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Family Fun Friday: Concerts in Nebraska for Families

You can possibly tell a lot about our family from our basement.

Basement Guitars

We would definitely be considered musical.  Paying for 3 piano lessons per week can feel a bit steep, but my husband and I definitely feel that the investment is worth it.  Thankfully he can teach the kids about guitar.  No one has mad skills yet, but there certainly is a lot of fiddling going on.  We also happen to have a trap set – my poor ears.  (Thankfully the drums are electronic ones.)  Going a little deaf is usually worth it – a lot of joyful sounds come from downstairs!

We also want to expose our kids to great music.  But that can be a bit challenging due to ticket prices.  Justifying spending well over $100 on an event that you may not even get to sit through (due to multiple bathroom trips 🙂 ) is a bit of stretch.  Thankfully there are some upcoming events in the area that were planned with kids in mind.

Tonight in Beatrice …

The Lincoln Symphony Orchestra in Concert
presented by BAAC, The Hevelone Foundation, Pinnacle Bank & The Nebraska Arts Council

  • January 31st at 7:00 p.m.
  • The Hevelone Center
    Beatrice, NE
  • General Admission – $10, Students – FREE

(Notice: Kids are free – cannot get any more family friendly than that! This is the same concert they will be performing on Saturday night in Lincoln at a less expensive price!)

The Omaha Symphony has concerts in both March and April that are reasonably priced.  I know that my kids would enjoy both the “Carnival of the Animals” theme and “All Aboard!”

Picture taken directly from the The Omaha Symphony website.

The Lincoln Symphony has a series of concerts for family.  And you can even discounted tickets if you purchase them for more than one event at a time.  The tickets start at $5 for children!

Hastings Symphony Orchestra is having their “Hastings College Young Artist Competition Winners” concert on February 23rd.

Our personal family pick for the evening is not quite as cultured, but it is musical.  We will be attending the Paul Baloche Concert at Lincoln Berean Church.

Paul Baloche // Night of Worship

Friday, January 31, 7:00PM

Join us for a Night of Worship with Dove Award winning singer/songwriter, Paul Baloche.

Tickets: $10, children 12 and under are free.

Notice that kids are free! 🙂  That went along way for us to make this a priority!  Looking forward to a night out!




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Classical Music for Families: Lincoln Symphony

I do want my kids to be familiar and appreciative of the finer things in life.  Now I am not talking about caviar and truffle oil.  Instead I am talking about classical music.  While we do not listen to that style of music all of the time, I do want my kids to be familiar with different instruments and the fundamentals of music.  Especially since my oldest loves to play the piano and may pursue that further someday.

Normally for all six of us to go to a symphony can get a bit expensive.  Worth the experience but something you have to plan ahead for.  We have attended the Lincoln Symphony’s daytime Young People’s Concerts.  But that is not something that my husband can easily attend with us.

So, when I received notice that the Lincoln Symphony is performing TWO family concerts with tickets for an incredible price, my ears perked up.  You can purchase a family concert pass for $50 that will get you into TWO concerts.  The first one is November 10th and features “Beethoven Lives Upstairs” – a classical recording that we have enjoyed in the past.  The second one will be in the spring and is entitled “Adventures in Music.”

What is even better – an hour before the show, they have special activities for kids including crafts that go along with the featured theme of the day.  Plus they have a musical “petting zoo” where kids can “try out” some of the instruments.  As opposed to being at the more formal Lied Center, their usual venue, these concerts take place at Nebraska Wesleyean’s O’Donnell Auditorium.

Photo courtesy of the Lincoln Symphony’s website.

For more information, you can go to the Lincoln Symphony Orchestra for Families page.  You can also call Brittany Downey at 402.476.2211 or email with any questions you may have, or to request more informational regarding LSO’s educational and outreach activities.  If neither of these symphony dates work for you, you could also consider purchasing their “Pick Three” option – allowing you discounted tickets if you attend three shows.  The youth tickets average out to be $5 and adult tickets start at only $15 per show for attending three different concerts.  The Lincoln Symphony Orchestra experience is incredible, and so this ticket option is a great opportunity as well!


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