoy some smooth tunes together.  It was Jazz in June’s largest crowd of the month, causing some food trucks to even run out of food.

Both event coordinators and attendees said it was a touching sight to see the community come together, and it brought about a much-needed sense of normalcy after a year of uncertainty.

Madeline Reddel, one of the even coordinators commented, “It’s really moving seeing everyone out here.  I think that’s why post-pandemic people want to be here with their friends and family in the great outdoors, and that’s what Jazz in June is.”

One audience member, Dan Palensky, shared why he thinks jazz is such a good genre to bring people back together.

“I think jazz infuses people’s emotional reaction to kind of get back into that feeling of being a part of a community without having to have such distance between us.”

Jazz in June is hosted every Tuesday of the month at 7 pm at the Sheldon Sculpture Garden.

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