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Shadow Ridge Music Festival

On Friday, September 10, 2021, the 3rd Annual Shadow Ridge Music Festival will take place. The only one of its kind in West Omaha, this all-ages show is open to the public and will feature alt-rock superstars BLUE OCTOBER, multiplatinum hit song writers, GIN BLOSSOMS and very special guests, MARCY PLAYGROUND. Detroit rockers and ’90s favorite, SPONGE, will open the show. In addition to great music, local restaurants, food trucks and bars will be on hand for festival goers to enjoy.

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After a year off due to COVID-19, Festival founder and Shadow Ridge General Manager Justin Shanahan wanted to bring the festival back bigger and better than ever. “This is our biggest line up yet in terms of album sales and artist recognition,” Shanahan said. “Every one of these bands is nationally known and has had hit songs that ’90s and 2000s alt-rock fans will recognize and can sing along to.”

With over 5,000 in attendance in 2019, the Shadow Ridge Music Festival was one of the biggest paid outdoor concerts in Omaha that year, putting the Music Festival on the map as West Omaha’s premier concert event of the summer. “The success we had in 2019 was amazing,” Shanahan said. “But initial ticket sales for this year’s show are significantly outpacing 2019. We fully anticipate a sellout crowd this year.”

Although West Omaha is not traditionally known as a hub for local entertainment, especially live music, Shanahan wants to change that. He said, “The Shadow Ridge Music Festival puts one of the best live music events of the summer in the backyards of West Omaha residents and gives them something to be proud of. By hosting the Shadow Ridge Music Festival, we are showing that West Omaha is a cool part of town to live in and a viable location for entertainment venues and events that have traditionally been reserved for midtown and downtown. We are helping to expand the footprint of live music in our town which is a great thing.”

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