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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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.
Ana Popovic celebrating 20 years as a touring musician. The award-winning guitar player, singer and songwriter therefor releases 'Live for LIVE', an exciting hour and a half CD & DVD demonstrating why she's proudly looking back at a career of thousands of shows worldwide. This high-energy concert showcases not only Ana's mesmerizing guitar skills but also her fabulous band, successfully merging musical styles. Ana's passion on stage is so evident that the title sums it up, this IS what she lives for.
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, that has been wowing audiences for over a decade. They released four EPs, including their debut This Is When from 2003, as well as The Watershed. The Alternate Routes issued six studio albums, including Good and Reckless and True, and Nothing More, as well as numerous singles. Their songs have been featured in the Sochi Winter Olympics as well as NCIS.
Lakeside is an American funk band, best known for their 1980 number one R&B hit, “Fantastic Voyage”. From Dayton, OH, the group has released 10 albums, with 5 singles reaching the top 10 on the R&B Singles chart.
The Brooklyn-based brass rock band Huntertones is a high energy, horn-driven sound like no other — melding jazz, funk, rock and soul. What started as a group of classmates finding a voice has developed into a highly collaborative group of musicians traveling, sharing, and growing together. 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 rock and roll soul 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.
Classic rock favorite America is celebrating its 50th anniversary! Founding members, Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell (along with former band mate Dan Peek) met in high school in London in the late 1960s and quickly harmonized their way to the top of the charts on the strength of their signature song “A Horse With No Name.” America paved its way to becoming a global household name with an impressive string of hits following the success of their first #1 single. Forty plus years later, these friends are still making music together and sharing tunes like “I Need You,” “Ventura Highway,” “Don’t Cross The River,” “Tin Man,” “Lonely People,” and “Sister Golden Hair” with audiences around the world.
Dubbed “an electric adventurist,” Midón has released 11 studio albums. He’s collaborated with Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder and Bill Withers. Midón also contributed to recordings by Queen Latifah, Snoop Dogg and the soundtrack to Spike Lee’s “She Hate Me.”
Midón’s 2017 release Bad Ass and Blind's title came from an apt description of its maker that soul icon Bill Withers endorsed. The album saw Midón collaborating with such top jazz players as trumpeter Nicholas Payton, pianist Gerald Clayton and drummer Gregory Hutchinson. It earned the singer his GRAMMY nomination for “Best Jazz Vocal Album.” He returned with his 11th studio album and fourth for the label: The Mirror, released March 13, 2020.