Wed August 9, 2006
Omaha Jazz Blues and Gospel Festival returns this Weekend
The 6th annual festival at Metropolitan Community College
By Chris Cooke
Omaha, Nebraska – The 6th Annual Omaha Blues Jazz & Gospel Festival takes place Friday and Saturday. The festival will be held at the Metropolitan Community College Fort Omaha Campus at 30th and Fort. Featured performers include the Matthew Skoller Band, Kelley Hunt, Lil? Brian and the Zydeco Travelers, Nelson Rangell, and the Omaha Cathedral Arts Project Jazz Faculty and Students. Performances begin at 5:45pm Friday (gates open at 4:30pm) and 2:45pm Saturday (gates open at 2:30pm). The 6th Annual Omaha Blues Jazz & Gospel Festival is a benefit for Butler-Gast YMCA, the Charles Drew Medical Center, Omaha Public Schools and the Metropolitan Community College Bridge to Success. For more ticket and additional information visit the website at www.objgfestival.com
Chris Cooke is the host of Jazz in the Afternoon and Last Call on KIOS-FM.