Jazz on Your Green
Our beloved Omaha tradition moves online! Jazz on the Green returns this year with Jazz on YOUR Green! Enjoy your favorite concert series presented by O-pa from the comfort of your own home or wherever you want to take us! We'll be jamming Thursday nights at 6:00 PM LIVE on Facebook and YouTube starting July 9, 2020. Lay out the charcuterie, whip up a batch of ice cold margaritas and join us live online!
HOW TO WATCH
Head to our Facebook or YouTube page and the 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. To make it even easier, we'll share direct links to the events both here and in the Facebook events.
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Check out this summers concerts below! Click the drop down to learn more about each group!
With local preshow entertainment from Backtrack.
After beginning to play the saxophone at a young age, Wallace got his big break at the Howard Street Tavern in 1987, when his band Fusion Force opened two shows for Jazz Hall of Fame trumpeter Maynard Ferguson. Through 2002, Wallace performed around the world with Maynard, released 10 records, appeared on television and radio programs and performed with other jazz greats such as Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock. Currently, Matt performs in the Omaha area with several bands including Finest Hour, Fusion Force and Gooch's Big Band. Most recently Matt was nominated for Best Jazz Performer at the 2018 Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards.
What is the cost?
What cost?! Jazz on Your Green is free and open to the public!
When and where can we watch?
Every Thursday starting July 9 - July 30. You can watch on Facebook or YouTube. You do not need an account to watch these performances. On both platforms, the concert will be the first post on our page. We'll also provide you with direct links here and in the Facebook events to keep it easy and help you navigate straight to the show!
What can we bring?
That's a great question - you can bring whatever you want! Typically we recommend blankets, chairs, sunscreen, bug spray, beer and wine and pets if they're leashed. But, since we're celebrating in our own spaces this summer - make your set up the set up of your dreams! Want to put a tent in your yard to lounge in while you watch? Have at it. Fire pit? Sure thing (safety first please!) Let the pets run lose, whip up a batch of ice cold margaritas and forget the shoes - we're all about comfort first right now.
What happens if it rains?
We recommend you keep those electronic streaming devices bone dry, but hey, if you like the summer rain, enjoy it. The show will go on.
Can we smoke at Jazz on Your Green?
At Midtown Crossing, no, you may not. In your own yard, that's up to you!
Who can sell at Jazz on Your Green?
We would hope you don't have strange vendors in your yard! While our typical vendors won't be set up, many of them will offer curbside pick up during this time. Check your favorite restaurants for hours.