<p>  Blues Music Award nominee Hadden Sayers brings his Texas blues-rock to Lincoln's Zoo Bar Wednesday, July 19, 6-9 p.m.</p>Club Treats, Duke & Hadden

The outdoor music scene is ramping up, but there are still plenty of great blues acts coming to our local clubs.
The 21st Saloon Thursday 5:30 p.m. matinees continue all summer. The Laurie Morvan Band is up Thursday, June 13. Morvan’s blues-rock guitar slinging has been featured in Blues Revue magazine and in
2010 she received the Blues Foundation Award for Best Self-Produced CD, given in...

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Music, Music, Music

Summer Arts Fest in downtown Omaha has some great acts on tap Friday, June 7, including the Blues Society of Omaha’s recent Nebraska Blues Challenge Winner Josh Hoyer & The Shadowboxers (5 p.m.). Then it’s jump-blues, swing and New Orleans blues from the wonderful Davina & The Vagabonds (7 p.m.). The evening ends with Paa Kow's By All Means Band from Ghana, West Africa, laying down their...

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McNally, Case, Suhler

Sunday Roadhouse hits the road for Lincoln, hosting their first show at the Zoo Bar Sunday, June 2, 5 p.m. Dean Dobmeier and Gary Grobeck present Austin’s Shannon McNally. She is touring in support of her new CD Small Town Talk, a tribute to songwriter Bobby Charles created with Mac “Dr. John” Rebennack. The disc includes guest performances by Dr. John, Derek Trucks, Will Sexton, Luther...

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Sharon Jones, Vintage Trouble

Get ready for a dance party as Playing With Fire hosts a special free show at Council Bluffs’ River’s Edge Park as part of the park’s grand opening events. The Playing With Fire show happens on Memorial day, Monday, May 27, gates at 3:30 p.m. and music at 4 p.m.  Hugely popular national artists Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings make their second appearance on a Playing With Fire stage. Jones’...

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Local & National Winners

The national Blues Music Awards were announced Thursday, May 9, in Memphis, Tenn. Awarded annually based on votes by Blues Foundation members, the event honors excellence in blues music. Oregon’s Curtis Salgado, a local favorite with many ties to Omaha, took home the prestigious B.B. King Entertainer of the Year Award. Salgado also received the Soul Blues Male Artist of the Year award and the...

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<p>  Gurf Morlix plays Sunday Roadhouse Tuesday, May 14.</p>Morlix Plays Roadhouse

The Sunday Roadhouse ramps up with a bunch of excellent shows in quick succession, beginning with iconic Americana songwriter-singer-guitarist Gurf Morlix Tuesday, May 14, 7:30 p.m., at the Side Door Lounge. The Austin-based Morlix is an in-demand producer as well as a solo artist in his own right. In his early years he was guitarist, bandleader and producer for Lucinda Williams. In more recent...

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