Home – Memorial Park Concert – Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021

Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021

6-10 p.m.

Memorial Park


Midsummer Classic
Is Back!

Summer concert and fireworks show produced by the City of Omaha



5:45 p.m. — National Anthem & Event Welcome
6:00 p.m. —The Firm
7:15 p.m. — Wyclef Jean
8:45 p.m. — Elvis Costello & the Layabouts
10:00 p.m. — Fireworks
Elvis Costello
Photo: Lens O'Toole

Elvis Costello & The Imposters

Elvis Costello has performed worldwide with his bands.  He has entered into songwriting collaborations with legends Paul McCartney, Burt Bacharach, and had songs recorded by a great number of artists, including, George Jones, Linda Ronstadt, and Johnny Cash. His album “Look Now” with The Imposters won the Grammy award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal album in 2020. 

Costello is perhaps best known for the songs, “Alison”, “Pump It Up”, “Everyday I Write The Book” and his rendition of the Nick Lowe song, “(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace Love and Understanding”. 2017 marked the 40th anniversary of the release his first record album, “My Aim Is True”.

His record catalogue of more than thirty albums includes the contrasting pop and rock & roll albums, “This Year’s Model”, ”Armed Forces”, “Imperial Bedroom”, “Blood and Chocolate” and “King Of America.”

Elvis Costello and The Attractions were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003. Read more >
Wyclef Jean

Wyclef Jean

The music that Wyclef Jean has written, performed, and produced — both as a solo superstar and as founder and guiding member of the Fugees — has been a consistently powerful, pop cultural force for over two decades. In 1996, the Fugees released their monumental album The Score. Since then, Wyclef has released eight albums as a solo artist that have sold nearly nine million copies worldwide. Read more >

Fireworks Spectacular

To cap off the festivities, we’ll end the evening with a bigger-and-better-than-ever fireworks show by J&M Displays.
Fireworks show follows Elvis Costello about 10 p.m.
Stage - Memorial Park Concert 2019

Local Band Videos

Thank you to all of the local bands that applied to have videos featured at the 2021 concert! We can’t wait to share the videos that were selected. A special thank you to KPAO Public Television for providing studio services — 15 bands now have new video files.



Memorial Park will be open at 5:00 AM Saturday for those wanting to put down blankets to reserve a good spot for the show. 

The City of Omaha prohibits use of tarps or putting stakes in the ground (think blankets and baggies of sand or small weights).

In the case of rain or severe weather, the concert will be cancelled and will not be rescheduled. 

Still to come: Other important information and rules including parking and traffic recommendations. Follow us on Facebook for more.

★  2019 PHOTOS  ★