Omaha, Neb. – The RiverFront has announced a long weekend filled with free events, activities and concerts in downtown Omaha to commemorate the redesigned Gene Leahy Mall grand opening celebration.

Gene Leahy Mall at The RiverFront will officially open for its first day of operations on Friday, July 1. Along with robust programming provided by numerous local partners, a free concert on Friday night will feature Tony and Emmy Award Winner Kristin Chenoweth (known for her roles in Wicked, On the Twentieth Century, GLEE, The West Wing andPushing Daises) backed by the Omaha Symphony.

Grand opening evening events can be found below and are free to the public. The RiverFront’s newly launched website will be continuously updated with additional information about daytime activities at:

  • Friday, July 1: The incredibly talented actor and singer Kristin Chenoweth will headline the first Gene Leahy Mall Performance Pavilion concert alongside the prestigious Omaha Symphony at 8:00 PM. An innovative multimedia show will follow, utilizing projectors, LED lights and speakers strategically placed around the park.
  • Saturday, July 2: Country music star Brett Eldredge takes over the Gene Leahy Mall at The RiverFront Performance Pavilion for another concert with special guest Lauren Alaina at 8:00 PM.
  • Sunday, July 3: Transitioning to live, theatric performance on Sunday night, the University of Nebraska-Omaha Theatre Department presents the dazzling and beloved musical Fame at 8:00 PM in the Performance Pavilion.
  • Monday, July 4: To close a day full of events throughout the park, the Omaha Symphony presents a Salute to our Military. The 8:00 PM concert is sponsored by the USS Omaha Commissioning Committee and concludes with an Independence Day fireworks spectacular.

Blankets and portable lawn chairs are welcome. Staking items and plastic tarps are prohibited. The RiverFront and MECA Tri Park, LLC are not responsible for unattended property. Visit The RiverFront’s Rules & Regulations here:

The RiverFront’s grand opening weekend is made possible by program partners to include:

  • Dog Gone Problems
  • Game On Omaha
  • Hot Shops
  • Joslyn Art Museum
  • Lotus House of Yoga
  • National Park Service
  • Nebraska Trailblazers
  • Omaha Children’s Museum
  • Omaha Conservatory of Music
  • Omaha Public Library
  • Omaha Symphony
  • UNO Theatre Department
  • YMCA of Greater Omaha
  • And more coming soon!


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