Upcoming Events

All events are free and open to the public. Free registration.

June 2, 2023

Friday

900 N 90th St Omaha, NE 68114

All Ages Talent Show at New Cassel Retirement Center

Competition is open to:  
– ALL AGES
– All performing arts disciplines are eligible

Performances are limited to 4 minutes and are judged on audience appeal, originality, creativity, and artistry.

Please complete the entry form and sign the waiver to participate.

Registrations are first come, first served. 30 act capacity per event. You will be contacted prior to the event to confirm participation.


July 8, 2023

5-8 P.M.

Saturday

Gene Leahy Mall Performance Pavilion

Dance Night Youth Talent Show at Gene Leahy Mall – Performance Pavilion at The Riverfront

Competition is open to:  
– Youth ages 3 to 18 and youth groups
– All dance and movement performance disciplines are eligible

Performances are limited to 4 minutes and are judged on audience appeal, originality, creativity, and artistry.

Please complete the entry form and sign the waiver to participate.

Registrations are first come, first served. 30 act capacity per event. You will be contacted prior to the event to confirm participation.


Sept. 9, 2023

5-8 P.M.

Saturday

Gene Leahy Mall

Battle of the Bands Talent Show at Gene Leahy Mall at The Riverfront

Competition is open to:  
– Youth groups that must include at least one member under the age of 18. No members maybe older than 21.

Performances judged on audience appeal, originality, creativity, and artistry.

Please complete the entry form and sign the waiver to participate.

Registrations are first come, first served. 30 act capacity per event. You will be contacted prior to the event to confirm participation.


Past Events

October 9, 2022
Sunday


Lynch Park, 20th and Dorcas St

SkateFest Omaha

SkateFest Omaha hosts events for the Skateboarding community to compete and celebrate the sport. The stage hosted 6 performing artists and bands for skaters and the audience to enjoy while watching competitions and supporting local vendors. OMS and SkateFest Omaha also hosted a food drive to benefit Together’s Choice Food Pantry.

Audience watches Bobo Thuh Breadboy on stage.
Top Notch Defective closes the night with their latest songs.

October 2, 2022
Sunday
Gifford Park Neighborhood

Porchfest OMA

A family fun event on community porches and stages with music, poetry, food, activities, and more. The performances on OMS included Omaha Girls Rock’s UN-T.I.L., Opera Omaha, Sweet Tea Music, Crao Na Tire, Grace Titus, Keerthna and Asheigh, and Las Cruxes.

This event was made possible with support from the Nebraska Arts Council and Nebraska Cultural Endowment.

Crao Na Tire showcasing their cultural dance routine for the crowd.
Grace Titus performing at Gifford Park, who sung many original songs and covers.

October 1, 2022
Saturday
Holy Family Community Center, 1715 Izard St

Churchyard Harvest Festival

A music showcase featuring Mr. K’s Clubhouse, Danny Leger and Easter Rising, and Hartford/Focht in the lawn of the Holy Family Community Center.

Danny Leger and Easter Rising performing on stage.

September 18, 2022
Sunday
2417 Grant St

Bryant Center – Omaha Mobile Stage Youth Talent Show

OMS, in partnership with Pull Up and Vibe and Untamed, presented a youth talent show as part of the Untamed Summer Community Engagement Series. Youth, ages 3-18, presented dance, poetry, songs, and more on the stage.

This event was made possible with support from the Nebraska Arts Council, Nebraska Cultural Endowment, and Omaha Public Schools Foundation.

Nyatiem Tip performs her hip-hop dance to the audience (top), earning her first place in her age category, youth (6-8) (bottom).


September 17, 2022
Saturday
33rd and Cass Field

Gifford Park – Omaha Mobile Stage Youth Talent Show
Omaha youth performers showcased a wide variety of performing arts disciplines to be judged and awarded on talent, originality and showmanship. American rapper/singer/songwriter, Tylynn, brought the energy on stage before the talent show began.

This event was made possible with support from the Nebraska Arts Council, Nebraska Cultural Endowment, and Omaha Public Schools Foundation.

Tylynn performing on OMS to Gifford Park youth, friends, and family before the talent show.
Gifford Park youth talent show performers pose with awarded ribbons along with emcee of the night, Zedeka Poindexter.

September 9, 2022
Friday

Gene Leahy Mall Performance Pavilion

Gene Leahy Mall – Omaha Mobile Stage Youth Talent Show

Youth aged 3-18 performed in the first event of the Youth Talent Show series. The show was themed Dance Night and was a range of tap, musical theater, hip hop, and more. The performances were judged on talent, originality, and showmanship and were awarded 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place ribbons in each age category.

This event was made possible with support from the Nebraska Arts Council, Nebraska Cultural Endowment, and Omaha Public Schools Foundation.

All youth contestants pose together with their awarded ribbons.

August 19, 2022
Friday

Gifford Park Neighborhood

33rd Friday Block Party

Live music and dance were showcased on the Omaha Mobile Stage. In addition to the night of lively entertainment, there was the weekly Gifford Park Neighborhood Market that included local vendors, food trucks, and youth games.

This showcase was made possible by the Nebraska Arts Council and Nebraska Cultural Endowment.

Omaha International Folk Dancers bring the community together in celebration.
UN-T.I.L. opens the showcase on the stage.

August 7, 2022
Sunday

Culxr House

Just Dance! Afro & HipHop Fest

Just Dance! is an Afro HipHop Fest organized by Rial Kell & Glowech. Four artists and two DJs created a cultural music and dance showcase on the stage.


August 6, 2022
Saturday

Healing Roots Garden

Pull Up and Vibe Open Mic Festival

Pull Up and Vibe is an Open Mic Series and Festival experience for performers from all walks of life. Artists are given an opportunity to showcase their talents in front of other creatives and community members. Music and spoken word are the popular areas of interest, but all performers are welcome.

This showcase was made possible by the Nebraska Arts Council and Nebraska Cultural Endowment.


June 25, 2022
Saturday

Joslyn Castle and Gardens

Concert at the Castle & Omaha Mobile Stage Ribbon Cutting

Friends and family joined in the gardens of Joslyn Castle to witness the opening of OMS and music from Us and Them Blues Band, Southpaw Bluegrass Band, Big Band- Limited, and a special dance performance from tbd. dance collective.

This event was made possible with support from the Nebraska Arts Council, Nebraska Cultural Endowment and Humanities Nebraska.

Us and Them Blues Band opens the night of live performances.
tbd. dance collective performing on the Omaha Mobile Stage.

June 18, 2022
Saturday

The Fabric Lab

Juneteenth Joy Fest

Juneteenth Joy Fest is a Black Arts and Culture Festival celebrating Juneteenth.

Juneteenth Joy Fest was the first annual Black Arts & Culture Festival curated by Alajia McKizia with support from Fabric Lab, North Omaha Trail, and The Union for Contemporary Art.

Headliner LaRussel at Joy Fest. Credit: Stable Gray

May 7, 2022
Saturday

Millwork Commons

Millwork Connect

At Millwork Connect you can experience what Omaha’s creatives are working on, make an unexpected new friendship, and hang out with friends and family and watch live performances and discussions.

“Retyping Willa Cather” is discussed on the stage with questions from the audience.