The Waiting Room Lounge
The Waiting Room Lounge is one of the premiere live music venues in the Midwest. 1% Productions originally opened it in 2007, but then drastically remodeled and upgraded two years later. The Waiting Room Lounge now boasts a comfortable and open viewing experience along with excellent and up to date sound and lighting enjoyed by both the performers and the fans. The venue anchors the downtown Benson area of Omaha Nebraska, an area that has become a hub for live music and many facets of the arts. The Waiting Room opened when many empty store fronts lined Maple Street. It saw a vision for what the area could become and invested in the neighborhood that now has almost full occupancy with many restaurants, drinking establishments, galleries, and vintage retail.
In the heart of Benson, Reverb is a welcome addition to the list of venues in Omaha. With a state-of-the-art sound and lighting system in a small performance space, Reverb provides a quality experience to both artists and fans.
Box Awesome’s Bourbon Theatre is an extension of a vision that began when the Moore family opened Box Awesome in the historic Haymarket in the summer of 2007. With this new venture Lincoln will benefit from what L. Kent Wolgamott from the Journal Star described as “already the most impressive club in town.”
With a capacity of 750 for a full house show, 400 for a half house, or 150 in the front room, the Bourbon will be able to host bands that have outgrown the intimate confines of Box Awesome. When shows aren’t on the daily calendar patrons can still take advantage of our vast selection of bourbons across a wide range of qualities. With intentions of making the Bourbon Theatre a mutli-use theatre that hosts music, movies, comedy and beyond, we’re excited to begin a new chapter in Lincoln’s musical history.
The Holland Center
The Peter Kiewit Concert Hall inside The Holland Performing Arts Center offers seating for 2,000 with a shoebox design that allows for terrific views and nuanced, pristine sound throughout the space. A warm and inviting space, Kiewit Hall gives audience members the feeling that they are “in the room” with the entertainers on stage.
Slosburg Hall is the heart of the Orpheum — a 2,600-seat proscenium theater with a magnificent, show-stopping dose of French Renaissance glamour. The theater was named for Stanley Slosburg and his wife, the late Eleanor Slosburg, in 2005, for their generous support of the Orpheum throughout its renovations and upkeep.
The Mid-America Center is the Heartland’s premier entertainment and convention center. The multi-purpose facility is the metro area’s link to the ultimate in live entertainment and sporting events. From rock shows to family shows to USHL hockey and much more, the arena has hosted top names in show business as well as numerous community events.
Sokol Underground has been hosting some of the best music shows in Omaha. Although it’s located under the famed Sokol Auditorium, Sokol Underground has a charm of its own and stands proud on its own merits.
Hoyt Sherman Theatre
Nestled on the eastern edge of the historic Sherman Hill district in Des Moines, Hoyt Sherman Place boasts one of Des Moines’ most magnificent entertainment, banquet, and meeting facilities. Built in 1877 by prominent pioneer businessman Hoyt Sherman, the elegant family home is graced with marble fireplaces, parquet floors, and a carved mahogany entryway. The acoustically-perfect 1250 seat theater has become known as “the listening room” showcasing a wide variety of musical genres from legendary artists, singer/songwriters, to new and rising stars.
Slowdown is a multi-use venue in North Downtown Omaha with a primary focus on live music. Opened in June of 2007, the building also houses the Saddle Creek Records offices and warehouse. The venue can easily be switched from a mid-size intimate venue (Slowdown Front Room) to a larger music hall complete with viewing balcony. The venue was designed with both the musician and music fan in mind with modern top of the line sound and lighting, open sight lines, easy load in, and musician amenities. The fluidity of the venue allows for it to be used for much more than entertainment. Conferences, political debates, weddings, pub quizzes, meetings, and parties have all happened at Slowdown.
Wooly’s is located in the Historic East Village of Des Moines, IA. The venue capacity ranges from 100 to 700 people. They have high-quality sound as well as booths, tables and chairs for events. They have local and national music acts come through Wooly’s all year long.
Omaha Performing Arts’ new concert venue features a lineup of local and touring bands. Indie, rock, country – soak up the sounds of summer on the lawn at Mammel Courtyard at the Holland Center. The venue capacity is 1,000 with a full bar and plenty of snacks. Enjoy live outdoor music in the heart of Omaha’s vibrant downtown.