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

Harmonica fans have two big shows to look forward to this week. Blues harp virtuosos Dennis Gruenling and Mark Hummel both have local shows this week. Dennis Gruenling performs with Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones Tuesday, June 28, 7-10 ... more

Jun 26, 2016 10:00 PM Music

The great music is stacking up for the weekend with shows including the legendary Edgar Winter and his band at Waiting Room on Sunday, June 18. Bennie & The Gents open with their glam-rock tribute show at 8 p.m. Tickets are $40 in advan... more

Jun 17, 2016 10:58 AM Music

One of the biggest shows of the month comes early with the long-anticipated return of Curtis Salgado to the metro. Salgado hasn't performed locally in almost two years. He's back with his bad-ass band and a powerful new record, The Beautifu... more

Jun 1, 2016 9:01 AM Music

Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal take the stage at The Harney Street Tavern tonight, Friday, May 27, 9 p.m. for a free show. Billy Bacon & his Porkestra, his Lincoln band of merry music men, gig at The Zoo Bar tonight 5-8 p.m. Other shows... more

May 27, 2016 11:24 AM Music

May kicks off what looks to be an abundant summer of live music. Lincoln's Bourbon Theatre has a bunch of cool shows recently announced including J.J. Grey & Mofro Sunday, May 8, 8 p.m., plus Buckwheat Zydeco June 3 and Tab Benoit July ... more

May 2, 2016 9:57 AM Music

The big show this weekend that was added late to the Zoo Bar calendar is a date with multiple powerhouse artists. Mark Hummel, Anson Funderburgh and Little Charlie Baty teamed up with crack rhythm section of Wes Star and R.W. Grigsby to sta... more

Apr 21, 2016 10:04 PM Music

Sunday Roadhouse fans have a lot to look forward to this month with several shows on the schedule. Alt Country / Folk-based singer-songwriter Robbie Fulks returns Saturday, April 9, 7:30 p.m. at the Reverb Lounge, with the music room openin... more

Apr 8, 2016 7:50 AM Music

Lincoln's historic Zoo Bar's anniversary party includes indoor shows July 5-July 7 and world-class blues-roots music on the outdoor stage in front of the bar Friday and Saturday, July 8 and 9. Watch for the Zoo Bar to announce details in ea... more

Apr 1, 2016 11:00 AM Music

This is a big weekend for live music with local R&B/soul/funk/blues act Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal hitting Lincoln and Omaha for CD release events for their brand new disc Running From Love (Silver Street). Hard touring over the las... more

Mar 31, 2016 5:19 AM Music

March brings the long-overdue return of Dave Alvin to local stages, joined by big brother and fellow Blasters founder Phil Alvin along with The Guilty Ones, Dave's electric band. Dave and Phil Alvin and The Guilty Ones play Sunday Roadhouse... more

Mar 1, 2016 11:00 AM Music

Blues shows coming to The 21st Saloon include the return of a former BluesEd kid who is now part of Kansas City’s Nick Schnebelen Band. All grown up, Heather Newman has been singing with Schnebelen, one of the founders of the popular band T... more

Feb 1, 2016 11:00 AM Music

Here are some shows that stand out as notable music experiences for 2015, in no particular order. I missed a lot of concerts this year, too, so this is just the view from my corner of the dance floor. Elvis Costello at The Rococo in March p... more

Jan 1, 2016 11:00 AM Music

January may bring the urge to enter into post-holiday hibernation, but there's still lots of great national, regional and local music heating up area stages to keep you movin' and groovin'. The 21st Saloon, 96th & L, offers many audienc... more

Jan 1, 2016 10:31 AM Music

December marks the annual effort by Omaha roots musician Lash LaRue to bring toys and holiday cheer to the children and families on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Conditions on the reservation are harsh, with one of the worst rates of poverty ... more

Dec 1, 2015 11:00 AM Music

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