Jazz on the Green tonight: Josh Hoyer & the Shadowboxers



» Jazz on the Green is free and open to the public.

» Seating in the center bowl of Turner Park opens at 5 p.m., and the concert will begin at 7:30 p.m.

» Blankets, chairs, beer, wine and Champagne are allowed in the park.

» Tents, stakes, open flames and hard liquor are not allowed in the park.

» Pets are allowed but must be on a leash at all times. And you must clean up after your pet.


Garage parking is accessible from 33rd and Farnam Streets as well as 33rd and Harney Streets and is free for the first three hours. Each hour after is $1 per hour up to a maximum of $6.

Mutual of Omaha surface lots and parking garages are free and open to the public beginning at 5 p.m. Street parking is also available. Farnam Court also offers valet parking for $5.

You need funk. You need soul. You need R&B.

Josh Hoyer & the Shadowboxers is a seven-piece Lincoln band that has all three.

Hoyer, former leader of Sons of '76 & the Watchmen and a member of Lil Slim Blues Band, created the Shadowboxers as a way to blend all kinds of roots music: Americana, Memphis blues, New Orleans jazz and Motown soul, too.

Hoyer started his performance career at the age of 8. Over the years, he learned saxophone, piano and organ before became a prolific songwriter.

The Shadowboxers perform an even mix of original songs as well as covers made popular by blues and jazz artists.

Included in the band are Justin G. Jones, Brian Borrow, Benjamin Kushner, Tom Van Den Berg, Mike Dee and Logan Pennington. They're an experienced bunch that has performed with bands such as Mannheim Steamroller, the Quincy Jones Orchestra, Maynard Ferguson, The Millions, The Mezcal Brothers, Stone River Boys and plenty more.

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