Entertainment

Entertainment

Eric Nelson - 3:00pm

Eric Nelson is a singer / songwriter / guitar player from Red Oak, Iowa who has written and performed music in the Midwest for the past ten years. Eric frequently plays bars, coffee houses, private parties and large outdoor venues. He has played and recorded with various artists over the years, and most recently regularly plays with the local band B Side 3.

The Smoking Brodies - 4:00pm

The Smoking Brodies are a Blues / Rock Band from Shenandoah with a sound all their own. Playing a great variety of originals and covers, they feature Kyle Cullin on Guitar & Vocals, Nick Isenhower on Bass & Vocals, Johnny Houser on Guitar, and Brian Keeling as Drummer.

Chad Elliott - 5:00pm

Like the dark earth of his Iowa origins, Chad Elliott's life has served as fertile ground for music. Elliott has turned love, loss, fatherhood, divorce and homelessness into lyrics. He performs more than 200 shows each year. He has cultivated more than 1,000 songs in his career while also honing his skills as painter, sculptor and children's book author/illustrator.

Elliott's early career demonstrates a love of folk, roots and singer-songwriter music. He has worked with many greats and shared the stage with artists of the highest caliber, including Odetta, Tom Paxton, Loudon Wainwright III, R.L. Burnside, Greg Brown, Bo Ramsey, etc. Today, his songwriting has made a marked shift to Americana.

Matt Cox Band - 6:00pm

Since first picking up a 6-string at the ripe age of 14, Shenandoah, IA, native Matt Cox has gone on to produce an illustrious catalog of timeless songs, hymns full of lonely highways, distillery lunch breaks, longing and realization. Six-time Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards winner for Best Country/Americana (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014) and Best Blues (2009) speaks to the caliber of artist Matt Cox and his band have become in the studio and on stage. With a live show that showcases some of the best players in the region, and a raw energy that reveals the passion and experience that friends share with each other on stage and off.

Hamilton Loomis - 7:00pm

Born and raised in Galveston, Texas, Loomis is the son of musician parents who listened to blues, rock and soul. Music ran in his veins and, with instruments readily available around the house, he picked up drums, piano, guitar and harmonica, honing his multi-instrumental talent in addition to performing regularly as part of his family's doo-wop group.

Loomis and crew shine on stage proving his music is best experienced in person, where one can see and hear its intended splendor. Described by Blues Blast Magazine as "a non-stop turbo of power, one minute moving from side to side of the stage, and then taking on his horn player in a head-cutting contest on the apron of the stage the next minute." Loomis' energetic, get-in-with–the-crowd antics are infectious. The swaying and clapping are just as he envisioned.

Secret Weapon - 8:45pm

The Ultimate in 80's cover bands...This Omaha favorite has been rocking 80's cover music for over 10 years. They were Winners of the Omaha Entertainment Awards' "Best Cover Band" in 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014 & 2015!

Peace, Love, Etc. - 10:30pm

Peace, Love, Etc. plays an energetic, danceable mix of classic pop/rock music by the likes of The Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac, Bonnie Raitt, Janis Joplin, Melissa Etheridge, Carole King, The Pretenders, Van Morrison, Santana, etc. Eclectic but accessible; instantly familiar yet not overplayed, their diverse set-list brings smiling recognition to the audience, draws them into the music and onto the dance floor and never lets go.

For those familiar with the Omaha music scene over the last 25 years Peace, Love, Etc. brings members of April Monday, High Heel & The Sneekers, The River City All Stars, Knucklehead, The Mighty Jailbreakers, Living Proof, Acoustic Groove, Star 69, Desperate Bandwives, The Pounders & Soul Finger together for a high-energy, joyful jolt of live music.

An added bonus: Locals John Rogers (JR) and Dan Sullivan are band members.