A SALUTE TO THE USS OMAHA CONCERT
Sunday, September 16
Park opens at 5 p.m.
Music begins at 7:30 p.m.
The community is invited to enjoy a rousing, free concert and the largest fireworks display ever staged in Turner Park – celebrating the Navy’s newest combat ship, the USS Omaha.
A Salute to the USS Omaha will be held Sunday, September 16, starting at 7:30 p.m. with the music of the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Maverick Marching Band under the direction of Director of Athletic Bands Dr. Joshua Kearney, and the Symphonic Wind Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Karen Fannin, UNO’s Director of Bands.
Omaha favorite Billy McGuigan will join the UNO musicians to add his own style to the evening’s patriotic music. McGuigan, who has performed his “Rave On” and “Yesterday & Today” shows locally and across the country, most recently appeared in the sold out run of “Billy McGuigan’s Rock Twist” at the Omaha Community Playhouse.
High-tech, fast and futuristic-looking, the USS Omaha is a 418-foot littoral combat ship built to operate near shore in the shallow waters of the Pacific and Indian Oceans. It continues a proud tradition as the U.S. Navy’s fourth Omaha-named warship. The first was a propeller-driven sloop-of-war; the second ship, a light cruiser; and the third Omaha, an attack submarine.
Several Midtown Crossing restaurants will be on-site with dinners, drinks and desserts for purchase. As an added convenience, the Midtown Crossing parking garages will be free from 5-11 p.m. for the Salute to the USS Omaha concert only.