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From: The Omaha World Herald

"Scene" And Heard

By Kim Roberts
July 31, 2003

Sixteen bands, fifteen bucks.

For the numbers-challenged, that means a three-day pass to Scenefest is less than $1 per band. The festival will spotlight Capitol City bands at Duffy's Tavern in Lincoln Friday through Sunday.

Not only is the festival a good deal, said organizer Tery Daly, it's also an opportunity to see local bands perform a variety of genres.

"I was looking to put together a mix of old bands and new bands that had diverse styles of music," said Daly, guitarist for Lincoln bands Suzy Dreamer & Her Nightmares and Starboy. "There'll be pop, punk, heavy metal and anything else you can imagine."

In March, Daly founded Star City Scene (, a Web site community for Lincoln musicians and fans.

Daly said he intends to make Scenefest an annual event. Next year he hopes to have a free outdoor festival. He also plans to hold smaller versions of the event throughout the year, including concerts in conjunction with SLAM Omaha, an Omaha Web site.

The musician hopes his Web site, along with festivals like Scenefest, help raise awareness about local talent.

"I really want people to be aware of all the great bands we have in Lincoln," he said.