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Omaha's annual Memorial Park concert is canceled

Omaha's annual Memorial Park concert is canceled

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This year's City of Omaha Celebrates America concert and fireworks show at Memorial Park has been canceled. 

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This year’s City of Omaha Celebrates America concert and fireworks show at Memorial Park has been canceled.

Originally scheduled for June 26, the concert has been canceled because of the novel coronavirus.

This year’s performers had been booked but were not yet announced. Event organizers are in discussions with the artists to book them again for next year’s concert, which will take place on June 25, 2021.

“It was heartbreaking decision, but not a difficult one because health and safety come first,” Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert said in a statement. “I’m hopeful and excited about next year’s concert, when we can celebrate America safely.”

The annual free concert is one of Omaha’s most popular events, typically drawing tens of thousands of people to the rolling lawn in central Omaha. Last year’s concert featured Chris Isaak, and Little Stephen and the Disciples of Soul.

The concert and fireworks show dates to 1987 and has been scheduled every year since 1993, though it has been canceled a few times because of bad weather.


Memorial Park concerts through the years

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Kevin Coffey is the music critic and entertainment reporter, covering music, movies, video games, comic books and lots more. Follow him on Twitter @owhmusicguy. Phone: 402-444-1557.

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