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."
Join Omaha Performing Arts for an evening of community, art and reflection at “Let America Be America Again” — the season finale event of the Voices AMPLIFIED! series. Titled after the poem by Langston Hughes, the event will feature local literary, musical, dance and theatrical performances that reflect on this powerful poem, the Black experience in America and what the land of opportunity could become if all its voices were heard.
*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).
Take a trip through the most memorable movie moments re-envisioned and re-imagined through the eyes of acclaimed dancers and brothers, Maks and Val Chmerkovskiy. Joined by their spouses and celebrated dancers, Peta Murgatroyd and Jenna Johnson, the foursome bring motion to iconic scenes where there were none before. Experience a dance-driven narrative woven together by the movies that have moved us all. There’s never been this much motion to motion pictures until now!
Sammy Figueroa has long been regarded as one of the world's great musicians. As one of the music's leading percussionists he has played on countless records and is well-known for his versatility in a multitude of musical styles. Besides playing with some of the world's greatest pop stars, such as David Bowie, Chaka Khan and Mariah Carey, Sammy has also played with a multitude of distinguished jazz artists including Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, Quincy Jones, George Benson, and many more.
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.
Austin, TX based singer/songwriter, Parker McCollum may be young, but already he's established quite a name for himself in Texas country music. The album track "Meet You in The Middle" from his 2015 debut album, The Limestone Kid, became a hit on Texas' regional radio chart — no small feat for an independent, 22-year-old musician — but it was the album's widely-acclaimed follow-up, Probably Wrong, that helped Parker find national success. Compared to John Mayer and Jason Isbell by Rolling Stone, Parker supported the album with a string of sold-out shows, bringing record-breaking crowds to venues like San Angelo's RiverStage and two sold-out Billy Bob’s along the way.
Saxophonist Vincent Herring's intense, soulful, multi-noted style and ebullient swing have excited audiences worldwide. On stage, Herring and his band often make an incendiary sound over fine and controlled rhythms of modern times.