Bourbon Theatre was on fire Thursday night.
But it wasn’t because of the hot concert on stage at the Lincoln music venue.
A fire dancer performing before rapper K. Camp spilled a flammable liquid, which ignited, according to Lincoln fire officials.
The fire started just before 10 p.m. underneath a fire sprinkler, which extinguished the flame, officials said. The concert was canceled, and the venue was evacuated with the help of Lincoln police.
— Bourbon Theatre (@BourbonTheatre) November 16, 2018
The performing group was not authorized to use the fire, and the group, not the venue, is subject to a citation, according to a spokeswoman for Lincoln Fire & Rescue.
K. Camp continued to perform on O Street outside the venue. He sat on his tour van as fans sang along to his songs.
“It was (a part) of a local opening act. We was unable to enter the venue when we arrived due to the fire so we gave Fans a show outside,” K. Camp’s DJ, Genius, said on Twitter.