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06.18.2010 / Mark your Calendars for the 7th Annual Playing With Fire Concerts!

The 7th annual Playing With Fire Concert series kicks off the 2010 season on Saturday, June 19th with the first of the summer concerts. The gates open at 4 pm at Lewis and Clark Landing located on 515 N Riverfront Drive in downtown Omaha.

"The inaugural Playing with Fire concert features artists Haddan Sayers, Carolyn Wonderland and Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue."

The show starts at 4:30. Come early, bring the family and get ready to listen to some fabulous music from the 2010 Playing With Fire artists.

Each show in the Summer series kicks off with a band from the BluesEd Youth Artists program. BluesEd (bluesed.com) is a nonprofit youth artist development group run by the Blues Society of Omaha, which provides Junior High and High School aged students with the opportunity to play and perform in a blues band with other students.

The inaugural Playing with Fire concert features artists Haddan Sayers, Carolyn Wonderland and Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue. While each of these artists is great on their own, together they’ll make the first concert of the year something really special and not to miss.

Haddan Sayers (http://www.haddensayers.com/) is a “sizzling” guitar player who has been called a “hero” by Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top.  He’s played with artists including the Neville Brothers, Los Lobos and Kenny Wayne Shepard. After taking a two year break in touring, he’s back and better than ever.

According to our friends at Playing with Fire, Carolyn Wonderland (carolynwonderland.com) is a favorite in Omaha. They say, “No previous PwF artists gained our Omaha fans’ awe and praise like Houston-born Ms. Wonderland did with her 2008 performance.” We’re eagerly looking forward to hearing her show and we know other Playing With Fire fans are too!

Finally, headlining act Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue (http://www.tromboneshorty.com/) brings bandleader Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews combination of funk, hip-hop, rock and blues to Omaha. Trombone Shorty has played with U2, Green Day, Buckwheat Zydeco and contributed to “Down in New Orleans” from the hit Disney film “The Princess and the Frog.”

If you are planning on going, or have a review after the show, leave a comment and let us know!

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