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Bayou City Brass Band brings New Orleans Jazz sound to Jazz on the Green July 27

Jul 21, 2017, 14:42 PM by Kelly Bartnick


Band brings a modern take on the traditional second-line sound

OMAHA, Neb. – (July 21, 2017) – Get ready to get down at Omaha Performing Arts’ free concert series Jazz on the Green at Midtown Crossing when the Bayou City Brass Band takes the Turner Park stage Thursday, July 27. The headliner begins at 7:30 PM at Turner Park, 30th and Farnam. The park opens at 5:00 PM with pre-show entertainment starting at 6:30 PM.

The Bayou City Brass Band combines jazz, R&B and hip-hop into one unique sound with a nod to the historical music of the past. The group also pays homage to the second-line style, a musical tradition established more than 100 years ago by New Orleans’ Olympia Brass band. Their blending of musical traditions has turned into a signature sound that moves audiences to get up and dance.

Pre-show entertainment for July 27 is provided by the Brownell-Talbot School’s Raider-Blues Jazz Combo.

All Jazz on the Green at Midtown Crossing concerts are free to the public, with no reservations or tickets needed. Seating in the grassy circular area of Turner Park with a direct view of the stage, is permitted at 5:00 PM. Green spaces outside the bowl will be available before 5:00 PM. Pre-show entertainment begins at 6:30 PM and the headlining performance starts at 7:30 PM.

This year’s Jazz on the Green at Midtown Crossing includes:

  • Thursday, August 3: The Ron E. Beck Soul Revue with A Family Affair (Omaha-native Blues singer and percussionist)
  • Thursday, August 10: Sammy Miller and the Congregation (Grammy-nominated band featuring joyful jazz)

Midtown Crossing offers convenient and secure parking for more than 3,000 vehicles. Two parking garages are easily accessible from 33rd, Farnam and Harney streets. In both garages, the first three hours are free, and visitors pay only $1 for each hour thereafter.

Midtown Crossing vendors will have food, water and other beverages available for purchase. Outside food and beverages are also allowed, excluding hard liquor. Beer and wine are okay. Patrons are asked to come prepared for hot summer temperatures.

The lead sponsor for Omaha Performing Arts presents Jazz on the Green at Midtown Crossing is Mutual of Omaha. Concert sponsors include C&A Industries, Cox Communications, Beardmore Subaru, Fran and Rich Juro and Omaha Performing Arts’ young professionals group 40 Below. Media sponsors for this year’s series are KETV, KIOS and Omaha World-Herald. Even Hotels Omaha is hospitality sponsor.

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