Maha's got a great beat. You can totally dance to it. Even if the only part of your body moving is your eyebrows, it really doesn't matter so long as something's moving and music's playing. Dust off those dancing shoes and start working on your Maha moves. There's plenty of time to work out the kinks.
Home to a blossoming creative community, including a nationally-recognized independent music scene, Omaha has been working hard to bring the world a generous helping of art, ideas, and innovation. In 2008, a group of young professionals came together with a collective realization: Omaha needs its own music festival. Maha Music Festival was born and, we're pleased to say, the community has rallied behind it.
As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, our focus is on community, not profit. With a core group of 30 year-round volunteers and over 300 volunteers day of show, Maha happens because of our generous sponsors and partners, thousands of hours of time, a lot of late nights, a shared passion for music and community — and you, our beloved audience.
We’re proud to “share our stage” with over 30 fellow, community-based nonprofit organizations, on-site in the Community Village and on stage with performances from organizations including Louder Than a Bomb and Omaha Girls Rock. Maha provides a platform for individuals to get involved and make a difference for the causes they care about year-round.
Showcasing emerging local artists and pulling in big national acts, Maha has grown steadily each year, reaching a sold out crowd in 2015. Basking in the late summer glow, the festival has drawn music fans from 46 states and counting. Our vision is to push beyond the parameters of a traditional music festival and continue to attract fans from all over the country, while celebrating the local community. Each year, our lineup draws first-time attendees, but the experience keeps them coming back year after year.
Right now you can support Maha Music Festival with just $10 through Omaha Gives!, a 24-hour online giving event taking place on May 25, organized by the Omaha Community Foundation. During Omaha Gives!, every donation is increased with bonus dollars and a chance for Maha to win prize money. Your support helps ensure that Maha remains a vital part of Omaha’s music and arts community.Donate with Omaha Gives!
You don’t have to way until May 25 to donate — schedule your donation now!
Maha is a day-long, nonprofit music festival. Our eighth annual event takes place Saturday, August 20, 2016, bringing together national, regional and local indie artists for a day of food, community and, of course, music.
The average high temperature in Omaha in August is 85 degrees with light humidity and light winds. We recommend you bring sun block, even if it’s a little overcast early in the day. Midwest weather is known for its quick shifts!
Maha will continue rain or shine. No refunds.
Yes, anyone with a ticket is welcome to join the fun. All ages are welcome and children ages 10 and under do not need a ticket as long as they are accompanied by a paying adult! Maha offers entertainment for the whole family, but we can not guarantee that the music will be suitable for all ages. Things might get a bit rowdy up front, and as a general rule, the area directly in front of the stage is rarely kid-friendly. However, there’s plenty of space for everyone in much calmer areas throughout the park.
Stinson Park is handicap accessible and we will work to accommodate a variety of mobility needs. Please visit Volunteer Headquarters located near the festival entrance to be directed to dedicated viewing areas upon arrival or contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to coordinate specific arrangements.
Certified doctors and nurses from Nebraska Medicine will be on-site to respond to any type of medical problem. If you need assistance, go to the Nebraska Medicine First Aid + Security tent located at the intersection of 67th and Mercy Streets. A mister will be located in the adjacent Nebraska Medicine tent and certified EMTs will be roving the grounds to ensure the health and safety of attendees throughout the day.
Stinson Park is handicap accessible and we will work to accommodate a variety of mobility needs. Please visit Volunteer Headquarters located near the festival entrance to be directed to dedicated viewing areas.
There will be a wide variety of local food & drink. Details will be announced this summer.
Small or disposable cameras will be allowed. Professional cameras will NOT be allowed. Essentially, if it has a removable lens, it’s a no-go. Maha security makes the final call on what is and isn't allowed in the park. Video and audio recording are NOT allowed.
Event security will be located throughout the grounds for the entire duration of the event. If you have an emergency, find a staff person with a radio, go to an information or medical tent, or tell one of the security personnel.
Omaha is a very friendly town. You can probably find someone willing to share a floor with you. If you’d prefer more private accommodations, Maha has negotiated special “Maha Rates” with the Aksarben Marriott, just yards from the festival. Make your reservations, here.
Smoking on festival grounds is not allowed outside of the three designated cigarette smoking areas located throughout the park.
Visa, Master Card, Discover, and American Express are accepted at the merchandise tent and the Core Bank ‘Bank of Maha’ tent, where you can purchase Maha Money (good for drinks and Maha-specific merchandise). Our food and retail vendors accept various forms of payment. ATMs will be on site.
All ticket sales are final. Spread the love and give your friends an incredible summer experience. They'll owe you!
Everybody entering the festival site will be subject to search. Our primary goal is to create a safe and secure environment for all attendees. To ensure this, event security will be located throughout the grounds for the entire duration of the event. If you are experiencing any problems whatsoever, locate festival security, go to the Nebraska Medicine First Aid tent, or find a Maha volunteer carrying a radio.