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 the Blues Society of Omaha 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.
Musician, songwriter, composer, arranger, producer, and recording artist David Foster heads to Omaha this summer!
It’s not surprising that Foster became a consummate performer. Born in Victoria, British Columbia, he began studying piano at age four. As the story goes, his mother was dusting the family piano, hit one of the keys, and was shocked when David correctly called out, “That’s an E!”, thus discovering he had perfect pitch. The son of a maintenance yard superintendent and a homemaker, Foster has chronicled his life in the highly regarded, best-selling autobiography "Hit Man."
Due to content and language, this show is recommended for ages 13+
Haters back off -- Miranda Sings is coming to Omaha!
Miranda Sings is a fictional character, developed on the internet, created in 2008 and portrayed by American comedian, actress and YouTube personality Colleen Ballinger. Ballinger displays videos of the comically talentless, egotistical, misguided and quirky character on her YouTube channel. In these videos, the eccentric, narcissistic, yet endearing character sings and dances badly, gives inept "tutorials", recounts her daily activities, discusses current events that she often misunderstands, collaborates with other YouTubers, and rants about her critics, reading examples of hate mail directed at the character on social media; she responds to them with her catchphrase: "Haters Back Off!"
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.
Whitney’s musical legacy is brought to life in this critically acclaimed stage show described as “mind-blowingly spot on”.
Be stunned by the breathtaking vocals of Belinda Davids – a RiSA chart-topping artist in her home country of South Africa - who has performed alongside the likes of Keri Hilson, Keyshia Cole and Monica and featured on Fox TV’s "Showtime at the Apollo
and BBC1 TV’s "Even Better Than the Real Thing".
This special once-in-a-lifetime concert event will leave audiences wanting more and talking about it for years to come. Don’t miss the chance to experience it for yourself.
American Idol is back on tour! American Idol: Live! 2018 is coming to a city near you featuring your Top 7 LIVE on stage, including your 2018 American Idol Winner! Cade, Caleb, Catie, Gabby, Jurnee, Maddie and Michael plus special guest, Season 8 American Idol Winner, Kris Allen bringing your favorite television competition directly to you in performances you cannot miss!
Dust off your instruments and join the Omaha Symphony on stage! The Omaha Symphony and Omaha Performing Arts have partnered to give community members a chance to revive their musical talent. The Rusty Musician Experience allows community members age 16 and older to play side by side with Omaha Symphony Core Musicians in a world-class concert hall. Musicians of all experience levels are welcome. So tune those tubas, practice those scales – it’s your time to shine!
Actor Bill Murray and cellist Jan Vogler met during their travels and became fast friends. The two masters of their art have joined forces for a fascinating show called New Worlds to celebrate their mutual love of music and literature.
New Worlds showcases American values in both art forms and how American writers, actors and musicians have built bridges between America and Europe. New Worlds was celebrated in 2017 with performances around the world. The world premiere took place on June 4, 2017, at Germany’s Dresden Festival and the American premiere at the Napa Valley Festival on July 20, 2017.