Concert series extends summer for students


By Meredith Whye, Copy Editor

To most, summer is basically over. However, the University of Nebraska at Omaha is hoping to extend the summer days with their free End of Summer Concert Series. The weekly concert series lasts for six weeks and occurs every Friday at Midtown Crossing, UNO’s community partner. This year the acts range from rock covers to opera.
The series began on Aug. 23 with Billy McGuigan, who performed a selection of rock song covers. Omaha native Tim Halperin, who competed in season 10 of American Idol, took the stage on Aug. 30. Upcoming shows include country act Charlie Worsham and Eric Paslay on Setp. 6 and Opera Omaha performing on Sept. 13, the diverse lineup is rounded out blues band The Sugar Thieves performing the last concert on Sept. 27.
In the past, such acts as Billy McGuigan & Friends and Omaha Area Youth Orchestra and the UNO Heartland Philharmonic Orchestra have played during the concert series.
This concert series provides a break for students to take the opportunity to enjoy their final days of summer weather by relaxing and enjoying free entertainment in Midtown. All of the concerts begin in Midtown Crossing at Turner Park at 7 p.m. except for Opera Omaha which starts at 7:30 p.m. Turner Park opens at 5 p.m., and eager fans will come early to stake out a spot.