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Verse and the Vices

Verse and the Vices will be part of the flood relief benefit on Saturday when it plays a 9 p.m. set at the Bourbon Theatre.

Flood Fest, 7 p.m. Saturday, Duffy’s Tavern and Bourbon Theatre. On March 16, Dustin “Duff” Hunke, who books bands at Duffy’s Tavern, put up a post on his Facebook page that read: “Fremont (my hometown) and so many more communities have been destroyed by the flood. Any performers that want to jump on a benefit for all the individuals displaced by this, please hit me up.”

Within hours, Hunke had so many volunteers the benefit show had to spill across O street from Duffy’s to the Bourbon Theatre. So Saturday evening, 10 bands and solo artists will play a half-hour each at one of the venues -- hopefully drawing a good crowd to raise some cash to benefit flood victims.

Suggested donation for Flood Fest is $5. There will also be a raffle with donated prizes. All proceeds from the event will go to the United Way for distribution to agencies that will assist those displaced or otherwise impacted by the floods.

Here’s the Flood Fest schedule:

7 p.m. -- Chris Bowling, Bourbon

7:30 p.m. -- Scott Severin, Duffy’s

8 p.m. -- Autumn Paradox, Bourbon

8:30 p.m. -- Griffoctopuss, Duffy’s

9 p.m. -- Verse and the Vices, Bourbon

9:30 p.m. -- Cobras, Duffy’s

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10 p.m. -- No. 13 Machine-A Pixies Tribute, Bourbon

10:30 p.m. -- Wendy & The Lost Boys, Duffy’s

11 p.m. -- Pure Brown, Bourbon

11:30 p.m. Ghost Town Radio, Duffy’s

Heart Beats -- #Nebraska Strong EDM Benefit, 7 p.m. Sunday, The Royal Grove. The third flood fundraising show will be a night of electronic music, presented by the local collective BLACK MAGIC and Mapp Entertainment.

The artist lineup and suggested donation for the show had not been set at Ground Zero deadline. Proceeds from the show will go to the American Red Cross for flood victim relief.

Other entertainment highlights this week

Hear the Hope Fundraiser, 6 p.m. Friday, Bourbon Theatre. McKenzie Jalynn Band , Yellow After Rain, Parking Lot Party, HAKIM, Ava and Grace, Emma Ogea and Sam Rice will come together at the Bourbon Theatre for the second Hear the Hope suicide prevention benefit showcase. The suggested donation for the all-ages event is $5.

Little Texas with SwitchBak, Dylan Bloom, 7 p.m. Friday, The Royal Grove. Grammy-nominated country-rock band Little Texas is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a tour that sees it bringing its '90s hits like “God Blessed Texas,” “My Love” and “Kick A Little” along with songs from the two albums the band his released since its 2004 renaissance.

The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band with Gerardo Meza & the Dead of Night, 8 p.m. Tuesday, Bourbon Theatre. Singer/guitarist Josh “The Reverend” Peyton, his washboard-playing wife, Breezy, and drummer Max Senteney have become Lincoln regulars, playing here at least once a year. They’re at the Bourbon Tuesday where they’ll be playing their raw front-porch country blues in a raucous show that puts the focus on Peyton's dynamic guitar work.

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