The Final Countdown

By Vanessa Marie

Playing with Fire.... IS BACK

Nothing quite says summertime in Omaha like live music and fresh air. While we have all have been emerging from our covid slumbers and putting on our first pair of pants in months, Playing with Fire IS BACK and has been hard at work to bring you the Free Summer Concert Series that you know and love. This year is shaping up to be one of the best series to date because when the world shuts down, what do musicians do? They become even better than ever before.

After a whole year to plot and plan, Jeff Davis managed to bring the best of the best to the Omaha stage once again. Ranging from the down and dirty Ghost Town Blues Band to the poetic, powerful and sultry country artist Crystal Shawanda. It wouldn’t be the Playing with Fire way to not bring you a little something for everyone and you best believe there’s more than enough to go around. 

If this past year has taught us anything is the importance of supporting local and this is nothing new for Playing with Fire. We’re excited to announce our very own The Rex Granite Band ft. Sarah Benck will be welcoming our 2 national touring artists on July 17th at the Capitol District in Downtown Omaha. This will be the FIRST of THREE Playing with Fire Concerts this summer and we’re just getting started 😉

So dust off those dancing shoes, block off your calendars, and tell your friends. Because Playing with Fire… IS BACK!

The PwF team is super excited about this line-up! We will tell you more about each artist in the coming months. 

Until then, Stay Safe.

The Playing with Fire Team

About Playing with Fire 

Playing with Fire (PwF) vision is to support Omaha’s national reputation as a ‘music city,’ and build community through the power of music. Started in 2004, PwF has presented more than 100 free summer concerts that have helped introduce Omaha’s metro residents to the highest quality of local, national, and international musical talent playing blues, rock, soul, funk roots and R&B. Playing with Fire’s mission supports the local community, particularly the youth artist development program, BluesEd, which promotes music awareness and education for the children of our musical community. Playing with Fire is a 501(c)(3)  non-profit organization sustained through grants from the Nebraska Arts Council, Nebraska Cultural Endowment, Douglas County Visitor Improvement Fund, sponsorships, in-kind donations, and super volunteers. Visit to learn more about Playing with Fire. Like and follow us on our social media on Facebook at PlayingwithFireConcert-OmahaTwitter, and Instagram at PwFireOmaha.