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Summer Concerts Omaha 2021 and More From O-pa!

Posted On Jul 20, 2021, 13:05 PM by Sarah Kosch

Sammy Figueroa and his Latin Jazz Ensemble at Jazz on the Green.

From sailor hats to cowboy hats, classic anthems to indie vibes, we’ve already had a variety of performers making this summer memorable and there is plenty more coming up!

Holland Center Outdoors is our outdoor summer concert series on the east lawn that’s paired bands like Smith & Myers, Parker McCollum, Vinyl Hampdin, The Docksiders and Eli Young Band with food, drinks and majestic sunsets against the backdrop of downtown Omaha.

 Smith & Myers at Holland Center Outdoors
Holland Center Outdoors is a summer experience the whole family can enjoy.

Eli Young Band at Holland Center Outdoors
A Saturday evening with Eli Young Band.
 

The lineup continues with the incredible Memphis blues of Southern Avenue on July 24, the thundering vocals of Caleb Johnson & The Ramblin’ Saints on Aug. 6 and the folk rock of Melissa Etheridge on Aug 14!

A child wearing headphones listens to Smith & Myers.
Audience members enjoy Smith & Myers at Holland Center Outdoors.

The summer tradition of free Jazz on the Green concerts is back at Turner Park, and we’ve started a new free concert series: Music at Miller Park, with an incredible kick off by Enjoli & Timeless and more to come from Dani Cleveland and Big Wade and Black Swan Theory.

Enjoli & Timeless kick off Music at Miller Park.
Enjoli & Timeless kick off Music at Miller Park.

Overhead view of approximately 9000 people at Jazz on the Green.
Jazz on the Green brings free concerts to Turner Park at Midtown Crossing.

We also celebrated our vibrant creative community with the Nebraska High School Theater Academy Awards Showcase and sent two outstanding actors to the Broadway League’s Jimmy Awards. We celebrated Black talent and Black history at the Voices AMPLIFIED! finale “Let America Be America Again”, featuring local literary, musical, dance and theatrical performances that reflected on the powerful poem by Langston Hughes. And in partnership with the Omaha Arts and Entertainment Awards, we’re seeking submissions from Omaha’s singer-songwriters for the Singer-Songwriter Showcase! Nine local performers performed at The Holland Center in June and up to nine more will take the stage on Aug. 26.


Performers at the Voices AMPLIFIED! finale.
Actor Raydell Cordell III and other performers at "Let America Be America Again."

SAND performs on the Singer-Songwriter Showcase.
SAND performs at the Singer-Songwriter Showcase.

We may be halfway through summer, but the shows aren’t stopping! Explore everything on the schedule and fill your summer (and the rest of the year) with music, laughter and community at Omaha Performing Arts!