After what seemed like quite a drought of shows for the last month or more, this weekend is stacked with them. Here's a look at what's going on:
The big show this weekend is obviously the Waiting Room's grand re-opening tonight. The "soft opening" last night sounded like a good time from what I read on Twitter. It's True played a late-night set. Tonight is headliners Little Brazil with a few others.
If you're looking for something a little different, check out the Mr. O'Leaver's party tonight at O'Leaver's, which their Facebook page refers to as a "man pageant." From what I can gather, the contestants are made up of bar staff and regulars.
Also tonight will be Our Fox (Jake Bellows, Ryan Fox and others) at the Barley Street. I saw them at Slowdown a few months back and they were great, but I heard they've changed up their sound a tiny bit.
The first touring group on the Waiting Room's new stage (actually, it's the same old stage, but the room looks completely different) will be NOMO on Saturday night.
Sunday night will be the Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards, which will be at the Mid-America Center this year. I was going to go, but I have to review the Martina McBride and Trace Adkins show at the MAC's arena that's happening at the same time.