June 7, 2021
For Immediate Release
OMAHA’S BLUES FESTIVAL IS BACK IN 2021
Featuring International Blues/Rock Guitarist Ana Popovic and Omaha’s Own Blues Hero Héctor Anchondo
What: “In The Market For Blues” Festival – Omaha’s Blues Fest
- What: “In The Market For Blues” Festival – Omaha’s Blues Fest
- When: Saturday, August 7, 2021 | 12pm-2am
- Where: Downtown Omaha – Old Market, Downtown Omaha and The Capitol District
Media Contact: Christine Shouse – IntheMarketforBlues@gmail.com
Omaha, NE – Héctor Anchondo, Omaha’s own Blues hero and reigning champion of the International Blues Challenge Solo/Duo award, has teamed up with the Blues Society of Omaha to present “In The Market For Blues.” The all-day music festival features 14 hours of live music at 14 venues in Downtown Omaha:
Harney Street Tavern – Dubliner Pub – Havana Garage – T. Henery’s – Gate 10 – Bar 415
Catalyst (outdoor patio at Farnam Hotel) – Throwback Arcade Lounge – Annie’s Irish Pub
Beer Can Alley – The Jewell – Omaha Performing Arts Holland Center Outdoors
Tickets: $20 Tickets on sale now at Eventbrite until Aug. 6th. Day of show admission is a $25 ticket which allows access to all venues all day. The “VIP Experience” tickets are just $75. All tickets will be exchanged for a wristband at our box office for easy entry into venues.
Headliner: Ana Popovic, Serbian-born Blues/Rock Guitarist and Vocalist, will headline our festival on the outdoor stage at Omaha Performing Arts Holland Center. Ana has been nominated seven times for the Blues Music Awards (BMA) and the only female nominated in 2021 for the Blues/Rock Guitarist award. The BMAs are generally recognized as the highest honor given to blues musicians.
Regional and Local Artists: For our 2021 festival, our goal is to showcase many of our local blues musicians who struggled during the pandemic. We want our musicians to feel the love of the Omaha community. Following is just a partial list of 40+ Blues Acts performing at our 2021 In The Market For Blues festival:
40 Sinners – Adrianna Marie & Her Groovecutters- Big Daddy Caleb and The Chargers – Big Wade and the Black Swan Theory – Blue House and the Rent to Own Horns – Blue Sunday – Cass Clayton – Delta 88’s – Gaylon Prince – Grace Giebler Project – Heather Newman Band – Héctor Anchondo Band – Kurt Allen Band – LA Jones – Luther James- Malcolm Wells – Matt Cox and the Marauders – Midwest Coast – Nick Moss Band – Ninja Phunk – Nita and Pipe Smoking Charlies – OK Sisters – Old No. 5’s – OLUS – Polly O’Keary and the Rhythm Method – The Rex Granite Band featuring Sarah Benck – Sailing in Soup – Scott Moyer Band – Steve Lovett – Swampboy Blues Band – The Redwoods – Tim Budig Band – Tony Holiday – Travis – Two Blue Angels – Wags Wagner – Womanish Girl
Schedule: Music from 12 PM to 2 AM. Full schedule is TBA.
Sponsors: Absolutely Fresh Seafood, Bauer Built, Corner Bar, Dietz Music, Doubletree by Hilton Downtown, Douglas County, Nebraska, Hwy 91 Music Fest, Koley Jessen, Lift Solutions, Omaha Performing Arts, Paul Gerber Auto Sales, Rich Steele of Integrity Wealth Management, SP Incentives and The Reader.
In The Market For Blues is a Blues Society of Omaha production in conjunction with festival co-founder, Héctor Anchondo.