“White Mystery plays Farnam Street Soirée,” Wowt
Posted Sunday, September 17th, 2017 at 4:20 am
That buzz coming from the Blackstone District in recent years continues to grow by the decibel as the neighborhood surges ahead with its reemergence as a bustling hub of activity in midtown Omaha – from new eateries and watering holes to locally rooted, one-of-a-kind stores like Ground Floor Guitar, Surly Chap Barbers and Almost Music-Solid Jackson Books. You’ll also find the forward-thinking, music-minded gathering space known as the Hi-Fi House in Blackstone.
That’s a lot to celebrate. In fact, that calls for a festival.
Serendipitously for us, that’s exactly what’s on the schedule for Saturday (Sept. 16) when the free “Farnam Festival” is set to be held.
The best part: A stellar lineup of bands that will perform (for FREE) at 40th and Farnam streets during the festival. Seriously, this lineup is a daisy.
Before the music, though, the day begins at 9 a.m. with a “Morning Market.” Lots of vendors. Then the music begins at 3 p.m., with sets by:
Denver-rooted indie pop-rock band Tennis (pictured), which features husband-wife team of Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley. Watch their video to “In the Morning I’ll Be Better” from their latest album, Yours Conditionally, by clicking HERE.
Oakland, Calif.’s Shannon & the Clams, which mixes R&B, surf rockabilly and doo-wop (all with the zeal of a garage band). Watch the band’s video to “Rip Van Winkle” by clicking HERE. They should be a blast.
Sibling rock duo White Mystery (Alex White and Francis Scott Key White) from Chicago is one not to miss. The twosome has a wallop of energy. Can’t wait to see them bring it live. Watch their video to “Dubble Dragon” by clicking HERE.
High Up . . . You should know by now how I feel about this Omaha band, whose Maha Music Festival performance was my personal favorite. Icky Blossoms is another Maha alum from Omaha that is also a nationally adored indie band. Miwi La Lupa is an Omaha Transplant who is most certainly worth seeing. As is Both, an Omaha hip-hop duo who has been winning praise from local music fans in recent years. And finally, don’t miss Kansas City’s Yes You Are.
Like I said, a choice lineup. And hosting it all is comedian-actor Timmy Williams from sketch comedy troupe “The Whitest Kids You Know.”
Get more info on Farnam Festival via their Facebook page HERE.
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