Support Nebraska Music

The creative, artistic talent born, bred and cultivated in Nebraska — and particularly in Omaha and Lincoln — rivals that found in any art scene in the world. The strength of this natural resource has been proven time and time again by Nebraska artists of all mediums, but especially by our musicians who have packed many of the world's top venues.

Many Nebraskans don't know this — and neither does the world. But Hear Nebraska is telling them.

Through professional journalists and student interns, we tell 2-6 original, multimedia stories every day. They feature Nebraska musicians, artists, small businesses and community leaders. And they reach more than 10,000 people each month. 

At its heart, Hear Nebraska is a community of like-minded individuals who share a passion for homegrown arts culture. But it's also a solution to a problem: Nebraska suffers from brain drain — many of its most talented citizens set their careers in Austin, Chicago, New York, L.A., Seattle and other larger cities.

We believe Nebraska has a unique opportunity to attract and retain young, creative class members and to expand its economy by investing in organizations such as Hear Nebraska that understand how to reach young people, and how to create community. 

We're underdogs. And we're as scrappy as they come. We'll outwork anyone, and we'll do it with less meat on our bones.  We're committed to cultivating Nebraska's homegrown resource, and to taking it to harvest internationally. 

And with an investment from you, Hear Nebraska could produce an even more impressive yield.

[Hear Nebraska is an officially registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All gifts are fully tax-deductible as provided by law.]

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Thank you for supporting Hear Nebraska.

— Andrew Norman, Executive Director