Oct
17
7:00 PM19:00

Songwriters' Open Mic Night

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Join us for our weekly Thursday Open Mic Night!

Our open mic nights showcase local singer/songwriters--whether you're a seasoned performer or a new comer that wants to perform in front of an audience for the first time, come on out and join the fun! 

Sign up begins at 6:30pm and open mic will commence at 7pm. Hosted by Mark Lowe.

*All events are free to attend, but we ask that anyone
taking a seat make a purchase from Crescent Moon.

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Oct
18
8:00 PM20:00

Taylor Staggs

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Taylor Staggs resides in Lincoln, Nebraska and has been playing music since he was 8 years old. Raised on Lynyrd Skynyrd, AC/DC, and The Eagles, he starting performing for audiences in middle school by himself on solo electric guitar.

After various pop/punk bands through high school and onward, Taylor acquired a vast knowledge of recording techniques and songwriting abilities, most notably from recording sessions in Redondo Beach, California and Greeley, Colorado.

Years later Taylor Staggs is back on the scene in Lincoln, Nebraska looking to perform and entertain in a variety of venues across the ever growing music locality that is Lincoln and Omaha.

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Oct
24
7:00 PM19:00

Songwriters' Open Mic Night

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Join us for our weekly Thursday Open Mic Night!

Our open mic nights showcase local singer/songwriters--whether you're a seasoned performer or a new comer that wants to perform in front of an audience for the first time, come on out and join the fun! 

Sign up begins at 6:30pm and open mic will commence at 7pm. Hosted by Mark Lowe.

*All events are free to attend, but we ask that anyone
taking a seat make a purchase from Crescent Moon.

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Oct
30
7:00 PM19:00

Anna p.s

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“Anna's songs fill you with a sense of longing, of friendship, and community. Dark and warm vocals complement lilting acoustic melodies - creating the perfect moment in which to reflect, to mourn, to live with hope in your heart. We were honored to share the stage as bandmates and happy now to see her own project take wing.”
Shiny Shiny Black, Indie Roots rock artist

Indie folk musician Anna p.s. conveys a sense of weariness throughout her simple but resonant songs, but it’s a weariness that keeps a blanket of hope tucked up under its chin, even as the rain keeps falling outside the windows. Grace always lurks around the corner on tunes that layer delicate vulnerability over the hearty stock of this songwriter’s spirit. With technical acumen acquired during an early career as an audio engineer and a humble but confident stage presence groomed as a founding member of indie roots rock band Shiny Shiny Black, Anna stepped out as a solo musician in 2014. She’s been on the road intermittently ever since, and her debut LP Umbrella released in July 2016, showcasing her signature sonic blend of melancholy, hope, and resilience.

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Oct
31
7:00 PM19:00

Songwriters' Open Mic Night

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Join us for our weekly Thursday Open Mic Night!

Our open mic nights showcase local singer/songwriters--whether you're a seasoned performer or a new comer that wants to perform in front of an audience for the first time, come on out and join the fun! 

Sign up begins at 6:30pm and open mic will commence at 7pm. Hosted by Mark Lowe.

*All events are free to attend, but we ask that anyone
taking a seat make a purchase from Crescent Moon.

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Nov
6
7:00 PM19:00

Wes Urnamiak & the Mountain Folk

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es Urbaniak and the Mountain Folk are an amphipathic resin that stabilizes the emulsion created from genre mixing. That’s a mouthful, right? One part fairytale and two parts science – this mixture defines the band both in songwriting as well as in presentation. The songs twist and contort themselves around conscious themes and common experiences of the most lived-in journey in a way best described as: a new way to say the same thing. Even the instruments Urbaniak builds do this. They play the same notes, but the instruments fantastically wear different clothes and allude to having a deeper sense of spirit. The whole matter is science pushed through the pinholes of art.

Wes Urbaniak and the Mountain Folk have been touring the nation like mad, having played over 60 shows this year alone and getting to play many of those shows with some of the best musicians out there touring right now.  The music they’ve been playing is thoughtful and conscious – all mountain folk – and is everything Montana. Urbaniak is a singing, beatboxing stomper, with some mean guitar skills who is backed up by the harmonies of Mat Regele (upright bass), and A.J. Sheble (4- and 8-string ukulele). These guys make it do what it do on the strings, plus, they’ve been playing all this music on custom Montana-made instruments from Urbaniak’s shop.  Nothing quite like it anywhere, and no better place for it to have come from.

The Mountain Folk are playing music from 6 of Urbaniak’s albums and are building inroads right now to record a new live album before fall sets in.  Urbaniak is award winning in several music categories, and together with the Mountain Folk, they are putting it down steady to produce great music.

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Nov
8
8:00 PM20:00

Orion Walsh w/ Julia Auger

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After a decade of putting out albums and touring, Nebraskan singer-songwriter Orion Walsh will soon release “7”, his seventh studio album with folk/roots label Sower Records. Full of highly personal storytelling, “7” is truly a mature step forward for this well traveled troubadour. Walsh has previously released three full length albums, “The Hitchhiker’s Son” (2010) produced by AJ Mogis (Bright Eyes, the Faint, Cursive), “Tornado Lullabies” (2008), and “The Tale of a Broken Compass” (2014) as well as three EPs, “Freedom Lost Freedom Found” (2009), “First By Water Then By Fire” (2012), and “Love Isn’t What You Would Expect” (2016) all with indie label the Hunter Records. He has also released a full length album with his previous band Slow Coming Day (Tooth and Nail Records) which had major label distribution back in 2003. His accomplishments include releasing several songs for multiple compilations as well. Walsh has been touring for over a decade and has performed shows all over the United States as well as multiple tours to Europe. Several of his songs have been used on television and independent films in the past, the most noteworthy being on “Americas Next Top Model” of international fame. Expect to see more from this free spirited traveler and songwriter in the years to come.

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Nov
15
8:00 PM20:00

Brad Colerick with Laurie McClain

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Singer-songwriter Brad Colerick was born in Valentine, Nebraska in the heart of Cherry County. The county's population density is one person per square mile — significantly less than density of cattle. Colerick spent his formative years in Lincoln where he attended the University of Nebraska studying business and music. In the summer of 1986, he packed up his VW Jetta with everything that would fit and headed west to Los Angeles — population density 8,500 per square mile. After some lean years he found success making music for commercials for such clients as Coca-Cola, McDonalds, Budweiser, and Sears. The ad campaigns frequently utilized talents of iconic artists such as BB King and Johnny Cash, whose signature adorns one of Colerick’s prized guitars. A piece Colerick penned for the Illinois Lottery (sung by blues legend Buddy Guy) won a London International Advertising Award. He also produced music for an Emmy-winning campaign for the Illinois Department of Transportation. After a nearly 20 year hiatus from making records, Colerick returned to his roots and released his first CD, Cottonwood, in 2006. Since that time he has toured the country and released four subsequent albums — Lines In The Dirt (2007), When I’m Gone (2009), Tucson (2014), and his latest — Nine Ten Thirty (2018). Since 2009, he has hosted the popular Wine & Song concert series in South Pasadena. It takes place every Wednesday night at the Blue Guitar at Arroyo Seco Golf Course.

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While Americana Folk Singer/songwriter Laurie McClain accompanies herself expressively on guitar, ukulele and harmonica, it's her honey voice that soothes and her powerful lyrics that heal hearts. Reminiscent of 60s/70s folk, her songs are messages of hope for a weary world.

$15 Suggested Donation

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Oct
12
8:00 PM20:00

Rascal Martinez

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Hailing from a small Midwest village in Nebraska, young Rascal Martinez began playing music at a young age. Rascal began his multi-instrumentalist career in the family basement, learning guitar and drums and playing alongside his older brother. Throughout school, Rascal continued to develop his craft and began writing his own music, which channels an eclectic mixture of Americana and Folk. Early recordings of the duo were done in the family basement using free software and a few shoddy microphone stands.

Seizing every opportunity to perform, Rascal began playing basement shows to mostly family and friends. His insatiable appetite to perform and passion for the craft grew along with his love of making people happy through his music. After graduating high school in 2012, Rascal entered college and continued writing and performing around the Midwest.

A pivotal point in Rascal’s career was back in 2011 when a Chicago Radio DJ met Rascal as he was passing through North Platte. Nate Bell had the opportunity to listen to Rascal and also receive a copy of one of the first CD’s Rascal produced, “The Long Road”. His music was a big hit and impressed the station manager, W.C. “Bill” Turk. "From the first song, I was hooked,” “Rock is replete with pretenders, borrowers and copycats, but once in a great while comes an artist who channels a spirit with a fresh yet familiar and resonant style,” Turk wrote. Rascal has been a featured guest several times over the years building a loyal fan base in Chicago. Turk, says it best, “Rascal’s music channels a mix of rockabilly, folk and country, with a subtext of Latin melodies and his vocals come up out of the Nebraska plain like cool summer swell.” Rascal’s enjoys writing his own songs but also appreciates performing the 50s and 60s timeless hits along with other genres.

Rascal continues to expand his fan base and has been traveling the US performing in many different cities for the past 18 months. He recently completed his 3rd album in Nashville, Tennessee titled “City Man”. The newly written songs feature his trademark deep, raspy voice with a folk rock sound and addictive melodies. The first song on the album, “I Wanna Fly”, speaks to all of us who are always searching for a little bit more in life, the title song “City Man”, speaks to changes in coming from a small town to the big city.

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Oct
10
7:00 PM19:00

Songwriters' Open Mic Night

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Join us for our weekly Thursday Open Mic Night!

Our open mic nights showcase local singer/songwriters--whether you're a seasoned performer or a new comer that wants to perform in front of an audience for the first time, come on out and join the fun! 

Sign up begins at 6:30pm and open mic will commence at 7pm. Hosted by Mark Lowe.

*All events are free to attend, but we ask that anyone
taking a seat make a purchase from Crescent Moon.

View Event →