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Shadow Ridge Music Festival: Iconic Music with a Cause

On Friday, September 8, the 5th annual Shadow Ridge Music Festival returns with its biggest lineup to date. Grammy nominated indie-rock legends, Barenaked Ladies, will headline the show, along with 90s icons Collective Soul and Toad the Wet Sprocket. The Samples, a fan favorite of the early 90s Omaha music scene, will open the show.

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“Cumulatively, this lineup has sold nearly 20 million albums and has produced more than a dozen hit songs,” said festival founder Justin Shanahan. “This is, without a doubt, our strongest lineup from start to finish. If you are a fan of 90s music, it is a show you won’t want to miss.”

All the bands are widely regarded for their live performances and have been playing to sold out crowds for over 30 years. “If you haven’t seen Barenaked Ladies or Collective Soul live, you are in for a special experience,” said Shanahan. “Not only do they have tons of hit songs, they bring tremendous energy to their performance and have an incredible rapport with their audience during live shows. This is the perfect lineup for an outdoor summer concert.”

In addition to great music and cold beverages, a dozen local restaurants and food trucks will be on hand for festival goers to enjoy. “Great food is important, and we always try to bring in interesting local food trucks that represent the diverse Omaha culinary scene. We have some great new additions this year that festival goers will love.”

Once again, the Shadow Ridge Music Festival has partnered with the Lane Thomas Foundation, founded locally by Matt and Melissa Graves, and a portion of every ticket sold will go to supporting families of children in need of life-saving transplants.

“The Lane Thomas Foundation is an organization that is near and dear to us, and last year, we were able to raise over $20,000 for them. We feel it’s important to continue giving back to the community, and the Lane Thomas Foundation is the perfect charitable organization for us to partner with,” Shanahan said. “I encourage everyone to visit www.LaneThomas.Org and learn about the incredible work Matt and Melissa are doing to support these families who are facing incredible adversity.”

With just over 6,000 in attendance last year, the Shadow Ridge Music Festival was one of the biggest paid outdoor concerts in Omaha in 2022, putting it on the map as West Omaha’s premier concert event of the summer. “I am proud of the fact that our festival continues to grow, and we now host one of the best live music events of the summer in West Omahan’s backyard. The support from our community has been incredible.”

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