20th ANNUAL

Lewis & Clark Stage

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

on the Lewis & Clark Landing

Friday, June 2nd

5:00 PM   –   BluesEd Band  –   FIVE MINUTE DRIVE

“Five minute drive” is a Blues Society of Omaha BluesEd band. Comprised of many 2017 All State & award winning show choir musicians.
Members Include:
Akshay-bass, Allison-sax & vocals, Elliott-drums, Gage-guitar, Jeana-vocals & keys, Matt-guitar, Natalie-vocals, keys & aux percussion

6:30 PM  –  Live Wire  – Rhythm & Blues

9:00 PM  –  LANCO

One of Country Music’s Hottest New Bands, with a Chart Rising New Single –  Greatest Love Story

One Singer might be a force, but five is a family. It’s impossible to deny: there’s just something about the power of a band, where songs form a bond thicker than blood. Which speaks to so many different corners of the music lover’s heart. That experience is at the core of LANCO – singer and lyricist Brandon Lancaster, Chandler Baldwin (bass guitar), Jared Hampton (keyboards), Tripp Howell (drums) and Eric Steedly (guitar) – and their version of modern country that’s fit for arenas but sounds equally sweet on the jukebox of a local honkytonk. It’s a collective effort from five artists whith solid southern roots that rocks and twangs equally, making songs like “Greatest Love Story”, their newest single, resonate like few others: one part classic, one part cutting edge and completely honest.

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“A song like “Greatest Love Story” defines the reason we are in country music” says Lancaster. “We all relate to it. Anyone who knows about finding love or losing love, there is piece of their story in the song. We’ve already seen how much it impacts people, and it means the world.” “Greatest Love Story,” is pure LANCO, showcasing Lancaster’s smooth vocals alongside the band’s infectious melodies. Anchored by lush acoustic guitar, a thumping drumbeat and hints of John Mellencamp-style ruck, it’s the kind of song that makes the listener optimistic about love and the future of country music.

In a few short years, LANCO has gone from playing to audiences of thirty to playing festivals like Bonnaroo and Stagecoach, in a story that could have only formed in the south. A native to the Nashville area, Lancaster started writing songs in his early teenage years – and, growing up in Tennessee, country music was as intrinsic to his childhood as skyscrapers are to New York City. “It’s weird to say that country is an influence, because it was almost a part of growing up,” says Lancaster, whose father made sure to school him in southern rock, too. “It was the most prevalent thing going on.” But Lancaster was also a sponge, devouring vinyl as fast as ITunes and listening to everything from Kings of Leon to Keith Urban and bob Dylan, deconstructing what makes a band great, a lyric powerful and a melody unforgettable.

It was in college where Lancaster met his band mates, all on search to meld their country background with a wide ranging appreciation of music from all genres from Steedly’s taste for Stevie Ray Vaughan to Howell’s love of hip-hop. At the root though, was always country music. “There’s a reason we are in country music.” Indeed, nothing can get them going like a good Alabama or Willie Nelson song. “We’re just five guys with different influences trying to make music the way our heroes did for us,” adds Steedly.

It was another hero that helped create one of LANCO’s most iconic moments. At a concert one night – where he was working concessions at the hotdog stand – Lancaster mustered up the courage to stop producer Jay Joyce  (Eric Church, Brothers Osborne, Cage the Elephant) – not looking for anything but to tell him he was a true fan, still in his uniform and name tag. The encounter lead to Lancaster leaving with Joyce’s number, but it was weeks later when he finally threw caution to the wind and gave him a call. Joyce asked him what he wanted in life, point blank. “I said, I want to be an artist, I want to be a songwriter, and I’m going to keep working at the hotdog stand until I do.” He said, “Ok, come over to my studio tomorrow at 3:30 pm.” Lancaster was floored, and the five members of LANCO showed up the next day armed with their instruments and an arsenal of songs.

The result is LANCO’s self-titled four -song debut EP, which Joyce produced. From the classic southern swagger of “Trouble Maker” to the confessional anthem of “We Do,” the band doesn’t see boundaries – just a love for honest songs and music that pushes the genre forward without ever losing sight of where its been. It’s an approach that is even clearer in their live shows, which are some of the most dynamic concert experiences around. “We’re never afraid to make the most of a moment,” says Lancaster. “Other people stand on stage, but we’re going to jump in the crowd, kick a drum set over. We never want to have any boundaries.”

There are no boundaries, either, when it comes to the people they touch: LANCO is short for the bands original name, “Lancaster & Company,” which was meant to not only include each other, but each and every fan connects to their songs.

“There is a culture to LANCO,” says Hampton. “We do this because we love country music, but also because everything we feel and sing about, someone else does too. That’s the biggest power there is.”

“It’s just five guys,” adds Lancaster, “being as honest as we can be.” 

 

Saturday, June 3rd

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

 

 

11:30 AM  –  Mariachi Patria Juvenil  –  Latino Music / Prairie Gator Band  –  Cajun

Mariachi music and Latin dancing with big colorful skirts, foot stomping and great rhythms are in the spotlight for a free concert Saturday.

 

 

 

1:30  PM  –  Dicey Riley  –  Irish & Celtic Band

Get a taste of Ireland with father-and-son duo Dicey Riley. Douglas County Public Defender Tom Riley and his son, Brendan, have been playing music together in various bands for 13 years. These days, Dave Nauman joins them on bass, though the group has featured many other musicians over the years. The band plays mostly traditional Irish tunes but occasionally rocks out with a cover of Flogging Molly or The Pogues.

4:00 PM  –  red raven orchestra  –  polka music

The Red Raven Orchestra is a six piece band that plays a variety of music: polka, waltz, fox-trot, latin, country, big band.

We have been in the music business for several years and the musicians are all experienced in entertaining audiences for their dancing and listening pleasure.

6:30 PM  –  Las Vegas’ Best Motown & R&B        –     Spectrum

Las Vegas’s Best MoTown & R&B Group Singing Hit Songs from the Platters, Four Tops, Temptations and Boyz 2 Men.

Webster defines Spectrum as a “series of radiations arranged in regular order” or a “continuous sequence or wide range”.  This could not be a more appropriate description of the award-winning group Spectrum, which draws upon the talent of four radiant voices and diverse personalities to form a first class vocal quartet.  After spending six stellar years recreating the sound and style of the Four Tops in Las Vegas’ multi-million dollar production shows American Superstars and Legends In Concert, the group has developed the versatility to credibly cover the music of groups from the Platters to the Temptations to Boyz 2 Men.  It is this versatility that has propelled them to the status of headlining their own shows in which they perform stirring renditions of the all the best cover tunes.

7:30 PM  –  The Grease Band  –  50’s  & 60’s  Rock &  Roll Classics

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  –  Las Vegas’ Best Motown & R&B        –     Spectrum

Las Vegas’s Best MoTown & R&B Group Singing Hit Songs from the Platters, Four Tops, Temptations and Boyz 2 Men.

Webster defines Spectrum as a “series of radiations arranged in regular order” or a “continuous sequence or wide range”.  This could not be a more appropriate description of the award-winning group Spectrum, which draws upon the talent of four radiant voices and diverse personalities to form a first class vocal quartet.  After spending six stellar years recreating the sound and style of the Four Tops in Las Vegas’ multi-million dollar production shows American Superstars and Legends In Concert, the group has developed the versatility to credibly cover the music of groups from the Platters to the Temptations to Boyz 2 Men.  It is this versatility that has propelled them to the status of headlining their own shows in which they perform stirring renditions of the all the best cover tunes.

Sunday, June 4th

12:00 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

2:00 PM  –  jimmy weber  –  country accoustic

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

Jimmy Weber

4:00 PM  –  Bluehouse  –  Rhythm & Blues

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.

6:00 PM  –  Pink Kadillac   –   50’s  to  Today Party 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.