The eighth annual Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards event is Sunday, Feb. 16, doors at 6 p.m. and awards at 7 p.m. at the DoubleTree hotel, 1616 Dodge Street. Performances will include music nominees Josh Hoyer & The Shadowboxers, Purveyors of the Conscious Sound and Belles & Whistles featuring Daniel Christian. Tickets can be purchased at oea-awards.com/tickets and are $25 each plus the $2.37 eventbrite.com online ordering fee. The OEAs this year also host an official pre-party at The Zin Room, 316 S. 15th St., 4-6:30 p.m. with music from OEA nominees Matt Cox and Rock Paper Dynamite’s Joseph & Andrew. The post-party at Slowdown is free with your OEA Awards show ticket stub or $5 at the door with music from DJ Cake Eater, The Decatures and John Klemmensen & The Party.
A Jon Dee Graham Valentine
If you’re looking for something hopeful and musical to do Valentine’s night, you can tune into a Jon Dee Graham house concert from Graham’s Austin home, live online. The three-time Austin Hall of Fame inductee is experimenting with artist-hosted Internet concerts via concertwindow.com. For those who can’t make it to Austin, it really is almost like being there. The online venue is pay-what-you-want and the artist receives two-thirds of your admission donation. See jondeegraham.com.
Austin singer-songwriter and musician Carrie Rodriguez plays Sunday Roadhouse Saturday, Feb. 15, 7:30 p.m. at Waiting Room with Luke Jacobs. The two are on the road in support of their CD Live at the Cactus. Rodriguez’s 2013 disc Give Me All You Got was in The Americana Music Association’s 2013 Top 10 Albums of the Year list. See carrierodriguez.com and sundayroadhouse.com.
The electrifying John Németh Band is back at The 21st Saloon Thursday, Feb. 13, 6-9 p.m. This band is always musically in the pocket, with Németh’s versatile soul and blues vocals supported by phenomenal guitarist Elliot Sowell and a great rhythm section.
Esquire magazine just featured a track from Németh’s forthcoming album Memphis Grease in their January web issue.
Omaha Jitterbugs presents their monthly Sugar Foot Stomp dance with live jazz by Street Railway Band at House of Loom Thursday, Feb. 13, 8 p.m.
Hector Anchondo Band plays at Horseshoe Casino’s Whiskey Roadhouse, Friday, Feb. 14, 9 p.m. Kansas City’s Levee Town is at McKenna’s Feb. 14, 8-11 p.m.
Lincoln’s Zoo Bar hosts Hector Anchondo Band Thursday, Feb. 13, 9 p.m. On Feb. 14, Tijuana Gigolos plays 5-7 p.m. and Lil’ Slim Blues Band after 9 p.m.