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Jazz and other music events in the Omaha metro area, compiled by KIOS music staff.

Omaha Blues Society Events-December 2023

For the best in live blues in our area, the Omaha Blues Society presents ongoing

events for your consideration. Upcoming performances include:


Thursday December 7

Mike Zito with Special Guests Vertigo, a BluesEd Band

The Waiting Room Lounge 6212 Maple St, Omaha

5:30-9:00 PM


Thursday December 14

Mississippi Heat

The Waiting Room Lounge 6212 Maple St, Omaha

6:00-9:00 PM


Friday December 22

Holiday Show with Matt Cox and The Marauders

The B Bar 4330 Leavenworth, Omaha

5:30 PM


For more information on The Blues Society of Omaha,

please visit

Mike Jacobs has been with KIOS since 1988 while attending the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Mike began his career at KIOS working weekends acting as local host for NPR’s Weekend Edition. He also hosted Morning Edition from 1990-1996. Mike began hosting the weekly blues program “Blues in the Afternoon” in October 1994 and took on the responsibilities of jazz programming and maintaining the music library in 1996. He has held the position of Music Director since 2002. In addition to hosting “Jazz in the Afternoon” on Wednesdays and Thursdays, Mike also helps with assembling music for “Jazz From Studio One” hosted by the advanced radio students at the Omaha Public Schools Career Center. Mike is an Omaha native and graduated from Technical High School in 1984.