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Omaha’s Entertainment Scene Heats Up with Exciting Events for All Ages

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From Outdoor Concerts and Baseball Games to Ballet Premieres and Cinco de Mayo Celebrations, There’s Something for Everyone This Week

As the weather warms and spring takes hold, Omaha is buzzing with an array of events and activities that cater to diverse interests and age groups. Whether you’re a fan of live music, America’s favorite pastime, cultural celebrations, or simply looking to support a worthy cause, the city has something special in store for you this week.

Stir Cove Kicks Off 2024 Concert Season with Dustin Lynch

Omaha’s beloved outdoor concert venue, Stir Cove at Harrah’s Casino in Council Bluffs, is set to launch its 2024 season with a bang on Saturday (May 11) as country star Dustin Lynch takes the stage. Lynch, known for his chart-topping hits like “Small Town Boy” and “Good Girl,” will be joined by special guest Skeez, an Omaha native now making waves in Nashville.

This show marks the first of 14 performances (so far) scheduled at Stir Cove between now and September, featuring a diverse lineup of 31 artists across various genres. From country and rock to pop and alternative, there’s something for every music lover at this picturesque venue nestled along the Missouri River.

Tickets for Dustin Lynch’s show start at just $39 and can be purchased through ticketmaster.com. Don’t miss your chance to experience the magic of live music under the stars as Stir Cove kicks off another unforgettable season!

Lauren Daigle Brings “Kaleidoscope Tour” to Lincoln’s Pinnacle Bank Arena

Contemporary Christian music sensation Lauren Daigle is set to dazzle audiences at the Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln on Friday (May 10) as part of her highly anticipated “Kaleidoscope Tour.” The Grammy-winning artist, known for her powerful vocals and uplifting messages, will be performing songs from her latest album as well as fan favorites like “You Say,” “How Can It Be,” and “Trust in You.”

Daigle’s live shows have been praised for their stunning visuals, dynamic staging, and the singer’s ability to connect with her audience on a deep, emotional level. With a full band, backup vocalists, and a vibrant horn section, the “Kaleidoscope Tour” promises to be a feast for the senses and a celebration of faith, hope, and love.

Opening the show will be singer-songwriter Ellie Holcomb, whose heartfelt lyrics and folksy charm have earned her a devoted following in the Christian music community. Together, Daigle and Holcomb are sure to create an unforgettable evening of music that will leave audiences feeling uplifted and inspired.

Tickets for Lauren Daigle’s “Kaleidoscope Tour” at Pinnacle Bank Arena start at $47 and can be purchased through ticketmaster.com. The show begins at 7 p.m., so be sure to arrive early and catch all the excitement.

“Wine, Whiskey & Wishes” Auction Benefits Make-A-Wish Foundation

Get ready to raise your paddle for a good cause at the 8th annual “Wine, Whiskey & Wishes” fundraiser, benefiting Nebraska’s Make-A-Wish Foundation. This 21-and-over event, taking place on Thursday (May 16) at Champions Run, promises an evening of delectable wines, smooth whiskeys, and the opportunity to bid on an incredible array of auction items.

From Luke Bryan concert tickets and Kansas City Chiefs game packages to a “Boston Red Sox Weekend” experience and a private dinner with renowned Omaha Chef Tim Galligher, the live auction is sure to have something for everyone. But the real star of the show is the Make-A-Wish Foundation itself, which works tirelessly to grant life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.

In addition to the live auction, “Wine, Whiskey & Wishes” will feature a silent auction, raffles, and plenty of opportunities to mingle with fellow philanthropists while enjoying top-notch libations and hors d’oeuvres. Tickets start at just $60, with all proceeds going directly to support Make-A-Wish’s mission of creating hope, strength, and joy for children and families in need.

Don’t miss your chance to make a difference in the lives of deserving children while enjoying a night of fine wine, whiskey, and unforgettable experiences. Visit winewhiskeywishes.com for more information and to purchase your tickets today.

Junkstock Returns for Second Weekend of Vintage Finds and Live Music

If you missed out on the first weekend of Junkstock’s spring edition, fear not! The beloved festival is back for round two, taking place Friday through Sunday (May 10-12) at Sycamore Farms, just a short drive west of Omaha.

Junkstock is a picker’s paradise, offering an incredible array of refurbished, reconditioned, repurposed, and second-hand items that are sure to delight treasure hunters and vintage enthusiasts alike. From one-of-a-kind furniture pieces and antique decor to handmade crafts and artisanal goods, there’s something for everyone at this unique outdoor market.

But Junkstock is more than just a giant flea market – it’s also a celebration of live music, with 17 performances scheduled throughout the weekend. Whether you’re into country, folk, rock, or something in between, you’ll find plenty of toe-tapping tunes to keep you entertained as you browse the vendor booths and food trucks.

Speaking of food, Junkstock boasts an impressive selection of local eats, from classic fair favorites to gourmet specialties. Bring your appetite and sample the flavors of the Midwest while enjoying the festival’s laid-back, family-friendly atmosphere.

Admission to Junkstock is $15 per day or $25 for a weekend pass, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting local charities. The festival runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, including a full list of vendors and performers, visit junkstock.com or check out the event’s Facebook page.

American Midwest Ballet Premieres “Cinderella” at Orpheum Theater

Prepare to be enchanted as American Midwest Ballet brings the world premiere of its new production of “Cinderella” to the Orpheum Theater on Saturday and Sunday (May 11 and 12). This original ballet, choreographed by AMB Artistic Director Erika Overturff, promises a fresh take on the classic fairy tale, complete with stunning sets, lavish costumes, and breathtaking performances.

Featuring a cast of 25 professional dancers and more than 40 community performers, “Cinderella” tells the timeless story of a young woman who dreams of a better life, a dashing prince, and the magical night that brings them together. With Overturff’s innovative choreography and a lush score performed live by the AMB Orchestra, this production is sure to captivate audiences of all ages.

American Midwest Ballet’s “Cinderella” premiered to sold-out crowds at the Hoff Center in Council Bluffs last month, and now Omaha audiences have the chance to experience the magic for themselves. Performances are scheduled for 7 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday, with tickets starting at just $27.

Don’t miss your chance to witness the birth of a new ballet classic as American Midwest Ballet brings “Cinderella” to life on the Orpheum stage. Visit ticketomaha.com to secure your seats for this unforgettable event.

Cinco de Mayo Omaha Celebrates Hispanic Heritage and Culture

South Omaha’s vibrant Hispanic community is gearing up for its annual Cinco de Mayo celebration, taking place Friday through Sunday (May 10-12) along the historic 24th Street corridor. This lively festival, now in its 22nd year, promises a weekend of delicious food, live music, carnival rides, and family-friendly activities that showcase the rich cultural heritage of Mexico and beyond.

The festivities kick off on Friday evening with live performances by Mexican band Yahari and local favorites Chicos de Barrio, setting the stage for a weekend of non-stop entertainment. Saturday’s lineup features a diverse array of Latin-influenced music on two stages, including a highly anticipated set by Oye Como Va, Omaha’s premier Santana tribute band.

But the real highlight of Cinco de Mayo Omaha is the grand parade, which takes place on Saturday morning from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Featuring colorful floats, marching bands, traditional dancers, and community groups, this procession is a true celebration of Hispanic pride and unity.

Throughout the weekend, festival-goers can enjoy authentic street tacos, tamales, elotes, and other mouthwatering specialties from local food vendors. There’s also a carnival midway with rides and games for all ages, as well as a children’s STEM area and a health fair offering free screenings and information.

On Sunday, the festival concludes with a special Mariachi Mass at St. Joseph Catholic Church, a beautiful blend of faith and cultural tradition. Cinco de Mayo Omaha is a fantastic opportunity to immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and flavors of South Omaha’s thriving Hispanic community. Visit cdmomaha.com for a full schedule of events and more information.

Roger Daltrey Headlines Free Memorial Park Concert & Fireworks

In a surprise announcement that has local music fans buzzing, legendary frontman of The Who, Roger Daltrey, has been named as the headliner for this year’s FREE Memorial Park Concert & Fireworks. The iconic singer, known for his powerful vocals and electrifying stage presence, will take the stage on Friday, June 28, for what promises to be an unforgettable night of classic rock hits and patriotic celebrations.

Joining Daltrey on the bill will be Irish rock band Inhaler, adding an international flavor to this beloved Omaha tradition. The concert, which draws tens of thousands of music lovers to Memorial Park each year, is a highlight of the city’s summer calendar and a fitting tribute to the men and women who have served our country.

At 80 years young, Daltrey shows no signs of slowing down, still possessing the same raw energy and passion that made him a rock ‘n’ roll legend. Fans can expect to hear a mix of classic Who tunes and solo material, all delivered with the singer’s signature style and charisma.

The Memorial Park Concert & Fireworks is a free event open to the public, with no tickets required. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets, lawn chairs, and picnic baskets to enjoy the music under the stars. The concert will be followed by a dazzling fireworks display, lighting up the night sky over midtown Omaha.

Stay tuned to NowOmaha.com for more details on this exciting event, including performance times, parking information, and special promotions. With Roger Daltrey leading the charge, the 2024 Memorial Park Concert & Fireworks is shaping up to be a night to remember!

Omaha Storm Chasers Take on Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp at Werner Park

Baseball fans, get ready for a week of non-stop action as the Omaha Storm Chasers host the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp for a four-game series at Werner Park. This matchup marks the first time these two teams have faced off in Omaha, adding an extra layer of excitement to an already jam-packed week of promotions and special events.

The series kicks off on Thursday (May 9) with a 6:35 p.m. game, followed by 7:05 p.m. starts on Friday and Saturday and a 2:05 p.m. matinee on Sunday. But the real fun begins on Friday (May 10) with the Storm Chasers’ annual Star Wars Night, featuring character appearances, a specialty jersey auction, and a post-game fireworks show that’s sure to rival the Death Star’s destruction.

On Saturday (May 11), the first 1,000 ticketed fans will receive a retro short-sleeve hoodie, perfect for those chilly spring evenings at the ballpark. Before the game, be sure to catch The Radio Electric at the Bands & Brews pre-game show, adding a rockin’ soundtrack to your tailgate party.

Tickets for the series start at just $3 on Thursday (with the Chasers’ “Budget Buster” promotion) and range from $11 to $16 for the weekend games. With a variety of seating options, delicious concessions, and a family-friendly atmosphere, Werner Park is the perfect destination for baseball fans of all ages.

So grab your lightsabers, don your retro hoodies, and head out to the ballpark for a week of unforgettable fun with the Omaha Storm Chasers. Visit omahastormchasers.com for more information and to purchase your tickets today.

Static-X and Sevendust Bring Metal Mayhem to Steelhouse Omaha

Attention, metalheads! Get ready to bang your heads and pump your fists as industrial metal pioneers Static-X and hard rock heavyweights Sevendust take over Steelhouse Omaha on Thursday (May 16) for a night of face-melting mayhem.

Static-X, known for their explosive live shows and genre-defying sound, will be performing classic hits like “Push It,” “I’m with Stupid,” and “Bled for Days,” as well as material from their upcoming album “Project Regeneration.” The band’s current lineup features original members Tony Campos, Koichi Fukuda, and Ken Jay, along with a mysterious new vocalist named Xer0, who dons a futuristic mask in honor of late frontman Wayne Static.

Joining Static-X on this electrifying bill are Atlanta-based rockers Sevendust, whose powerhouse vocals, crushing riffs, and melodic hooks have earned them a devoted following over the past two decades. With 12 studio albums under their belt, including the Gold-certified “Home” and “Animosity,” Sevendust is sure to deliver a dynamic set filled with fan favorites and deep cuts alike.

Rounding out the lineup are industrial/nu metal veterans Dope and up-and-coming metalcore outfit Lines of Loyalty, guaranteeing a full evening of headbanging bliss. Doors open at 6:15 p.m., with music starting promptly at 7:00, so be sure to arrive early and catch all four bands in action.

As part of Live Nation’s Concert Week promotion, tickets for this incredible show start at just $25 (while supplies last). This is a rare opportunity to see two of metal’s most iconic acts in an intimate club setting, so don’t miss your chance to experience the raw power and energy of Static-X and Sevendust live on stage.

Visit ticketmaster.com to secure your spot at this unforgettable night of heavy metal madness. Get ready to let loose, scream along, and create some mosh pit memories as these legendary bands bring the noise to Steelhouse Omaha.

Concert Week Offers $25 Tickets to Select Live Nation Shows

Live music lovers, rejoice! Live Nation is once again offering its incredible Concert Week promotion, giving fans the opportunity to snag $25 all-in tickets to a wide variety of shows across the country. This limited-time offer, which runs through Tuesday (May 14), includes over 5,000 performances by artists spanning multiple genres and venue sizes.

Some of the acts participating in Concert Week include Aerosmith, Billie Eilish, Janet Jackson, Snoop Dogg, Slipknot, Duran Duran, Lionel Richie, Earth Wind & Fire, The Chicks, Charlie Puth, Thomas Rhett, Hank Williams Jr., and many more. Whether you’re into rock, pop, country, hip-hop, or something in between, there’s sure to be a show that fits your musical taste and budget.

To take advantage of this amazing deal, simply visit livenation.com and browse the list of eligible concerts in your area. With tickets starting at just $25 (including all fees), this is your chance to catch your favorite artists live without breaking the bank. But act fast – these deeply discounted tickets are sure to sell out quickly!

By offering accessible pricing and a diverse selection of shows, Live Nation’s Concert Week promotion aims to make live music more inclusive and encourage fans to discover new artists and genres. So why not step outside your comfort zone and take a chance on a band you’ve never seen before? With tickets this affordable, you’ve got nothing to lose and plenty of unforgettable memories to gain.

Don’t let this opportunity pass you by – head to livenation.com today and start planning your ultimate summer concert schedule. With $25 tickets to some of the hottest tours of the season, there’s never been a better time to experience the magic of live music.

From outdoor concerts and baseball games to ballet premieres and cultural celebrations, Omaha’s entertainment scene is in full bloom this week, offering a dazzling array of events and activities for all ages and interests. Whether you’re a die-hard music fan, a vintage treasure hunter, a foodie, or simply looking for a fun way to spend your days, this city has something special in store for you.

As always, be sure to check out NowOmaha.com for the latest updates on events, concerts, and happenings around town. And don’t forget to follow us on social

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