Fall Arts Preview

Pop Music

By Kevin Coffey / World-Herald staff writer

We have what you want.

If you like music — any kind of music — you’re covered.

Pop, metal, indie rock, folk, blues, bluegrass and country (and lots, lots more) will hit venues of all sizes in the area over the next year.

Baxter Arena’s second year will feature hard rock band Korn and a hip-hop show with Salt N Pepa and Vanilla Ice.

Over at the CenturyLink Center, thundering heavy metal legends Def Leppard and super popular pop duo Twenty One Pilots will take the stage. At Mid-America Center, thrash metal pioneers Megadeth will rattle the walls.

Pinnacle Bank Arena will get a heavy dose of country with Keith Urban, Alan Jackson and Eric Church. And singer­songwriter Ben Folds will come to the area twice, once at a solo show and another with the Omaha Symphony.

Baxter Arena

2425 S. 67th St.
Information:; 402-554-6200

Sept. 25: Korn and Breaking Benjamin

Nov. 3: Newsboys

Dec. 8: For King & Country

Dec. 17: Salt N Pepa, Vanilla Ice, All-4-One, Coolio, Tone Loc, Young MC

Bourbon Theatre

1415 O St., Lincoln

Sept. 23: Coheed and Cambria

Nov. 2: Blackberry Smoke

CenturyLink Center Omaha

455 N. 10th St.
Information:; 402-341-1500

Oct. 4: Def Leppard

Nov. 17: Chicago and Earth, Wind & Fire

Feb. 1: Twenty One Pilots

April 8: Eric Church

Holland Performing Arts Center

1200 Douglas St.
Information:; 402-345-0606

Oct. 4: Elvis Costello

Feb. 17: Hot Club of Cowtown

Feb. 24: Ben Folds and Omaha Symphony

March 4: Kathy Mattea featuring Bill Cooley

Lied Center for Performing Arts

12th and R Streets, Lincoln
Information:; 402-472-4700

Sept. 18: Hannah Huston

Sept. 30: Idina Menzel

Oct. 23: Clint Black

Nov. 1: John Mellencamp

Nov. 30: Sara Watkins

Dec. 20: Mannheim Steamroller Christmas

March 24: Riders in the Sky

May 5: Buddy Guy

Mid-America Center

1 Arena Way, Council Bluffs
Information:; 712-323-0536

Oct. 3: Megadeth

Nov. 17: Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Orpheum Theater

409 S. 16th St.
Information: 402-345-0606;

Nov. 11: MJ Live (Michael Jackson tribute)

Dec. 17: The Fab Four (Beatles tribute)

Dec. 22-23: Mannheim Steamroller Christmas

Feb. 14: “Elvis Lives” (at Orpheum Theater)

Pinewood Bowl

3201 S. Coddington Ave., Lincoln

Sept. 6: Bonnie Raitt

Sept. 25: Steve Martin and Martin Short

Pinnacle Bank Arena

400 Pinnacle Arena Drive, Lincoln
Information:; 402-904-4444

Oct. 4: Maroon 5

Oct. 8: Keith Urban

Nov. 4: Alan Jackson

Jan. 13: Eric Church

Ralston Arena

7300 Q St., Ralston
Information:; 402-934-9966

Oct. 8: Alice Cooper

Oct. 13: Festival of Praise

Oct. 21: Casting Crowns

Reverb Lounge

6121 Maple St.
Information:; 402-884-5707

Sept. 16: Eros and the Eschaton

Sept. 25: Destroyer

Oct. 30: Beach Slang and Beached

Rococo Theatre

140 N. 13th St., Lincoln
Information:; 402-476-6540

Oct. 9: Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Patty Griffin, Buddy Miller

Nov. 2: Ben Folds

Nov. 4: Starship

Dec. 5: Lorie Line

Dec. 18: Jim Brickman


729 N. 14th St.
Information:; 402-345-7569

Sept. 8: Frightened Rabbit

Sept. 9: Bob Mould

Oct. 3: Mark Kozelek

Oct. 9: Chris Robinson Brotherhood

Sokol Auditorium

2234 S. 13th St.
Information:; 402-346-9802

Sept. 24: Skillet

Sept. 28: Grace Potter

Oct. 6: Atmosphere

Oct. 15: Ingrid Michaelson

Oct. 25: St. Paul & The Broken Bones

Oct. 29: Mac Miller

Oct. 31: The Faint

Nov. 21: The Pretty Reckless

Dec. 2: Chase Rice

Stir Cove

One Harrah’s Boulevard, Council Bluffs

Sept. 9: Boyz Ii Men and En Vogue

Sept. 16: Needtobreathe, Mat Kearney

SumTur Amphitheater

11691 S. 108th St.

Sept. 5: Andrew Bird

Sept. 26: Gavin Degraw and Andy Grammer


350 Canopy St. Suite 220, Lincoln
Information:; 402-805-4785

Sept. 11: Portland Cello Project

Nov. 1: Har Mar Superstar

Nov. 18: STRFKR

The Waiting Room Lounge

6212 Maple St.
Information:; 402-884-5353

Sept. 15-16: The Urge and Pomeroy

Sept. 30: The Mountain Goats

Oct. 16: of Montreal

Oct. 18: The Dean Ween Group

Oct. 30: Yonder Mountain String Band

Nov. 5: Amanda Shires

Dec. 13: Queensryche

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