FREE Summer Concerts in the Omaha Area


Free Summer Concerts in Omaha | Family Fun in Omaha

The Omaha Area is full of FREE Summer Concerts, perfect for relaxing on a warm summer evening!  See many more upcoming events in the Omaha Kids Calendar!

As schedules may change, it is always a good idea to verify with the location before visiting.

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Saturdays at Stinson in Aksarben Village – Saturdays, May 2 – August 29, 7-10 p.m.

  • There will be food and drink vendors, face painting, and balloon artists. Kids can play in the fountain and on the playground equipment. These concerts are family-friendly so be sure to bring your chair and/or blanket.

Loessfest in Council Bluffs – May 23 – 31

  • Concerts including Chicago, Recaptured: A Tribute to Journey, Imagination Movers, Mini Maha, plus fireworks, Disney Day, free outdoor movie, and Taste of Omaha.

Sounds of Summer Concert Series at Shadow Lake Towne Center – Fridays, May 29 – August 21, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

  • Live outdoor music at Nebraska Medicine – Bellevue Amphitheatre. Kids can enjoy free face painting or balloon art each week, in addition to a special giveaway for each child during the concert. Blankets and chairs encouraged.

Vibes at Village Pointe – Saturdays, May 30 – August 22, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

  • Kids can enjoy free face painting or balloon art each week. Blankets and chairs encouraged.

Music and Movies in Bayliss Park, Council Bluffs – Concerts: Wednesdays, June 3 – September 2, 6:30-8 p.m.

  • Concerts will be held every Wednesday evening at 6:30 to 8 pm from June 3rd to September 2nd.

Summer Kickoff Concert Series at Midtown Crossing –  June 4 and 11, 7 p.m.

  • Part of Midtown Crossing’s Thursdays in the Park Series, the Summer Kickoff Concerts welcome two home-grown favorites to the Pavilion at Turner Park stage. Blankets/chairs welcome; food & beverages available for purchase. First three hours of garage parking is free.

Bellevue Music in the Parks – Thursdays, June 4 – July 9, 7 p.m., Washington Park, 20th & Franklin Streets

  • Music in the Parks will be performed every Thursday evening at 7 p.m. Concerts are approximately one hour long.

Friday Night Concerts in Rockbrook Village – June 5 – August 28, 7 p.m.

  • Local musicians entertain families every Friday night throughout the summer. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy a delightful evening for the whole family.

Bridge Beats Friday Night Music Series – Every other Friday, June 12 – September 18, 6 p.m., Bob Kerrey Bridge Plaza (Omaha’s side)

  • BRIDGE BEATS is a free Friday night music series presented by the City of Omaha Parks & Recreation Department. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating.

La Vista Concerts & Movies – June 12, July 10, August 14; 7 p.m.

  • Held at the La Vista Public Library, 9110 Giles Road.
    • June 12 – Charm School Dropouts followed by “Big Hero 6″, 7 p.m.
    • July 10 – Blue House followed by “Pitch Perfect”, 7 p.m.
    • August 14 – The Grease Band followed by “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day “, 7 p.m.

Music on the River at Tom Hanafan’s River’s Edge Park – June 13, July 11, August 8, September 12, 7 – 8:30 p.m.

  • Free and open to the public. Bring a lawn chair or blanket.

Playing with Fire at Midtown Crossing – June 18 & 25, July 2, 5:30 p.m.

  • Playing with Fire gives fans the best in blues, soul, funk, R&B, and rock. Blankets/chairs welcome; food & beverages available for purchase. First three hours of garage parking is free.

Bank of the West Celebrates America – June 26, 6 – 10 p.m., Memorial Park

  • Enjoy this annual celebration featuring Joan Jett & The Blackhearts and Eddie Money, with a Fireworks Grand Finale.

Jazz on the Green at Midtown Crossing – Thursdays, July 9 – August 13, 7:30 p.m.

  • Park opens for seating at 5 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Free Parking.

Cox Music and Movies at Holland Center Courtyard – Fridays, July 10 – 24

  • Venue opens at 7:00 p.m., Music starts at 7:30 p.m., Movies begin at dusk (8:45 p.m.)
  • This is a rain or shine event. Event will move to the covered arrival plaza (directly next to the courtyard) in the case of rain.
    • Friday, July 10: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (G) and Michael Lyon and the Steve Thornberg Trio
    • Friday, July 17: The Lego Movie (PG) and and Clark & Co.
    • Friday, July 24: The Amazing Spider-Man (PG-13) and Blue House

End of Summer Concert Series at Midtown Crossing – Thursdays, August 20 – September 3, 7 p.m.

  • Pre-concert entertainment by musicians and performers from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. 6:30 pm.

Have fun enjoying all of these Free Summer Concerts!

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