Summer days and nights continue to offer plenty of live music options. Jazz on the Green continues with Nebraska Blues Challenge winners Josh Hoyer & The Shadowboxers' horn-driven soul-blues originals and covers Thursday, Aug. 8, at Midtown Crossing. Music starts at 7:30 p.m.
New Blues Women
The 21st Saloon offers a cool double-bill of exceptionally talented female artists with the soulful Cassie Taylor opening for the U.K.’s fiery Bex Marshall Thursday, Aug. 8., 5:30-8:30 p.m. Check out bexmarshall.co.uk.
Then Lincoln’s Zoo Bar hosts Dana Fuchs next Wednesday, Aug. 14, 6-9 p.m. Fuchs is a New York-based blues-rock singer touring in support of her new Ruf Records' disc Bliss Avenue. Fuchs’ gritty, soulful voice isn’t afraid of getting raw and dirty. Her dynamic, sexy persona matches her vocal prowess. She’s been turning the heads of audiences and reviewers over the last several years with more than one respectful comparison to Janis Joplin. See danafuchs.com.
Aug. 10 Sumtur Blues Fest
Inphase Audio has put together a big day of local and regional blues acts at Sumtur Amphitheater, Saturday, Aug. 10. Gates open at 11 a.m. and tickets range from $10 for lawn seating to $20 for reserved seating and $40 for a VIP package that includes a backstage pass and catered food. Performing are Mojo Bag (12:30 p.m.), The Decatures (1:45 p.m.), Hector Anchondo Band (3 p.m.), The 9’s (4:15 p.m.), Josh Hoyer & the Shadowboxers (5:30 p.m.), The Bel Airs (7:00 p.m.) and Hamilton Loomis Band (8:30 p.m.) See sumtur.org to purchase advance tickets.
The fourth edition of Omaha Jitterbugs’ Sugar Foot Stomp is Thursday, Aug. 8, 8 p.m. at House of Loom featuring the Lil’ Harper Six.
Several up and coming roots artists take the stage at Barley Street Tavern Friday, Aug. 9, 9 p.m. Check out the talents of John Larsen, Jon Jerry and Virginia Tanous-Gallner.
One Percent Productions presents Yonder Mountain String Band with Devil Makes Three Friday, Aug. 9, 6:30 p.m. at Sumtur Amphitheater.
Elkhorn’s Heartland Café hosts Blue House with the Rent to Own Horns under the stars Saturday, Aug. 10, 7:30-10:30 p.m.
The soul and southern-rock-inflected roots-rock of the Don Ray Band is on tap next Thursday, Aug. 15, at The 21st Saloon after a tour run that includes five days at Sturgis. See donrayband.com.
40SINNERS takes the Zoo Bar stage Thursday, Aug 8, 6-9 p.m. 40SINNERS’ guitarist Steve Byam and vocalist-guitarist Sue Murray get together for a duo show at McKenna’s Saturday, Aug. 10, 6-9 p.m.