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It’s been said, “if you wanted to make the big leagues, you came and played in Omaha.”

From the early 1920s, Omaha has been home to a vibrant jazz and blues scene with notable venues like The Dreamland Ballroom and The Red Lion shining the spotlight on big names such as Nat King Cole, Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie and Duke Ellington.

Today, our large and small venues attract acts (and attention) from across the street, across the nation and across the world. Take a seat at one of our jazzy joints – where you know every outing will be outstanding.

The Jewell

“Classy. Sleek. Intimate.” This new, vibrant club in The Capitol District offers a unique experience with local, emerging and national artists, alongside fine New Orleans inspired cuisine with a local spin.

Mr. Toad’s Pub

It’s Omaha’s longest running jazz gig – Luigi, Inc. has been taking the stage every Sunday night with some cool contemporary sounds at an Old Market favorite since the 1970s. Bonus: there’s never a cover.

Pageturners Lounge

A mix of vintage and Bohemian style, come get cozy at their sunken bar for live jazz every Tuesday night. Regulars will recommend their $2 Mexico’s Tecate special.

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Love’s Jazz & Art Center

This local gem’s mission is to “preserve, promote and present African-American art and jazz.” What better place to take in a show.

The Omaha Lounge

With musical acts lined up every night of the week, locals can enjoy all styles of jazz in an intimate and inviting scene. The best part – no cover!

Red Lion Lounge

Easily the coolest cocktail bar in the Blackstone District, the Red Lion Lounge pays homage to one of Omaha’s earliest notable jazz clubs. Enjoy sounds and libations in a sophisticated, classy setting.

Omaha Performing Arts – 1200 Club

Jazz music is best experienced live, and it’s no surprise that the Holland makes the list. Featuring superior talent from around the world, you’re in for an unforgettable experience.

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Jazz on the Green

This may not be a brick and mortar establishment but definitely deserves a mention. Hundreds of locals flock to Turner Park every Thursday, July – August, to get their groove on. Grab your blanket, picnic basket and a bottle of wine – this is what summer nights are made of.

Sullivan’s Steakhouse

This handsome spot offers the perfect place to relax and listen to jazzy tunes while enjoying craft cocktails and home-grown steaks. Enjoy all-day happy hour specials on Thursdays and Sundays.

Jazz, A Louisiana Kitchen

The tastes, sights and sounds of New Orleans with Creole cuisine and live music almost every night of the week.

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Ours is a thriving live music scene – world renowned for our indie musicians, a favorite stop for big-name entertainers.