Design revealed for mobile outdoor venue

The Omaha Mobile Stage project is transforming a repurposed 18-foot box truck into an accessible, adaptable and easily transportable stage to support a variety of performers, neighborhoods and school events.

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This multi-year project takes place in two phases—a designbuild phase in Lincoln, followed by a live performing arts tour in Omaha-based public spaces and schools

Omaha Mobile Stage (OMS) is a direct response to a suite of cultural, social and economic problems that have roots in the pandemic. The project is led by a multidisciplinary collaborative of Omaha and Lincoln-based leaders in the fields of design, performance, education and placemaking.

Omaha Mobile Stage is a prototype for a new model of outdoor venue—providing a fun and flexible, but safe and serene, place for Omahans to re-engage with each other, reactivate public spaces, and reanimate social, creative and economic life in the city.


Dereck Higgins and Celeste Butler sharing their Show Wagon memories.
Omaha Mobile Stage Design Reveal Watch the OMS leadership team and partners discuss reactions to hearing …
Dereck Higgins and Celeste Butler’s Show Wagon Memories Watch here Performing artist Dereck Higgins and fiber artist Celeste Butler …
The Importance of Placemaking Watch here Manne Cook, an Urban Development Manager in Omaha, discusses …
Learning from the Good Fellows Show Wagon Jessica Scheuerman, executive director of Partners for Livable Omaha, talks about …

Omaha Mobile Stage revives Good Fellows Show Wagon concept with focus on community, public health, education and economic recovery for artists.

Did you perform on or attend the Good Fellows Show Wagon anytime between the 1950s and early 2000s? Share your memories here.

Photos: Omaha World-Herald/Robert Paskach Photograph Collection at The Durham Museum.


Omaha Mobile Stage is made possible by the generous support of Sherwood Foundation, Anonymous**, Kevin M. McCarthy, Omaha Public Schools Foundation, Paul Scheuerman, Reg and Gloria Rial, Bluestone Development, Infinity CPA Group, Baird Holm, Katie and Dan Kresha, Sharon and Jim Kresha, Andrew Johnson and Thompson, Dreessen & Dorner, Inc.

Donations to the project are tax deductible and can be made at

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