The Tallest Man on Earth
May 1 at The Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St. When The Bird Sees The Solid Ground is a five-part series with each song as a new, original studio recording with an accompanying video. Shows will take place worldwide. 9 p.m. Tickets: $30. 402-884-5353.
May 5 at Reverb Lounge, 6121 Military Ave. Acclaimed musician, Ray Bonneville, strips his bluesy Americana down to its essentials and steeps it in a humid Southern vibe. Bonneville’s deep voice works in rhythm with rich guitar and harmonica to create compelling poetry of hard living and deep feeling. 5 p.m. Tickets: $17 advanced, $20 day of show. 402-884-5707.
Jack & Jack
May 5 at Sokol Auditorium, 2234 S. 13th St. Jack Gilinsky and Jack Johnson bring their Los Angeles-based fame back to their hometown of Omaha. The pop duo are not only gold-selling but also lifelong friends. Their music infuses tropical grooves, electronic expanse, and hip-hop attitude to bring bright and bold bangers. 8 p.m. Tickets: $25 advanced, $28 day of show. 402-346-9802.
P!NK: “Beautiful Trauma World Tour”
May 7 at CHI Health Center Omaha, 455 N. 10th St. International pop icon Pink is bringing her world tour to Omaha in the spring. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $47.50+. 402-341-1500.
May 7 at The Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St. This American hardcore punk band from Kentucky incorporates slow-tempo breakdowns into their metal music. 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $18 advanced, $20 day of show. 402-884-5353.
May 8 at Sokol Auditorium, 2234 S. 13th St. Dirty Heads writes songs with no expectations or plans; the boundless environment fosters their inspiration, and their music thrives on freedom. Without boundaries or blueprints, their music comes to life. 8 p.m. Tickets: $29.75. 402-346-9802.
May 10 at Ralston Arena, 7300 Q St. With a fiery pyro show, smoke machines, costumes, big hair, and an ever-evolving playlist of hit songs, Hairball puts on a rock concert like nothing ever seen before. The musicians bring some of music’s most iconic bands to life, from Guns N’ Roses to Poison. 8-11 p.m. Tickets: $25 advanced, $35 day of show. 402-934-9966.
May 10 at the Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. Experience the soulful sounds of “Detroit’s Queen of the Blues,” backed by her band of Detroit musicians. Thornetta Davis uses her strong voice to tell stories through song with incredible delivery. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $40. 402-345-0202.
Tchaikovsky’s 5th Symphony
May 10-11 at the Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. This symphony combines moments of beauty and serenity with passages of epic struggle—ending triumphantly in a blaze of brass and percussion. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $19-$72. 402-345-0202.
May 10 at Reverb Lounge, 6121 Military Ave. The Australian singer-songwriter’s new album, Crushing, embodies every possible meaning of its title word from sheer intensity of feeling to smothering closeness. The album reveals how our physical experience of the world shapes and distorts our inner lives. 8 p.m. Tickets: $13 advanced, $15 day of show. 402-884-5707.
River Riot 2019
May 10 at Westfair Fairgrounds and Amphitheater, 22984 U.S. Highway 6. This year’s show will feature Halestorm, In This Moment, I Prevail, Sevendust, Through Fire, Palaye Royale, Beasto Blanco, and The Impulsive. 1 p.m. Tickets: $25. 712-322-3400.
The Prince Experience
May 11 at the Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. A tribute to Prince, the performance includes all of Prince’s most famous hits including songs from the Purple Rain era. 9 p.m. Tickets: $20 advanced, $25 day of show. 402-345-7569.
Luke Combs: “Beer Never Broke My Heart Tour”
May 11 at CHI Health Center Omaha, 455 N. 10th St. This breakthrough country music artist will perform his platinum-certified debut album, This One’s For You, in his first ever headline arena tour. 7 p.m. Tickets: $25+. 402-341-1500.
May 13 at Sokol Auditorium, 2234 S. 13th St. Elle King brings her “Shake The Spirit Tour” to Omaha with Barns Courtney as the opener. 8 p.m. Tickets: $35. 402-346-9802.
Cher: “Here We Go Again Tour”
May 14 at CHI Health Center Omaha, 455 N. 10th St. Multi-award winning singer, actress, and show-stopping performer is crossing the U.S. for the first time in five years! Following the recent global success and rave reviews for her role in Mamma Mia 2, Cher will be performing all of her hits along with new songs from the Dancing Queen album. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $37.95+. 402-341-1500.
Hatebreed: 25th Anniversary Tour
May 14 at Sokol Auditorium, 2234 S. 13th St. The American metalcore band celebrates their 25th year by performing with special guests Obituary, MADBALL, Prong, and Skeletal Remains. 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $25. 402-346-9802.
The Temptations & The Four Tops
May 15 at the Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. Two Motown Legendary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame groups entertain with an evening of their hit songs that defined a generation. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $49.50-$70. 402-345-0606.
May 15 at The Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St. The platinum-selling band is on the brink of a momentous year with the release of their first new music in three years. Their tour will travel through 35+ cities. 8 p.m. Tickets: $20 advanced, $22 day of show. 402-884-5353.
May 16 at the Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. Acclaimed jazz vocalist Lizz Wright brings her smooth and vibrant alto sound to original works and well-known compositions. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $15-$35. 402-345-0202.
May 17 at Stir Cove, One Harrah’s Blvd. Formed in 1967, Chicago is one of the longest-running and best-selling groups of all time with an impressive 47 albums that have earned gold and platinum certifications. 8 p.m. Tickets: $50-$78. 712-329-6000.
May 17 at Forte Music Hall and Bar, 4727 S. 96th St. Lil Flip will be performing in support of his second album, U Gotta Feel Me. 8:30 p.m. Tickets: $15 advanced, $30 day of show. 402-614-3382.
May 22 at Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. Shortly after the release of their acclaimed self-titled debut album, Camp Cope launched the “It Takes One” campaign against sexual and physical assault at shows. 7 p.m. Tickets: $12 advanced, $15 day of show. 402-345-7569.
May 22-25 at Tom Hanafan River’s Edge Park, 4200 Ave. LoessFest is a weekend extravaganza featuring musical performances, family attractions, food vendors, and open-air movie screenings. The details for 2019 were not confirmed when this issue of Omaha Magazine went to press. Visit event website for more information.
May 25 at Winchester Bar & Grill, 7002 Q St. This is the last date of Cursive’s May U.S. tour, featuring mewithoutYou and The Appleseed Cast. 7 p.m. Tickets: $20. 402-331-9933.
May 25 at O’Leaver’s, 1322 S. Saddle Creek Rd. This power-pop group from Wichita is promoting their new album, Laugh It Off. Local bands Seymour and Garst will open. 8 p.m. 402-556-1238.
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Secrets, Awaken I Am, Your Last Chance, No Loss No Regrets & From This Day Forward
May 26 at Lookout Lounge, 320 S. 72nd St. Secrets, a band based out of San Diego, California, brings their post-hardcore sound to Omaha for their “Fragile Figures Anniversary Tour.” Awaken I Am, Your Last Chance, No Loss No Regrets, and From This Day Forward will also be performing. 7 p.m. Tickets: $13 advanced, $15 day of show. 402-391-2554.
May 26 at The Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St. The Arizona-based band fuses pop, alternative, and rock styles together to make their unique sound. With their newest independent release, Lovely Little Lonely, they push genre boundaries. 8 p.m. Tickets: $25 advanced, $28 day of show. 402-884-5353.
May 26 at the Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. This multi-platinum selling pop-rock quartet constantly raises the bar for quality music and explosive live shows. 8 p.m. Tickets: $25 advanced, $28 day of show. 402-345-7569.
May 31 at The Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St. Humble beginnings, a cultivated work ethic, and the influences of classic country legends synchronized together in perfect harmony make up this singer-songwriter’s soulful music. 9 p.m. Tickets: $12 advanced, $15 day of show. 402-884-5353.