Music floats in the breeze in all corners of the city this summer as Omaha hits a high note with a handful of signature live music festivals, events, and music series. Read on for this summer’s must-have musical experiences and begin planning your summer itinerary filled with the sweet sounds of jazz, blues, rock and roll, and more.

Outlandia Music Festival

August 9 & 10, the outdoor music fest Outlandia features a lineup including indie notables such as Lord Huron, Modest Mouse, Jimmy Eat World, Cat Power and Manchester Orchestra, along with Omaha indie breakouts The Faint and The Good Life. Camping is available on site.

City of Omaha Celebrates America

The popular free summer concert at Memorial Park is every June. The musical evening culminates with a fireworks show at 10pm sharp.

City of Omaha Celebrates AmericaCredit: Advanced Aerial Solutions

Omaha Jazz Experience

This year’s concert in Stinson Park is on July 10, 2024.

Jazz on the Green

A beloved Omaha tradition, Jazz on the Green presents free concerts Thursday evenings in the summer. Bring your blankets, chairs, leashed pets, bug spray, charcuterie fixings, and beer and wine, and settle in for an evening of cool music. Enhance your visit with refreshments from a nearby business and check out the Sunny & Chair art pieces on display throughout the park.

Jazz on the Green

In The Market for Blues Festival

Take in fourteen hours of blues music during Omaha’s annual blues festival in August. Over ten venues will host musicians during this non-stop blues fest in Omaha’s Old Market Entertainment District.

Playing with Fire

Enjoy the city views and summer vibes during this free Friday/Saturday night music series in Midtown Crossing.

Tempo of Twilight

Music and nature intertwine to create a magical evening of entertainment at Omaha’s botanical gardens, Lauritzen Gardens. Guests are invited to bring chairs, blankets, and their own food and beverage to round out their experience.

Tempo of Twilight at Lauritzen Gardens

Music Series

More intimate, free outdoor live concerts can be found in all corners of the city in the summertime. Music returns to North Omaha with Music at Miller Park. Aksarben Village comes to life with Saturdays at Stinson Park. Vibes Summer Concert Series at Village Pointe Shopping Center is on Thursday nights. Live on the Lawn at Gene Leahy Mall and Zorinsky Lake Park features live music Fridays in July.

Find info on more concerts and festivals happening in Omaha this here.