Holland Center Outdoors
Live music is returning to HCO this summer! Join us on the Holland Center's east lawn where we'll feature live performances May - October showcasing a variety of national touring and local performing artists. You can purchase tickets to enjoy live music
outside while enjoying summer evenings with food and drinks from O-pa's food services and catering.
These events are rain or shine and tickets will be available on Ticket Omaha.
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Join us for a preshow curtain warmer session outside on the Holland Center Outdoors stage at 6:30 PM with Omaha’s Shawn Bell Trio. Listen and learn about the differences and compliments between classical and contemporary jazz music.
A leading force in new jazz, composer-pianist Jason Moran plays with an unmistakable sense of funk, fluidity, and freedom. Together with his group The Bandwagon, bassist Tarus Mateen and drummer Nasheet Waits, deliver an explosive combination of classical and contemporary jazz styles.
Moran was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2010 and is the Artistic Director for Jazz at The Kennedy Center. The Rolling Stone says he is “the most provocative thinker in current jazz."
*Get a free drink with every ticket purchased from June 22 until June 26. The special drink of the night is Caribbean Rum Punch! Check in at the drink voucher station when you arrive for the show.
We’re bringing the Caribbean shores to the banks of the Missouri. Cheeseburgers of paradise and jerk chicken will mix together with calypso steel drums, soothing sambas and laidback music of Jimmy Buffett.
First up, Omaha local Rhythm Collective will perform original reggae, calypso, and American classic rock in reggae and ska styles. Then Jimmy Buffet tribute band Dance of a Parrothead will take audiences to Margaritaville (on the Missouri).
Vinyl Hampdin is an all-star super group made up of Grammy and CCMA award-winning artists. You’ll hear exciting originals and powerhouse covers in the style of of Chicago, Tower of Power, Stevie Wonder, Blood, Sweat and Tears and much more.
Legendary band Three Dog Night’s hits weave through the fabric of pop culture today, whether on the radio where they are heard day in and day out, in TV commercials or in major motion pictures -- songs like “Mama Told Me (Not To Come),” “Joy to the World,” “Black and White,” “Shambala” and “One” serve to heighten our emotions and crystallize Three Dog Night’s continuing popularity.
America’s favorite Yacht Rock tribute band!
Led by 3-time Grammy® nominee, Kevin Sucher, The Docksiders bring their tribute act of your favorite soft rock songs of the 70s and 80s – now known as Yacht Rock – covering artists like Michael McDonald, Olivia Newton-John, Hall & Oats and Air Supply.
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Over the course of 10 years, comedian Iliza Shlesinger has gone from winning NBC’s Last comic standing to premiering her 5th Netflix stand-up special UnVeiled in November 2019, where she delves into her journey of getting married. Her past specials include War Paint, Freezing Hot and Confirmed Kills. Iliza’s last Netflix special in 2018, Elder Millennial, is the subject of Iliza Shlesinger: Over & Over, her “fan-u-mentary” which is currently streaming and gives fans an inside look into what goes into the making of one of her specials.
Southern Avenue’s performances have electrified live shows in over a dozen countries and wowed audiences at festivals such as Bonnaroo, Firefly, Electric Forest and Lockn’ with their boundary-breaking Memphis soul/blues/R&B fusion music.
Best known for winning Season 13 of American Idol, Caleb Johnson and his band The Ramblin’ Saints soulfully and bombastically take us to the church of rock ‘n’ roll with his new album, Born From Southern Ground. The album showcases Johnson’s Southern roots, as he channels a spirit that combines gospel, blues and rock ‘n’ roll into a modern but timeless sound.
Best known for their song "Novocaine" which has topped the Alternative Songs chart with over 23 million streams, The Unlikely Candidates is an indie rock band out of Fort Worth, Texas formed by childhood friends Kyle Morris and Cole Male. Eventually expanding the lineup to include guitarist Brenton Carney, bassist Jared Hornbeek and drummer Kevin Goddard, the band signed on with major-label Atlantic and released their debut EP, “Follow My Feet” including a hooky new single in “Your Love Could Start a War,” which made a strong showing on Billboard’s Alternative Songs chart.
Melissa Etheridge stormed onto the American rock scene in 1988 with the release of her critically acclaimed self-titled debut album, which led to an appearance on the 1989 GRAMMY® Awards show. For several years, her popularity grew around such memorable originals as "Bring Me Some Water," "No Souvenirs" and "Ain't It Heavy," for which she won a GRAMMY® in 1992. Known for her confessional lyrics and raspy, smoky vocals, Etheridge has remained one of America’s favorite female singer-songwriters for more than two decades.
Hailed as “Midwestern rock heroes” by American Songwriter, Red Wanting Blue has spent the last twenty years establishing themselves as one of the indie world’s most enduring and self-sufficient acts, notching appearances everywhere from Letterman to NPR and reaching #3 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart, all while operating largely outside the confines of the traditional music industry.
Singers-songwriters take the stage! In partnership with the Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards (OEAA’s), Omaha Performing Arts presents a showcase giving aspiring songwriters the opportunity to share their talent connect with other artists in a safe space. The showcase is open to adults 19+ and the public is invited to enjoy the music and cheer on the participants. One artist will be selected to open for The Alternate Routes at Holland Center Outdoors September 2. The event is free but a suggested donation of $10 is encouraged upon entry and the proceeds will directly benefit the talent being featured.
Ready for your time to shine? Registrations for the August showcase open up on July 1st!
The Alternate Routes is an American rock band from Bridgeport, Connecticut. They released four EPs, including their debut This Is When from 2003, as well as The Watershed. Besides, The Alternate Routes issued six studio albums, including Good and Reckless and True, and Nothing More, as well as numerous singles. Alternate Routes have been wowing audiences for over a decade, and have had songs featured in the Sochi Winter Olympics as well as NCIS.
The Brooklyn, NY based brass rock band Huntertones is a high energy, horn-driven sound like no other, melding jazz, funk, rock and soul. Individually, members of Huntertones have compiled a diverse resume of collaborations with top artists like Jon Batiste, O.A.R., Stevie Wonder, Andy Grammer, Ed Sheeran, Gary Clark Jr. and more.
Singer Paul Janeway’s fearless showmanship is a calling card for the Alabama blues band St. Paul & The Broken Bones, comprised of some of the best young instrumentalists in the South; they are a must-see event. The band’s 2018 album, Young Sick Camellia follows up on two highly acclaimed recordings and relentless worldwide touring, opening for The Rolling Stones, and TV appearances including The Late Show with David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Conan, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and more.