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Backyard Concert Series

7th Annual BackYard Concert Series

Sundays, 5:00 - 7:00 PM  | FREE

Grab your lawn chairs and picnic blanket. Pack the cooler. Bring the family and invite your friends to our 7th Annual Backyard Concert Series! Enjoy the fresh air, funky tunes, and fun atmosphere. All concerts begin at 5:00 p.m. in the Pavilion! Relax in our backyard!

  • During each concert, a local youth group will be selling desserts as a fundraiser.

  • Jewish Family Service will be taking donations for their food pantry. The greatest need is for personal care items such as toilet paper, soap, shampoo, lotion, tooth brushes, and tooth paste. Canned meats such as chicken and salmon are also appreciated. Look for the blue bins! Please no expired items.

In case of inclement weather, the concert will be moved to the JCC Theater.

Mark your Calendars!

August 20


Featuring the BroadBand Horns, Finest Hour is the premier cover/dance/party band in Omaha. We all love to play music, and the sheer joy and energy shines through during every performance.

August 27


Mitch Gettman is a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Omaha, NE. His music is often compared to that of songwriters like Elliott Smith and Jeff Buckley and bands like Radiohead and The Beatles, but Mitch's new songs (as heard in live performances around the Omaha-metro area in 2016) seem to take on a new array of influences, bringing to mind artists such as Stevie Wonder, The Velvet Underground and Brian Wilson-era Beach Boys. Mitch is a retro-style songwriter making songs about the modern world and he wants you to sing along.

September 10


Tara Vaughan is a two time Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards Songwriter of the Year nominee. The Nebraska native released her debut full length album Dandelion Wine in 2016, which includes songs about mistakes and self-discovery in her trademark honey-thick vocals and bouncy piano pop style, and shines with complex arrangements and the addition of atmospheric guitars.

September 17


CJ Mills is a singer-songwriter and guitarist out of Omaha, Nebraska. She has a unique style that mixes neo-soul, reggae, indie, and pop.

The JFO Backyard Concert Series is made possible by:
Omaha Steaks
All Makes Office Equipment Co.
Fred & Eve Simon Charitable Foundation
and the following Jewish Federation of Omaha Foundation funds:
Karen Sokolof Javitch Music Fund
Special Donor-Advised Fund

Questions? Contact Esther Katz, JCC Cultural Arts Director, at (402) 334-6406 or