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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Sept. 10, 1997)
Concert to combat hunger
Dixon Jane, S.O. UP. hope to set example
with peace, love, happiness from 1960s
By Bret Schulte
Thirty years later, the summer of love is finally coming to Lincoln.
Local roots-rockers are teaming up Sunday to present “Peacestock ’97,” a benefit concert for Lincoln’s hungry.
Held at Antelope Park, 23rd Street and Sheridan Boulevard, the show will feature Lincoln bands Dixon
Jane and S.O.U.P. (formerly The Grateful Dudes).
EfimAi! Both groups are waiving their playing and set-up fees to raise support for the Food Bank of
_ Lincoln. Admission is at least two cans of food per person, and the public is invited to attend.
WSKffljfaah \ Scott Colborn, the event’s organizer and Dixon Jane’s front man, assembled “Peacestock
Wm\ m '97” from the memory of the benefit concerts of the ’60s and ’70s. It was a time when music
artists played a more positive and proactive role in society, Colborn
ous and helping
Colborn said. “If we
can do that in some kind
of way in this concert, that’s great.”
While benefit concerts are not a new
idea, their occurrence in Lincoln is not a
regular event. Because of the lack of com
munity involvement on the part of local
artists, Colborn decided to be an example,
Sunday’s show will be reminiscent of
the many outdoor festivals of the ’60s and
’70s that heavily focused on social change
and active political involvement.
“Peace, love and happiness” is not an
outdated creed, Colborn said.
“I think that if people are given the
chance to do good, they will,” he said.
“There were some very good things
about the ’60s besides the notorious
drug use: altruistic things, people
committed to each other and the gen
eral idea about peace and love.”
To create interest in the bene
fit, Colborn recruited S.O.U.P., a
student-followed Grateful Dead
cover band, and local sponsors,
Eyes of the World, The Lincoln
Food Bank, The Way Home
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attracted us to this event
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good time but it would nelp stock
the shelves of the bank.”
Baker praised Colborp for the work he is doing to help Lincoln’s
“I think it’s great, and it’s really wonderful that he would organize
an event for us,” Baker said. “He did all the work and all we have to do
is collect the food and bring it back. Scott’s just done a wonderful job.”
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