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  • In 2001, BSO created BluesEd, a non-profit youth artist development program which provides opportunities for young musicians to perform in bands with other students. BluesEd has gained national attention for Omaha, and currently operates six youth bands.

  • BSO produces and/or sponsors various music events throughout the year. BSO has been a sponsor for Playing With Fire, free outdoor concerts held each summer in Omaha. In addition to financial support, BSO has provided significant volunteer hours for many of the events it sponsors. The PWF concert series has drawn national recognition to Omaha.  Check out PWF at www.playingwithfireomaha.net.

  • BSO provides support to The Zoo Bar, Lincoln’s award-winning blues venue.

  • BSO participates in “Jammin’ Away The Blues”, an annual fundraiser for The Nebraska Mental Health Organization.

  • BSO contributes to “Operation Feed the Troops”, a fundraiser to provide free food to deploying and returning armed forces members and their families.

  • BSO hosts an annual toy drive and concert fundraiser for the children of Pine Ridge Reservation.

  • BSO regularly produces charitable events for musicians in need.

 

Blues Society of Omaha Contacts

Mailing address:

Blues Society of Omaha, Inc.
P.O. Box 241698
Omaha, NE 68124

Roles

President
Mark Grubbs
Vice President
Glenn Bauer
Treasurer
Sid Sidner
Assistant Treasurer
Terry O’Halloran
Secretary
Bonnie Mercer
Event Coordinator
Cinda Tully
Calendar Coordinators
Terry O’Halloran. Richard Allen
Volunteer Coordinators
Lisa & Steve Krueger
Membership Coordinator
Susan Keith
BSO Website Webmaster
Sid Sidner
Merchandise Coordinator
Vee Andersen
Advertising Coordinator
Annette Jensen
Blues Ed Directors
Trudy Bredthauer
BSO Lincoln Representative
Jo Keitman
“Blues Notes” Newsletter Editor
Nick Schultz

Board of Directors:

Richard “Dick” Allen
Mary Elofson
Terry O’Halloran
Terry Sedivy
Terry also books bands for all our BSO-sponsored shows and the blues shows at the Chrome  (Thursday nights and others)
Nancy Walsh
Advisor to the Board
B.J. Huchtemann

Other Key Volunteers and Contacts

Volunteer who emails Green newsletters
Sid Sidner
Volunteers who prepares/sends newsletters
Gail Bracy-Robson
Volunteer who coordinates monthly 4-page free newsletter distribution tree team delivering to assigned venues
Nino Greco
Volunteer who prepares and distributes free biweekly eblast newsletter
Terry O’Halloran
Volunteer who updates our BSO Blues Calendar
Terry O’Halloran