Festivals and Concert Series

Stir Cove

What: Concerts featuring Goo Goo Dolls, Train, Chris Young, Jason Mraz, Diana Ross, Bush, Wu-Tang Clan, O.A.R., Gary Clark Jr., Phantogram, Ringo Starr, Blink-182, Jon Pardi and more

When: Through Oct. 3

Where: Stir Cove, 1 Harrah’s Blvd., Council Bluffs

Info: stircove.com


Pinewood Bowl

What: Concerts from Tenacious D, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Willie Nelson, Allison Krauss, Joe Bonamassa, Cody Johnson, Steely Dan and more

When: Through Sept. 8

Where: Pinewood Bowl Theater, 3201 S. Coddington Ave. in Lincoln

Info: pinewoodbowltheater.com


SumTur Amphitheater

What: Free and paid outdoor concerts featuring Sublime with Rome, Three Dog Night, Aaron Lewis and more

When: Through Sept. 12

Where: SumTur Ampitheater, 11691 S. 108th St., Papillion

Info: sumtur.org


Music at Soaring Wings

What: Live music

When: Most Fridays through Aug. 2, Sundays through June 30

Where: Soaring Wings Vineyard, 17111 S. 138th St., Springfield

Info: soaringwingswine.com


Saturdays at Stinson

What: Free outdoor concerts

When: Most Saturdays, through Aug. 24

Where: Stinson Park, 67th and Center Streets, Aksarben Village

Info: aksarbenvillage.com/calendar


Slattery Vintage Estates

What: Live music performances

When: Through Sept. 6

Where: Slattery Vintage Estates, 8925 Adams St., Nehawka, Nebraska

Info: svevineyards.com


Vibes at Village Pointe

What: Free outdoor concerts

When: Thursdays through Aug. 15

Where: Children’s Hospital & Medical Center Amphitheater, Village Pointe Shopping Center, 168th Street and West Dodge Road

Info: villagepointeshopping.com


Music and Memories

What: Free outdoor concerts

When: Fridays through Aug. 9

Where: Shadow Lake Towne Center Amphitheater, 72nd Street and Highway 370, Papillion

Info: shadowlakeshopping.com


Friday Night Music Series

What: Free outdoor concerts

When: Fridays through Aug. 30

Where: Rockbrook Village, 108th Street and West Center Road

Info: rockbrookvillage.com


Tempo of Twilight

What: Free outdoor concerts

When: Tuesdays through July 23

Where: Lauritzen Gardens, 100 Bancroft St.

Info: lauritzengardens.org


Rockin’ the Bricks

What: Free outdoor concerts

When: June 6, June 20, July 18, Aug. 1

Where: Downtown Central Avenue in Kearney

Info: visitkearney.org


Glenn Miller Festival

What: Entertainers and orchestras pay tribute to the bandleader

When: June 6-9

Where: Clarinda, Iowa

Info: glennmiller.org


Christian Cross Festival

What: Free Christian music festival

When: June 7 and 8

Where: Skyview Lake, 1899 Maple Ave., Norfolk

Info: christiancrossfestival.org


La Vista Concerts & Movies

What: Outdoor concerts followed by family-friendly movies

When: June 7, July 19, Aug. 9

Where: La Vista Public Library, 9100 Giles Road

Info: cityoflavista.org


Soda Fountain Sundae

What: Free outdoor concerts and root beer floats

When: June 9

Where: The Archway, 3060 East First St. in Kearney

Info: visitkearney.org


Nebraska Wind Symphony

Concerts What: Free outdoor concerts

When and Where: June 9 at Capitol District, June 23 at St. Robert Bellarmine, July 4 at SumTur Amphitheater

Info: nebraskawindsymphony.com


Zydeco Festival

What: Free outdoor concert, Cajun and Creole food

When: June 22

Where: Turner Park at Midtown Crossing

Info: midtowncrossing.com


Junior Jams

What: Free outdoor concerts for kids

When: June 22, July 11

Where: Shadow Lake Towne Center Amphitheater, 72nd Street and Highway 370, Papillion

Info: shadowlakeshopping.com


Omaha Chamber Music Society

What: Classical concerts Brandenburg and Brahms, Omaha Brass, Piano Trios, Piano Duos

When: Sundays, June 16 to July 7

Where: Omaha Conservatory of Music, 7023 Cass St.

Info: omahachambermusic.org


Sounds of Summer

What: Free outdoor concerts

When: June 27, July 25

Where: Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave. in Kearney

Info: visitkearney.org


City of Omaha Celebrates America

What: Free outdoor concert and fireworks featuring Little Steven & the Disciples of Soul, Chris Isaak, The Firm

When: June 28

Where: Memorial Park, 6005 Underwood Ave.

Info: facebook.com/memorialparkconcert


Nebraska Music Hall of Fame induction

What: Concert and ceremony

When: June 30

Where: Ramada Plaza Omaha, 3321 S. 72nd St.

Info: nebrocks.org


Jazz on the Green

What: Free outdoor concert series

When: Thursdays, July 11 to Aug. 15

Where: Turner Park at Midtown Crossing

Info: midtowncrossing.com


Bridge Beats

What: Free outdoor concerts at the pedestrian bridge

When: Fridays, July 12 through Aug. 16

Where: Bob Kerrey Bridge Plaza, 705 Riverfront Drive

Info: bridgebeats.com


Playing With Fire

What: Free outdoor blues concerts

When: July 13 and Aug. 24

Where: Turner Park at Midtown Crossing

Info: playingwithfireomaha.net


Ragtime to Riches Festival

What: Free ragtime concert

When: July 13 and 14

Where: First Central Congregational United Church of Christ, 421 S. 36th St.

Info: r2rfestival.webs.com


Hullabaloo Music Festival

What: Outdoor music festival featuring The Expendables, Boogie T, Manic Focus, Keller Williams and more

When: July 18 to 21

Where: Falconwood Park, 905 Allied Road, Bellevue

Info: hullabaloomusicfestival.com


Maha Music Festival

What: Outdoor music festival with Lizzo, Jenny Lewis, Matt and Kim, Courtney Barnett and more

When: Aug. 16 and 17

Where: Stinson Park, Aksarben Village, 67th and Center Streets

Info: mahamusicfestival.com


Shadow Ridge Music Festival

What: Outdoor music festival featuring Violent Femmes, Soul Asylum, Matthew Sweet, The Millions

When: Sept. 6

Where: Shadow Ridge Driving Range, 189th and Pacific Streets

Info: shadowridgecountryclub.com


Concert Venues

Bourbon Theatre

Featured artists: Portugal. The Man, The Ghost of Paul Revere, Band of Horses, Descendents

Address: 1415 O St. in Lincoln

Info: bourbontheatre.com


Buck’s Bar & Grill

Featured artists: Lloyd McCarter, Rod Melancon, Casper McWade, Dan Baird

Address: 27849 West Center Road

Info: bucksbarandgrill.com


CHI Health Center

Featured artists: Chris Stapleton, Alan Jackson, Backstreet Boys

Address: 455 N. 10th St.

Info: chihealthcenteromaha.com


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Growler USA

Featured artists: Chris Saub, Roger Jaeger, Matt Whipkey, Charlie Burton

Address: 162nd and Maple

Info: growlerusa.com


Holland Performing Arts Center

Featured artists: Squeeze, Bert Kreischer

Address: 1200 Douglas St.

Info: omahaperformingarts.org


The Jewell

Featured artists: Tyi Hakeem, Susie Thorne, Nicholas David, Miwi La Lupa

Address: 1030 Capitol Ave.

Info: jewellomaha.com


Lookout Lounge

Featured artists: The Jasons, As Cities Burn, Twiztid, MDC, Warbringer

Address: 320 S. 72nd St.

Info: lookoutomaha.com


O’Leaver’s Pub

Featured artists: Ratboys, Hussies, Helms Alee, Meat Wave

Address: 1322 S. Saddle Creek Road

Info: oleavers.com


Orpheum Theater

Featured artists: Brit Floyd, Rhett & Link

Address: 409 S. 16th St.

Info: omahaperformingarts.org


Pinnacle Bank Arena

Featured artists: New Kids on the Block, Carrie Underwood, Cardi B, Slipknot, Why Don’t We

Address: 400 Pinnacle Arena Drive in Lincoln

Info: pinnaclebankarena.com


Reverb Lounge

Featured artists: Dead Horses, Stef Chura, Mike Watt + The Missingmen

Address: 6121 Military Ave.

Info: onepercentproductions.com


Royal Grove

Featured artists: Hawthorne Heights, Saving Abel, Hinder, Puddle of Mudd, Sister Hazel, Ward Davis, Black Flag, UB40

Address: 340 W. Cornhusker Highway in Lincoln

Info: theroyalgrove.com



Featured artists: L7, Mandolin Orange, Robert Earl Keen, Corrosion of Conformity, Damien Jurado, Lucy Dacus

Address: 729 N. 14th St.

Info: theslowdown.com


Sokol Auditorium

Featured artists: Johnnyswim, Mac DeMarco, X Ambassadors

Address: 2234 S. 13th St.

Info: sokolunderground.com


The Waiting Room Lounge

Featured artists: X, Car Seat Headrest, Ben Kweller

Address: 6212 Maple St.

Info: onepercentproductions.com