Lincoln has a variety of cultural activities for residents and visitors to choose from. Live music is common throughout the city, with venues such as the Pershing Auditorium where large tours and national acts perform regularly.
Other music venues include Knickerbockers and Duffy’s Tavern, where music fans can find local and regional acts. Nightly blues music can be found at the Zoo Bar. Broadway productions, concerts, and guest lectures can all be seen at the Lied Center.
Performing arts venues include the Temple Building, where UNL students stage productions, and the Lincoln Community Playhouse, where community theater can be seen. A number of annual events occur in Lincoln, including Nebraska high school state boy’s and girls' basketball tournaments, the Star City Parade, and Jazz in June.
Over 100 city parks can be found throughout the city of Lincoln, including Antelope Park, Folsom Children’s Zoo, Sunken Gardens, Holmes Park, Oak Lake Park, Pioneers Park Nature Center, Tierra Park, and Wilderness Park. Over 99 miles of trails connect these parks to one another.
This trail system is regarded as one of the best in the country, giving users access to walking, hiking, biking, running, and rollerblading. Fishing is popular in the area, and fishermen go after such species as Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Crappie, Bullhead, and Carp.