Apr
26
7:00 pm19:00

Tim McNary

Tim McNary’s sound features  raw vocal stylings, thoughtful lyrics, and ethereal undertones. He started writing songs during the 2 years he spent volunteering and backpacking in South America after college. During the past 5 years, Tim has performed hundreds of shows around the country sharing the stage with The Civil Wars, Griffin House, and many others. In December ‘16, he completed his first nationwide tour in support of his new album, Above The Trees.  Tim has been compared to Ryan Adams, Ben Howard, and Glen Hansard, among others. He has been featured in Paste Magazine, Daytrotter, and The Bluegrass Situation, and was tapped to perform at the 2017 30A Songwriter's Festival.

Apr
27
7:00 pm19:00

Songwriters' Night: Open Mic

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.


Apr
24
7:00 pm19:00

Writers' Night: Open Mic

Poetry & Prose Open Mic at Crescent Moon.
Every Monday evening at 7pm. 
Hosted by Jeff Martinson, co-editor of the Lincoln Undergroud Literary Magazine.

Apr
22
Apr 23

Moon Fest 2017

Join us for the second annual MoonFest! 
It's our 16 year anniversary and we want to celebrate with you and some of Lincoln's finest acoustic musicians. 

Saturday, April 22nd || All ages
1pm - Midnight || Free Admission - Tips for musicians encouraged

LINEUP:

1:00 - CA Waller
2:00 - Andy Miller
3:00 - The Wildwoods
4:00 - PurpleBrickRoads
5:00 - Tidball & Barger
6:00 - Hope Dunbar
7:00 - Southpaw BluegrassBand
8:00 - Gerardo Meza
9:00 - Dr. John Walker, Pete Blaskeslee, Sam Packard
10:00 - Jack Hotel

Apr
20
7:00 pm19:00

Songwriters' Night: Open Mic

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.

Apr
19
7:00 pm19:00

Fox & Bones

Fox and Bones is a conceptual folk collaboration between American songwriters Sarah Vitort and Scott Gilmore based in Portland, Oregon. Both artists in their own rite (Sarah Wild and The WatchJust People), the pair had an instant spark when they met, which quickly translated to an electric songwriting chemistry. The duo combines lush two part harmonies and a complex, heartwarming lyrical landscape with soft-spoken yet rich musical accompaniment. Live, they draw their audience in with their quirky banter and adorable onstage chemistry, creating - and inspiring in their fans - an archetype for true love in the modern world.
 
The duo released their debut, self titled 5-song EP in August, 2017 to critical acclaim. Chris Young (Vortex Music Magazine) calls their first single "Warm" “Intimate, delicate ... a soft, beautiful, harmony-rich salvo” and describes their second single "Gravity" as "countrified, in the best possible way...the lyrics share deep thoughts while discovering essential connections with another and the universe." They are currently in the studio recording their full length album with Justin Phelps (Cake, The Mars Volta) at the Hallowed Halls in Portland, OR.

They will be embarking upon a month long European tour spanning Germany, Austria and Switzerland in November in support of the new EP followed by a nationwide US tour in early 2017.

Apr
17
7:00 pm19:00

Writers' Night: Open Mic

Poetry & Prose Open Mic at Crescent Moon.
Every Monday evening at 7pm. 
Hosted by Jeff Martinson, co-editor of the Lincoln Undergroud Literary Magazine.

Apr
13
7:00 pm19:00

Songwriters' Night: Open Mic

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.

Apr
12
7:00 pm19:00

Stephen Chopek

Eight years ago, Stephen Chopek was performing songs in the New York City subways.

He treated it like a full-time job – heading out in the morning, picking a spot, and sticking to it for seven hours. He’d pack up his guitar, head home, and do it all again the next day.

It's clear when Stephen tells the story that it doesn't strike him as unusual. He was a professional drummer learning to play guitar and sing – what better way to hone your skills? He refers to his time playing underground as casually as he talks about his life on the road or studying with drummer Billy Martin of Medeski Martin & Wood. Stephen is a perennial student, as disciplined as he is curious.

Long before those subway sets, Stephen's apprenticeship with legendary jazz percussionist Leon Parker led to touring and recording with guitarist Charlie Hunter from 2000 to 2002, which opened the door to a world tour with John Mayer and the recording of Any Given Thursday. He’s kept the beat for Marc Broussard, Jesse Malin, The Alternate Routes, The Pimps of Joytime, Todd Carey, The Everymen, Amy LaVere, John Paul Keith, Shannon McNally, and many others.

Not surprisingly, his stories tend to be about what was learned from every adventure; each tour, each artist, each session, was a prerequisite to the next. It is this collection of his experiences that laid the foundation for Stephen’s career as a solo artist.

His debut album, See Through, was recorded and released in the spring of 2012 - just him and an electric guitar. Over the two years that followed, he created an ambitious series of recordings that featured full-band treatments of his new material, every instrument tracked in the studio by Stephen himself. The songs were released throughout 2015 - the two EPs and a culminating full-length album, Things Moving On Their Own Together, earned Stephen critical praise for both his songwriting and his musicianship (“A skillfully crafted tapestry of punk, pop, folk and roots” - Skin Back Alley). He spent the better part of the next two years on tour in support of the album, thousands of miles logged in route to a dozen or more cities at a time.

Touring is the thing you do to support the art you created - but it turned out that these travels were a critical element of Stephen’s growth as an artist. Through each tour, he found that his songs began to evolve and grow in new directions. And with so many days on the road, he also realized how much he thrives on the momentum of touring.

“There’s an energy to it,” he says. “I feed off that, performing every night, a new show in a new city. And in between gigs, being able to explore the town, even something as simple as taking time to walk around the neighborhood before I play; I think it’s had an influence on my songwriting. It’s time to process, to gather information for future songs, lyrical ideas. It gives me material for new music and the motivation to get on the road and present that material.”

While on tour last year, he recorded a six-song EP, Talk Will Tell, at a studio outside of Raleigh, North Carolina. It features four previously released songs - two from See Through, two from Things Moving On Their Own Together - and two new songs, “The Ballad of Cash and Dean” and “Radio Caroline” (both historical explorations of a sort, one that literally came to him in a dream). The feeling of this EP, which will get a digital-only release on March 10th, is the gripping immediacy of an intimate, live solo acoustic show.

It’s also a bit of a preview of what fans will hear when his next full length album, as-yet untitled, comes out in early 2018. Recorded in Memphis at 5 And Dime and mixed with Doug Easley (Cat Power, Ben Nichols, Frazey Ford), the album finds Stephen increasingly comfortable and confident in his songwriting, both lyrically and melodically. While rhythm was at the heart of the writing on Things Moving On Their Own Together, melody takes centerstage on this new effort to great effect.

www.stephenchopek.com

Apr
10
7:00 pm19:00

Writers' Night: Open Mic

Poetry & Prose Open Mic at Crescent Moon.
Every Monday evening at 7pm. 
Hosted by Jeff Martinson, co-editor of the Lincoln Undergroud Literary Magazine.

Apr
6
7:00 pm19:00

Songwriters' Night: Open Mic & Featured Performer Kolby Eisenmenger

Join us for our weekly Thursday Open Mic Night!

Featured Musician: Kolby Eisenmenger at 7p. 

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 8pm. Hosted by Mark Lowe.

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