Black Votes Matter Concert for Change
The Black Votes Matter Concert for Change featuring (Dolores Diaz and the Standby Club, Mesonjixx, BXTH, Dana Murray, The Dilla Kids and more) unites musicians and music fans in the call to get out the vote for change.
Live Music sets the tone for a celebration and recruit attendees that do not typically participate in neighborhood associations and community-based programming.
Get Out The Vote Speakers
Partner orgs working to Get Out The Vote will be on site to create more awareness of upcoming election dates and register more citizens to vote.
Attendees will be invited to speak to the audience about their goals for a community-based project and become eligible to apply for a mini-grant through One Omaha.
IN THE STREETS
Workshops + Pop-Up Demonstrations
Workshops and pop-up demos focusing on skills, action steps, and resources to support community endeavors will be held at the fest as a way to provide capacity building opportunities for neighborhood leaders and provide interactive how-to’s on neighborhood projects.
Vendors will be on-site at the fest to connect city and nonprofit
resources with neighborhood leaders and community advocates.
Dolores Diaz and the Standby Club is a nine-piece band from Omaha, including Omaha music veterans such as Conor Oberst, Roger L. Lewis, Matt Maginn and Michael Mogis. The lead singer, Dolores Diaz, brings her own fiery delivery to songs made famous by Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette, and Skeeter Davis.
Songstress Mary Elizabeth Lawson is the heart and artist behind
Mesonjixx. Her passion and skill for songwriting, combined with the like of local musician friends is what leads the direction of this musical/artivist project. -- Mesonjixx makes music that reminds us to find love in moments of seeming chaos, igniting the fire to fight for freedom and confront life honestly. The music will liberate your spine and mind.
Negro Manifesto is a reflection on our world from a man who is comfortable in all scenarios, and it is intended to bring dialogue around the subject of social justice. Dana will be touring - playing music and holding panel discussions on race,
gender, and community throughout 2018. Stay tuned for previews of the album, recorded commentary from Dana, and a continued discussion to help us learn and heal.
BXTH, formerly known as BOTH, is the dynamic hip-hop duo from Omaha, NE. Consisting of emcee SCKY REI and producer INFNTLP.