Organizers of an annual outdoor music festival in Omaha have announced this year’s lineup.
The Maha (pronounced MAW-haw) Music Festival, scheduled for Saturday, August 17, will feature 13 acts on two stages.
Julie DeWitt, one of Maha’s organizers, says this is the fifth year for the festival at Aksarben Village in Omaha.
“It’s a great open green space,” DeWitt said of the venue. “People come in and bring blankets and chairs. We’ve been lucky enough to have great weather the past few years.”
The headliner for this year’s festival will be a band known for its extravagant live performances – The Flaming Lips.
“They’re known not only for their music, but also for putting on an amazing show,” DeWitt said. “They’ll bring in costumes, balloons, confetti, puppets and video. The have a great big ball that (Flaming Lips’ singer) Wayne Coyne will get into and walk over the crowd.”
In addition to The Flaming Lips, the festival will include Bob Mould, Matt & Kim, and The Thermals – a rock band from Portland, Oregon that released an album this month on the Omaha based Saddle Creek Records.
Learn more online at www.mahamusicfestival.com.