DIY with The Makery
Festival attendees of all ages can explore their own artistic abilities by choosing from a selection of DIY projects offered through The Makery. Participants will pay a materials fee of $15 to $25 to create a “fail-proof” project that can be completed in less than 30 minutes. Crafts include necklace stamping, terrarium building, wine glass painting and more.
Gallery One, presented by First National Bank, is a new program to support new and budding artists who have had limited or no experience exhibiting and selling their artwork at art fairs and festivals. In addition to a waived application fee and free exhibit space, Gallery One artists will also receive assistance from a professional artist regarding how best to exhibit and sell their work to the public.
Omaha Street Percussion Workshop
On Thursday, June 8 and Friday, June 9, OSAF is partnering with Omaha Street Percussion for two days of musical workshops with participants from Girls Inc. of Omaha, Completely KIDS, Compassion in Action and Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands. The instruction culminates in a group performance on the Luigi Waites Main Stage Saturday, June 10, at 2 p.m. Youth will learn various musical techniques with a focus on percussion along with cooperation and teamwork.
Through the years Brulé has pushed the boundaries of contemporary Native American rhythms and classic rock in their genre-blending selections. Their electrifying show consists of a 5-piece rock ensemble augmented with an array of traditional Native American instrumentation. Paired with the stunning steps of one of the top Native American dance troupes, their authenticity brings a multi-dimensional art form to this cultural rock opera. The musical journey of Brulé’s founder, Paul LaRoche, adds an affecting story to audiences, and the result is Native America meets Pink Floyd in a spectacular theatrical stage production of sight, sound, and soul.
Brulé will play a number of sets from 5 p.m.– 7 p.m. on Friday (6/9) and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday (6/10 and 6/11) on their own stage on the Landmark Plaza (between 11th and 13th Streets on Farnam Street).
Strolling performers Sara Kunz and Jamey Mossengren contribute to the Festival atmosphere! All the way from Kona, Hawaii, Sara has been training and performing circus around the world for 5 years. From China to Canada and a few in between, her show “the flyin’ Hawaiian” brings you on a journey to accomplish the ultimate Hawaiian Island trick!
A fire juggler and a comedian, it’s when Jamey rides high on his unicorn saddle perched on top of his 12-foot unicycle that he draws the most gasps and laughs. Jamey has been unicycling for 26 years and is a 7-time world unicycle champion. In an act filled with fun and daring feats from start to finish, there’s action and suspense, and you might even end up as part of the act as he jumps ropes, pedals with his hands and leaps over a volunteer – all on his single wheel cycle.