(OMAHA, NE) – The Blues Society of Omaha Riverfront Blues Festival will hold its annual Memorial Day Weekend event Sunday, May 30th at The Dam Grill & Bar Outdoor Stage (151 Freedom Park Rd, Omaha, Nebraska). Headlining this year’s festival will be Grammy Nominee Danielle Nicole. Also performing will be the Rex Granite Band featuring Sarah Benck, and BluesEd’s Vertigo. Advance tickets range from $15-$70 and are available at EventBrite.
Tickets will be $20 at the gate which opens at 3pm with music from 4-10pm. Add a Blues Society of Omaha membership to your ticket and support local, live music! They will buy new members their first drink, too!
Danielle Nicole Schnebelen was a founding member of the award-winning heavy blues, sibling band, Trampled Under Foot. In 2015 she branched out on her own with her soaring, soulful vocals and distinctive, inventive bass work. Accolades include Grammy Nomination for Contemporary Blues Album; 2 Blues Music Awards for Contemporary Female Artist and her second Instrumentalist ~ Bass, and 3 Independent Blue Music Awards.
The Rex Granite Band featuring Sarah Benck was the Blues Society of Omaha’s winner in the band category in 2020. The 4-piece band made it to the semi-finals in Memphis at the International Blues Challenge.
BluesEd began in 2001 by the Blues Society of Omaha and was created to provide opportunities for talented Middle and High School age musicians to play with other students in a performing band format. Now boasting over 200 alumni the program continues to strive to “Keep the Blues Alive.