IF YOU GO
» Jazz on the Green is free and open to the public.
» Seating in the center bowl of Turner Park opens at 5 p.m., and the concert will begin at 7:30 p.m.
» Blankets, chairs, beer, wine and Champagne are allowed in the park.
» Tents, stakes, open flames and hard liquor are not allowed in the park.
» Pets are allowed but must be on a leash at all times. And you must clean up after your pet.
Garage parking is accessible from 33rd and Farnam Streets as well as 33rd and Harney Streets and is free for the first three hours. Each hour after is $1 per hour up to a maximum of $6.
Mutual of Omaha surface lots and parking garages are free and open to the public beginning at 5 p.m. Street parking is also available. Farnam Court also offers valet parking for $5.
For a time, if you saw Oakland soul band Tower of Power, you would have seen Ron E. Beck behind the drum kit.
You may have seen him around elsewhere, too. Beck has also played with Herbie Hancock, Carlos Santana and plenty of others, and tonight at Turner Park, Beck will play with his own Ron E. Beck Soul Jazz Revue band.
When he's not playing soul and jazz music, Beck runs the Ron E. Beck Drum Institute, which teaches drums at its facility in San Jose, Calif., as well as in free online lessons.
Beck, who lived in Omaha until he was 19, now lives in California but has a band of Omaha all-stars backing him up. Mitch Towne, Jorge Nila, Craig Balderston, Luke Polipnick, Brad Cordle and Curly Martin all play in the group