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This summer, several places will offer an eclectic array of live music from local musicians. These concert series, offered throughout Omaha, provide a fun night out.
Jazz on the Green (Turner Park at Midtown Crossing, 3110 Farnam St.): 7:30 p.m. Thursdays July 11-Aug. 15.
Music and Memories (Shadow Lake Towne Center, 72nd Street and Highway 370): 6:30 p.m. Fridays through Aug. 9.
Music and Movies (La Vista Public Library, 9110 Giles Road): 7 p.m. July 19 and Aug. 9.
Music in the Park (Bayliss Park, 100 Pearl St., Council Bluffs): 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays through July 24.
Music in the Park (Washington Park, 20th and Franklin streets, Bellevue): 7 p.m. Thursdays through July 25.
Rockbrook Village (108th and Center streets): 7 p.m. Fridays through Aug. 30.
Saturdays @ Stinson (Stinson Park, 2285 S. 67th St.): 7 p.m. Saturdays through Aug. 24.
Vibes (Village Pointe, 17305 Davenport St.): 6:30 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 15.
July 2 at The Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. This group performs rock ’n’ roll, country, and blues-infused music with passion and honesty. 8 p.m. Tickets: $25 advanced, $30 day of show. 402.884.5353.
Car Seat Headrest
July 3 at The Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. This American indie rock band performs a high-energy concert that will open with a set from the Naked Giants. 8 p.m. Tickets: $23 advanced, $25 day of show. 402.884.5353.
Young the Giant
July 3 at Stir Concert Cove, 1 Harrah’s Blvd., Council Bluffs. Los Angeles quintet Young the Giant delivers powerful arrangements with adventurous spirit on their new album, Mirror Master. 8 p.m. Tickets: $37 general admission, $152-$232 VIP packages. 712.329.6000.
Nebraska Wind Symphony Summer Concert
July 4 at SumTur Amphitheater, 11691 S. 108th St. This Fourth of July concert will feature the 2019 Nebraska Wind Symphony scholarship award winner and euphonium player Nestor Pelayo performing “The Yellow Rose of Texas.” 6 p.m. Tickets: free. 402.216.0122.
As Cities Burn
July 5 at Lookout Lounge, 320 S. 72nd St. The progressive post-hardcore sound of As Cities Burn will be evident on their Scream Through the Walls Tour. All Get Out and Many Rooms will be opening. 7 p.m. Tickets: $18 advanced, $20 day of show. 402.391.2554.
July 7 at The Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. Benoit’s most recent album Medicine features an energetic sound. 8 p.m. Tickets: $25 advanced, $30 day of show. 402.884.5353.
July 14 at Stir Concert Cove, 1 Harrah’s Blvd., Council Bluffs. Mraz performs crowd-pleasing melodies, cheeky humor, and thoughtful lyrics. 8 p.m. Tickets: $42-$105. 712.329.6000.
July 17 at Reverb Lounge, 6121 Military Ave. Michigander features a full band in their live shows performed by frontman Jason Singer. 8 p.m. Tickets: $12. 402.884.5707.
Hullabaloo Music Festival
July 18-21 at Falconwood Park, 905 Allied Road, Bellevue. This music festival includes local and regional bands, DJs, artists, food vendors, and a variety of activities in an intimate setting. Guests can camp on the grounds throughout the weekend. Times vary. Tickets: $30 day pass, $80 weekend pass. 402.210.4747.
July 19 at CHI Health Center Omaha, 455 N. 10th St. Grammy-nominated Chris Stapleton, known for “Tennessee Whiskey,” and “Parachute,” brings country, rock ‘n’ roll, and bluegrass rhythms to Omaha. 7 p.m. Tickets: $40-$90. 402.341.1500.
Earth, Wind & Fire
July 19 at Stir Concert Cove, 1 Harrah’s Blvd., Council Bluffs. Critically acclaimed funk band Earth, Wind & Fire are the performers of 1970s hits such as “September” and “Boogie Wonderland.” 8 p.m. Tickets: $50-$123. 712.329.6000.
July 20 at Stir Concert Cove, 1 Harrah’s Blvd., Council Bluffs. The iconic R&B superstar is known for hit songs such as “I’m Coming Out” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.” 8 p.m. Tickets: $45-105. 712.329.6000.
Tempo of Twilight
Tuesday evenings though July 23 at Lauritzen Gardens, 100 Bancroft St. Guests can bring chairs, food, and beverages and listen to music on the manicured Lauritzen green. The café will serve a limited menu. 6 p.m. Admission: $10 adults, $5 children ages 6-12, free for members and children under 6. 402.346.4002.
July 26 at The Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. This metal band from Savannah, Georgia, has seen some turnover in members since they formed in 2003, but guitarist and vocalist John Baizley and his powerful sound has not changed. 8 p.m. Tickets: $25 advanced, $28 day of show. 402.884.5353.
Bush and Live
July 27 at Stir Concert Cove, 1 Harrah’s Blvd., Council Bluffs. 1990s icons Bush and Live are joining forces with special guest Our Lady Peace. 8 p.m. Tickets: $45-$193. 712.329.6000.
Rock & Roll Suicide
July 27 at Reverb Lounge, 6121 Military Ave. This Omaha band performs covers of full-length albums by Prince, Talking Heads, Bruce Springsteen, and more. 9 p.m. Tickets: $7 advanced, $10 day of show. 402.884.5707.
Aug. 1 at Stir Concert Cove, 1 Harrah’s Blvd., Council Bluffs. Hip-hop group Wu-Tang Clan is known for hits such as “Protect Ya Neck” and “Bring da Ruckus.” 8 p.m. Tickets: $55-$110. 712.329.6000.
Big Daddy Weave
Aug. 2 at Bellevue Christian Center, 1400 Harvell Drive, Bellevue. Contemporary Christian band Big Daddy Weave is composed of a six-person ensemble, accompanied by violinist Jonathan Chu and cellist Becca Bradley. 7 p.m. Tickets: $15-$75. 402.291.0616.
Aug. 3 at Stir Concert Cove, 1 Harrah’s Blvd., Council Bluffs. 1990s band O.A.R. (Of a Revolution) is best known for “Shattered (Turn the Car Around)” and “Peace.” Artists American Authors and Rozzi open. 8 p.m. Tickets: $40-$103. 712.329.6000.
Aug. 7 at Reverb Lounge, 6121 Military Ave. In Stef Chura’s debut studio album, Messes, she reflects on her experiences performing in the Michigan underground scene. 8 p.m. Tickets: $12. 402.884.5707.
Gary Clark Jr. with The Peterson Brothers
Aug. 8 at Stir Concert Cove, 1 Harrah’s Blvd., Council Bluffs. The electrifying Gary Clark Jr. is taking the stage with The Peterson Brothers. Clark is a rock-and-soul omnivore who can survey the entire landscape of American music. 8 p.m. Tickets: $39-$153. 712.329.6000.
Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators
Aug. 9 at Stir Concert Cove, 1 Harrah’s Blvd., Council Bluffs. This group brings an electrifying guitar and high-wire, lyrical solos. 8 p.m. Tickets: $35-$133. 712.329.6000.
Aug. 10 at The Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. Sean Kelly and his band delight fans with music that transcends genres and ages, and shatters the rules of the established music industry. 8 p.m. Tickets: $30 advanced, $80 meet-and-greet. 402.884.5353.
Maha Music Festival
Aug. 14-17 at various locations. This summer music festival showcases a vibrant, eclectic mix of national and local musicians and artists. This year’s lineup includes Lizzo, Jenny Lewis, Courtney Barnett, Matt and Kim, Oh Sees, DUCKWRTH, and more. 4 p.m. Wednesday, 7 p.m. Thursday, 5 p.m. Friday, and 1 p.m. Saturday. Tickets: $10-$320.
Aug. 15 at The Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. In their four albums over a dozen years, Pinback has perfected their hybrid of pop, folk, rock, reggae, and funk, growing to be one of the most popular and well-respected pop bands of the last decade. (Note: this is also the opening band for Maha.) 7 p.m. Tickets: $15. 402.884.5353.
Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals
Aug. 15 at Stir Concert Cove, 1 Harrah’s Blvd., Council Bluffs. Best known for “Steal My Kisses,” Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals team up with the New Orleans-tinged rock, funk, and soul group Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue for a fun and funky summer tour. 8 p.m. Tickets: $44-$106. 712.329.6000.
Aug. 23 at Turner Park at Midtown Crossing, 3110 Farnam St. This free opera concert under the stars features highlights from the coming season as well as some of opera’s greatest hits. 7 p.m. Tickets: free. 402.346.7372.
Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band
Aug. 23 at Stir Concert Cove, 1 Harrah’s Blvd., Council Bluffs. Ringo Starr’s All Starr Band features Toto’s Steve Lukather, Santana’s Gregg Rolie, Men at Work’s Colin Hay, multi-instrumentalist Warren Ham, drummer Gregg Bissonette, and Hamish Stuart. In a night of classic hits, each band member will bring songs like “Africa” and “Yellow Submarine” to the set. 8 p.m. Tickets: $55-$182. 712.329.6000.
Aug. 23 at The Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. PetRock brings the sights and sounds of 1970s rock to life—minus the disco. 8:30 p.m. Tickets: $15. 402.884.5353.
Aug. 28 at The Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. Swedish singer-songwriter José González delivers tender, yet impactful acoustic arrangements, punctuated with soft vocals and thoughtful lyrics. 7 p.m. Tickets $30 advanced, $35 day of show. 402.345.7569.
This calendar was printed in the July/August edition of Omaha Magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.