Omaha Under the Radar Enters 5th Year


July 25th, 2018

Omaha, NE—The annual Omaha Under the Radar Festival returns this week, but this time marks a milestone. For the fifth year in a row, Under the Radar has been showcasing contemporary musicians from around the country. Focusing on the experimental, the eclectic set-list moves between classical stylings, performance art, and electronic soundscapes.

Under the Radar engages many of Omaha’s arts and performance venues in its five-day schedule, including Joslyn Art Museum, OutrSpaces, and the Hi-Fi House. Guests may attend whichever event whenever they can. For the festival this year, it’s all about spreading out.

Under the Radar invites both local and national musicians, and this year will include some past performers. New York based Kate Soper has composed an operatic song cycle, Voices from the Killing Jar, which will be performed on Friday at Kaneko, and Paul Pinto will return with Jeff young with a dramatic musical performance.

Though Under the Radar has been well received since its beginnings, and has continued to expand, organizers are still hoping to revise the experience. While most performance emphasize patient attention, Under the radar encourages guests to explore and become part of the performance.

For those who haven’t experienced Under the Radar yet, organizers hope that that audiences will be receptive, but not afraid to have their opinion.

The fifth annual Omaha Under the Radar Festival begins this Wednesday, July 25 with a free performance at the Hi Fi House, and will run until Saturday the 28 with afternoon and evening events. For more information, visit

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