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Be a STAR & Support Omaha’s Blues Fest

What do First National Bank of Omaha and Omaha Performing Arts have in common?

What do great Omaha companies like First National Bank of Omaha, and Omaha Performing Arts have in common? They are great community partners who value what In The Market For Blues brings to the city of Omaha: a lively full day (and night!) of music at our treasured Old Market & Downtown Omaha venues with the most talented blues musicians ever assembled in the region. Our festival benefits the entire community with increased tourism, commerce, and a sense of fun and excitement right in the heart of our city.

Now entering our 8th year, we have several opportunities for you to get involved. If you are affiliated with a great Omaha Company, please consider sponsoring our festival to help bring top-notch talent to Omaha. More than 2,500 festival attendees will see your logo on our posters, flyers, programs, and website. Benefits you will receive in return:

  • Lead Generation from Event Promotions
  • Foster Community Goodwill
  • Increased Brand Awareness
  • Develop Customer Loyalty

Our sponsorship team is ready to visit with you on how you can help Omaha’s Blues Fest achieve our mutual goals. Please reach out to Ann or Steve to start the conversation.

Individuals – Support our Grassroots Fundraiser

We are PROUD of the excellent feedback we have received from our past festival guests. Not only is the festival a great day of FUN and JOY, but it’s also a CELEBRATION!

We love celebrating our fabulous blues musicians and giving them the deserved SPOTLIGHT for a full day (and night!) at many venues in historic Old Market, Capitol District, and Downtown Omaha.

For some of our fans, this is their first time to be exposed to MANY different types of blues music. In The Market For Blues is not just your Dad’s Blues. We have something for everyone!

But to make it all happen, we need your HELP too. We are asking for your support in our grassroots fundraiser to help us continue to bring top-notch TALENT to Omaha’s Blues Fest. Your tax-deductible donation means so much to us!

Donate here!!

No Facebook? No problem! You can also donate directly to the Blues Society of Omaha using this link: PayPal.

Additional Ways to Support Omaha’s Blues Fest

  • Tickets will go on sale this Spring. Packages available include General Admission to all venues and a VIP Ticket option with many perks included.
  • Share and like our social media posts.
  • Volunteer opportunities will be available too! Watch our facebook page for more details.

Full details of the festival will be shared soon.

Thank you for your support!

Seeking Sponsors for Omaha’s Blues Festival


Get Ready for “In the Market for Blues” festival in Omaha’s Old Market set for Saturday, August 7th, 2021!  Our festival that was once just two venues and 250 in attendance grew to 3,000 music fans at multiple Old Market venues for 14 hours of nonstop music. The Blue Society of Omaha is recognized as one of the top Blues Societies in the country and is especially proud to have been chosen from among the International Affiliates as a 2018 recipient of the prestigious “Keeping the Blues Alive” award, bestowed by The Blues Foundation in Memphis! With our excitement, we are seeking supporters to making the Annual Festival even better in 2021.

We already have top nationally touring acts and uber-talented locals reaching out to play in the festival this coming summer.  All of our partner-venues will be enforcing all protocols that have been put in place by the Health Department, City, and State.  If necessary, attendance will be limited to enable safe social distancing. 

In the Market for Blues History:

20152 Venues/ 7 performers with 250 attendees

2016- 3 Venues/ 13 performers with 450 attendees

2017- 8 Venues/ 26 performers with 1,250 attendees

2018- 8 Venues/ 32 performers with 2,000 attendees

2019-12 Venues/ 40 performers with 3,000 attendees

2020- Covid hit, putting many venues out of business and artist without pay

The Blues Society would appreciate your help to achieve our goal this year.  All donations will go toward paying the musicians and their accommodations. A tax-deductible receipt will be provided for your donation. Thank you for your consideration.  If you have any questions, please contact our Sponsorship Coordinators, Stephen & Susan Keith at treasurer@omahablues.com



Sponsorship Levels:

Bronze Sponsor $500- $1000:
  • Featured Article/Blog Announcing Sponsorship
  • Logo Featured on Website
  • Logo Featured on 2,000 Festival Posters
  • Logo Featured on 2,500 Festival Fliers
  • Logo Featured on 2,000 Festival Programs
  • General Blues Society of Omaha membership which includes: Monthly Newsletter-Blues Notes & 1 Membership Card with discounts for 1 person
  • VIP Area Access
Silver Sponsor $1,001- $2,500:
  • Featured Article/Blog Announcing Sponsorship
  • Logo Featured on Website
  • Logo Featured on 2,000 Festival Posters
  • Logo Featured on 2,500 Festival Fliers
  • Logo on 2,000 Festival Programs
  • Logo on Festival T-Shirt
  • Logo on all Venue Stage Banners
  • Family Blues Society of Omaha membership which includes:  Monthly Newsletter- Blues Notes, 2 Membership Cards with discounts for 2 people
  • VIP Area Access
Gold Sponsor $2501 – $5000:
  • Featured Article/Blog Announcing Sponsorship
  • Logo Featured on Website
  • Logo Featured on 2,000 Festival Posters
  • Logo Featured on 2,500 Festival Fliers
  • Logo on 2,000 Festival Programs
  • Logo on Festival T-Shirt
  • Logo on all Venue Stage Banners
  • Corporate Blues Society of Omaha membership which includes: Monthly Newsletter- Blues Notes, 3
  • Membership Cards with discounts for 3 people and company or individual name listed in Blues Notes Newsletter
  • Recognition at BSO Show prior to festival for a 3-5 minute presentation on company
  • VIP Area Access

Platinum Sponsor $5,001- $10,000:
  • Featured Article/Blog Announcing Sponsorship
  • Logo Featured on Website
  • Featured Article/Blog Announcing Sponsorship
  • Logo Featured on 2,000 Festival Posters
  • Logo Featured on 2,500 Festival Fliers
  • Logo on 2,000 Festival Programs
  • Logo on All Venue Stage Banners
  • Logo on Festival T-Shirt
  • Logo on 2,000 Festival Wristband Passes
  • Banner Placement on Main Stage: Blues Society of Omaha Presents In the Market For the Blues Sponsor by (Title Sponsor)
  • Blue Club Membership to Blues Society of Omaha which includes: Monthly Newsletter- Blues Notes, 5 Membership Cards with discounts for 5 people, Name Listed in Blues Notes Newsletter & 1St Month Free Business Card Advertisement in newsletter.
  • Recognition at BSO Show prior to festival for a 3-5 minute presentation on company
  • VIP Area Access