Music festivals are returning to North Omaha

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) – North Omaha hasn’t had a music festival in years, but this year there will be one at Miller Park that will highlight local artists.

“We haven’t had that kind of thing in a while so it’s really exciting to have this kind of experience and bring it back to the community and the North Omaha community – these people from North Omaha who are in this park Growing up is really a moment we come full circle, “said Gennean Scott, vice president of Human Capital and Inclusion.

The first band to play are Enjoli and Timeless.

“We’re all from North Omaha, we grew up here to have a festival in Miller Park, where Gallagher Park used to be. You’d have to know the history of the area” and only North Omaha as a whole and our history to know Where do we come from to understand why we are so excited and blessed to have this opportunity, “said Enjoli Mitchell, lead singer.

The musicians want to be a role model and inspiration for their community.

“Everything is possible. A little girl who grew up in North Omaha, was born and raised in a church, who just wanted to sing. I never thought I’d perform at Miller Park for a festival. Remember, there is no age limit, there is no age limit. If you want to do it, remember it and do it, “said Mitchell.

Anyone can take part in these free concerts. It starts this Saturday, June 5th and then continues with the first Saturdays in August and September.

“There’s something, 80 acres here? So we encourage people to come out, we start at 7am, we spread out and enjoy the music,” said Scott.

It is recommended that you bring deck chairs or a blanket and food for a family picnic. Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a leash. There is no mask requirement, but social distancing does.

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