The acclaimed Playing with Fire Concert series will bring world-class blues, jazz and funk to the River's Edge Park in Council Bluffs on May 27. The headliner for this Playing with Fire concert is Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings. Also appearing is special guest Vintage Trouble. To complement the headliners, Omaha’s own Satchel Grande and Mojo Bag, will open the show at 4 pm. Guests will enjoy a special appearance from harmonious and soulful M2J. The concert is open to the public.
Vocalist Gretchen Parlato will perform in Omaha at the 1200 Club at the Holland on May 11th. This is the first Omaha concert for the rising vocal star, whose 2011 effort "The Lost And Found" was the #1 Jazz CD of the year as awarded by this program. Click on the link to listen to an interview with Gretchen Parlato.(Recording Engineer: Mike Hansen.)