PLAY: The Royal Grove (NE)

Posted by:  The Royal Grove  | When:  | Where: The Royal Grove, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA

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The legendary Royal Grove is so much more to Lincoln than just a nightclub: it has been the epicenter of live music and entertainment in Lincoln since 1933.

From the late 60s and into the 2000s, Nebraska Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famer Tommy Jelsma and his family built the Royal Grove into one of the Midwest’s most renowned venues, hosting music and comedy icons. 

The Royal Grove is a live music club committed to cultivating Lincoln’s cultural growth by supporting the local music scene and bringing top-tier national touring acts to Lincoln, NE. We're currently looking for acts to play the late summer and early fall calendar. 

The Opportunity

Now operated by Warner Music recording artist Eli Mardock & family, the Royal Grove remains a local, family-owned & operated venue. Located in the heart of Lincoln, NE, the venue features a light-up dance floor, balcony views of the stage, & bar, and a gorgeous view of the downtown skyline. The venue is incredibly is as versatile as the acts that we book. Since the doors opened, we've consistently been the hottest and in-demand live music venue in town. 

The Band

We're looking for bands of all genres. We typically book to play Rock, Indie, Alternative, Funk, Soul, Latin, Pop, R&B, Acoustic, Hip-Hop, Folk, Jazz and Blues bands

Since we're a large venue, acts applying must have a large fanbase in Lincoln

  • Must be willing to promote 
  • Bands are able to sell merch on-site

  • Acts must have a solid online presence

  • We have more dates available than those listed. This is an ongoing opportunity to apply, and we'll find the best date for your band. 

Past acts include: Chuck Berry, Motorhead, Pat Benatar, Nickelback, Imagine Dragons, Ween, The Misfits, Henry Rollins, Blue Oyster Cult, Deftones, System of a Down, Sebastian Bach, Three Dog Night, Tesla, Ratt, Larry The Cable Guy, Puddle of Mudd, Sir Mix-a-Lot, Insane Clown Posse, Gwar, and so many more. The list could go on and on.

The Gig

  • Professional Sound & Lighting provided
  • Sound engineer provided
  • Bands applying must not book 4-5 weeks before or after in Lincoln, NE 
  • Cap 1000
  • (Square Feet): 16,000
  • Bands get drink tickets
  • Bands get access to backstage and green room
  • Support acts must draw 200+ 
  • Headlining acts must draw 500+
  • Serious inquiries only