If you like going to concerts, you’re going to have a good 2019. Some of the world’s biggest artists will swing through town: country pioneers, pop stars and boy bands, too. Let’s dig in, shall we?

Whitey Morgan

When: Feb. 15

Where: Waiting Room Lounge

The modern country outlaw has a new record, “Hard Times and White Lines.”

Dierks Bentley

When: March 2

Where: CHI Health Center Omaha

Bentley has a whopping 11 No. 1 country hits and 12 more in the top 10.


When: March 7

Where: CHI Health Center Omaha

They’re giving up the makeup. Yes, KISS will stop touring after this epic, yearlong world tour.

Dan + Shay

 When: March 21

Where: Orpheum Theater

Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney have released three albums, and the pair have scored a bunch of country hits.

Alan Jackson

When: April 13

Where: CHI Health Center Omaha

One of country music’s top-selling stars brings the Chattahoochee River to Omaha.

John Mellencamp

 When: April 15

Where: Orpheum Theater

You know his songs by heart, and you’ll be able to sing “Hurts So Good,” “Pink Houses” and lots more when he comes back to town.


When: April 23

Where: Baxter Arena

This platinum-selling metal band is still thundering along, continuing to churn out slamming albums.


When: May 7

Where: CHI Health Center Omaha

You know her songs, but you’ve never seen anything quite like her show. Pink never lets up in her performances.

Luke Combs

When: May 11

Where: CHI Health Center Omaha

This is a country star on the rise. Even with only one album to his name, Combs has sold out his entire tour, including this date in Omaha.


When: May 14

Where: CHI Health Center Omaha

After a couple of farewell tours, the “If I Could Turn Back Time” singer is still on the road. Go see her. It might be the last time. (Maybe.)

Dwight Yoakam

When: May 23

Where: Stir Cove

Summer can’t come soon enough. The honky-tonking country hit-maker will bring jams like “Guitars, Cadillacs” to the amphitheater.

Backstreet Boys

When: Sept. 8

Where: CHI Health Center Omaha

Backstreet’s back, alright? The boy band is hitting the road once again, bringing old favorites and a new album, too.

This complete guide of local music, movies, dining and entertainment will have you weekend ready

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Kevin Coffey is the entertainment editor and critic, covering music, movies, video games, comic books and lots more. Follow him on Twitter @owhmusicguy. Phone: 402-444-1557.

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