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Preachervan & More @ Summer Arts Festival
June 7 @ 12:00 pm - 11:00 pmFREE
Join us for the 45th Annual Omaha Summer Arts Festival!
The Omaha Summer Arts Festival celebrates its 45th year June 7-9. The
Festival is Omaha’s premier destination for arts and entertainment featuring 135 of the nation’s finest visual artists, a stage of continuous musical performances and a hands-on Children’s Fair.
As a major renovation ensues at the Gene Leahy Mall next year, the 45th annual Omaha Summer Arts Festival (OSAF) will take place in downtown Omaha at a new location on Mike Fahey Street between 10th and 14th Streets. The temporary site is located alongside the downtown ballpark, about a half-mile directly north of the Festival’s usual setting on Farnam Street adjacent to the Gene Leahy Mall. The move is expected for the 2019, 2020 and 2021 festivals with a return to Farnam Street in 2022.
12:00 p.m. | Omaha Musicians’ Association Jazz All-Stars
Featuring Michael “Gooch” Gurciullo. Gooch will be on vocals and trumpet, with Joey Gulizia on drums, Dennis Strawn on saxophone and flute and Dan Cerveny on keys and pedal bass.
3:30 p.m. | Edem Soul Music
Edem K. Garro is a Ghanaian-American Composer, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist who received the 2017 Omaha Entertainment and Arts Award for Best Soul Artist. Garro’s West African heritage remains the core foundation of her music whether she is playing the harp with her flutist, singing and dancing with her support vocalists or playing the ukulele or her electronic compositions.
5:00 p.m. | TBA
7:00 p.m. | Preachervan
This Atlanta-based band is a force that tosses grooves around like ocean waves and blends genres fluidly, with a solid respect both for the depth of the blues, the energy and abandon of rock–and for the pop music of modern times.
9:00 p.m. | OSAF After Dark II: Featuring Glow in the Dark
Glow in the Dark is a high-energy synthetic pop band from Omaha. The band’s “dark and dancy” tunes feature catchy vocals on top of layers of vintage synthesizers.