By McKenzy Parsons

OMAHA, Neb. — July 13, 2023

The second annual North Omaha Music and Arts Festival (NOMAFEST) will celebrate music history with a four-day event.

The festival will occur Thursday, July 27, through Sunday, July 30, at the NOMA building at 24th and Lake streets, according to a news release from the festival.

Each day will feature multiple artists to help promote NOMA’s mission “in energizing the community and honoring its rich, musical history.”

Thursday’s festivities will include performances from 2021 Nebraska Music Hall of Fame inductee, The Richie Love Show, headliner The Love Connection Band, and other special guests. The Thursday show starts at 8 p.m. and is free of admission.

Friday’s festivities will host a different sound with Aya Ito, who has been influenced by Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, and H.E.R., among other famous artists. Other performers include Dana Murray and the NOMA Ensembles at the 8 p.m. show.

The Saturday 7 p.m. show will feature an Omaha native drummer and singer Ron E Beck, the master of funk. VIP ticket holders will be able to go to the watch party of the Spence Jr./Crawford fight.

Sunday will see an afternoon party from 3 to 7 p.m. DJ ReRe of Miami, who is “on a mission to spread positivity and passion and will close out NOMAFEST with her infectious beats,” said the news release.

“Music is a great unifier of people,” said Dana Murray, executive director of NOMA. “NOMAFEST represents a spirit of fellowship in which we can share our vision and mission with the North Omaha community as well as the entire city. We are building on the success of last year’s event and are excited to extend this year’s event over several days, providing more opportunities to join in the excitement and hear from world-class music talents.” 

Tickets for NOMAFEST can be purchased HERE.

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