There are great music options for getting out this holiday weekend. The 21st Saloon hosts Brad Cordle & The Mighty Jailbreakers in a special reunion show Wednesday, Nov. 26, 6-9 p.m. There is no show on Thursday this week since it is Thanksgiving Day.
Matt Cox presents his fifth annual Barley Street Tavern Thanksgiving eve event gathering donations for the food bank. Cox and friends perform. Music starts about 9 p.m.
Josh Hoyer & The Shadowboxers spend Thanksgiving eve performing in Denver for the final show of a 14-city tour. Then they make it back to Nebraska just in time to throw down a Zoo Bar show Thanksgiving night, after 9:30 p.m.
Kris Lager Band returns from touring with Andy Frasco and has a gig at The Hive Friday, Nov. 28, with Sophistafunk. See thehiveomaha.com for details.
Lincoln’s Zoo Bar spotlights blues-boogie piano queen Kelley Hunt Friday, Nov. 28, 5 p.m. Coming up next week, the charismatic John Nemeth plays Wednesday, Dec. 3, 6-9 p.m. And mark your calendar for Hoodoo favorite and three-time Austin music hall of fame inductee Jon Dee Graham at the Zoo Monday, Dec. 8, 7 p.m. with guest Mike June. Both will play acoustic sets. Graham is a must-hear songwriter, guitarist and vocalist whose songs are truly life changing for many listeners. See jondeegraham.com.
Jazz with Dave Stryker
Omaha native Dave Stryker gigs at Harney Street Tavern Sunday, Nov. 30, 7 p.m. Stryker was recently named as one of the best jazz guitarists in DownBeat Magazine’s annual readers poll. His CD, 8 Track, was listed as one of the best jazz albums of the year. Stryker will play with highly respected local musicians Dana Murray on drums, Mitch Towne on Hammond organ and Jorge Nila on sax. Find out more about Stryker at davestryker.com.
Midwest Jazz Collective
The Midwest Jazz Collective brings together talent from several musical communities. Omaha’s own keyboard virtuoso Mitch Towne will be joined by Chicago guitarist Scott Hesse, Sioux City trumpet player Justin Kisor and Kansas City’s John Kizilarmut on drums. The quartet plays Harney Street Tavern Saturday, Nov. 29, 9 p.m.
Tijuana Gigolos plays the Roca Tavern just outside Lincoln Saturday, Nov. 29, 9 p.m.
The wildly popular Kansas City-based band of siblings Trampled Under Foot hits The 21st Saloon Thursday, Dec. 4, 6-9 p.m. The band is on their final tour before sister and brother Danielle and Nick Schnebelen step out fronting their own bands. See tufkc.com.