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.


On July 19 and 20, GRRRL Camp invites indie rockers to camp at Falconwood Park and celebrates women in music, art, and business. This year's acts include Indigo de Souza, Shannon and the Clams, and Hurray for the Riff Raff, among others. ​

Outlandia Music Festival

August 9 and 10, the outdoor music fest Outlandia features a lineup including indie notables such as The Flaming Lips, The Head and the Heart, The Revivalists, Men I Trust, Dinosaur Jr., The Faint and more. Camping is available on-site.

City of Omaha Celebrates America

The popular free summer concert at Memorial Park is every June, this year on June 28 with headliner Roger Daltrey of The Who. The musical evening culminates with a fireworks show at 10 p.m. sharp.

City of Omaha Celebrates AmericaCredit: Advanced Aerial Solutions

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

Discover even more free live outdoor concerts throughout the city in the summertime. Music returns to North Omaha with Music at Miller Park. Aksarben Village comes to life during Saturdays at Stinson Park. The 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 on Fridays in July.

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