Remember the Drumstick

$9,295 of $79,000 goal

Raised by 46 people in 20 months
Remember Lincoln, NE in the 1980s?
How about Tim Lohmeier and the hottest rock club in Nebraska -The Drumstick? You know… the club where you saw some of the best music of the times BEFORE the rest of the world knew they were the best?   Groups like Joan Jett, Luther Allison, Red Hot Chili Peppers, REM, Dwight Yoakam, Jason and the Scorchers. It also played an important part in giving local mid west musicians with original music a place to perform. Fab local acts like Charlie Burton and Rock Therapy, the Boys, the Copy Cats? Oh, and don't forget the fried chicken and Texas toast! Do you Remember The Drumstick? Whether you do or don’t read on!

The Project
In 2017, Tim Lohmeier’s younger sister, Cathy, had an idea.  Why not make a documentary about her family’s restaurant turned rock club. The building that housed the business was torn down in 1987 to make room for a fast food restaurant. Tim died in 1998.  Very little remains of the club with the exception of a few photos, home videos and a lot of memories.  Memories that she felt should be preserved as part of Lincoln’s proud music history.

Fundraising-Phase I -making a short film - DONE
Thanks to the many friends of the Drumstick, funds were raised and a 4 minute short film was made.  You can find it here:
Remember the Drumstick Promo 
The short was wildly successful and it was shown in August 2017 as part of a Drumstick celebration marking the 30th anniversary of the Drumstick’s closing. 

Fundraising - Phase II -making a feature length documentary, Remember the Drumstick
Phase II has begun in earnest. Many interviews have been completed and are ready for post-production.  All that’s lacking is the funding, that’s where you come in!

For tax deductible donations of more than $100 use this link:
Nebraska Independent Film Projects 

Otherwise donate using this GoFundMe site!
 
Contribute now!
This project is about many things, a memorial to a unique, creative person, a record of Lincoln, NE proud music history and a tribute to the 1980s, the music of those times, and to the iconic bands themselves.  It’s a story of Lincoln and every city and the people who  played and heard great music when few options were available.  It’s a chance for you to be a part of the story that was the Drumstick. 

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The formats didn't work on the last update...what a mess. I'll send this again in smaller chunks!
1st We updated our GoFundMe campaign to reflect the fact that we are in Phase II-the feature length documentary. Our new goal $79,000 and we are more than 10% of the way there! Thanks for your help on this, please keep promoting the campaign to others. Remember this story is about you and Lincoln's proud rock n roll history.
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Hello to all you Friends of the Drumstick! Here are a few of announcements.
First! We updated our GoFundMe campaign to reflect the fact that we are in Phase II-the feature length documentary. Our new goal $79,000 and we are more than 10% of the way there!

Second! Thanks to the Nebraska Independent Film Projects we have a fiscal sponsor now. This means we can accept tax deductible donations in amounts of more than $100.00.

Third! Tickets for the August 31st Fundraiser are on sale and available on Eventbrite. Go to Eventbrite.com and search for I LOVE the Drumstick. Or use this: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/i-love-the-drumstick-gala-tickets-47741545247?aff=ehomecard Advanced tickets are $30-$35. Day of the Event $40. We have a great show planned for you and great food so don't miss it.

Last: We have an interview planned with all three members of Boys with Toys in the fall!
Please keep sharing this GoFundMe campaign and contribute what you can, when you can. Contact me if you have any questions or suggestions or if you want to do a house party fundraiser!

Remember the Drumstick!,
Cathy Lohmeier
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Hi, all. It's time to make the full length feature of Remember the Drumstick. We just completed the interview with Jason from Jason and the Scorchers! Only a few more interviews to do and then it is on to post production. Mark your calendars for the "I Love the Drumstick Gala, August 31, 2018. More details to follow!
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Hey everyone! Thanks so much for your donations to the Remember the Drumstick Documentary Project! Well, we got the short teaser made. I hope you had a chance to see it at the Reunion last August. If not, here is what we put together.

https://youtu.be/F8Oj4RCNbik

In case you didn't hear, I'll be having a Remember the Drumstick Progress Update meeting on Saturday, Jan. 13th at 5pm at Lee's Restaurant, 1940 West Van Dorn St. in Lincoln, NE. We'll give an update on the next phase of making the documentary and hopefully find some more volunteers with skills we need in areas like video, sound and fundraising.

Come if you can and let's see if we can get the rest of this documentary made!

Best wishes to you in 2018 and always!

Catherine Lohmeier
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Sandie Smith DuPree
20 months ago

The Drumstick was a big part of my life....I was a waitress here for all of my teen years. So many memories and so many great times. I can still smell that chicken and don't forget about the Texas Toast. I love this idea.

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ZB
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TS
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Through NIFP fiscal sponsor
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JM
$100
Joe Mara
2 months ago

Ate breakfast there a million times as well-lot of memories and a lot of "partial" memories.

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Anonymous
13 months ago (Offline Donation)
$15
Thomas Mockler
15 months ago

Hope this gets you to $2000. Great memories...saw R.E.M., Nick Lowe, and innumerable Charlie Burton appearances back in the day.

JL
$50
Jean Lohmeier
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AC
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Al Chambers
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Sandie Smith DuPree
20 months ago

The Drumstick was a big part of my life....I was a waitress here for all of my teen years. So many memories and so many great times. I can still smell that chicken and don't forget about the Texas Toast. I love this idea.

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