In the Market for Blues

August 5, 2023

35 Bands + 12 Venues = Omaha’s Blues Fest!


Headlining 2024 In The Market For Blues

Kat Riggins & Her Blues Revival

Kat Riggins & Her Blues Revival will perform at the Omaha Performing Arts Holland Center Music Club at 8:00 PM. Seating will be provided.

👑Be a VIP at In The Market For Blues & be treated like Royalty!👑

  • VIP Perks include:
    • VIP Bonus Show with Kansas City/Omaha Kings of the Blues hosted by Nick Schnebelen at Jewell on Capitol on Friday, Aug. 2nd!
    • VIP Air-conditioned shuttle to/from festival venues
    • VIP Exclusive Festival “Swag Bag”
    • VIP Lanyard
    • VIP Lounge: cool off, charge your phone, rest your feet & private restroom access
    • VIP Reserved Seating at Main Stage – Holland Center Music Club for headliner

**More VIP Experience perks may be added!**

Hotel Partner – Hilton Garden Inn

Performing* at In The Market For Blues…

  • Kat Riggins and Her Blues Revival
  • Hector Anchondo (full band and solo)
  • Nick Schnebelen Band
  • Chris O’Leary Band
  • Rocky Athas
  • Shaw Davis & The Black TIes
  • Dirk Quinn Band
  • Gabe Stillman Band
  • Taylor Scott Band
  • Polly O’Keary and The Rhythm Method
  • Piper & The Hard Times
  • Max Kaplan & The Magics
  • GeminiiDragon
  • Stranded in the City
  • Howard Mahan
  • Katie Henry
  • Hidden Charms
  • Sean McKee Band
  • Drum and Dye
  • Matt Woods Band
  • Space Orphan
  • Joe Roberts and the EZ Answers
  • Big Daddy Caleb & the Chargers
  • Brandi and the Soul Jumpers
  • All Star City Blues
  • Back Alley Band
  • BluesEd Roots Band
  • The Redwoods, a BluesEd band
  • True Blues, a BluesEd band
  • Vertigo, a BluesEd band
  • ++++++ MORE TO BE ADDED!

*Subject to change

Venues:

Harney Street Tavern  – Dubliner Pub  – T-Henery’s Pub  – Havana Garage  – Annie’s Irish Pub Omaha  – Beer Can Alley Omaha –  Jewell on Capitol  – Omaha Performing Arts, Holland Music Club- Mouth of the South – Performance Pavilion at Gene Leahy Mall – Krush Ultra Lounge – Moxy

FAQs:

Where is the Box Office/Will Call? The Box Office and Blues Festival Merch tent is on 11th street Promenade – 11th and Farnam Street – on the Gene Leahy Mall. You can not use your paper receipt to enter a venue. You must come and exchange your receipt for a wristband. VIPs will pick up their VIP lanyard at Jewell on Capitol during the exclusive concert for VIP Ticket Holders.

What time is the Box Office/Will Call open? The Box Office and Blues Festival Merch tent is open from 11:00 AM to approximately 6:00 PM on Saturday, Aug. 3rd. A mini box-office will be open at the Holland Center on 12th & Douglas from 6:00 – 8:30 PM.

What is included in the VIP Experience Ticket?

Join the VIP Experience to get exclusive access to your favorite Blues Artists! Exclusive VIP-only performance at Jewell on Capitol on Friday, Aug. 2nd. Be a part of the VIP Experience for In the Market For Blues for $85. Very limited seating at two shows, 6:30 PM or 9:00 PM, choose your time when purchasing your VIP Ticket.

  • VIP Bonus Show with KC/Omaha Kings of the Blues at Jewell on Capitol on Friday, Aug. 2nd!
  • VIP Air-conditioned shuttle to/from festival venues
  • VIP Exclusive Festival “Swag Bag”
  • VIP Lanyard
  • VIP Experience at Hilton Garden Inn: cool off, charge your phone, rest your feet & private restroom access
  • VIP Reserved Seating at Main Stage – Holland Center Music Club for headliner Kat Riggins & Her Blues Revival
  • **More VIP Experience perks may be added!**

May I purchase wristbands at a participating venue before Aug. 3rd? No. Wristbands are only sold at Blues Society of Omaha shows through authorized sellers at our merch table. We will have wristbands available for purchase if you would like to save the (small) fees from Eventbrite. Please watch our Facebook page for the shows that In the Market for Blues wristbands will be available for purchase.

Do you have t-shirts for sale? Yes,In the Market for Blues t-shirts and koosies will be for sale. We also have all of our Blues Society of Omaha merch for sale, including hats, shirts and koosies.

Are there any perks to being a dues-paying member of the Blues Society of Omaha? YES! Thank you for your year-round support of the BSO. When you arrive to the festival to check-in you will receive a $5 “Blues Buck” for a single membership or a $10 Blues Buck on a family or Blue Club Membership. Your Blues Buck will be redeemable on any BSO or In The Market For Blues merchandise or a future BSO sponsored show through 12/31/24. Memberships are available at omahablues.com/membership/

Are there any perks for purchasing my ticket in advance? YES! All tickets purchased by June 20, 2024 will be put into a drawing to win a free pair of tickets to the following Blues shows:

Prizes:

  • 2 tickets to Joe Bonamassa at The Orpheum on Aug. 6th – $200 Value
  • Weekend pass for ZooFest (July 4-6, 2024) – value of $110
  • 2 tickets to Robert Cray at The Astro on Aug. 28 – value of $118

Drawing will be held at the FREE Toronzo Cannon show on June 20, 2024 at Granary Green.

Thanks to Omaha Performing Arts, ZooBar, and 1% Productions for their partnership and sponsorship.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? All venues (except Havanna Garage) are all ages up until 9 PM, accompanied by an adult.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions? [email protected]

Can I bring in outside food or beverages? No outside food or beverages are allowed. Every venue has drinks available for purchase. Most venues have food available. Please support our local venues who partner with us to bring you this terrific festival for Omaha.

May I bring a lawn chair? The only venue where lawn chairs are permitted is the Gene Leahy Mall at The RiverFront. The Blues Society of Omaha or The RiverFront is not responsible for items left unattended at In The Market For Blues.

Is there a preferred hotel for In The Market for Blues Patrons? Yes, we recommend our hotel partner for In The Market For Blues is the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Omaha/Old Market on 10th & Dodge. Located right in the heart of the festival action with the Capitol District in your front yard and the Gene Leahy Mall/Old Market in your backyard. Special room rates for festival goers are available while quantities last. Use this Booking link for your hotel: tinyurl.com/24ITMFBhotel

May I get a refund? Sorry, all sales to In the Market for Blues are final. Thank you for your donation to the Blues Society of Omaha.

What if I bring a friend with me to the festival and they did not purchase their ticket online? Tickets are $35 day of show and are available at our box office on the Gene Leahy Mall at 11th & Farnam.

I don’t have a PayPal account. How can I purchase tickets? A PayPal account is not needed to purchase tickets on Eventbrite. When you get to the screen asking for payment, scroll down to “Pay by Debit or Credit Card.” Click that and you will be taken to another screen that will ask if you would like to set up a PayPal account. You may decline that request and enter your credit card on the secure platform as usual. If you have questions about payment, please email [email protected].


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