Saturday, June 5 marked the beginning of Music at Miller Park, and we couldn’t have asked for a better evening to kick off the new summer concert series. A break in the humidity, a breeze under the trees, and Enjoli & Timeless “keeping the party going” as promised with rich vocals and smooth-swaying R&B brought nearly 500 people to the Miller Park Pavilion. Attendees brought chairs and blankets and enjoyed food and beverages during an evening that opened with 17-year old singer-songwriter Grace Titus and ended with a multi-generational crowd doing the electric slide as Enjoli & Timeless played its last songs.
Photo by Enjoli & Timeless
The free, community-sponsored series was created to bring local and nationally recognized R&B/Soul performers to an area of Omaha with a rich history of jazz, soul and R&B — including performances from legendary musicians such as Louis Armstrong, Ray Charles and Duke Ellington along North 24th Street.
Music at Miller Park is made possible by support from Omaha Performing Arts, the City of Omaha Parks and Recreation department, Nelson Mandela Elementary School, the Minne Lusa and Miller Park Neighborhood Associations, Black Police Officers Association, the Omaha Association to Black Professional Firefighters, and the Minne Lusa House.
The next performance will be Saturday, August 7 with the Nelson Mandela Elementary School Choir opening for talented Omaha singer/songwriter Dani Cleveland
. The series finale will be Saturday, September 4 with Midwest legend Big Wade & The Black Swan Theory
. Music at Miller Park
is free and open to the public — no ticket required. Mark your calendar and stop by to experience it for yourself!