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Tuesday
Jun112013

8th Annual OEA Awards Call for Nominations

Click here to fill out and submit your nominations for the 2014 Omaha Entertaintainment & Arts Awards.

New to the ballot this year are Best Comedy Ensemble and Best Comedian in the Performing Arts categories and Best 2-person show and Best Public Art to the Visual Arts categories.

More details on the OEAA voting process can be found at the Nominate tab.

Thank you for voting and supporting Omaha's amazing arts community!

 

 

Friday
Jun072013

2013 OEAA Summer Showcase in Benson

The 2013 OEA Summer Showcase will feature 80 bands over 2 days in 7 venues in the Benson neighborhood in Omaha.  Plus we'll be teaming for the first time with Benson First Friday to showcase 40 artists in various venues throughout the neighborhood.  The atmosphere will feel electric with street musicians, food artists and performers.  This will be our biggest showcase to date.

One band or artist will be voted on by the public at this showcase to open the Maha Music Festival on Saturday, August 17 at Stinson Park in Aksarben Village.  They'll share the bill with The Flaming Lips, Matt & Kim, Bob Mould and others.

Friday, June 7, also marks the one-year anniversary for Benson First Friday. Libation specials and discounted appetizers will be at various destinations, including Taita, Jane’s Health Market, Jake’s Cigars, The Sydney, Krug Park, The Beercade and more.

Public nominations for the 2014 OEAs will open starting June 7 at www.oea-awards.com and run through the end of August. We thank all bands, visual artists, those in the performing arts and fans of Omaha culture for their support.  Come join us as we continue to celebrate the arts in the area and build on our most successful year yet.

1 Night Wristband:  $10
2 Night Wristband:  $15


LIVE MUSIC FRIDAY - JUNE 7th

The Waiting Room - All Ages
8:00-8:40- Escape from AlcaJazz
8:55-9:35- Civicminded
9:50-10:30- Narcotic Self
10:45-11:25- The Whipkey Three
11:40-12:20- Travelling Mercies
12:35-1:05- Ten Club
1:20-2:00- Galvanized Tron

The Sydney - All Ages
8:00-8:40- Towne, Murray & Polipnick
8:55-9:35- Morning at Sea
9:50-10:30- All Young Girls Are Machine Guns
10:45-11:25- Halfwit
11:40-12:20- Touch People
12:35-1:05- Universe Contest
1:20-2:00- BuckHunter

Barley Street Tavern - 21+
8:00-8:40- Skyman
8:55-9:35- Black On High
9:50-10:30- Those Far Out Arrows
10:45-11:25- Dirty River Ramblers
11:40-12:20- Moses Prey
12:35-1:05- The Sub-Vectors
1:20-2:00- The Big Deep

Sweatshop - All Ages
8:00-8:40- Pancho and the Contraband
8:55-9:35- Tracey Skretta
9:50-10:30- Polka Police
10:45-11:25- The Shidiots
11:40-12:20- Never Trust the Living
12:35-1:05- Guilty is the Bear
1:20-2:00- Kaitlyn Maria Filippini

Burke’s Pub - 21+
8:00-8:40- SPORK and SPiNSTER
8:55-9:35- 24 Hour Cardlock
9:50-10:30- Scott Severin
10:45-11:25- Michael Wunder
11:40-12:20- Mitch Gettman
12:35-1:05- Hector Anchondo Band

PS Collective - All Ages
8:00-8:40- Acoustic Gangster
8:55-9:35- Belles & Whistles
9:50-10:30- Lucas Kellison & Undisco Kids
10:45-11:25- Elephantz
11:40-12:20- One Eye White
12:35-1:05- Island Alumni

Louis Bar & Grill - 21+
8:00-8:40- More Machine Now Than Man
8:55-9:35- The Minnahoonies
9:50-10:30- Josh Hoyer and the Shadowboxers
10:45-11:25  The Matador
11:40-12:20- The Impulsive
12:35-1:05- Rygol
1:15-1:50- Linear Symmetry

LIVE MUSIC SATURDAY - JUNE 8th

The Waiting Room:
8:00-8:40- Save the Hero
8:55-9:35- John Klemmensen and the Party
9:50-10:30- Cannonista
10:45-11:25- The Electroliners
11:40-12:20- Voodoo Method
12:35-1:05- After the Fall
1:20-2:00- Lon-Meezy

The Sydney:
8:00-8:40- Mola-B
8:55-9:35- Edge of Arbor
9:50-10:30- Vago
10:45-11:25- Artillery Funk
11:40-12:20- AZP
12:35-1:05- Purveyors of the Conscious Sound
1:20-2:00- Wrekafekt

Barley Street Tavern:
8:00-8:40- The Counterplot
8:55-9:35- The Decatures
9:50-10:30- Big AL Band
10:45-11:25- Molehill (touring band)
11:40-12:20- Rock Paper Dynamite
12:35-1:05- Field Club
1:20-2:00- The Beat Seekers

Burke’s Pub:
8:00-8:40- FINO
8:55-9:35- Phoenix Rising
9:50-10:30- Ryan Osbahr
10:45-11:25- Dominique Morgan
11:40-12:20- shooK on3
12:35-1:05- Buzz Junior

PS Collective:
8:00-8:40- A Wasted Effort
8:55-9:35- Square1
9:50-10:30- Tenderness Wilderness
10:45-11:25- The Bishops
11:40-12:20- The Ronnys
12:35-1:05- Steps to Mars

OEAA SUMMER SHOWCASE - VISUAL ARTISTS

Benjamin McQuillan, Jess Benjamin, Justin Beller, Erin Blayney, Kim Reid-Kuhn, Sarah Rowe, Dennis Grover, Alex Borovski, Nolan Tredway, Robyn Kingsley, Shannon Claire, William Holland, Bart Vargas, Gerard Pefung, Mindy Leahy, Greg Elsasser, Weston Thomson, Wanda Ewing, Leslie Diuguid

After dark, continue to see local talent via projections onto various buildings/windows by: Ramanda Fuelberth, Evan Crown, Brittan Rosendahl, Caleb Coppock and Matt Linder.

Wednesday
May292013

OEAA Teams Up with Benson First Friday

The Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards (OEAA) is pleased to announce that for the first time since its 2007 inception, over 80 bands and 40 artists will participate in the summer live music showcase throughout the Benson corridor when it teams up with a popular Benson organization, Friday, June 7, and Saturday, June 8.

The two-day event also features visual arts prominently displayed in windows along Maple Street (in Benson). When the sun goes down, look for artwork to be projected onto buildings. The atmosphere will feel electric with street musicians, food artists and performers.

Friday, June 7, also marks one-year for Benson First Friday. Libation specials and discounted appetizers will be at various destinations, including Taita, Jane’s Health Market, Jake’s Cigars, The Sydney, Krug Park, The Beercade and more.

"The summer showcase is always our largest fundraising effort," OEAA Live Music Co-Chair, Justin Kadlec, said. "Not only has the Benson community cultivated amazing artists and entertainment, it really has become a destination and our supporters love the easy access from venue to venue.  Plus the partnership with Benson First Friday is going to make for an incredible event."

Audiences will have the opportunity to vote one of the showcase bands to kickoff the MAHA Music Festival, Saturday, August 17, Stinson Park featuring Matt & Kim, The Flaming Lips. The OEAA Summer Music Showcase cost is just $10 for one night; $15 for both nights. Purchase wristbands at any of the participating venues. A wristband allows audience members to walk freely between venues.



Friday
May102013

Omaha Gives! May 22, 2013 at The Slowdown

Omaha Music Gives featuring Rock Paper Dynamite, The Seen, Gordon and A Wasted Effort
Happy Hour with local music non-profits Hear Nebraska, Maha Music Festival, Omaha Girls Rock and Omaha Entertainment Awards at 5:00pm
Doors at 7:00pm
Main Room
Free show!

As part of the Omaha Community Foundation’s Omaha Gives event encouraging 24 hours of digital giving to local non-profits, we’re asking you to make a contribution to the organizations putting Omaha's music scene on the map.

To give this day the attention it deserves, we're celebrating the only way we know how! Join us at Slowdown for good friends, great music, and an incredible reason to rock.
www.omahagives24.org

More info at http:// www.theslowdown.com/events/ maha-music-festival-and-omaha-gives-showcase/

Maha Music Festival -- www.mahamusicfestival.com
Omaha Girls Rock -- www.omahagirlsrock.com
Hear Nebraska -- www.hearnebraska.org
Omaha Entertainment Awards -- www.oea-awards.com

Thursday
Apr252013

Summer Showcase in progress!

The music committee met earlier this week and went through all 118 submissions for the summer showcase; our highest response ever!

This is going to be the biggest showcase yet going from 60 or so bands to almost 80 thanks to a couple of extra venues signing on and teaming up with Benson First Friday.

We are now in the process of putting bands in time slots in the seven venues over two days!

Mark June 7th and 8th down on the calendar...this one is going to be insane!

If you're interested in volunteering to work the event, email us at oeashowcase@gmail.com