NEWS RELEASE January 28, 2020

Playing with Fire Concert Series moves to The Capitol District

Free Summer Concerts to be held in District’s Modern Town Square 

OMAHA, NE — One of Omaha’s most popular concert series has a new home. Playing with Fire is moving its 17th annual summer concert line-up to the stage in The Capitol District. Artists for the three days of concerts will be announced in February, but hail from five different countries and span various musical genres. Planned for Friday and Saturday, July 24th and 25th, and Saturday, August 22nd, festival organizers say The Capitol District will be a great new home for the series. 

“The Capitol District brings us back downtown and is the ideal space for us,” said Playing with Fire founder Jeff Davis. “The stage is surrounded by restaurants and bars and plenty of parking, which will make it easy for everyone to have a great time while enjoying our free shows.” 

The music series is just one of many events that will take place in The Capitol District’s modern town square this year. The Capitol District Ice Rink just wrapped up for the year and the area’s giant outdoor screen regularly shows big games, movies, and other fun. This summer will also see The Capitol District hosting parties during the College World Series, MLB Draft, and US Olympic Swim Trials, all being held just steps from The Capitol District and their various restaurants, bars, hotels, apartments, and other services. 

The Capitol District’s developer Mike Moylan says Playing with Fire’s concerts will be a great complement to the area’s other events. “We are excited these incredible concerts are joining our summer line-up,” Moylan said. “Our vision is to create a place in Omaha that has something that appeals to all, and these Playing with Fire concerts have always been a big draw – showcasing talented artists from around the world and drawing a diverse crowd of attendees. Playing with Fire is a perfect fit for our fun modern town square.” 

You can see a schedule of events happening at The Capitol District’s modern town square here

Playing with Fire (PwF) is a non-profit organization with a vision to support Omaha’s national reputation as a ‘music city,’ build community through the power of music, and support other local non-profit organizations. Started in 2004, Playing with Fire has held more than 100 free summer concerts that have helped introduce Omaha’s metro residents to the highest quality of local, national and international musical talent. Playing with Fire is sustained by grants from the Nebraska Arts Council, Nebraska Cultural Endowment, Douglas County Visitor Improvement Fund, sponsorships, in-kind donations, and volunteers. To learn more about Playing with Fire, visit Contact the Playing with Fire Team for more information about the 2020 concert series.

The Capitol District is Omaha’s destination dining and entertainment district surrounding a modern town square. Located between 10th Street and 12th Street, and Capitol Avenue and Davenport Street, The Capitol District includes diverse restaurants, bars, and services as well as a full-service Marriott hotel with ballroom and meeting services, the 218-unit high rise Capitol District Apartments, Class A office space, and plenty of parking. The Capitol District is within walking distance of Omaha’s best civic, cultural, and entertainment venues and the Riverfront. For more information and a list of all the businesses that call The Capitol District home, visit Contact Trisha Meuret at (402)658-0017 for more information about the Capitol District.


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