Memorial Park concert and fireworks show produced by the City of Omaha
Melissa Etheridge is one of rock music’s great female icons, known for her confessional lyrics and raspy, smoky vocals. Her popularity grew around memorable songs such as “Bring Me Some Water,” “No Souvenirs” and “Ain’t It Heavy,” for which she won her first Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal. Etheridge hit her commercial and artistic stride with her fourth album, Yes I Am, featuring the massive hits “I’m the Only One” and “Come to My Window,” a searing song of longing that brought her a second Grammy Award. The six-times platinum album spent more than two and a half years on the album charts. Read more »
Takes the stage after Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone
Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone
6:30 p.m. — National Anthem & Welcome
6:45-8 p.m. — Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone
8:30–10 p.m. — Melissa Etheridge
10 p.m. — Fireworks
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Local Band Videos
The 2023 concert will once again feature videos of local bands. If your band is interested in being considered, the google form to express your interest will be available mid-April. Check back! A special thank you to KPAO Public Television for partnering with us.
Plan Your Celebration
Memorial Park will be open at 5:00 AM Friday 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.
Musical Guests through the Years
Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
The Four Tops
Blood, Sweat & Tears
The Righteous Brothers
The Beach Boys
Creedence Clearwater Revisited
The Village People
Three Dog Night
The Doobie Brothers
The 5th Dimension
Little River Band
KC & The Sunshine Band
The Guess Who
Grand Funk Railroad
Huey Lewis and The News
Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
Kool & The Gang
Starship featuring Mickey Thomas
Little Steven & The Disciples and the Disciples of Soul
Elvis Costello & The Imposters