Where the chicken was hot, but the music was HOTTER!

Remember Lincoln, NE in the 1980s?

How about Tim Lohmeier and the hottest rock club in Nebraska -The Drumstick? You know… the club where you saw some of the best music of the times BEFORE the rest of the world knew they were the best? Groups like Joan Jett, Luther Allison, Red Hot Chili Peppers, REM, Dwight Yoakam, Jason and the Scorchers. It also played an important part in giving local mid west musicians with original music a place to perform. Fab local acts like Charlie Burton and Rock Therapy, the Boys, the Copy Cats? Oh, and don’t forget the fried chicken and Texas toast! Well, whether you remember the Drumstick or not, Read ON!

The Project

In 2017, Tim Lohmeier’s younger sister, Cathy, had an idea. Why not make a documentary about her family’s restaurant turned rock club. The building that housed the business was torn down in 1987 to make room for a fast food restaurant. Tim died in 1998. Very little remains of the club with the exception of a few photos, home videos and a lot of memories. Memories that she felt should be preserved as part of Lincoln’s proud music history.

The Foundation

Find out more about the Tim Lohmeier and Friends of the Drumstick Foundation. It’s purpose..to make live music and cultural events affordable and accessible to people of all ages and backgrounds in Lincoln and surrounding areas.

The Future

What does the future hold?  Well 2019 is the goal for having the Remember the Drumstick documentary completed.  Then the sky’s the limit!  The hope is to use the documentary to build awareness of the Foundation and then we’ll see what the Foundation can accomplish.  We are looking for ideas and collaborators as we attempt to reignite the best parts of what was the Drumstick.

The Gallery

Do you want to know what the Drumstick looked like, look at these pictures.

Remember the Drumstick?

Jason and the Scorchers

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