The show must go on: Jazz in June kicks off the season indoors

Moved into the Rococo Theatre due to the threat of severe weather

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – For the second straight week, Lincoln’s Jazz in June was impacted by the threat of severe weather.

Unlike last week’s show, which had to be postponed, organizers were able to move Tuesday’s concert inside the iconic Rococo Theatre.

Mike Semrad, director of Jazz in June, couldn’t have been happier with the turnout.

“Things have worked out beautifully,” he said. “It’s a packed house, all the way up to the third balcony, so we couldn’t be happier, but this is just wonderful again to hear the music through these halls and just see these smiles and people waving and being a part of a live music event is awesome.”

Today’s free concert featured one of UNL’s own professors, Darryl White, a professor of trumpet and jazz studies who loves bringing his ensemble to Jazz in June.

Next week, Jazz in June is bringing two-time Grammy Award-winning jazz artist Kurt Elling. Some say he is one of the world’s foremost jazz vocalists.

The plan is to be back on the grass outside the Sheldon Art Museum, but if weather threatens again, organizers say they will move the concert inside the Lied Center.

Semrad said there are still VIP tickets available for the remaining shows.

VIP tickets get you premium seating, snacks and a beverage.

To purchase tickets and learn more about Jazz in June, visit

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