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Omaha native Shaun Murphy comes home to Jazz on the Green Thursday, August 2, 2018

Jul 30, 2018, 16:57 PM by Kelly Bartnick

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 Murphy’s performance helps celebrate the Blues Society of Omaha’s 20th anniversary.

Omaha Performing Arts and the Blues Society of Omaha present powerhouse singer and Nebraska native Shaun Murphy live in Turner Park Thursday, August 2, 2018.

Murphy started her career with Motown Records and has solidified her place in Detroit’s legendary blues scene. A three-time Grammy ® nominee, Murphy has toured and recorded with Little Feat, Moody Blues, Eric Clapton, Bob Seger, Herbie Hancock, Phil Collins, Michael Bolton, Alice Cooper and more.

In 2013, Murphy was a double award winner at the Bluesblast Music Awards, taking home Best Female Blues Artist of the Year and Best Contemporary Blues Album of the Year for “Ask for the Moon” as well as three Grammy nominations. Murphy’s latest album, “Mighty Gates,” includes seven original songs written by her and songs by some of her favorite artists.

The Blues Society of Omaha is co-presenting this performance in celebration of its 20th Anniversary. Blue Sunday from the group’s BluesEd program is the opening act of the night.

All Jazz on the Green at Midtown Crossing concerts are free to the public, with no reservations or tickets needed. Seating in the grassy circular area of Turner Park with a direct view of the stage, is permitted at 5:00 PM. Green spaces outside the bowl will be available before 5:00 PM. Pre-show entertainment begins at 6:30 PM and the headlining performance starts at 7:30 PM. 

This year’s Jazz on the Green at Midtown Crossing also includes:

Thursday, August 9
NO BS! BRASS BAND
(Rock-tinged, New Orleans-inspired jazz)

The sponsor for Omaha Performing Arts presents Jazz on the Green at Midtown Crossing is Mutual of Omaha. Media sponsors for this year’s series are KETV, KIOS and Omaha World-Herald. This performance is sponsored by Beardmore Subaru. For more information about the series and the artists, visit JazzOnTheGreenOmaha.com. 

Midtown Crossing restaurants set up in Turner Park each week, offering grilled foods, concessions and beverages. Beer, wine and champagne are allowed in Turner Park. Hard liquor is not permitted. Leashed pets are allowed.

Parking and information

There are two parking garages, easily accessible from Farnam Street, Harney Street, Dodge Street and 33rd Street. For Jazz on the Green event days only, garage parking is free from 5-11 PM.

Metered parking is also available on the street.