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Jazz on the Green concludes August 10 with Sammy Miller and The Congregation

Aug 7, 2017, 16:31 PM by Kelly Bartnick

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Miller and band come to Omaha to share “joyful jazz”

OMAHA, Neb. – (August 4, 2017) – Omaha Performing Arts’ free concert series Jazz on the Green at Midtown Crossing concludes with a big party filled with feel-good, foot-stomping music Thursday, August 10. Swingin’ young jazz band Sammy Miller and The Congregation takes the Turner Park stage at Midtown Crossing. The headliner begins at 7:30 PM at Turner Park, 30th and Farnam. The park opens at 5:00 PM with pre-show entertainment starting at 6:30 PM.

Sammy Miller and The Congregation knows how to get a party started! Led by Grammy®-nominated drummer Miller, the band is on a mission to share “joyful jazz” with the masses. Band members have performed with notable artists including Wynton Marsalis, O.A.R, Iron and Wine, Lee Fields, Jason Moran at venues including the White House, Lincoln Center and the Hollywood Bowl.

Arrive early for preshow entertainment from University of Nebraska Omaha Combo One, the winner of Omaha Performing Arts’ Jazz Combo Competition held at the Holland Performing Arts Center in February, 2017.

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.

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 thereafter.

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.