Given its location as the state capital and home to several universities, it should come as no surprise that the performing arts are alive and well in Lincoln, Nebraska. Here are a few highlights:

Arts Incorporated -- Arts Incorporated is an arts organization that manages and promotes the performing arts in Lincoln. Among the performing groups they manage are the Nebraska Jazz Festival, the Nebraska Jazz Orchestra, the Nebraska Brass, and the Nebraska Symphony Chamber Orchestra, among others. You can find a link to each of these organizations from Arts Incorporated's website.

The Lincoln Symphony Orchestra holds a number of performances during their season, which runs from October through May. Classical and pops performances are a highlight of the upcoming season's schedule.

The Nebraska Repertory Theatre, located on the campus of the University of Nebraska, features many performances throughout the year, often premiering new works while highlighting the skills of students and faculty members.