• In 2001, BSO created BluesEd, a non-profit youth artist development program that provides opportunities for young musicians to perform in bands with other students. BluesEd has gained national attention for Omaha and currently operates four youth bands.
    • BSO produces and/or sponsors various music events throughout the year. BSO has been a sponsor for Playing With Fire, Omaha’s fantastic free outdoor concert series 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.
    • BSO provides support to The Zoo Bar, Lincoln’s award-winning blues venue.
    • BSO hosts an annual toy drive and concert fundraiser for the children of Pine Ridge Reservation.
    • BSO 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


Mark Grubbs
Vice President
Glenn Bauer
Stephanie Bokelmann
Assistant Treasurer
Babs Moore
Jodi Nelson
Event Coordinator
Website and Calendar Coordinators
Glenn Bauer, Mary Elofson
Volunteer Coordinators
Lisa & Steve Krueger
Membership Coordinator
Susan Keith
BSO Website Webmaster
Merchandise Coordinator
Bob Morrison
Advertising Coordinator
BluesEd Director
Nicole McMahon
BSO Lincoln Representative
Jo Keitman
“Blues Notes” Newsletter Editor
Robert Cook

Board of Directors:

Bob Morrison
Mary Elofson
Terry O’Halloran
Terry Sedivy
Terry also books bands for all our BSO-sponsored shows)
Chris Shouse
Advisor to the Board
B.J. Huchtemann

Other Key Volunteers and Contacts

Volunteer who emails Green newsletters
Susan Keith
Volunteers who prepares/sends newsletters
Bonnie Mercer
The 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