Aug. 25th / Playing with Fire Headliner


  • The unofficial poet laureate of Canadian blues with powerful vocals and masterful harp skills
  • One of the most formidable forces in the blues and roots music scene today
  • Four-time JUNO nominee (Think…American Grammy)
  • 2017 JUNO Blues Album of the Year Award Winner
  • Maple Blues Award Winner: Electric Act of the Year / Songwriter of the Year / Album of the Year
  • W.C. Handy Award nominee (Now known as Blues Award)
  • Established The Cobalt Prize for Contemporary Blues Composition, awarded annually at the Maple Blues Awards to recognize and promote exploration of blues music as an art form   

It’s all about Singers/Songwriters and BIG Guitars!  

Midtown Crossing in Omaha, Nebraska

Address:  3110 Farnam Street, Omaha, NE  68131 (Large park between Dodge and Farnam and 33rd Street to Turner Boulevard)

Saturday / Aug 25th Order of Performances:

3:30 – Gates Open

4:30 – Us and Them Blues Band, a BluesEd Band

5:40 – Matt Cox

7:10 – Blackie and the Rodeo Kings

8:40 – Paul Reddick

10:15 – AfterBurn Jam at 5168 Taproom in Midtown Crossing

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