Benson FOURTH Friday /// Music Showcase Fundraiser

Wait what?!

A Benson FOURTH Friday?!

Yeah dudes and dudettes, we’re throwing a BFF of a different BREED!

Expect the same caliber of art openings, street performances, special events, etc, but this time we’re showcasing a slew of local MUSICAL talent! Thanks also in part to our media sponsor HEAR NEBRASKA!

It’s also a fundraising event to help BFF continue to grow as a supporter of local arts and beyond. So pause for the cause and come out to support future BFFs!

As for now, we’re just releasing the musical lineup and will get other art/event details to ya in the next couple weeks!

Here we go:


7:30 FREE READING by Greg Harries
8:00-8:45 Flashback Caruso (David Ozinga of UUVVWWZ)
9:00-9:30 Kaitlyn Hova
9:45-10:15 improv dance with TBD
10:30-11:00 Dominique Morgan
11:15-11:45 Lars & Mal
12:00- TBD Nuit Vah

Sweatshop Gallery

8:00-8:30 Those Far Out Arrows
8:45-9:15 Anna McClellan (of Howard)
9:30-10:00 The Sweats
10:15-10:45 Life Is Cool
11:00-11:30 The Decatures
11:45-12:15 Waking the Neighbors

Barley Street Tavern

8:30-9:00 Chanting Atmosphere – Amanda DeBoer & Liz Pearse / /
9:15-9:45 CJ Mills
10:00-10:30 Goon Saloon
10:45-11:15 The Brigadiers
11:30-12:15 Can’t Won’t
12:30-1:30 Mint Wad Willy

Pizza Shoppe Collective

9:00-9:30 The Baberaham Lincolns
9:45-10:15 Kait Berreckman
10:30-11:00 Township & Range
11:15-11:45 Matt Cox
12:00-12:30 All Young Girls Are Machine Guns

The Sydney

8:00-9:00 Linear Symmetry
9:15-9:45 Artillery Funk
10:00-10:30 Shook on3
10:45-11:15 Shuless
11:30-12:00 Marcey Yates
12:15-12:45 Black Jonny Quest
1:00-1:45 Dramatron

Brad’s Corner (Maple & Military)
9:00-11:00 Brad Hoshaw, Matt Whipkey, and Vern Fergesen

for one venue

for ALL 5 venues


Don’t forget the Happy Hours that happen during BFFs!

Aromas – $1 off all cupcakes and rolls after 5 pm. Use the walk-up window!
Mantra – (4:30-6) $6 small plates, $1 off all beer $2 off all wine and $6 house cocktails
Taita- discounted drinks and appetizers
Jane’s Health Market – discounted wheatgrass and carrot shots
Pizza Shoppe – $2 whiskey shots and $1 PBRs
Jake’s Cigars – $1 off tap beers
The Sydney – $1 off tap beers
Krug Park – $3.75 wells, $1 off American Tap Beers
The Beercade – 4 quarters with every draft beer
Jerry’s – $5 pitchers/$4 Jameson
and more.

BENSON BREWERY – Making their own LIQUID BFF – Best Frikin Firkin!

Here’s a taste of some of the events happening outside the music realm (more to come – stay tuned)

PETSHOP (2725 N. 62nd Street) – Projections by Brittan Rosendahl (after dark) and FREE READING by Greg Harries (7:30pm)

SWEATSHOP GALLERY (2727 N. 62nd Street) – And Vintage Clothing Pop-Up Shop!

OUTDOOR ARTISTS MARKET!! – Swing on down 62nd street (just south of Maple) to peruse locally made goods!

Omaha Yoga and Bodywork Center – Slam Poetry and Spoken Word!!!

Benson Brewery – Making their own LIQUID BFF – Best Frikin Firkin

Omaha Bicycle Co. – BIKE PARTY!

Zombie Glass – Open Doors

Tip Top Thrift Shop – Special Hours

The Sydney – TBA

Pizza Shoppe Collective – Travis Thierstein “Thirteen Temporal Anomalies”

Jerry’s – Artist Amanda Saner

Sailor’s Grave Tattoo – Group Show! Artists Ginni Sharpe, Alainna Willow, et al.

OMAHA FACIAL HAIR SOCIETY’s 1st Annual Bearded Carwash! Hairy dudes in jean shorts and speedos sudsin’ up yer cars. All donations go to Special Olympics Nebraska!

Blue Pomegranate – TBA


Captain’s Club (6023 Maple) – Artist Cassie Clark

Burke’s Pub – Artist Daniel Kokesh

Shout out to our media sponsor HEAR NEBRASKA!


Much love!

Stay tuned for further details on visual and performance arts planned for the evening!

See you soon,
<3 BFF