Dear friends of Omaha Performing Arts,

Jazz on the Green at Midtown Crossing is one of Omaha’s signature events, and with good reason. It’s the perfect way to enjoy Omaha’s summer – sitting outdoors with friends and family, eating a picnic supper, and listening to incredible jazz performers – all for free!
The 2014 Jazz on the Green’s roster of performers is fantastic. Kendra Whitlock-Ingram, Omaha Performing Arts’ Vice President of Programming and Education, has selected a dynamic variety of bands, from swing bands to New Orleans jazz.

You’ll also see fun additions to the series this summer, starting with the July 17 concert. Arrive early to watch the Leap Frogs parachute team land at Turner Park at 5:45 p.m., followed by a performance by the Great Lakes Navy Band Blue Jackets and concluding with a fireworks show.

Other special activities include free dance lessons before two of our Jazz on the Green evenings. You can learn to salsa dance before the July 24 concert and practice your swing moves before the August 7 concert.

Jazz on the Green performances will be held every Thursday, from July 10 through August 14 at Turner Park at Midtown Crossing. Our thanks to the generous sponsors who support Jazz on the Green.

If you’re between the ages of 3 and 103, you’re probably familiar with the blockbuster movie Frozen. The incredibly popular movie kicks off Cox Music & Movies on Friday, July 11. Cox Music & Movies features a performance by an area band followed by a family-friendly film presented in the courtyard of the Holland Performing Arts Center. The free series is every Friday evening from July 11-25.

Please make plans to join us at some of these wonderful events this summer. And we hope to see you this fall for the terrific 14-15 season!


Joan H. Squires
President, Omaha Performing Arts