One weekend, I made the long drive to Omaha to see Son Little perform and Jade Bird perform at Reverb Lounge. It was a blast. There must have only been about 20 of us in a very small room. It was the most intimate concert I’ve ever been to. Aaron Earl Livingston (that’s Son Little’s name) is so talented–and it was as if he were talking to us all individually.
We stayed at the Courtyard Marriott downtown. I wouldn’t recommend it, although it was a hilarious experience. They upgraded us to a “suite” that turned out to be an odd, old room with a faded yellow jacuzzi in the corner.
We had an awesome lunch at Le Bouillon, a french restaurant. Their soups were so delicious. Afterwards we tried out Upstream Brewing Co a few blocks away. Next we roamed around Drastic Plastic Underground, a record store tucked away in the middle of downtown. Keep walking and you’ll hit Omaha’s darling little river walk. There are giant slides and art scattered around. If you’re there, don’t miss out on the Joslyn Art Museum. It’s lovely and filled with tons of goodies. They have a large Chihuly instillation.
In all, it was a charming weekend getaway.