A year after Weezer and its biggest event to date, Maha Festival is back with another two-day live music event in 2019.

Awaiting anyone who buys a ticket are pop acts, indie rockers, rappers and singer-songwriters.

In its 11th year, the popular Omaha music festival will be highlighted by pop singer and rapper Lizzo and indie rock titan Jenny Lewis.

Scheduled for Aug. 16 and 17, the festival is heavy on female-fronted acts with six of its 10 main acts prominently featuring women. 

Headlining the festival is rapper and pop singer Lizzo, who is posed for a big breakout this year.

The Minneapolis rapper/singer's has a hit with the song "Juice," which she performed on "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon" as well as "RuPaul's Drag Race." Her social media following is exploding, she has graced the magazine covers of Allure and The Cut and she's playing Coachella this weekend and major European festivals Primavera Sound and Glastonbury later this summer.

Once a member of the Saddle Creek Records group Rilo Kiley, Jenny Lewis is one of the biggest names in indie rock. Lewis' latest album, "On the Line," was released last month, and Rolling Stone called it "glorious ... glinting with letter-perfect ’70s-’80s rock sonics."

Additional headliners include pop/rock duo Matt & Kim, who played Maha in 2013 and are known for a high-energy party-like live show, as well as indie singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett, whose last album was considered one of the best of 2018.

Also performing are garage rockers Oh Sees, rapper Duckwrth, bluesy singer-songwriter Matt Maeson, Lindsey Jordan's rock project Snail Mail and surf pop band Beach Bunny.

The lineup also features four local artists: rock band Muscle Cousins, soul pop group Domestic Blend, salsa group Esencia Latina Band and electronic DJ SharkWeek.

This year, the full Maha Festival will run four days with a kickoff event on Aug. 14.

Maha Discovery, previously known as Big Omaha, will take place Aug. 15 at Metropolitan Community College's Fort Omaha campus. This year's themes are inclusivity and sustainability, and speakers include media theorist and author Douglas Rushkoff, Partpic co-founder Jewel Burks Solomon and Martha Legg Miller, a small business advocate for the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

Also speaking will be Cat Noone, Nawal Fakhoury and Kaitlyn and Matt Hova. More speakers will be announced soon.

Tickets for the entire event are on sale now at mahafestival.com.

Maha Music Festival was first held in 2009, and past headliners include Weezer, Run the Jewels, The Flaming Lips and Spoon, among others. 

Reporter - Entertainment/music/concert

Kevin Coffey covers music, whether it's pop, indie or punk, through artist interviews, reviews and trend stories. He also occasionally cover other entertainment. Follow him on Twitter @owhmusicguy. Phone: 402-444-1557.

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