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Lincoln Community Foundation Garden presents The Lightning Bugs

September 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

What: The Foundation Garden Performance Series presents: The Lightning Bugs
When: Wednesday, September 13th from 12n to 1p
Where: Lincoln Community Foundation Barbara Bartle Garden, 1415 N Street, Lincoln, Ne

The Lightning Bugs are a popular jazz trio specializing in “Moonbeam Swing.” The band’s name is borrowed from the title of the pop music classic, ­“Glow Worm.” Smooth vocal harmonies in the Mills Brothers tradition are the hallmark of a Lightning Bugs show. The Bug’s repertoire features jazz and pop standards from the 30’s and 40’s when the big bands were blowing and the dance floors were crowded.

The Lightning Bugs came into being in 1987 when Reynold Peterson was asked to put together a concert performance for the Lincoln Association of Traditional Arts. For well over thirty years, their concerts, club dates, and radio & television appearances have won them many friends and fans throughout the Great Plains. The band has released four recordings, including The Lightning Bugs, Bugology, Stretchin’ Out, and Glow. Take a hint from a line in The Bugs theme song: “They’ll jive your hive man sake’s alive, you’ll love them Lightning Bugs!”

Featuring: Steve Hanson (guitar and vocals), Reynold Peterson (percussion and vocals), and Jim Pipher (bass and vocals).


September 13
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Lincoln Community Foundation Garden
1415 N. St.
Lincoln, NE United States
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