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March/April 2020 Concerts Calendar

Mar 02, 2020 05:11PM ● By Tara Spencer
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CONCERTS

Dweezil Zappa: “Hot Rats Live! + Other Hot Stuff 1969” March 1 at The Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. Son of Frank Zappa, Dweezil developed a strong affinity for playing the guitar and producing music at an early age. This tour celebrates the 50th anniversary of his father’s daredevil album Hot Rats. 8 p.m. Tickets: $50. 402.884.5353. —waitingroomlounge.com

Bay Faction March 1 at Reverb Lounge, 6121 Military Ave. This indie-rock band’s sound ranges from poppy to methodical, with some heavy bass in between. 8 p.m. Tickets: $10. 402.884.5707. —reverblounge.com

Caskey March 2 at The Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. An unlikely rapper, Caskey was originally a metalhead. His inventive songwriting and blending of musical backgrounds have made him popular in the hip-hop world. Tickets: $15 advanced, $18 day of show. 402.884.5353. —waitingroomlounge.com

Elton & Billy: The Ultimate Tribute March 6 at The Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. This tribute will feature three hours of music by Elton John and Billy Joel. Andy Anderson and Tony Bohenkamp will bring these artists’ legendary music and iconic personalities to life with spot-on performances. 8 p.m. Tickets: $20. 402.884.5353. —waitingroomlounge.com

Kamasi Washington March 6 at Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. Washington is a jazz saxophonist who makes his sound unique with progressive, improvisational music. He has done collaborations with other influential artists such as Kendrick Lamar, John Legend, and Run the Jewels. 8 p.m. Tickets: $30 advanced, $35 day of show. 402.345.7569. —theslowdown.com

Daniel & the Deliverance March 6 at Harney Street Tavern, 1215 Harney St. This bluegrass group plays at Harley Street Tavern every first Friday of the month and keeps audiences coming back. 9:30 p.m. 402.933.5657. —harneystreettavern.com

Celtic Journey: The Magic of the Emerald Isle March 7-8 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. The Omaha Symphony takes audiences to Ireland through authentic music, dance, and storytelling. 7:30 p.m. March 7, 2 p.m. March 8. Tickets: $19-$79. 402.345.0606. —ticketomaha.com

Emily Scott Robinson March 8 at Reverb Lounge, 6121 Military Ave. This North Carolina native writes country-folk songs about America, with a little Southern gothic twist. 8 p.m. Tickets: $12 advanced, $14 day of show. 402.884.5707. —reverblounge.com

Kill Vargas March 9 at Reverb Lounge, 6121 Military Ave. A wide range of influences drives this pop-punk band’s music. The band added a fourth member last year, so check out the new lineup. 8 p.m. $7. 402.884.5707. —reverblounge.com

ZZ Ward: Stardust Tour March 9 at The Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. ZZ Ward will showcase the unique and powerful blend of blues and hip-hop featured in her latest single “Sex & Stardust.” 8 p.m. Tickets: $28 advanced, $30 day of show. 402.884.5353. —waitingroomlounge.com

Jon McLaughlin: My and My Piano March 11 at The Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. Laughlin is a singer-songwriter and alum of The Voice. His authentic, emotional music connects with audiences and sets him apart. 8 p.m. Tickets: $20, $50 VIP. 402.884.5353 —waitingroomlounge.com

Blake Shelton: Friends and Heroes Tour March 12 at CHI Health Center, 455 N. 10th St. Shelton, who was nominated for a 2020 Grammy for Best Country Solo Performance for “God’s Country,” will perform with special guests Lauren Alaina and special appearances by The Bellamy Brothers, John Anderson, and Trace Adkins. Tickets: $49-$129. 7 p.m. 402.341.1500. —chihealthcenteromaha.com

Che Malambo March 12 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. Che Malambo performs the South American tradition of the gaucho. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $20-$38. 402.345.0606. —ticketomaha.com

Che Malambo players onstage with drums

Svetoslav Stoyanov March 12 at Strauss Performing Arts Center, 6305 University Drive N. Stoyanov has recorded for numerous labels and his albums have received international recognition. Tickets: $15, $8 for students, seniors, and military members. 7:30 p.m. 402.345.0606. —ticketomaha.com

Thundercat March 13 at Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. This bassist and singer is well-known for his dynamic contributions to Kendrick Lamar’s critically acclaimed 2015 album To Pimp a Butterfly. In 2016, Thundercat won a Grammy for his work on the track “These Walls” from Lamar’s album. 8 p.m. Tickets: $28 advanced, $35 day of show. 402.345.7569. —theslowdown.com

Yellowjackets featuring Luciana Souza March 13 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. Yellowjackets blends funk, R&B and upbeat jazz. The group has been nominated for 17 Grammy awards throughout its career, which spans 35 years. Joining this performance is Luciana Souza, a Brazilian jazz singer and 2007 Grammy winner for her featured vocals on Herbie Hancock’s album River: The Joni Letters. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $20-$50. 402.345.0202. —ticketomaha.com

One Night of Queen March 13 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. Gary Mullen & The Works will pay tribute to superstar Freddie Mercury and Queen’s legacy in this spectacular live show. Fans can expect to relive hits such as “We Will Rock You,” “We Are The Champions” and “Bohemian Rhapsody.” 8 p.m. Tickets: $24.50-$55. 402.661.8501. —ticketomaha.com

Radkey March 13 at Reverb Lounge, 6121 Military Ave.  American garage-punk band Radkey consists of three brothers from St. Joseph, Missouri. Their catchy songs inspire audiences to get up and participate.  9 p.m. Tickets: $10 advanced, $12 day of show. 402.884.5707. —reverblounge.com

Throwback Party March 13 at The Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. This party is a journey through the sounds that shaped the ’90s. DJ Ivan Alferez will be on the boards. Tickets: $7 advanced, $10 day of show. 402.884.5353 —waitingroomlounge.com

The Lumineers III: The World Tour March 14 at CHI Health Center, 455 N. 10th St. Following the release of their third album, the Lumineers are embarking on a worldwide tour and stopping in Omaha along the way. Tickets: $39-$113. 7 p.m. 402.341.1500. —chihealthcenteromaha.com

members of The Lumineers

Mac Lethal March 14 at Lookout Lounge, 320 S. 72nd St. Kansas City rapper, songwriter, and YouTube star Lethal keeps his audiences engaged with lighting-fast raps and a sharp sense of humor. 8 p.m. Tickets: $17. 402.391.2554. —lookoutomaha.com

Schumann’s Symphony No. 2 March 15 at Joslyn Art Museum’s Witherspoon Concert Hall, 2200 Dodge St. This performance, conducted by Rossen Milanov, features music from Handel, Dvorak, and Schumann. 2 p.m. Tickets: $35. 402.345.0606. —ticketomaha.com

Bob Weir & Wolf Brothers March 15 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. This trio features Grateful Dead founding member Weir, Was (Not Was) founder Don Was, and drummer Jay Lane. The band performs the songs of the Grateful Dead and more. 7 p.m. Tickets: $59.50-$199, $328.50 VIP. 402.345.0606. —ticketomaha.com

Bob Weir and Wolf Bros

Destroyer March 15 at Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St. Dan Bejar aka Destroyer, creates  songs that are characterized by abstract poetic lyrics, and idiosyncratic vocals. 8 p.m. Tickets: $22. 402.884.5353. —waitingroomlounge.com

Allen Stone March 17 at Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. Stone brings soul and R&B to Omaha, with an opening performance by Samm Henshaw. 8 p.m. Tickets: $25 advanced, $30 day of show. 402.345.7569. —theslowdown.com

OM March 18 at Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. This heavy metal trio from San Francisco has a strong sound that juxtaposed by uniquely emotional lyrics. 8 p.m. Tickets: $20 advanced, $22 day of show. 402.345.7569. —theslowdown.com

The Floozies: Dayglow Funk Tour March 19 at The Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. This band knows how to bring the funk, with eclectic live performances. Sunsquabi and Defunk will be opening. 8 p.m. Tickets: $22 advanced, $25 day of show. 402.884.5353 —waitingroomlounge.com

Gary Gulman March 20 at The Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. A scholarship college football player, an accountant, a high school teacher, and a performer walk into a bar—and they are the same person. Gulman will perform over an hour’s worth of material he’s never performed in Omaha. 8 p.m. Tickets: $30. 402.884.5353 —waitingroomlounge.com

Emanuel Ax Performs Brahms March 21 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. World-renowned pianist Emanuel Ax performs Brahms’ Second Piano Concerto. Tickets: $25-$133. 8 p.m. 402.345.0606. —ticketomaha.com

Mirrors: A Dark Party Event March 21 at Reverb Lounge, 6121 Military Ave. Mirrored stage production, mystical lighting, and immersive sound are the themes of this party. Music by EZB, Hyddin, Dark Oceanz, String Theory, and TrvpSquad. 9p.m. Tickets: $5 advanced, $8 day of show. 402.884.5707. —reverblounge.com

Avi Kaplan March 23 at Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. Kaplan, a former member of three-time Grammy winning a cappella group Pentatonix, is known for his deep bass voice inspired by artists like John Denver, Bill Withers, and Simon & Garfunkel. 8 p.m. Tickets: $17 advanced, $20 day of show. 402.345.7569. —theslowdown.com

MercyMe 20/20 Tour March 27 at CHI Health Center, 455 N. 10th St. This American contemporary Christian music band is bringing the faith to Omaha, with special guests Jeremy Camp and David Leonard. Tickets: $28-$103. 7 p.m. 402.341.1500. —chihealthcenteromaha.com

Gina Chavez March 27 at Scott Recital Hall, 1200 Douglas St. Gina Chavez explores her Latin American roots through music. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $19-$40. 402.345.0606. —ticketomaha.com

Gina Chavez, blue chair, with guitar

Brahms’ Violin Concerto March 27 & 28 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. A performance of Brahms’ Violin Concerto, featuring D’un matin des printemps and La Mer. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $19-$100. 402.345.0606. —ticketomaha.com

Matt Wilson & His Orchestra March 28 at Reverb Lounge, 6121 Military Ave. Wilson and his harp and banjo orchestra will perform the best music from his deep repertoire, as well as unique renditions of old-time songs that he considers to be among the greatest of all music history. 9 p.m. Tickets: $15. 402.884.5707. —reverblounge.com

Mal Blum April 1 at Reverb Lounge, 6121 Military Ave. Dubbed “punk’s greatest hidden treasure” by Stereogum, Mal Blum writes cleverly crafted songs that are immediate, self-effacing, and viscerally relatable. 8 p.m. Tickets: $8 advanced, $12 day of show. 402.884.5707. —reverblounge.com

Mdou Moctar April 4 at Reverb Lounge, 6121 Military Ave. Mdou Moctar immediately is one of the most innovative artists in contemporary Saharan music. Not sure what that means? Have a listen and it will be clear. 8 p.m. Tickets: $15. 402.884.5707. —reverblounge.com

Alice Cooper Ol’ Black Eyes Tour April 7 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. Cooper's shows are part theater, part rock n' roll, and all vamp. The architect of shock-rock is bringing his tour to Omaha, with some help from heavy-metal glam goddess Lita Ford. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $49.50-$700. 402.661.8501. —ticketomaha.com

Heart Bones April 5 at Reverb Lounge, 6121 Military Ave. Heart Bones is a collaboration between Sean Tillmann, aka Har Mar Superstar, and Sabrina Ellis of A Giant Dog and Sweet Spirit. 8 p.m. Tickets: $15. 402.884.5707. —reverblounge.com

Real Estate April 13 at Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. This indie rock band’s poetic lyrics and soothing sounds make audiences feel at home. 8 p.m. Tickets: $22 advanced, $25 day of show. 402.345.7569. —theslowdown.com

David Archuleta April 14 at Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. An American Idol runner-up in 2008, Archuleta is a passionate singer of adult contemporary-style pop. 8 p.m. Tickets: $25 advanced, $30 day of show. 402.345.7569. —theslowdown.com

Brandy Clark: Who You Thought I Was Tour April 16 at The Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. Six-time Grammy nominee Clark is a Nashville-based country artist and talented lyricist. She has written songs for icons like Sheryl Crow, The Band Perry, and Kacey Musgraves. 8 p.m. Tickets: $29 advanced, $34 day of show. 402.884.5353. —waitingroomlounge.com

Post Animal April 17 at Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. This psychedelic rock band from Chicago spent this February touring the UK with Grammy-winning rock band Cage the Elephant. Post Animal uses the right amount of pop to sweeten its heavy rock sound. 8 p.m. Tickets: $13 advanced, $15 day of show. 402.345.7569. —theslowdown.com

Billie Eilish: Where Do We Go? World Tour April 17 at CHI Health Center, 455 N. 10th St. Billie Eilish is one of the music industry’s rising stars and is going on her first ever tour. She had a history-making night at the 2020 Grammys, winning the four biggest prizes: best new artist, record of the year, album of the year, and song of the year. Tickets: $39.50-$99.50. 7:30 p.m. 402.341.1500. —chihealthcenteromaha.com

Anna Burch April 17 at Reverb Lounge, 6121 Military Ave. Burch’s lo-fi indie rock is teeming with “mischievous lyrics delivered with deceptively bittersweet vocals.” The alternative singer/songwriter hails from Detroit, Michigan. 8 p.m. Tickets: $12. 402.884.5707. —reverblounge.com

Dan + Shay: The (Arena) Tour April 18 at CHI Health Center, 455 N. 10th St. Dan + Shay set off on their first headlining tour, bringing their smooth vocals to audiences around the country. Tickets: $39.50-$79.50. 7 p.m. 402.341.1500. —chihealthcenteromaha.com

Keller Williams April 23 at The Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. Williams built his reputation initially on his engaging live performances, no two of which are ever alike. With the use of today’s technology, Williams creates samples on the fly in front of the audience, a technique called live phrase sampling or looping, with nothing pre-recorded, the end result often leans toward a hybrid of alternative folk and groovy electronica. 8 p.m. Tickets: $25. 402.884.5353. —waitingroomlounge.com

RIND April 24 at Barley St. Tavern, 2735 N. 62nd St. From Ohio to Omaha, this five-piece band is sharing their unique sound across the country. 9 p.m. Tickets TBA. 402.408.0028. —barleystreet.com

Trevor Hall April 25 at Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. Hall’s music is an exciting mix of folk and reggae. This performance will feature special guest Brett Dennen, who adds pop to the performance. 8 p.m. Tickets: $30 advanced, $35 day of show. 402.345.7569. —theslowdown.com

Dé-Trese April 27 at Reverb Lounge, 6121 Military Ave. Local rapper Dé-Trese is performing with Andre Right, J. Taylor, M3, and Jai T, with special guest DJ Madix. 8 p.m. Tickets: $8 advanced, $12 day of show. 402.884.5707. —reverblounge.com

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This calendar was printed in the March/April 2020 edition of Omaha Magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe