The Arts Across Nebraska connects Lied artists to Nebraska communities throughout the state. The program provides up to three tours every year, which are offered to presenting partners and communities in the state at an affordable rate. The Lied Center is responsible for contracting with the artist(s), routing and providing technical assistance on tour. The artist(s) usually provide a public performance, and/or student matinee or workshop in each community.

Arts Across Nebraska Tours 2014-2015

Glenn Miller Orchestra

North Platte High School |Wednesday, March 25, 2015                                                                                                        Merryman Performing Arts Center, Kearney | Friday, March 27, 2015
The Fox Theatre, McCook | Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Lourdes Central Catholic School, Nebraska City | Sunday, March 29 - Monday, March 30, 2015

Susan Werner Hayseed

The Lark, Hastings | Sunday, April 19
Midwest Theatre, Scottsbluff | Tuesday, April 21
Neville Center, North Platte | Thursday, April 23         
Venue TBD, Ord | Friday, April 24                
The Tassel, Holdrege | Saturday, April 25          
National Homestead, Beatrice | Sunday, April 26                

Kusi Taki
Omuʱhoᵑ Nation School, Macy | Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Donna Baddeley’s Music on the Trail

Sidney High School Fine Arts Auditorium| Thursday, April 2, 2015
Chadron and Hemingford |March/April 2015

    Free Enhancement Workshops for Local Students

    In 2013/14, the Arts Across Nebraska program presented original play What the Wind Taught Me, written by Becky Key Boesen and performed by Angels Theatre Company, solo pianist Donna Baddeley's Music on the Trail and Jill Anderson's Celtic Cabaret.  In total, 13 communities across the state enjoyed 15 student matinees, 12 public performances, and 41 enhancement workshops. The program served 9,838 people of all ages.

    The Lied Center would like to thank the following sponsors of the 2014-2015 Arts Across Nebraska program:

    Friends of Lied
    Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment
    UNL Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources
    Rural Futures Institute at the University of Nebraska
    National Endowment for the Arts
    Richard P. Kimmel and Laurine Kimmel Charitable Foundation
    Rebecca R. Anderson

    Artist transportation: Sid Dillon

    If you are interested in finding out more about the Arts Across Nebraska tours, please contact Petra Wahlqvist, by phone, 402.472.8089, or email,

    Please note: organizations booking artists in the Lied's Arts Across Nebraska program are not eligible for additional funding through the Nebraska Arts Council.