Las Vegas entertainer Michael “Gooch” Gurciullo brings his swinging big band sound to his hometown. The Omaha native and his 17-piece musical extravaganza cover classic tunes and some of the best songs from the 20th century in a vintage Vegas-style show. Celebrated vocalist and pianist Christine Hitt will also join the band on stage. Arrive early for preshow music by the Cole Palensky Quartet.
The Big Takeover delivers a fresh take on reggae. The band blends Jamaican pop sounds, world music and the soulful energy of Motown. At the center of this tight, grooving ensemble is the live-wire singing and deceptively subtle songwriting of Jamaican-born NeeNee Rushie, a powerhouse performer. Arrive early for preshow music from a Blues Society of Omaha BluesEd band five minute drive.
Three-time Grammy-nominated® Afro-Cuban music group Tiempo Libre is one of the hottest Latin bands today! Equally at home in concert halls, jazz clubs, festival stages and dance venues, Tiempo Libre is celebrated for its sophisticated tropical music featuring an exhilarating mix of jazz harmonies and seductive rhythms. Every Bohemia concert is a party and celebration of their Cuban roots and culture. Arrive early for preshow music by UNO Combo 1.
Rising star Shayna Steele is a vocal force to be reckoned with. Praised for her “prodigious pipes” by Time Out New York, the singer fuses jazz, R&B and soul in knockout performances. Her dynamite vocals have backed up Bette Midler, John Legend, Rihanna, Dolly Parton and many more. Arrive early for preshow music by the Brandon Armstrong Quartet.
Omaha Performing Arts and Omaha Blues Society present one of the great voices of blues, Shaun Murphy. The powerhouse singer and Nebraska native started her career with Motown Records and has solidified her place in Detroit’s legendary blues scene. A three-time Grammy® nominee, Murphy has toured and recorded with Little Feat, Moody Blues, Eric Clapton, Bob Seger, Herbie Hancock, Phil Collins, Michael Bolton, Alice Cooper and more. Arrive early for preshow music from a Blues Society of Omaha BluesEd band Blue Sunday.
No BS! Brass Band unleashes a thrilling blast of rock-tinged, New Orleans-inspired jazz. This horn-driven 11-piece group from Richmond, Virginia, is known for heart-pounding energy and uncontrollable dancing. They take their music into uncharted territory by combining elements of James Brown, John Coltrane, Michael Jackson and Led Zeppelin into their fiercely original sound. Arrive early for preshow music by Three Day Weekend.