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Hosted by, Freedomtainment a 501c3 from North Omaha

FESTIVAL MISSION:  Educate, Empower, & Entertain the Omaha, Nebraska Community about North Omaha culture while bringing awareness to local, social and business resources.

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OMAHA FREEDOM FESTIVAL

by Freedomtainment

June 19th, 2021

OMAHA, NEBRASKA

Omaha Freedom Festival Info

The Omaha Freedom Festival is hosted by Freedomtainment, a 501c3 non-profit organization located in North Omaha, Nebraska, and celebrates the Juneteenth holiday which honors the emancipation of those enslaved in the United States.

The Festival’s mission is to:  Educate, Empower & Entertain the Omaha, Nebraska community about North Omaha culture while bringing awareness to local, social and business resources.

The Festival is made possible by the support of community sponsors, personal donations, and a countless number of volunteers that together, have moved this vision forward to honor the past by bringing the community together in celebration.

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Presenting Sponsors

Omaha Freedom Festival is from Noon - Midnight

Scheduled for June 19, 2021. The festival will provide cultural and historical celebration in addition to education, entertainment and exposure to resources from noon to midnight at the Malcolm X Memorial Foundation's outdoor Amphitheater. Max 1500 capacity due to COVID

Schedule

12-5:30-Festival Grounds #Malcolm X

Family-friendly Activities

Kidz Zone / Family Activities, Educational / Community Info, Free Health Screenings, Vaccine Station, Local Artists / Musicians,

Kidz Zone / Family Activities, Educational / Community Info, Free Health Screenings, Vaccine Station, Local Artists / Musicians, Food & Beverage Vendors Available ($$) Each attendee including children must have a Day Pass accessible (physical or electronic) at entrance for check-in. Children under 15 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. All guests inside the fenced in festival grounds will depart the area by 5:30pm. Those staying for the Concert will need to re-enter and show their paid ticket for admission. VIP ticket holders may re-enter at 6:00pm and general admission at 6:30pm. See FAQ.

12:00-Main Stage #Main Stage

Willie Barney with the Empowerment Network Kicks Off The Festival with the Mount Calvary Marching Band

Kick off the Festival with lively music by Mount Calvary Lutheran Church. Follow the Main Stage activities all

Kick off the Festival with lively music by Mount Calvary Lutheran Church. Follow the Main Stage activities all afternoon as Willie Barney with the Empowerment Network hosts the day's festivities.

12:30-Main Stage #Main Stage

Cynthia Robinson, Director of Black Studies @ UNO

Emancipation Proclamation reading in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Black Studies program at UNO

Emancipation Proclamation reading in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Black Studies program at UNO

12:30-Kidz Zone #Kidz Zone Stage

The Amazing Bubble Show

The Omaha Children's Museum will present its Amazing Bubble Show.

The Omaha Children's Museum will present its Amazing Bubble Show.

1:00-Main Stage #Main Stage

Will Brown Memorial Presentation

Join Gerald Kuhn, with the City of Omaha's Human Rights & Relations Department.

Join Gerald Kuhn, with the City of Omaha's Human Rights & Relations Department.

1:00-Kidz Zone #Kidz Zone Stage

Bike & Helmet Raffle

Houston Alexander, MMA fighter from North Omaha, will give away 10 bikes with helmets at the top of

Houston Alexander, MMA fighter from North Omaha, will give away 10 bikes with helmets at the top of every hour to a child under 16 years of age present at the festival. Free raffle tickets will be provided to each child's parent upon entry. Thank you to the Black Police Officers Association for donating the bikes and to Union Pacific for providing WE ARE ONE safety helmets. (1 bike/helmet winner per child, parent will be notified via cell phone number provided upon entry on raffle ticket, pick up immediately upon winning)

1:30-Main Stage #Main Stage

City Council Representatives

Hear from the North Omaha newly elected representative, Ms. Juanita Johnson as she shares her vision and thanks

Hear from the North Omaha newly elected representative, Ms. Juanita Johnson as she shares her vision and thanks Mr. Ben Gray for his dedication and accomplishments.

2:00-Main Stage #Main Stage

North Omaha History: MLK's Visit to Omaha

Eric Ewing with the Great Plains Black History Museum and Pat Brown share the history of Martin Luther

Eric Ewing with the Great Plains Black History Museum and Pat Brown share the history of Martin Luther King's visit to Omaha and Ms. Brown's childhood home.

2:00-Kidz Zone #Kidz Zone Stage

Bike & Helmet Raffle

Houston Alexander, MMA fighter from North Omaha, will give away 10 bikes with helmets at the top of

Houston Alexander, MMA fighter from North Omaha, will give away 10 bikes with helmets at the top of every hour to a child under 16 years of age present at the festival. Free raffle tickets will be provided to each child's parent upon entry. Thank you to the Black Police Officers Association for donating the bikes and to Union Pacific for providing WE ARE ONE safety helmets. (1 bike/helmet winner per child, parent will be notified via cell phone number provided upon entry on raffle ticket, pick up immediately upon winning)

2:00-Kidz Zone #Kidz Zone Stage

Seuss-Sational Science

The Omaha Children's Museum presents its Seuss-Sational Science exhibit.

The Omaha Children's Museum presents its Seuss-Sational Science exhibit.

2:15-Kidz Zone #Kidz Zone Stage

Music by Bruce Katz Band

The Omaha Blues Society presents Bruce Katz, a legendary keyboard artist as he plays the Blues.

The Omaha Blues Society presents Bruce Katz, a legendary keyboard artist as he plays the Blues.

2:30-Main Stage #Main Stage

Omaha Star Newspaper Remembers Juneteenth

Terri Sanders, Executive Director and Publisher for the Omaha Star, shares the long history established by Mildred Brown

Terri Sanders, Executive Director and Publisher for the Omaha Star, shares the long history established by Mildred Brown in support of Juneteenth as the first North Omaha business to honor the holiday.

2:45-Main Stage #Main Stage

COVID-19 Update

Dr. Richard Brown with Creighton University provides a valuable update for all.

Dr. Richard Brown with Creighton University provides a valuable update for all.

3:00-Main Stage #Main Stage

Music by John Primer

The Omaha Blues Society presents John Primer, an electric blues singer and guitarist from Chicago.

The Omaha Blues Society presents John Primer, an electric blues singer and guitarist from Chicago.

3:00-Kidz Zone #Kidz Zone Stage

Bike & Helmet Raffle

Houston Alexander, MMA fighter from North Omaha, will give away 10 bikes with helmets at the top of

Houston Alexander, MMA fighter from North Omaha, will give away 10 bikes with helmets at the top of every hour to a child under 16 years of age present at the festival. Free raffle tickets will be provided to each child's parent upon entry. Thank you to the Black Police Officers Association for donating the bikes and to Union Pacific for providing WE ARE ONE safety helmets. (1 bike/helmet winner per child, parent will be notified via cell phone number provided upon entry on raffle ticket, pick up immediately upon winning)

3:45-Kidz Zone #Kidz Zone Stage

The Amazing Bubble Show

The Omaha Children's Museum will present its Amazing Bubble Show

The Omaha Children's Museum will present its Amazing Bubble Show

3:45-Main Stage #Main Stage

Various Local Acts

Cheer on a variety of local talent until 5:00pm.

Cheer on a variety of local talent until 5:00pm.

4:00-Kidz Zone #Kidz Zone Stage

Bike & Helmet Raffle

Houston Alexander, MMA fighter from North Omaha, will give away 10 bikes with helmets at the top of

Houston Alexander, MMA fighter from North Omaha, will give away 10 bikes with helmets at the top of every hour to a child under 16 years of age present at the festival. Free raffle tickets will be provided to each child's parent upon entry. Thank you to the Black Police Officers Association for donating the bikes and to Union Pacific for providing WE ARE ONE safety helmets. (1 bike/helmet winner per child, parent will be notified via cell phone number provided upon entry on raffle ticket, pick up immediately upon winning)

5:30-Depart Fenced-In Festival Grounds #Malcolm X

Prep for Concert

All attendees must depart the fenced-in festival portion to prepare for the concert!

All attendees must depart the fenced-in festival portion to prepare for the concert!

7pm-midnight #Malcolm X Outdoor Amphitheater

Concert

Live Entertainment from National & Local Recording Artists to include: Juvenile, Michel'le, Enjoli & Timeless, Keeshea Pratt Band.

Live Entertainment from National & Local Recording Artists to include: Juvenile, Michel'le, Enjoli & Timeless, Keeshea Pratt Band. Bankster, MC. DJ Chain, Concert DJ. Each attendee including children must have a Purchased Concert Ticket accessible (physical or electronic) at entrance for check-in. No tickets will be sold at the festival. VIP ticket holders may re-enter at 6:00pm and general admission at 6:30pm. Children under 15 years of age must be accompanied by a responsible adult. See FAQ.

6:00pm #Main Stage

VIP Ticket Holder Early Admission

Premier Seating (max 4 per table, not reserved), Chair & Tented Table Provided, Free Buffet Style Food, Access

Premier Seating (max 4 per table, not reserved), Chair & Tented Table Provided, Free Buffet Style Food, Access to Top Shelf Bar ($$) 1 Ticket Per Attendee Needed. Must purchase ahead of time. No ticket sales at festival.

6:30pm #Main Stage

General Admission Begins

Bring Your Own Seat or Blanket. Please socially distance as you find your own spot on the grass

Bring Your Own Seat or Blanket. Please socially distance as you find your own spot on the grass within your group. Food & Beverage vendors available ($$) 1 Ticket per Attendee Needed. Must purchase ahead of time. No ticket sales at festival.

The Countdown Has Begun!

The clock is ticking and capacity is limited

Event Gallery

Share your Festival Pics To Instagram and use #OmahaFreedomFestival

Concert Starts @ 7pm

Gate opens 6pm for VIP Seating & at 6:30pm for General Admission

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KEESHEA PRATT BAND Read More

Ticket Info

FESTIVAL DAY PASS

12pm - 5:30pm

$ FREE

Kidz Zone / Family Activities
Educational / Community Info
Free Health Screenings
Local Artists / Musicians
Food & Beverage Vendors Available
1 Ticket Per Attendee Needed

CONCERT GENERAL SEATING

6:30pm - 12am

$ 25

Live Entertainment
National Artists
Bring Seat or Blanket
Gate Opens 6:30pm / Show@7pm
Food & Beverage Vendors Available
1Ticket Per Attendee Needed

CONCERT VIP SEATING

6:00pm - 12am

$ 50

Premier Seating (max 4 per table)
Chair & Tented Table Provided
Free Buffet Style Food
Access to Top Shelf Bar
Early Admission @ 6:00pm
1Ticket Per Attendee Needed

All prices exclude Eventbrite purchase taxes/fees. For more details, view our Terms & Conditions on Eventbrite.  A small amount of physical tickets can be purchased at LeFlore’s Fashions. No tickets are available for purchase at Malcolm X Memorial Foundation nor will be sold at the festival entrance.  Each festival attendee must have a pre-purchased ticket before arrival.  1 ticket per attendee required.  Freedomtainment and its supporters advise attendees that they may come in contact with COVID-19 and encourage social distancing and safe practices as directed by health officials.  Attendees assume all inherent risk of contracting COVID-19 and all possible results by entering the premises.  Help fight the spread of COVID-19.  Do not enter the premise if you are experiencing cough, fever or symptoms of illness.  Wash hands frequently. Refrain from unnecessary physical contact.  Freedomtainment and its stakeholders are not liable for an injury or death of an individual(s).  No outside food or beverage.  Plan for cashless purchase transactions.  See the FAQ webpage for more details.

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Official Sponsors

The Festival is hosted by Freedomtainment, a 501c3 non-profit organization from North Omaha dependent upon the community. We are incredibly thankful to these inaugural sponsors for their support in this mission.  For a complete listing, see Sponsors.

Festival Details

Malcolm X Foundation

3448 Evans St, Omaha, NE 68111

Entry Time

Festival Starts:

12 Noon

Concert Starts:

7:00 pm

(402)686-8316  |  OmahaFreedomFestival@gmail.com  |  #OmahaFreedomFestival

The Festival’s mission is to: Educate, Empower & Entertain the Omaha, Nebraska community about North Omaha culture while bringing awareness to local, social and business resources.