Lincoln Calling 2022
Thu September 22, 2022 6:00 pm
Bourbon Theatre

Headlining Lincoln Calling: The Menzingers, Tank and The Bangas, Nikki Lane, Lido Pimienta, Together Pangea, Lady Wray, The Velveteers, and Roxxxy Andrews and Coco Montrese from Ru Paul’s Drag Race.

Regional and local support includes: Blvck Hippie, Kiss the Tiger, Plack Blague, Float Like A Buffalo, Weakened Friends, Case Oats, MAITA, BIB, David Nance Band, M34N STR33T, Salt Creek, MVTANT, The Real Zebos, Tylynn, Steady Wells, Cat Piss, The Cavves, Karen Meat, Mad Dog and The 20/20s, Uh Oh, Pagan Athletes, Myles Jasnowski, Emily Bass and The Near Miracle, Verse and the Vices, The Crooked Rugs, Saving Fiona, Live Lyve, Wick O’Rya and MotHawk.



Bourbon Theatre - Ticketed/All Ages

Night Market - Ticketed/18+

Duffy’s Backlot - Ticketed/18+

Tower Square Community Village - Free/All Ages

Duffy’s Tavern - Ticketed/21+

The Zoo Bar - Ticketed/21+

Bodega’s Alley - Ticketed/21+

1867 Bar - Ticketed/21+

VIP Includes:
Exclusive performance/workshop attendance
Signed artist/festival merch, and/or meet and greet TBD
-Lincoln Calling swag bag
-Drink & meal tickets


This year’s festival will be held September 22-24, 2022 and is presented by NRC Health! After two years of pandemic-related adjustments, festival organizers and downtown venues are excited to be back this year with a full lineup and seven stages in the mix. Venues include: Duffy’s Tavern, The Zoo Bar, Bodega’s Alley and 1867 Bar, as well as our three main stages – the Bourbon Theatre and the outdoor Night Market and Duffy’s Backlot stages. 


Headlining the main stages are Pennsylvania pop punk group The Menzingers, performing their 2012 album “On the Impossible Past” as part of their upcoming tour celebrating the album’s 10th anniversary; New Orleans hip-hop/funk/soul outfit Tank and the Bangas, who just released their sophomore LP “Red Balloon” in May; and country songwriter Nikki Lane, who returns this fall with her first LP in five years, “Denim and Diamonds.” 


The top of the bill is rounded out by buzzworthy artists Lido Pimienta (Canadian-Chilean pop), Together Pangea (L.A. surf-punk) and Lady Wray (R&B/soul). Plus, the party continues when Ru Paul’s Drag Race queens Roxxxy Andrews and Coco Montrese take the stage for a night of fabulous performances supported by local drag performers. Lincoln Calling’s lineup also boasts a deep roster of regional and local artists, spanning genres as varied as psychedelic rock, hip-hop, folk, blues and indie rock.

In addition to our music offerings is the brand new Tower Square Community Village – a partnership with our friends at the Lincoln Arts Council and presented by Ameritas – which will close 13th Street between P and Q streets and present artist vendors, interactive art installations, nonprofit booths, live music and more. This space will be an all-access, all-ages, family-friendly and free portion of the festival’s Friday and Saturday nights.

New Orleans collective Tank and the Bangas have been catapulted to new heights since winning NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest. With the irrepressible Tarriona ‘Tank’ Ball leading the charge, the crew meld spoken word, soul, funk and improvisational jazz in unforgettable live performances that are every bit as vibrant and quirky as their home town. Bell is the charismatic “conductor of a colourful, boisterous orchestra” (Auston Chronicle), spitting out rapid-fire versesand diving into soulful, spine-tingling vocals.

“The group have been a well-kept secret for years, but the word is out.” (Rolling Stone)