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The Maha Music Festival was formed in 2008 as a nonprofit organization by a group of area professionals interested in leveraging the vibrancy and national prestige of the local independent music scene to bring the Omaha area a new community event. Due to careful oversight by a dedicated board of directors, the hard work of over 300 volunteers, and collaboration with over 20 other nonprofits, Maha has been woven into the fabric of summer in Omaha. The festival is attended by music lovers from 32 states, and attendance surpassed 7000 in 2014. Past headliners include Death Cab for Cutie, The Flaming Lips, Garbage, Spoon, and Desaparecidos.

WEDS. MAY 20 8PM

SLOWDOWN

PERFORMANCES BY

ORENDA FINK

MCCARTHY TRENCHING

SUPER GHOST

LOUDER THAN A BOMB

OPERA OMAHA

SAT. MAY 30 7PM

RIVER’S EDGE PARK

COUNCIL BLUFFS

PERFORMANCES BY

BEN KWELLER

THE DODOS

OKETO

SAT. AUG 7 6PM

BOB KERREY

PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE

PERFORMANCES BY

ALL YOUNG GIRLS

ARE MACHINE GUNS

KAIT BERRECKMAN

CJ MILLS

WHAT IS THE MAHA MUSIC FESTIVAL?

Maha is a day-long nonprofit music festival on Saturday, August 15, 2015, bringing together national, regional and local indie and rock artists for a day of food, community and, of course, music.

WHERE CAN I PARK?

Aksarben Village has reserved FREE a parking garage and large parking lot for the exclusive use of Maha attendees so there will be plenty of space for everyone!

WHAT IS WEATHER LIKE IN MID-AUGUST?

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!

What if it rains?

Maha will continue rain or shine. No refunds.

Can I bring my kids?

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! 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.

What can I bring?

Lawn chairs and blankets are allowed, tents are not. Sunscreen, sunglasses, hats and/or visors are suggested to let you enjoy the day without any sun-related discomfort. We reserve the right to inspect all bags, purses, backpacks, etc. before allowing entry to the Festival. And, no, couches are not allowed. Seriously.

Can I bring a cooler?

You can not. No outside food or drink is allowed…except for one factory-sealed water bottle. See below.

Water Bottles

You may bring in one empty water bottle per person. We offer a water refill station in the park. When you arrive if you have one, sealed, packaged water bottle, that’s fine too. If it’s not sealed we ask you empty it before entering the park.

What food and drink will be available?

There will be a wide variety of local food & drink.

Will cameras or recorders be allowed?

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. Video and audio recording are NOT allowed.

What about event security?

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.

I’m from out of town, where can I stay?

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 “Maha Rates” with the Aksarben Marriott. It’s a short walk to the festival from here. Marriott Web Page Here

There are a lot of ways to become a part of Maha. Apply to be a vendor or official member of the press here. Check back for more opportunities coming soon.