Youth Talent Show

Omaha Mobile Stage hosts a traveling, city-wide youth talent show in Omaha, Nebraska.

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

Image credit: Bridget Fogarty
Image credit: Bridget Fogarty

Upcoming Youth Talent Shows

  • All Ages Talent Show at New Cassel Retirement Center, Friday, June 2, 2023 – 900 N 90th St Omaha, NE 68114
  • Dance Night at Gene Leahy Mall – Performance Pavilion, Saturday, July 8, 2023
  • Battle of the Bands at Gene Leahy Mall, Saturday, Sept. 9, 2023

Click here to register

Performances 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.

For questions, contact Kaylea at kaylea@livable.org.

2022 Youth Talent Show Presenting Sponsors

Interested in sponsorship opportunities? Let’s chat! Contact oms@livable.org

Origin

Good Fellows Show Wagon at Omaha’s Pipal Park in 1966. From the Omaha World-Herald/Robert Paskach Photograph Collection at The Durham Museum.

Omaha has a unique legacy of using mobile performing arts to build social cohesion.

Beginning in 1952 and lasting for 59 years, the City of Omaha Parks Department operated the Good Fellows Show Wagon as a youth talent competition. In its heyday in the 1970s, the Show Wagon drew hundreds of contestants and thousands of audience members from the Omaha area and beyond. 

Among many who grew up, raised families and aged in the city during this time, it was a memorable and cherished feature of community life.

Do you have memories from these events? Share your Show Wagon Memories here.