ARTS FOR ALL!

ARTS FOR ALL!

The Lied Offers Free and Half-Priced Tickets

All UNL students may purchase tickets to any Lied Center show for half-price. Reserve and purchase your ticket online at liedcenter.org, then pick it up from the Box Office with your NCard.

WHAT IS ARTS FOR ALL?

The Lied Center provides radical access to world class artists for University of Nebraska students through the Arts for All program. As a student, you can get free tickets to nearly half of the Lied Center’s season events. No other university offers this type of access to its students.

Reserve your free tickets on UNL Marketplace or visit the Lied Center box office. You will need your NCard.

Are you a University of Nebraska instructor looking for an innovative way to introduce course content to your students? Consider bringing your class to a Lied Center Arts for All performance. To reserve tickets for your class, email jane.schiermeyer@unl.edu with a list of the students and their NUIDs that you would like to attend. Instructors will be given a complimentary ticket to accompany their students. We hope to see you at a show. 

HALF-PRICED TICKETS:

Did you know that UNL students can get half-priced tickets to every show? Select "UNL student price" at checkout to access your student discount. 

FREE TICKETS: 

The Lied Center also offers free tickets to select performances through UNL Marketplace. See our listing of free shows and student ticket FAQs below!

FAQs

Q: When are tickets released?
A: Arts for All tickets are typically released at 11:00 AM on the first day of class each semester.

Q: How many tickets can I reserve?
A: A student who pays Fund A fees is eligible to receive one free student ticket while supplies last.

Q: What if I want to sit with my friends?
A: You should! You can reserve your tickets separately online or in person, just make sure to pick up your tickets together at the Lied Center box office.
A: During the 2020-2021 Academic Year, all FREE Arts for All ticket reservations made through UNL Marketplace are for 2 tickets seated together as a pair. Click Here to see a full list of COVID-19 policies & procedures.

Q: What if all of the shows on Market Place say “Sold Out”?
A: Don’t despair! Even if all Arts for All tickets were reserved ahead of time, many tickets go unclaimed. Visit the box office 30 minutes before the listed performance time of the Arts for All show you want to see, and you may be pleasantly surprised.

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Rhapsody in Black

March 9, 2021 | 7:30 p.m.

Following a powerful Lied Center performance in 2016, writer/actor Leland Gantt presents an inspiring and thought-provoking online production as part of the Lied Center’s MOSAIC Series. In this one-man theatrical performance, Gantt processes a lifetime struggling with what it means to be black while deconstructing notions of race and realigning perspectives.

Note: This performance includes adult subject matter and language.

FREE TICKETS HERE

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The Modern Gentlemen

March 13-14, 2021

This dynamic quartet shared the stage with Frankie Valli for well over a decade as The Four Seasons. After their long tenure with the group, they developed their own signature sound performing the classic hits of pop, rock, jazz and doo wop in their MODERN style! They feel very fortunate to have worked alongside many of the artists they celebrate and when TMG take the stage, they bring their charm, high energy, and four-part harmony without limits!  

"These guys are truly special!  They’re the best singers I’ve ever worked with!” -Frankie Valli

This presentation is made possible in part with generous support from Season Lieders Chuck & Karen Harris

WATCH VIDEO  FREE TICKETS HERE

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Michael Londra and the Celtic Fire

Tuesday, March 16th | 7:30 p.m.

Irish singing sensation Michael Londra and his dazzling cast of Riverdance and Lord of the Dance alums perform a lively evening of traditional Irish music and step dancing. Backed by an ensemble of Ireland’s finest musicians, Michael Londra and the Celtic Fire promise an electric St. Patrick’s Day celebration straight from the heart of the Emerald Isle. 

This presentation is made possible in part with generous support from Cornerstone Bank and Season Lieders Doug and Vikki Kotil.

WATCH VIDEO  FREE TICKETS HERE

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Philadelphia Orchestra

Saturday, March 20th | 7:30 p.m.

After last appearing at the Lied Center in 2001, the Philadelphia Orchestra takes the Lied Center “Virtual Stage” this spring for an unforgettable performance. Lied audiences will delight in Vivaldi’s iconic and transcendent Four Seasons in a performance that soars to new heights with world-renowned violinist Gil Shaham, who will both perform the solo and lead the ensemble.

This presentation is made possible in part with generous support from the Lied Center’s Conductors Circle: Tom & Linda Hoegemeyer and Drs. David & Marilyn Moore as well as support from the Anabeth Hormel Cox Lied Center Performance Fund.

FREE TICKETS HERE

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Dino Light

March 21, 2021 | 4:30 p.m.

Giant luminescent dinosaurs take over the Lied Center! Dino-Light is a glow-in-the-dark adventure that brings a friendly dinosaur to life to discover a wonderful world full of creatures that light up the darkness. Recipient of the prestigious Jim Henson Foundation Grant, Dino-Light blends cutting-edge puppetry, technology and dance in a show fun for all ages! 

This presentation is made possible in part with generous support by Patron Friend Sponsors Chuck & Karen Harris, Cheyenne & Hector Santiago and Gene & Kristen Stohs. 

WATCH VIDEO   FREE TICKETS HERE

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Chris Thile

March 24, 2021 | 7:30 p.m.

Multiple Grammy Award-winner and MacArthur Fellow Chris Thile, a member of Punch Brothers and Nickel Creek, and former host of the radio program, Live from Here, is a mandolin virtuoso, composer and vocalist. With his broad outlook, Thile transcends the borders of conventionally circumscribed genres, creating a distinctly American canon and a new musical aesthetic for performers and audiences alike. A child prodigy, Thile first rose to fame as a member of Grammy Award-winning trio Nickel Creek, with whom he released four albums and sold over two million records. In 2014, along with a national tour, the trio released a new album, A Dotted Line, their first since 2005.

This presentation is made possible in part with generous support from Season Lieders Doug & Vikki Kotil.

FREE TICKETS HERE  WATCH VIDEO

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Naughton Duo

March 30, 2021 | 7:30 p.m.

Identical twin sisters Christina and Michelle Naughton have been hailed by the San Francisco Examiner for their “stellar musicianship, technical mastery and awe-inspiring artistry.” Experience the Lied Center debut of this incredible piano duo!

“The textures shimmer like pure gold in bright light, dancing in every conceivable rhythm. They have to be heard to be believed!” —Washington Post

This presentation is made possible in part with generous support from the Lied Center Piano Circle donors Mary-Ann K. Clinton, Anabeth H. Cox, MarySue Harris, Keith Heckman & Janet Danielson, Charlotte Heermann, Mrs. Larry H. Lusk, Joan M. Reist, and Diana H. Warner, as well as support from the Anabeth Hormel Cox Lied Center Performance Fund and the Joe W. & Ruth K. Seacrest Fund.

FREE TICKETS HERE

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Michelle Ellsworth

Saturday, April 10th | 7:30 p.m.

You’ve never seen anything quite like this! Experience one of the world’s most creative multi-media dance artists who The New York Times said “churns out surprises, from coin-operated choreography to implausible science experiments.” Recognized with a Guggenheim Fellowship, Ellsworth combines movement with science, architecture and humanities for a mind blowing multi-media presentation.

This presentation is made possible in part with generous support from the Lied Center’s Dance Circle: Priscilla C. Grew, Brent & Robin Korte and Steve Wake. .

FREE TICKETS HERE

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Silkroad Ensemble

Thursday, April 15th | 7:30 p.m.

The Silkroad Ensemble creates music that engages difference, sparking radical cultural collaboration and passion-driven learning to build a more hopeful world. Founded by cellist Yo-Yo Ma, the group has been called “vibrant and virtuosic” by the Wall Street Journal, “one of the 21st century’s great ensembles” by the Vancouver Sun. Don’t miss their Lied Center debut!

This presentation is made possible in part with generous support from Season Lieders Art & Chris Zygielbaum.

FREE TICKETS HERE

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Super Diamond

Saturday, April 16th | 4 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

In tribute to the much loved, international pop icon Neil Diamond, Super Diamond performs the timeless classics including “Sweet Caroline,” “America,” “Cherry Cherry,” “Forever in Blue Jeans” and all your favorite hits. Super Diamond’s success in America is unprecedented for a tribute band. With a nod from Neil (the man himself), Super Diamond is the most celebrated Neil Diamond tribute artist in the world.

This presentation is made possible in part with generous support from Liberty First Credit Union.

WATCH VIDEO  FREE TICKETS HERE

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Everytime I Talk About...

April 20, 2021 | 7:30 p.m.

Drawing on the poetry of the late poet Lucille Clifton, UNL Poets will celebrate the long history of Black poets bringing often uneasy truths to the heart of America. Curated by Kwame Dawes, the poets, in conversation with music and visual art, will perform their own compositions and selections of poems by Lucille Clifton whose words continue to resonate in our culture today.

This presentation is made possible in part with generous support from the Lied Center’s MOSAIC Circle: Priscilla C. Grew, Dr. Colleen Jones, Cheyenne & Hector Santiago, Rhonda Seacrest and Art & Chris Zygielbaum.

FREE TICKETS HERE

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Canadian Brass

April 29th & 30th | 7:30 p.m.

The world’s most famous brass group returns to the Lied Center! Celebrating their 50th Season, the Canadian Brass have performed in nearly every major concert hall in the world and have been seen by millions of viewers on The Tonight ShowEntertainment Tonight and PBS. From renaissance and baroque music to Dixieland, ragtime and Broadway show tunes, enjoy a concert of the greatest hits by this virtuosic ensemble.

This presentation is made possible in part with generous support from Patron Friend Sponsors Mike & Julie Jacobson and Doug & Vikki Kotil.

WATCH HERE  FREE TICKETS HERE

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