Omaha is quite the hidden gem for music – a little known fact to outsiders. Home to Saddle Creek Records and some of the best underground music venues in the midwest, there is always something available for entertainment enthusiasts, like myself.
Who would complain about a packed concert schedule? This is exactly what i’m in for and I couldn’t be more excited to share the impressive lineup! While Lindsey and I didn’t win 89.7 The River’s Coachella drawing, I don’t doubt we will one day make it to the musical mecca; until then, we celebrate our passion for outdoor concerts with the inaugural Grassroots Music Festival!
The greater Omaha area is brimming with grand arenas for mainstream events, but intimate venues and outdoor music festivals have had my heart from the beginning. Sadly, The Ranch Bowl is now a Walmart parking lot, but many will remember this place as a home-town favorite.
From tagged bathrooms to band poster wallpaper, these venues have hosted a wide-range of genres and diverse talents. It was at these venues, that I discovered new music, created special memories and immersed myself in the sounds of amazing bands.
A list of upcoming shows in and around Omaha: From cover bands and underground shows, to mainstream line-ups and weekend festivals, Omaha continues to evolve as a hot-spot for music lovers. I expect more impressive shows to be announced as the summer approaches!
April 7, 2014 | Chevelle | Bourbon Theater
April 9, 2014 | Tribal Seeds| Waiting Room
April 11, 2014 | Joe Bonamassa | Omaha Music Hall
April 25, 2014 | The Matador & We Be Lions | Waiting Room
May 30, 2014 | Rockfest | Westfair Amphitheater
June 1, 2014 | Staind & Sevendust | Stir Cove
June 7, 2014 | Ben Folds & Blue October | Pinewood Bowl Theater
June 7, 2014 | Collective Soul & Gin Blossoms | Stir Cove
June 15, 2014 | O.A.R. | Stir Cove
June 20, 2014 | Ray Lamontagne | Pinewood Bowl Theater
June 27, 2014 | Under The Sun Tour | Memorial Park
July 5, 2014 | Gavin DeGraw | Stir Cove
July 11, 2014 | Willie Nelson | Stir Cove
July 26, 2014 | Counting Crows | Stir Cove
July 27, 2014 | Fitz and the Tantrums | Stir Cove
August 15, 2015 | Switchfoot | Werner Park