Week 5 of the Free Riverfront Concert Series
Maha Music Festival brings their local showcase to Bridge Beats this Friday night. The festival consistently books local bands to share the stage with national headline acts at their annual event; this year’s honor goes to All Young Girls Are Machine Guns. Kait Berreckman and CJ Mills fill out the showcase lineup to bring a full night of free, live entertainment. And as an added incentive to attend, Maha will be giving away two tickets to the August 15 festival on Friday night!
All Young Girls Are Machine Guns is a seven piece Doo-Wop and Soul band from Omaha. Formed in 2009, AYGAMG has developed their sound from a mish-mash of pop, jazz, country and blues and fine-tuned it into a consistent soulful sound. AYGAMG are winners of four Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards (Best New Band and Jazz-Easy Listening, 2010; and Best Singer-Songwriter, 2011 & 2012).
Kait Berreckman has developed a unique, engaging performance style of pop-coated, blues-infused alt-country that delights and surprises. With her strong, yet vulnerable voice and deft guitar work, Kait is the 2014 winner of the Omaha Entertainment and Arts Award for Best New Artist. CJ Mills has caught the attention of audiences locally with her powerful voice and clever lyrics that make for catchy R&B tunes. Her music is inspired by the soulful sounds of India Arie and the hip hop elements of Lauryn Hill.
Bridge Beats shows are every other Friday night beginning June 12, and ending September 18 at the base of the pedestrian bridge on the Nebraska riverfront. The family friendly concerts begin at 6:00pm and run until 9:30pm. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair, blanket and a picnic basket – or enjoy food for sale available by Voodoo Taco food truck and drinks from Harney Street Tavern.
August 7- Maha Music Festival Local Band Showcase featuring All Young Girls Are Machine Guns, Kait Berreckman and CJ Mills
August 21- EckoPhonic
September 4- Down to Here
September 18- Hector Anchondo Band and Clark & Company
“We enjoy partnering with organizations that make a positive impact on the Omaha community; we are looking forward to the Maha showcase and hearing these talented bands,” said Brook Bench, Omaha Parks and Recreation Director.