The City of Council Bluffs has announced a Memorial Day concert series that will help celebrate the Grand Opening of River's Edge Park.
The Playing with Fire concert series will bring world-class jazz, blues, soul and funk music to the park at the foot of the Bob Kerry Pedestrian Bridge on Monday, May 27.
The city announced last month that The Beach Boys will kick off the weekend's festivities with a free concert on Saturday, May 25.
The headliner of the Playing with Fire concert is Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, who have appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. Also appearing is special guest Vintage Trouble, who recently appeared on Late Show with David Letterman and are opening across the country for The Who.
To complement the headliners, Omaha’s own local funk and party band Satchel Grande, and veteran of the local blues scene, Mojo Bag, will open the show. Guests will enjoy a special appearance from harmonious and soulful M2J. Gates open at 3:30 p.m. and Mojo Bag kicks off the festivities at 4:00 p.m.