DOWNTOWN 101: Student Welcome Night

Downtown 101 is a free live event and introduction to the many businesses downtown. Restaurants, retail, arts, housing, entertainment and more will all be in one place, on one night: Friday, August 24th at Tower Square (13th and P). The event is to encourage students to cross R Street into the heart of downtown and explore all that it has to offer.


Besides a free night of music, each booth at Downtown 101 will be giving away free stuff! There will be free food, coupons, movie tickets, gift cards and plenty of branded swag.


Stop by anytime between 5 and 8 PM to get your Downtown Lincoln goodie bag and learn about specials going on this school year straight from the business owners themselves. Booths will have information specific to their business.  Play some fun interactive games and get tons of free stuff!

2018 Vendors

8N Lofts | Aspen Lincoln | The Better Life Nutrition | BikeLNK | Black Market Clothing Exchange |  Bourbon Theater | Buzzard Billy'sDowntown Lincoln AssociationDowntown YMCA | Fly Fitness | Francie & Finch Bookshop | Freezing Thai Ice CreamFuzzy's Taco Shop | GNC | Gomez Art Supply | Green Flash Brewhouse and Eatery | Grey Whale Poke Bowl | Indigo Bridge Books & Cafe | Ink AlleyJava Depot | Jimmy Johns | KFRX | Latitude ApartmentsLied Center for Performing Arts | Lincoln Children's Museum | Lincoln Running Co. | Lotus House of YogaMaize Popcorn Company | Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center | Mutual of Omaha Bank | A Novel Idea Bookstore | Onyx Piercing Studio | Paint Yourself Silly | Pinnacle Bank ArenaQdoba Mexican Eats | Screamers Dining and Cabaret | Smile Direct ClubSource. Eat Fit | T-Mobile | Threads - Footloose & FancyTsuru | Which Wich |



How would you like to get paid to do your homework?

Officially enroll in Downtown 101 from August 24th-31st with the downtown "Shop" Quiz! To get even more familiar with downtown shops, Downtown Lincoln has put together some "assignments" for you. Assignments are fun tasks to complete at each retail shop downtown.

Earn $1 on your Downtown Lincoln Gift Card for each assignment you complete! Earn from $5 to $50!

In this case sharing your homework is encouraged! To successfully complete each challenge all you have to do is post a picture of you with your homework assignment to either Facebook, Twitter or Instagram! Credit will be given for using #Downtown101 and/or tagging @DowntownLincoln in your posts.

Extra Credit: If you complete all 26 assignments on your quiz Downtown Lincoln will load an extra $24 on your card for a total of $50!

All assignments can be found in the "Shop" Quiz packet handed out at the Downtown 101 event on August 26th or picked up at Downtown Lincoln's Office (206 S. 13th St. Suite 101) through September 2nd. 

Turn your completed quiz in at the Downtown Lincoln office before 4:30 PM on Friday, September 2nd to receive your gift card.

For any questions, please contact Taylor Johnson at 402-434-6902 or

Downtown Lincoln NE

Downtown Lincoln Association

206 S 13th Street, Suite 101

Lincoln, NE 68508

 402.434.6900    402.434.6907

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