Dear friends of Omaha Performing Arts,
We’re getting in the groove of summer with several upcoming events – including new concerts and a night for you to shine on stage at the Orpheum Theater.
Everyone’s favorite summertime tradition
Jazz on the Green at Midtown Crossing kicks off July 11. This is our 10th year presenting the free outdoor concert series – and this Omaha tradition is better than ever.
Performers include many artists with local roots and jazz musicians from across the country. You will also be impressed by the students and Omaha artists who start the fun before each concert.
Check out the performance schedule here. Bring the family (and your picnic) to Turner Park on Thursday nights and enjoy summer with us.
New outdoor shows coming to Holland Center
Looking for a night out with friends? The Mammel Courtyard Concerts feature live outdoor music right in the heart of downtown Omaha. Hear rock, indie and country artists while you kick back on our lawn with drinks and snacks from the bar.
Experience it all on July 20 at 8:00 PM, when we launch the concerts with a Kickoff Party featuring local bands FREAKABOUT, Oquoa and Field Club. Learn more about the party and lineup here.
Warm up those vocal cords for Hamiltunes
HAMILTON is just around the corner, so we’re celebrating with a karaoke-style sing along at the Orpheum Theater on July 22. Together, we’ll belt out all the favorite songs from the hit musical. All ages are invited, and costumes are highly encouraged.
If you really know your HAMILTON hits, you can register to lead a song or sing with your friends from the stage! The deadline to sign up to sing on stage is July 12. Click here to register.
If you’d rather enjoy the fun from the audience, that’s fine too. We look forward to seeing you there!
Free family fun at Summer Sounds at Highlander
We’re soaking up summer through August with a new concert series in partnership with our friends at Seventy Five North. Bring your lawn chairs out to the Highlander lawn at 2112 N. 30th St. to enjoy touring jazz and blues artists. This year’s series includes Kansas City’s Marcus Lewis Quintet on August 3, and Mwenso & The Shakes direct from Harlem on August 24. Learn more here.
Let's make summer count!
Joan H. Squires
President, Omaha Performing Arts