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The 21st season of Jazz in June once again brings great music and great food to the great outdoors at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Organized by the Sheldon Art Association and Sheldon Museum of Art, the free concerts take place every Tuesday in June at 7 p.m. with activities beginning as early as 5 p.m.
Concertgoers are encouraged to arrive early to get a spot on the lawn west of the museum. Sheldon Art Association volunteers will sell water, T-shirts and artist CDs. Blankets and lawn chairs are allowed. Pets, with the exception of service animals, are not.
The Jazz in June Market at 12th and R streets begins at 5 p.m. each Tuesday. Buy dinner and picnic in the sculpture garden before the performance begins, or grab a snack. A wide variety of food and drink vendors are available, and local artists will be selling their wares.
Walking tours of campus gardens, organized by UNL Landscape Services, Department of Facilities Management and Planning, and Sheldon, are offered at 6 p.m. each night beginning at the east entrance of the museum.
Super Sleuth scavenger hunts inside the museum will also begin at 6 p.m. every Tuesday. Jazz in June's youngest patrons are invited to pick up activity sheets on the west side of the museum and follow clues through its galleries. Josh the Otter, from the Joshua Collingsworth Memorial Foundation, will be on hand to teach kids about water safety.
Although the Jazz in June concert series is free, those attending are encouraged to make a donation of at least $10 per family to help ensure its continuation.