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Jazz on the Green continues July 20 with The Sugar Thieves

Jul 14, 2017, 11:12 AM by Kelly Bartnick

 

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Omaha Native Meredith Moore’s soulful vocals highlight performance

OMAHA, Neb. – (July 14, 2017) – Omaha Performing Arts’ free concert series Jazz on the Green at Midtown Crossing continues Thursday, July 20 when The Sugar Thieves bring their American roots sound to Turner Park at Midtown Crossing. The headliner begins at 7:30 PM on stage at Turner Park, 30th and Farnam. The park opens at 5:00 PM with pre-show entertainment starting at 6:30 PM.

American roots group The Sugar Thieves is returning to Jazz on the Green. Featuring the soulful vocals of Omaha native Meredith Moore, the group blends blues, country, folk, gospel, rock and jazz to create a sound that is all its own. The high-energy band has what it takes to move a crowd.

Pre-show entertainment for July 20 is provided by Far & Wide, a youth band from BluesEd, a non-profit youth artist development program sponsored by the Blues Society of Omaha.

All Jazz on the Green at Midtown Crossing concerts are free to the public, with no reservations or tickets needed. Seating in the grassy circular area of Turner Park with a direct view of the stage, is permitted at 5:00 PM. Green spaces outside the bowl will be available before 5:00 PM. Pre-show entertainment begins at 6:30 PM and the headlining performance starts at 7:30 PM.

This year’s Jazz on the Green at Midtown Crossing includes:

  • Thursday, July 27: Bayou City Brass Band (paying homage to traditional New Orleans second-line style with an original sound all their own)
  • Thursday, August 3: The Ron E. Beck Soul Revue with A Family Affair (Omaha-native Blues singer and percussionist)
  • Thursday, August 10: Sammy Miller and the Congregation (Grammy-nominated band featuring joyful jazz)

Midtown Crossing offers convenient and secure parking for more than 3,000 vehicles. Two parking garages are easily accessible from 33rd, Farnam and Harney streets. In both garages, the first three hours are free, and visitors pay only $1 for each hour after.

Midtown Crossing vendors will have food, water and other beverages available for purchase. Outside food and beverages are also allowed, excluding hard liquor. Beer and wine are okay. Patrons are asked to come prepared for hot summer temperatures.

The lead sponsor for Omaha Performing Arts presents Jazz on the Green at Midtown Crossing is Mutual of Omaha. Concert sponsors include C&A Industries, Cox Communications, Beardmore Subaru, Fran and Rich Juro and Omaha Performing Arts’ young professionals group 40 Below. Media sponsors for this year’s series are KETV, KIOS and Omaha World-Herald. Even Hotels Omaha is hospitality sponsor.

For more information visit JazzOnTheGreenOmaha.com.