20th ANNUAL

June 2 ~ 4, 2017

Featuring Ethnic Performers & Music that will highlight the area’s rich heritage and ethnic diversity

World Dance Stage on the Lewis & Clark Landing

& The Heritage Showcase on Iowa’s Rivers Edge Park on Saturday

Los 5

Jimmy Weber

PINK KADILLAC

ROTELLA’S BAKERY STAGE
“Omaha’s Favorite Bread”

on the Lewis & Clark Landing

FRIDAY, June 3rd

5:30 PM –

Voodoo Vinyl

BluesEd Band

Voodoo Vinyl is a 7-piece band with the Blues Society of Omaha BluesEd program that features accomplished musicians led by two powerful singers.They play a high energy, eclectic mix of Blues, Jazz, Funk, Americana, and Rock creating a unique tapestry of music delivered with passion and precision you’d expect from veteran musicians.They’ve played numerous popular venues and several large popular music festivals in the Omaha area.Featuring Elyse Davis (18) and Carmel Hemphill (14) on vocals, Billy Svolos (15) on drums, Thomas Palensky (18) on bass, Graham Brooks (18) on guitar and Sax, Gabi Basile (17) on trombone, and Cole Palensky (15) on guitar

6:30 PM

Grammy Award Winning THE TRAMMPS

The Trammps began in Philadelphia in 1972 featuring vocalist, Jimmy Ellis, Harold ‘Doc’ Wade, Stanley Wade and Earl Young and traveled with as many as 11 members, culled from the ranks of the busiest and best musicians, many of whom also played for Gamble and Huff’s Philly International and later for Vince Montana’s Salsoul Orchestra. The Trammps first recording, “Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart”, a remake of a tune originally recorded by Judy Garland in 1943, was recorded at the legendary Sigma Sound Studio’s in 1972 and was a bona fide chart hit!

Within the next few years, Buddah Records recorded several of The Trammps hits, including “Hold Back The Night” and “Where Do We Go From Here” in 1974.

In mid-1975, The Trammps became one of Atlantic Records hottest Disco recording Acts. Their first Album with Atlantic yielded tracts “Hooked For Life” and “Where The Happy People Go” which became their biggest Pop hit to date and continues to rank as one of the most recognizable songs of its era! Other Trammps’ hits on Atlantic included “Disco Party”, “Body Contact”, “I feel Like I’ve Been Livin'(On the Dark Side Of The Moon)”, “The Night The Lights Went out” and “Soul Bones” which featured a harmonica solo by Stevie Wonder. The Pinnacle of The Trammps career was their Atlantic sound track, “Disco Inferno”. In 1977 “Disco Infereno” was the hottest song on the international Disco scene and the Group was recognized as the best performing group by one of new York’s most popular Club’s, 2001 Space Oddesey, the location for the motion picture, Saturday Night Fever. The Sound track for the movie, which naturally included “Disco Inferno”, was the industry’s biggest selling album to date and won The Trammps a Grammy Award in 1979.

Throughout the years, The Trammps have made many tours throughout the United States, Europe and South America.

Grammy Award Winning THE TRAMMPS

7:30 PM –

On The Fritz

The Grease Band – 50’s & 60’s Rock & Roll Classics

Omaha’s Original Rock & Roll Band Performing the Best of the 50’s and 60’s Rock ‘N Roll and Classic Hit Music

9:30 PM –
New Artists LOS 5

SUNDAY, June 5th

CLOCKSTOPPERS

The Trammps, who were based in Philadelphia, were one of the first American disco bands. The band’s first major success was their 1972 cover version of ‘Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart’. The first disco track they released was ‘Love Epidemic’ in 1973. However, they are best known for their 1976 Grammy winning song, ‘Disco Inferno’ which rose to fame with the Saturday Night Fever Movie.

9:30 PM

Grammy Award Winning THE TRAMMPS

Front & Center (formerly known as Silver Lining) has added 3 new members & joined forces with BluesEd band, Highway 61, to form a powerhouse of talent. This band is loving the blues, keep checking in with Front & Center as the season progresses to watch them grow!

Us and Them Blues Band is a youth band that is part of the Blues Societyof Omaha’s BluesEd program. The members of Us and Them are talented,experienced and award winning musicians. The band is wellknown and popular in the Omaha metropolitan area and has played at venuessuch as Playing with Fire, Aksarben Village, The Ozone, Brewsky’s, McKenna’s, The 21stSaloon, Slattery Vineyard and Sumter Ampthitheater. They have also playedfor benefits such as the Red Cross, Support the Troops, ALS Walkathon, and many others

BlueHouse with the Rent to Own Horns

One of Omaha’s Best Rhythm & Blues Bands

SHOWSTOPPERS DANCE

Featuring an exciting dance performance that you will not want to miss

Pink Kadillac ’50’s to Today Variety Band

WHEN YOU ABSOLUTELY HAVE TO HAVE THE VERY BEST. PINK KADILLAC has been the premier true variety band in the Omaha area for over 25 years. Playing all your favorites from yesterday to today. They are genuinely entertainers who know how to get people dancing and make your party or celebration one to remember. Strong instrumentation and tight vocal harmonies explain why this band is in high demand throughout the year

Party Cover Band

A Midwest Music Tradition Since 1980.

On The Fritz has played nearly every major club or event in the region and remains one of the most popular bands, consistently booking and rebooking annual events as well as appearances at the hottest entertainment venues in the Midwest. Collectively, they boast a resume that includes the release of three albums while sharing the stage with over forty national acts.

9:30 PM

9:30 PM

Grammy Award Winning THE TRAMMPS

Us & Them – BluesEd Band

Blue House is an internationally known blues band that has been performing since 1990. They have recorded 4 albums and 2 television specials.

They are a high energy blues band with screaming horns, singing guitar, huge vocals and a mile wide groove.

Classic rock and Covers

Craig Chytil, Mike Masker, Mike May, Mark Jaunty, Jim Christensen and Marty Conboy will be Playing all of your Favorites!

Jimmy Weber

Acoustic Country and Popular Music

During his illustrious career, Jimmy Weber has shared the stage with country music royalty including Kenny Rogers, Tim McGraw, Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts, Clint Black and Trace Adkins to name a few. In addition, Jimmy has opened for music’s elite including Rodney Atkins, Sara Evans, Josh Turner, Joe Nichols, and the legendary Beach Boys.

Jimmy’s career highlight was playing lead guitar and singing backup vocals for the late John Denver at Omaha’s Rosenblatt Stadium. Over 250,000 people viewed this nationally televised performance. As part of a USO tour that performed over the Thanksgiving Holiday for U.S. troops in the Middle East, Jimmy toured as the lead guitarist and background vocalist with Wayne Newton, Neil McCoy, the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders and Paul Rodriguez. This trip included shows aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln, as well as stops in Bahrain and Kuwait.

Jimmy also traveled and performed with country stars Craig Morgan and Jolie Edwards on a “Stars for Stripes” Christmas and New Years tour of Iraq and Kuwait in support of the brave men and women of our Armed Forces. Jimmy recently retired from active duty after 24 years of service with the US Air Force. A former member of the US Air Force Band, he deployed 5 times, bringing comfort and hope to our service members in Iraq, Afghanistan and dozens of other countries in Southwest Asia, Africa, Europe and North and South America.

Jimmy’s recent self-titled CD was co-produced by Nashville phenomenon Dave Brainard (Jerrod Nieman, Ray Scott). Jimmy wrote or co-wrote nearly every song on the album and it showcases his unique vocal style and impressive guitar work. One listen draws comparisons to his diverse musical influences, including the Eagles, Vince Gill, Glen Campbell and James Taylor


THE BRITS

Front & Center – BluesEd Band

The BRITS is an exciting concept band based on the historic British Invasion Music of the 1960’s.

Their Mission Statement: TO EMULATE, AS EXACTLY AS POSSIBLE, THE SOUND AND STYLE OF THE FAMOUS ROCK AND ROLL LEGENDS OF THIS TIME PERIOD, COVERING THE SONGS WITH THE INSTRUMENTATION AND VOCALS AS ORIGINALLY RECORDED.