For many years July has been one of our favorite summer months because we present one of the community's beloved traditions - Jazz on the Green at Turner Park at Midtown Crossing. Since we can't be together in person this year, the series has returned with a twist - becoming Jazz on YOUR Green! Each Thursday in July, you can enjoy your favorite concert series from the comfort of your own home, lawn or patio. Just join us at 6:00 pm on Facebook or YouTube, to see these amazing performances live right at home!
The headliner performances include Darcy Malone and The Tangle, LADAMA, Farofa and Matt Wallace featuring the Hegg Brothers. We also have some fabulous preshow local bands featuring the Kris Lager Band, Alexis Arai, Omaha Guitar Trio, and Backtrack. For more information about the artists, visit our Jazz on the Green website
We always enjoy seeing what picnic fare everyone brings, so we want to see your backyard or home creativity as you create your personal Jazz on YOUR Green! Send us pictures of your family, friends and pets enjoying the show, or your picnic or BBQ set ups. Each week we will feature a social media contest and you can enter to win a pair of tickets to a production during the 20/21 season. Make sure to tag Omaha Performing Arts using #jazzonyourgreen.
Head to our Facebook
page and the “Jazz on YOUR Green” stream will be the first thing posted on our page once the event starts. If you follow us on Facebook, you will be notified once we go live.
I also want to mention that our biennial fundraising event Broadway Ball scheduled for September 11 has been canceled this year due to COVID-19. Proceeds from this event play a critical role in supporting our arts education programs and although the event is canceled, we still need your support. Your generosity helps ensure our programs will continue to thrive when our theaters re-open. To donate or for more information, please visit us on our website
Lastly, as we continue our inclusion and equity work, we’re excited for what’s ahead as Gennean Scott has been promoted from Director of Human Resources to Vice President of Human Capital and Inclusion. Scott will participate in institutional planning and decision making regarding all human resources matters and inclusivity initiatives at O-pa. Learn more about Scott and her new role in our recent O-pa Spotlight blog
Thank you for your continued support.
Joan H. Squires
President, Omaha Performing Arts