In the Market for Blues - 8/6/2022 - Omaha's Blues Fest

In the Market for Blues - 8/6/2022 - Omaha's Blues Fest

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$20 – $75

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Downtown Omaha Nebraska

13th & Farnam

Omaha, NE 68102

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In the Market for Blues - Omaha's Blues Fest - Saturday / Aug. 6, 2022 35+ Musicians over 14 hours on Indoor and Outdoor Stages

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In The Market For Blues - Omaha's Blues Fest

Saturday / August 6, 2022

www.InTheMarketForBlues.com

Presented by the Blues Society of Omaha

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$20 Advance Tickets are Now Available! 

Tickets will be $30 Day of Show on Aug. 6, 2022.

Individual venues are $10 Day of Show, except the Holland Center outdoor Mammel Courtyard which requires a wristband for entry.

14 Hours / 40+ Acts / Indoor and Outdoor Stages

Saturday / Aug. 6, 2022 - Old Market / Downtown / The Capitol District in Omaha, Nebraska

  • General Admission Wristbands are available for pick-up day of show (Saturday, Aug. 6) at Will Call / Box Office booth.  Show a copy of your ticket on your phone at Box Office or print a copy of your ticket and exchange it for a wristband for entry into all participating venues.  
  • Wristband required for entry into Holland Center outdoor Mammel Courtyard for Headliner shows
  • Save $10 from day of show ticket pricing by purchasing early. Day of Show Tickets/Wristbands will be $30.

Partial List of Performers: *

  • Curtis Salgado
  • Hector Anchondo Band
  • The Cate Brothers
  • Brandon Santini
  • The Bel Airs
  • Joyann Parker
  • Cassie Taylor
  • Gabe Stillman
  • Polly O'Keary & The Rhythm Method
  • Jeremiah Johnson
  • Shaw Davis & The Black Ties
  • Orphan Jon & The Abandoned
  • The Old No. 5's
  • Lionel Young
  • Shawn Pittman
  • Terry Quiett Band
  • Stan and The Chain Gang
  • Nikki Boulay Sings Bonnie Raitt
  • Matt Cox and the Marauders
  • Andy Sydow
  • The Soul Searchers
  • Max Kaplan
  • Stranded in the City
  • Nebraska Jr.
  • The Scallywags
  • Coyote Bill Band
  • Scott Moyer
  • Blue Venue
  • The DualTones
  • Blue Sunday, a BluesEd Band
  • The Redwoods, a BluesEd Band
  • Us and Them, a BluesEd Band
  • Vertigo, a BluesEd Band
  • Check back frequently as Additional Artists will be added!

*Subject to change

Venues:

Harney Street Tavern  - Dubliner Pub  - T-Henery's Pub  - Havana Garage & Patio - Annie's Irish Pub Omaha  - Beer Can Alley Omaha -  The Jewell  - Omaha Performing Arts, Holland Center Outdoor Mammel Courtyard - Gate 10 - Throwback Arcade Lounge - Mouth of the South - Performance Pavilion at Gene Leahy Mall - Box Office at Gene Leahy Mall

Ready for a challenge? How many venues and bands can you make in 14 hours? 

Full Schedule TBA.

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👑VIP EXPERIENCE 👑

Join the VIP Experience to get exclusive access to your favorite Blues Artists! Special VIP-only performance of Curtis Salgado at The Jewell on Friday, Aug. 5th.

Opportunities to meet your favorite Blues artists, watch personal acoustic sets, and listen to their stories in Q & A sessions! Be a part of the VIP Experience for the In the Market For Blues on August 6th for just $75. Very limited seating at two shows, 6:00 PM or 9:00 PM, choose your time when purchasing your VIP Ticket.

VIP Perks include:

  • VIP Bonus Show at The Jewell on Friday, August 5th
  • VIP Experience Express Check-in at The Jewell on Friday, August 5th
  • VIP Express Check-in on Festival Day
  • VIP Lanyard
  • VIP text messages - sent day of show only for updates to VIP experience
  • VIP area to cool off, charge phone, light snacks & private bathroom access
  • VIP Exclusive Festival “Swag Bag"
  • Meet and greet with select artists (limited availability)
  • Complimentary Tuk Tuk Omaha rides to all festival venues from 5 - 10 PM
  • VIP reserved seating for Gene Leahy Mall Performance Pavilion concert
  • VIP Main Stage - Holland Center Outdoor Mammel Courtyard - reserved front rows seating

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

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Omaha, NE - Héctor Anchondo, Omaha’s own Blues hero and reigning champion of the International Blues Challenge Solo/Duo award, has teamed up with the Blues Society of Omaha to present In The Market For Blues, Omaha’s Blues Fest on Saturday, August 6, 2022. The all-day music festival features 14 hours of live music at multiple venues in Omaha’s Old Market, Capitol District, and Downtown Omaha.

Joining Héctor as the headliner for In The Market For Blues is Curtis Salgado, the original Blues Brother. Salgado formed a friendship with actor/comedian John Belushi in 1977 while Belushi was filming “Animal House” in Oregon. Salgado spent hours playing old records for Belushi, teaching him about blues. Belushi soaked up the music and used his new awareness and dance moves to portray “Joliet” Jake Blues in The Blues Brothers, first as a skit on “Saturday Night Live,” then a best-selling record album (which was dedicated to Curtis) and finally as a major motion picture.

A Homecoming for our Headliner: Curtis Salgado will perform for In The Market For Blues at the Omaha Performing Arts Holland Center outdoor Courtyard on Saturday, Aug. 6th. This performance is a homecoming for Curtis as he was a recipient of a transplant in 2006 at Nebraska Medicine after being turned down by 91 other transplant centers. He stayed in Nebraska for 3 months following his surgery and has proudly proclaimed “Omaha saved my life.”

Salgado is an award-winning vocalist, instrumentalist, and songwriter. Curtis Salgado, the man NPR calls “an icon” with “a huge voice.” He has been nominated three times for the Blues Music Award for Song of The Year, winning in 2018 for “Walk A Mile In My Blues.” In total, he has won nine Blues Music Awards, including the B.B. King Entertainer of The Year.

Riverfront Outdoor Stage: As part of the Blues Society of Omaha’s mission to introduce and promote Blues Music to individuals and families in the Omaha area, we are proud to offer a free component of our festival at the newly revitalized Gene Leahy Mall in the Performance Pavilion. We are delighted to be chosen as one of the very first concerts in this new event space.

Schedule: Music from 12 PM to 2 AM. The full schedule is TBA.

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Book your Hotel for the Weekend at the conveniently located DoubleTree by Hilton in Downtown Omaha

Preferred Hotel for In The Market For Blues patrons is the DoubleTree by Hilton in Downtown Omaha at 1616 Dodge Street. Fans have a great room rate of $94 a night and $10 parking per day. This rate will expire on July 6, 2022. Book your room with this link: https://www.hilton.com/en/attend-my-event/omah-dt-blu-91784392-ef16-4559-b955-2cc1068376f6/

 FAQs:

Where can I find more information?: www.InTheMarketForBlues.com

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 7:00 - 8:00 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 of Curtis Salgado at The Jewell on Friday, Aug. 5th, opportunities to meet your favorite Blues artists and listen to their stories in Q & A sessions! Be a part of the VIP Experience for the In the Market For Blues on August 6th for $75. Very limited seating at two shows, 6:00 PM or 9:00 PM, choose your time when purchasing your VIP Ticket.

VIP Perks include:

  • VIP Bonus Show at The Jewell on Friday, August 5th
  • Entry into drawing for Joe Bonamassa tickets at The Orpheum Theater*
  • VIP Experience Express Check-in at The Jewell on Friday, August 5th
  • VIP Express Check-in on Festival Day
  • VIP Lanyard
  • VIP text messages - sent day of show only for updates to VIP experience
  • VIP area to cool off, charge phone, light snacks & private bathroom access
  • VIP Exclusive Festival “Swag Bag
  • Meet and greet with select artists (limited availability)
  • Complimentary Tuk Tuk Omaha rides to all festival venues from 5 - 10 PM
  • VIP reserved seating for Gene Leahy Mall Performance Pavilion concert
  • VIP Main Stage - Holland Center outdoor Mammel Courtyard - reserved front rows seating

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 typically our BSO president, Mark Grubbs, and our Membership or Merch coordinators, Susan and Steve Keith 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 after June 3rd.

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.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions? IntheMarketforBlues@gmail.com

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 have suffered so much during the pandemic.

May I bring a lawn chair? No

Is there a preferred hotel for In The Market for Blues Patrons? Yes, we recommend the DoubleTree by Hilton in Downtown Omaha at 1616 Dodge Street. Fans have a great room rate of $94 a night and $10 parking per day. This rate will expire on July 6, 2022. Book your room with this link: https://www.hilton.com/en/attend-my-event/omah-dt-blu-91784392-ef16-4559-b955-2cc1068376f6/

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 show and are available at our box office on the Gene Leahy Mall at 13th & 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 InTheMarketForBlues@gmail.com.

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