We're moving the stage to the green lawn next to the Holland Center for two days of FREE concerts and an afternoon of family fun. You'll be able to lay out your blankets and chairs in our socially distant lawn squares, safely enjoy concerts on the stage and purchase food provided by some of Omaha's best food trucks. Concessions and bar service will also be available. These events are first-come first-served, rain or shine with a limited capacity of 95 lawn squares. Each square holds a maximum of 8, suggested minimum of 4. For more information and a full schedule visit here.
The Swon Brothers have been thrilling audiences since they were old enough to walk and talk, first in their parent’s band as children, then on their own as the sibling duo we’ve all come to know and love since their time as finalists on the NBC singing competition “The Voice.”
The two have mastered the art of entertainment since that time, bringing their contagious, high-octane energy to each and every performance, no matter how large or small the size of the room. Their ability to connect with their audience sets them apart. Their witty banter and onstage brotherly camaraderie combined with their excellent musicianship and tight family harmonies, make for a winning show that fans of all ages will enjoy!
These events are first-come first-served, rain or shine! For more information and a full schedule visit here. Please note there will be limited capacity to allow for social distancing. 95 lawn squares are available with a suggested minimum of 4 and a maximum of 8 people.
Join us for an afternoon of family fun on Saturday, September 26 from 12-4 PM with pop up performances from Omaha Circus Arts, activities provided by the Omaha Children’s Museum and high energy, interactive performances by past Musical Explorers Artists including Root Marm Chicken Farm – a jug band from Lincoln, Nebraska and the Marcos & Sabor – a group from Omaha, Nebraska that performs a variety of genres including Latin, Mariachi and more! The lawn opens an hour before the event.
12:00 - 4:00 PM
Omaha Circus Acts and Omaha Children's Museum Activities
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Root Marm Chicken Farm
1:30 - 2:30 PM
African Culture Connection
3:00 - 4:00 PM
Marcos & Sabor
We're moving the stage to the green lawn next to the Holland Center for two days of FREE concerts and an afternoon of family fun. You'll be able to lay out your blankets and chairs in our socially distant lawn squares, safely enjoy concerts on the stage and purchase food provided by some of Omaha's best food trucks. Concessions and bar service will also be available. These events are first-come first-served, rain or shine! For more information and a full schedule visit here.
Bassel & The Supernaturals tells the story of Bassel Almadani's experience as a first generation Syrian-American using soulful melodies, funk inspired grooves, and captivating lyrics regarding love, loss, and the war in Syria.
Deeply inspired by Otis Redding, Bassel uses the stage as a vehicle to engage audiences in over 100 different cities across North America. In addition to performing in major festivals, performance halls, concert series, and clubs - the group works closely with organizations on events and residencies that build awareness and empathy for Syrian refugees. A substantial portion of their proceeds benefit the Karam Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization focused on building a better future for Syria.
Bassel & The Supernaturals has performed in over 300 concerts between 2016-2019 on stages including SXSW, John F. Kennedy Center, Summerfest, and Millennium Park, and supporting internationally touring artists such as Youssou N'Dour, Brother Ali, Aesop Rock, Emancipator, The Dandy Warhols, Sinkane, and many others.
Mary Elizabeth Jo Dixen Lawson aka Mesonjixx is an artist who currently resides in Omaha. Her father is Black American born and raised in the Alabama Ozarks and her mother is a South Pasifika Islander from Honolulu, Hawaii. Mesonjixx is the middle child of five.
While living in Chicago (2009-2014) she honed her songwriting and musical style. She’s since returned to Nebraska to find balance in her interconnected nature of her identities as a woman, as one who belongs to two diasporas of two hemispheres, and as a young black midwesterner who finds the plains of America her home. Mesonjixx creates music to find her unique center.
Soon after her performance debut in 2015, Mesonjixx has not only become a fixture of the Nebraska music scene, but has risen to the top of artists in the Midwest. Both as a solo artist and as a leader of a trio and quartet, which has drawn the most talented musicians of Nebraska.
Her current trio, with keyboardist Nate Asad and percussionist John Evans -- was selected to open for Kamasi Washington’s recent performance in Omaha, and was a returning festival favorite at this year’s True/False Independent Film Festival in Columbia, Missouri.
She describes the music as: Afro-futuristic Experimental Subculture Soul.
Visit their website at www.basselmusic.com
Equally accomplished as a guitarist, singer and songwriter, Porter’s songs weave a universal perspective about the questions, struggles and triumphs of human existence. His live shows are guitar driven events – equal parts grit, soul and muscle – that are electrifying, dynamic and wholly original in the way that Porter’s voice blends and fuses with his virtuoso fret work.
With a reputation for spectacular live performances, the multi-platinum alternative rock band The Verve Pipe are recognized worldwide for their radio hits Photograph, Never Let You Down and the #1 smash single The Freshmen. With a new lineup and a renewed energy and focus, lead singer/principal songwriter and founder Brian Vander Ark and the band continue to deliver original music that is distinguished by innovative arrangements, soul-searching lyrics and layered vocals.
Imagine the classic Rolling Stones songs as played by their Chicago blues heroes such as Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Little Walter, or Jimmy Reed. Guitarist and vocalist, Ronnie Baker Brooks and harmonica master and vocalist Billy Branch lead this high-energy blues band in renditions of “(I can’t Get No) Satisfaction;” “Gimme Shelter;” “Angie;” “Sympathy For The Devil;” “Beast of Burden;” and many more of blues hits made popular by the Rolling Stones.
Hailed as “one of the most unique and innovative illusionists in the world” (Chicago Tribune), Vitaly Beckman stumped Penn & Teller on their hit TV show Fool Us Faces that disappear from drivers’ licenses. Paintbrushes that paint on their own. Photographs that literally come to life right before your eyes. Vitaly’s signature illusions leave even the most jaded audience awestruck.
Big Wade & The Black Swan Theory consists of Lead Singer and Pianist, Lewade “BIG Wade” Milliner and his group of legends in the making. Born in Omaha, NE the group consists of musicians from all over the country, from the West Coast to the South. They are currently working on releasing 2 new projects this year to follow up their successful debut “The Exxperience”.