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B.J. Huchtemann

The Lucky Losers

Victoria Smith

The third annual In the Market for Blues Festival, the OEAA Summer Showcase, reunions for iconic music mainstays The Drumstick and The Ranch Bowl and a great roster of touring acts at clubs keep August full of great music choices. more

Aug 3, 2017 7:00 AM Music

Jeff Davis (L) with Dawn Tyler Watson, one of Playing With Fire's 2017 Headliners

Playing With Fire

Playing With Fire concert promoter Jeff Davis talks about the 2017 concerts and 14 years of booking music, building friendships and giving back to the community. more

Jul 6, 2017 7:05 AM Music

Walter Trout

Austin Hargrave

ZooFest celebrates 44 years of Zoo Bar live shows, Playing With Fire has two consecutive nights of world-class music and there are great club shows all month long! more

Jul 5, 2017 7:00 PM Music

Ruthie Foster

Riccardo Piccirillo

Jun 22, 2017 3:30 PM Music

Alejandro Escovedo Rocks The Waiting Room Friday, June 9

Nancy Rankin Escovedo

Outdoor concerts and local club stages shine with musical talents ranging from Texas icons like Willie Nelson and Alejandro Escovedo to Rev. Peyton's Big Damn Band, Drive-By Truckers, a Zydeco Festival, Lil' Ed and Samantha Fish. more

Jun 1, 2017 3:05 PM Music

The Cate Brothers

The Cate Brothers

The club scene stays hot, local festivals give blues-roots fans some great outdoor options to soak up live music and ZooFest and Playing With Fire announce big summer bookings. more

May 3, 2017 12:05 AM Music

Josh Hoyer

photo by Scott Harper

Josh Hoyer talks about the joyous power of music, being in the national spotlight on "The Voice" and taking his band, Soul Colossal, on their first European tour. more

May 2, 2017 7:05 PM Music

The Iguanas Play Two Metro Gigs this Month

photo by Zack Smith

Women who rock are in the spotlight of several acclaimed bands hitting local stages this month including Katy G & The Girls, Jane Lee Hooker and Southern Avenue. April also sees the return of audience favorites including John Németh and The Iguanas. more

Apr 6, 2017 9:00 AM Music

Curtis Salgado

Jessica Keaveny

The popular Thursday blues music series is on the move, taking the stage at Chrome Lounge this month. UPDATE: Curtis Salgado undergoing heart surgery and expected to make a full recovery. His area dates will be rescheduled. more

Mar 8, 2017 9:00 AM , Music

24th Street Wailers' Lindsay Beaver

Ben Blair

The 21st Saloon has closed, with most shows moving to Chrome Lounge including The 24th Street Wailers, Lil' Ed, Nick Schnebelen and Jeff Jensen plu Selwyn Birchwood and Valerie June at other area venues. more

Feb 2, 2017 11:00 AM Music

Seth Walker Band at the now-closed 21st Saloon

B.J. Huchtemann

Jan 31, 2017 12:00 PM Music

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Music from the straight-up blues of John Primer, Brandon Santini and Shawn Holt to the genre-jumping roots-blues of Seth Walker, the blues-rock of Kris Lager Band and a gig from the Drive By Truckers highlight this month's music options. more

Jan 1, 2017 12:00 AM Music

Jon Dee Graham

Todd V. Wolfson

December Roots Music Highlights include Jon Dee Graham, Bruce Katz, Mike Zito and the Nebraska Funk and Soul Alliance plus many Other Special Events to Celebrate the Season and Give to Our Community more

Nov 30, 2016 12:00 AM Music

October is a rousing month for roots music with artists from Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne and Scottie Miller to roots-rocker J.D. McPherson and Moreland & Arbuckle giving high-spirited performances around the metro. more

Oct 6, 2016 10:45 AM Music

One of September's most anticipated shows comes Thursday, Sept. 29, 8 p.m., when Hoodoo hero Johnny Boyd and his impeccably tight, swingin’ band return to the Reverb Lounge in Benson. Longtime music fans will remember Boyd as the debonair f... more

Sep 1, 2016 9:33 PM Music

The live music scene exploding with great local and touring acts, cue the surf guitar sounds! Surf guitar innovator Dick Dale hits the Waiting Room Tuesday, Aug. 9, 9 p.m., with his powerhouse original sound. Dale is an American music lege... more

Aug 9, 2016 8:21 PM Music

The second of two free summer Playing With Fire shows is slated for Saturday, Aug. 27, at Turner Park in Midtown Crossing. Walter Trout returns to perform with his band in his second appearance in Omaha since he received a life-saving liver... more

Aug 4, 2016 9:20 AM Music

This year's ZooFest celebrates the historic Lincoln venue's 43rd year of nurturing the vitality of blues and roots music and its players. After a special week of music in the club, the party takes to 14th Street between O and P streets Frid... more

Jul 7, 2016 10:54 AM Music

Lincoln’s Zoo Bar is a historic venue that is one of the oldest blues clubs in the nation. The bar situated at 136 N. 14th Street in Lincoln marks its 43rd Anniversary this week with a weeklong event. There are special shows in the club sta... more

Jul 5, 2016 8:37 AM Music

Update below from the Playing With Fire team. Please note The 21st Saloon is not a huge venue, so while admission is free, admission, seating and standing room are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. ATTENTION!!! UPDATE!!!  Toda... more

Jul 2, 2016 6:37 AM Music