The public is invited to a free patriotic concert by the Lincoln Municipal Band at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, at Lincoln Southwest High School, 7001 S. 14th St. The concert is part of the 19th annual Abraham Lincoln birthday celebration from 1 to 4 p.m.
The 33-member Lincoln Municipal Band is Nebraska’s only professional wind ensemble and the state’s oldest professional music organization. Since 1907, the band has presented free summer concerts, which continue to be the most popular events of the Lincoln Parks and Recreation Department’s summer performance series.
Support for the event is being provided by Nelnet, Humanities Nebraska and other local individuals, businesses and organizations.
Activities before and after the concert will include historical displays, kids' games and crafts, and free refreshments, including birthday cake.
Local musician Chris Sayre, who has performed at all 18 previous celebrations, will perform in the Commons area before and after the Lincoln Municipal Band concert.
Exhibitors will include the Homestead National Monument of Beatrice and Terry Lowe, a descendant of Thaddeus Lowe, the chief aeronaut in President Lincoln’s Civil War Balloon Corps.
More information is available at lincoln.ne.gov or by calling 402-441-7831.