Annual Memorial Park Summer concert and fireworks show announced

(Omaha, NE) -- An Omaha tradition returns this summer, but not at its regularly scheduled time.

City leaders say after a year off due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the summer concert at Memorial Park is scheduled to take place on Saturday, August 28. The city says the later date for the "City of Omaha Celebrates America" event will help to, "ensure that the outdoor event can be held as safely as possible."

Organizers also say the switch to a Saturday show, as opposed to the traditional Friday night event, is also considered a one year change.While the 2021 event is being held later in the year, organizers plan to return to the traditional Friday before the Fourth of July date in 2022.

Who will perform at the concert is not being announced at this time, but organizers say it will be released as soon as possible.

“We are so excited to get our celebration of America back on the calendar for 2021,” said Mayor Jean Stothert.

As in years past, the concert will be free to the public. Music will kick off in the early evening with fireworks starting at approximately 10 p.m. Organizers say this year's fireworks show will be one of the largest shows in the region.

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