Jazz on the Green

Jazz on the Green 

The beloved Omaha tradition is back for another summer of free concerts in Turner Park at Midtown Crossing!

Bring your friends and family, your leashed pets, your lawn chairs, snacks, and drinks* (or enjoy food and treats from area vendors!) and soak in the perfect combination of live music and summer evenings.

Plentiful parking is available in the Midtown Crossing garages. Click here for full details.

Restaurants in the Midtown Crossing neighborhood offer ice-cold beverages and delicious bites for dine-in or take-out.

*Beer and wine is fine, but no liquor, please!


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FAQ

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What is the cost?
What cost?! Jazz on the Green is free and open to the public!

When and where can we watch?
Every Thursday starting July 11 - August 15 at Turner Park in Midtown Crossing.

Where should we park?
There are nearby parking garages and street parking along Farnam Street. Check here for more details.

What can we bring?
Typically we recommend blankets, chairs, sunscreen, bug spray, snacks, beverages including beer and wine and pets if they’re leashed.

What happens if it rains?
Generally the show will go on, unless the storm endangers the safety of the artists and attendees! If that’s the case, an announcement will be made from stage and/or on Omaha Performing Arts’ social media.

Can we smoke at Jazz on Your Green?
No, you may not. Thank you for asking!

Are there food and drinks at Jazz on Your Green?
Oh, you bet there are! If you're not feeling like packing up your own charcuterie fixings, there are plenty of food and beverage vendors from the Midtown Crossing area. Plan on coming hungry and supporting your local restaurants! 

 

Jazz on the Green Lineup

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USAF Heartland of America Band “Raptor” & Hector Anchondo Band

Jul 11, 2024 - 6:30 PM Midtown Crossing

5:00 PM lawn opens
5:30-6:00 PM UNO Jazz Ensemble
 6:30-7:45 PM  USAF Heartland of America Band “Raptor”
 8:15-10:00 PM Hector Anchondo Band

Kick off the free Jazz on the Green concert series with USAF Heartland of America Band “Raptor” & International Blues Challenge winner Hector Anchondo Band. 

Brass Queens

Jul 18, 2024 - 7:30 PM Midtown Crossing

5:00 PM lawn opens
6:30 PM preshow with Aly Peeler & The Toast 
7:30 PM show

Brass Queens has developed a signature sound that sits right at the intersection of the Big Apple and the Big Easy: their music is deeply inspired by and pays homage to the New Orleans brass band tradition while injecting the upbeat, multifaceted energy of their New York home into each performance. The result is a nonstop party: a Brass Queens show will have you singing along to classic pop hits, dancing your heart out to reggaeton, and feeling like you've been transported to Frenchman Street.  

SRT

featuring Andrew Synowiec, John “J.R.” Robinson, Mitch Towne
Jul 25, 2024 - 7:30 PM Midtown Crossing

5:00 PM lawn opens
6:30 PM preshow with Parfait 
7:30 PM show
In an era where music is created virtually in bedrooms and basements, SRT is creating modern music the old-fashioned way: live, together in the studio. Session ace Andrew Synowiec, drumming legend John "J.R." Robinson, and jazz phenom Mitch Towne have formed a power trio with one foot in the past and one foot in the future. 

LP and the Vinyl

Aug 1, 2024 - 7:30 PM Midtown Crossing

5:00 PM lawn opens
6:30 PM preshow with Gabe Stillman Band (presented by the Blues Society)
7:30 PM show

After years of intensive recording projects and concerts for jazz aficionados throughout the U.S., four San Diego-based musicians came together with a purpose: explore the art of song in their own unique way! Renowned jazz, blues and gospel singer Leonard Patton teamed up with the critically acclaimed Danny Green Trio to form LP And The Vinyl. The band’s wide array of influences includes everything from jazz, R&B, and rock, to 80’s and 90’s hits, Brazilian music, and classical music. 

Endea Owens & the Cookout

Aug 8, 2024 - 7:30 PM Midtown Crossing

5:00 PM lawn opens
6:30 PM preshow with Fission
7:30 PM show

Endea Owens evolves the legacy of great leaders behind the bass. Citing her mentors as Marcus Belgrave, Rodney Whitaker, and Ron Carter, she approaches her sets with commanding presence and sensitivity, poised for spontaneity.

Big Wade & Black Swan Theory

Aug 15, 2024 - 7:30 PM Midtown Crossing

5:00 PM lawn opens
6:30 PM preshow with BluesEd
7:30 PM show

Big Wade and Black Swan Theory is an all star team of musicians including Big Wade (Keyboard and Lead Singer), Jay Shannon (Drummer), Mo Sanders (Bass), Brad Meyer (Guitar), Jonathon Brooks (Organ) and Glen White (Percussion). Collectively These musicians have produced and accompanied countless major chart topping artists spanning over 20 years and are credited on songs with billions of streams from all over the world. Based in Omaha Nebraska, Black Swan Theory has a sound that’s been described as soul music with funk, jazz, R&B and rock influences.  

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