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FAQ: In The Market For Blues – Aug. 6, 2022

What you need to know before you go!

FAQs: (Frequently Asked Questions)

Where can I buy tickets?

  • $20 in Advance for General Admission (ends at 11:30 PM on Aug. 5, 2022)
  • $30 Day of Show at our Box Office on 13th and Farnam
  • $75 VIP Experience

Where can I find more information?

I purchased by General Admission Ticket online; now what? Bring your phone with your ticket displayed or your printed ticket to our Box Office/Will Call booth on 13th and Farnam at the Gene Leahy Mall.  Show your barcode to our volunteers, they will check you in and then supply you with a wristband.  Show your wristband when you enter any of our 12 venues and ENJOY the music!

Where is the Box Office/Will Call? The Box Office and Blues Festival Merch tent is on 13th & 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 The Jewell 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 7:00 PM on Saturday, Aug. 6th. A mini box office will be open at the Holland Center on 12th & Douglas from 6:30 – 8:30 PM.

What Venues Are Participating for In The Market For Blues? 

  • Harney Street Tavern
  • Dubliner Pub
  • T. Henery’s
  • Mouth of the South
  • Gate 10
  • Havana Garage (and Patio)
  • Gene Leahy  Mall
  • Throwback Arcade Lounge
  • The Jewell
  • Beer Can Alley
  • Annie’s Irish Pub
  • Holland Center Mammel Courtyard
  • View map for address and locations.

May I purchase wristbands at a participating venue before Aug. 6th? No. Wristbands are only sold at Blues Society of Omaha shows through authorized sellers. Please watch our Facebook page for the shows that In the Market for Blues wristbands will be available for purchase.

How much is a single venue?  Single venues are $10 except the Holland Center outdoor Mammal Courtyard, which requires a wristband for entry. The Jewell will close at 7 PM and reopen at 8:00.  If you plan only to attend shows at The Jewell, a wristband is recommended. The Jewell is a two-drink minimum per person. Gene Leahy Mall events are all free to attend.

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 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.

Does my minor child need a wristband? Ages 6 and under are free with a paid adult. Over age 6 requires a paid admission. All events at the Gene Leahy Mall are all ages and free.

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

Are any Food Trucks available? Yes!  The following Food Trucks will be at the Gene Leahy Mall on 13th street between Farnam and Douglas.

  • New Orleans Sneaux:  11am-3pm
  • La Gaviota:  12pm-4pm
  • E-Creamery:  2pm-6pm
  • Haven Express:  2pm-6pm
  • Best Burger :  2pm-6pm
  • Kabobs, Gyros, and Brats:  2pm-6pm
  • BBQ Brothers:  2pm-6pm

May I bring a lawn chair? No lawn chairs will be allowed into the Indoor venues. Seating will be provided for up to 400 people at Holland Center outdoor Mammel Courtyard. There is limited seating for VIP’s at the Gene Leahy Mall. 

Where do I Park? Visit for parking garage availability near our festival venues. Parking garages we recommend: 12th & Harney at the Landmark Parking Garage and 13th & Capitol Garage.  Street parking is also available.  Download the app to make paying the meters easier.  Pro-Tip:  Take a picture of your meter with the zone and space number, and set a timer on your phone. When your time has expired, have a friend use the app to pay for an extension of time as the app will not let you re-up your own meter.  

Is there a preferred hotel for In The Market for Blues Patrons?  We sold out of the fan room block at the DoubleTree Hotel on July 13.  However, we understand there are some rooms available at Hilton Garden Inn on 10th & Dodge. 

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 $30 day of the show and are available at our box office on the Gene Leahy Mall at 13th & Farnam.

I purchased a VIP ticket online; now what? Bring your phone with your ticket displayed or your printed ticket to your designated showtime on Friday, Aug. 5 to The Jewell at 1030 Capitol Ave in the Capitol district inside the Marriott Hotel. Doors open 1 hour before show time. Show your barcode to our volunteers, and they will supply you with your VIP Lanyard. Wear your VIP Lanyard when you enter any of our 12 venues and ENJOY the music! 
You will also receive day-of-show texts with special VIP announcements.  Lunch, Meet-and-Greets, and a charging station are available to you at our VIP room in the Hilton Garden Inn on 10th & Dodge. If you are unable to attend the Friday show at the Jewell, pick up your VIP Lanyard starting at 11:30 AM at the VIP room in the Hilton Garden Inn.

Who is playing and at what time?