The documentary Remember the Drumstick is now available to stream on your favorite device.  We chose not to go the Netflix, Amazon Prime etc, etc route at this time.  This documentary is about a DIY rock club and was made on a DIY budget, so we decided to make it a DIY streaming experience!

All you have to do is make a donation to the Tim Lohmeier and Friends of the Drumstick Foundation via our website  The suggested donation amount is $20. About the same as a movie theatre ticket.  Once the donation is confirmed you will be sent a receipt for your donation and instructions on how to view the documentary.  It’s that simple.  Your contributions will help get the Foundation up and running as it seeks out organizations and collaborators in the effort to bring affordable, accessible live music to small venues and people of all ages and backgrounds.

You helped make the documentary possible. Now you can help give a “Drumstick like” experience to others with your donations.

Thanks again, to all of you who helped make the documentary and this website possible.  Thanks for Remembering the Drumstick.

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Thank you to the Mary Riepma Ross Media Center for showing our documentary to the city of Lincoln. Remember the Drumstick isn’t just a story about my family, or the restaurant or the club itself.  It’s a story about Lincoln. It’s a chapter in the story of Nebraska’s music history.  It’s about the Alt Rock movement of the 1980s and the bands who made it big.  It’s about the kids who wanted more than cover tunes.  They wanted original music, and they wanted it LIVE! I couldn’t be prouder to have taken some of that amazing oral history and recorded it for future generations to see and hear.  Because when you Remember the Drumstick, you remember it all! For more information contact

Drumstick Closes – Brian Barber


It’s true! In January 2017 I had just an idea and a little encouragement from Ginger Theisen and Pat Aylward. A documentary on the Drumstick? Sure, why not! The three of us recorded some interviews. Ginger and Pat couldn’t help anymore by 2018, so I bought a little Cannon Vixia R800 video camera. I recorded some more interviews. Thanks to Chad Hauschild from Nebraska Independent Film Project, I found Sharonda Harris Marshall, a talented young woman from Alabama to edit the footage. Together we crafted the story of TL and the chicken restaurant turned rock and roll club. By 2019 we were ready for post production.

Then in 2020, COVID19 hit. As if that wasn’t difficult enough, the Lincoln company I hired for color and sound correction deleted my project from their archives right before doing some additional work on the sound. I found out the hard way that you can’t trust everyone in this business. The company screwed up my master files and we lost all the work they did. Then they bailed out of the project. Keeping the payment of course. Sharonda and I basically started over.

But with the help of Jackie Marten, the three of us recovered the project. And now it is done. The place may be closed and the building demolished, but we can’t wait for you to see it!


We are excited to announce that Sharonda Harris Marshall has joined our documentary team as Associate Producer. She is focusing on the creation of a rough edit of already-shot footage for the documentary. 


Sharonda Harris-Marshall (IMDb: is a Southern-bred independent filmmaker, photographer, and artist. A native of Mobile, Alabama, she is artistically inspired by the colorful, joie de vivre lifestyle and history of the Gulf Coast.

Sharonda graduated in 2008 from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts. A juried fine artist working in digital media, photography, and video, Sharonda’s more experimental video work has been displayed publicly in exhibits such as “Projections on Lake” in Pasadena and at the Lower Dauphin District artwalk in Mobile.

Soon after USC, she was hired as a script reader for a boutique production company. In 2010, with her now-husband Joe, Sharonda started Lagniappe Cinemas, an independent production and photography company. In 2015, she received a Masters at Spring Hill College, where she directed and produced the university’s first graduate-level student film. Later in 2015, Sharonda and Joe relocated to Omaha, Nebraska.

Sharonda has worked on several indie feature-length and film productions and is actively producing several projects, including Hail to the Queens, a New Orleans-based documentary, partially financed by CreateLouisiana and ITVS. She also produces independent music videos, one of which won the SouthSounds Music Video category of the South Alabama Film Festival in 2014.

Sharonda currently teaches photography and digital media at Southeast Community College. She is currently serving a 3-year term on the board for the Nebraska Film Association. She is also a member of Professional Photographers of America, Nebraska Independent Film Projects, the USC Trojan Entertainment Network, and the Mobile Arts Council. She writes about diversity, art, and media on Medium.

Help me welcome this lovely, talented, passionate women to the project!

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