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60 Days to MAHA + 2 Tickets to Win!

Bands compete for a spot in the 2010 MAHA Festival
60 Days to MAHA + 2 Tickets to Win!
Published on May 29, 2010 : 45 comments

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The MAHA Festival will have its 2nd birthday on July 24th, but they’re throwing themselves a few pre-parties first: the 60 Days to MAHA and 30 Days to MAHA Showcases! These free show feature bands competing for a spot on the MAHA bill.

The showcases are filled with bands that want to play MAHA, and the band at each showcase with the most fan votes will get the chance. If you want to be there to see them play, you have two options: buy tickets for the show, or win any of the 12 TICKETS we’ll be giving away this summer.

  CONTEST  

Let’s start by giving away two tickets, here’s how to enter:

1. Check out the video and look at the list of bands
2. Comment below: “Who are you most excited to see and why?”*
3. Make sure you are registered on Omaha.net before you comment (otherwise how will we email you back to tell you you’ve won? Duh!)

Contest ends Friday June 4th at 11 pm

*note: No reason is too silly for the why. For example, “I’m most excited to see Spoon because it rhymes with fork” qualifies. Yup.

 

A random sampling of fans from the 60 Days to MAHA Showcase shows locals The Faint taking an early lead in terms of fan interest, with everyone agreeing that they are excited to see an expansion of Omaha’s music scene. The 60 Days showcase featured:

  • Betsy Wells
  • Dim Light
  • Flight Metaphor
  • Noah’s Ark Was A Spaceship

July 24th’s MAHA Festival will have both a Main Stage and a Local Stage.

MAHA Festival Main Stage Lineup

  • Spoon (headliners)
  • The Faint
  • Superchunk
  • Old 97’s
  • Ben Kweller
  • It’s True

MAHA Festival Local Stage Lineup

  • Satchel Grande
  • The Mynabirds
  • ….and more
jordyAn Omaha.net writer since 2008, Jordy freely admits he's waiting for his golden parachute "anxiously." He microblogs @jordyclements + macroblogs jordyclements.com

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Littus (not verified) says:

May 29, 2010 : 6 years 17 weeks ago

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This is great. I have been in omaha for a year and it will be great to listen to live music. Looking forward to this festival :)

Nellov006 says:

May 30, 2010 : 6 years 17 weeks ago

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This is great, I’m very excited to see the Faint. Where better to see them than in their hometown?

Dave (not verified) says:

May 31, 2010 : 6 years 17 weeks ago

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Seeing the Faint in an outdoor venue will be interesting. I can’t wait to see them again.

jordy says:

May 31, 2010 : 6 years 17 weeks ago

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The Faint are once again taking the lead. Remember, you need to be registered if you want the free tickets! We won’t SPAM you, but we will need to email you to tell you you’ve won.

Jeff Shephard (not verified) says:

May 31, 2010 : 6 years 17 weeks ago

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Aren’t all those well established local bands? How about Voodoo Method playing in some capacity? Although VM has been together for over 2 years, they have been flying under the Radar, until making their presence felt this summer.

richard ratliff (not verified) says:

May 31, 2010 : 6 years 17 weeks ago

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I’d love to see the Faint,never seen them yet.

Sophie (not verified) says:

May 31, 2010 : 6 years 17 weeks ago

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I am most excited to see Its True! because their live show is just so captivating. Also, seeing The Faint outside would be a really fun experience.

Sophie says:

May 31, 2010 : 6 years 17 weeks ago

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Okay so I registered after posting that comment so thats me ^^^ there. Sorry!

Wesley (not verified) says:

May 31, 2010 : 6 years 17 weeks ago

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LOVE it. Definitely looking forward to the festival, tons of talent and great entertainment.

wes

jordy says:

May 31, 2010 : 6 years 17 weeks ago

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@Jeff — Not familiar with Voodoo Method, give us a link so we can check them out. That’s why MAHA is so cool, great mixture of national and local acts.

@Sophie — We got ya! Next step: add a picture so we can see your beautiful face!

Jeff (not verified) says:

June 1, 2010 : 6 years 17 weeks ago

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I cannot wait to see Superchunk. They have been one of my favorite bands and have been waiting for a chance to see them live!!!

jdharder68 says:

June 1, 2010 : 6 years 17 weeks ago

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Again, this time verified….Superchunk!!!! Im very excited to see them live!!!

Richard720 says:

June 1, 2010 : 6 years 17 weeks ago

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I think I’m verified now.Faint would be awesome to see.

Jamie (not verified) says:

June 2, 2010 : 6 years 17 weeks ago

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Spoon has had my heart since “I Turn My Camera On.” I’m just ridiculously excited in general that Omaha is having such an amazing outdoor festival - I can only wish that it was sooner!

Jamie Bell (not verified) says:

June 2, 2010 : 6 years 17 weeks ago

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VERIFIEDDD ^

X-omanativ says:

June 2, 2010 : 6 years 17 weeks ago

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I’m looking forward to Superchunk and (as always) The Faint! I’ve also grown to love my new local (and maybe personal) favorite, Its True. Stellar stellar show every time they perform.

Jeff Spiehs (not verified) says:

June 2, 2010 : 6 years 17 weeks ago

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This is a great idea! Thanks.

I have always wanted to see Spoon live, they are one of my favorite bands, so I am hoping they are great in concert.

I don’t know anything about Superchunk, but I have heart great things, but I am also looking forward to seeing It’s True play on the main stage. I hope it provides them greater exposure, so that is also who I want to see.

Spoon and It’s True are my votes.

raindown says:

June 2, 2010 : 6 years 17 weeks ago

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I am most excited to see Ben Kweller. He is an all-around great guy and musician and he puts a lot of effort into making each show he plays his absolute best.

mlandri1 says:

June 2, 2010 : 6 years 17 weeks ago

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I’m most excited to see Superchunk! They are one of the seminal indie-rock bands, and I never thought I’d get the chance. When Cursive sings about “Chapel Hill around the early 90s” THIS is who they are talking about!

asue (not verified) says:

June 2, 2010 : 6 years 17 weeks ago

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SPOOON!!! And the FAINT!! I’m just super excited mostly.

Anjuli (not verified) says:

June 2, 2010 : 6 years 17 weeks ago

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spoon ‘cause……….. oooooooooh!

mommaz says:

June 2, 2010 : 6 years 17 weeks ago

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Can’t wait to hear Ben Kweller, because he’s one of the ‘Ben’ musicians my son has introduced me to. There’s Ben Kweller, Ben Folds, and Ben P. Oh, wait, that’s the guy he shares his apartment with…

Henry L (not verified) says:

June 2, 2010 : 6 years 17 weeks ago

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I can’t wait for great weather, great friends, and some fab bands!

Edperini says:

June 2, 2010 : 6 years 17 weeks ago

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Looking forward to seeing all the bands, particularly Spoon and Superchunk since I have not seen them yet. Also, curious to see how the Faint can pull it off both outdoors and during the daylight hours.

Anonymous (not verified) says:

June 2, 2010 : 6 years 17 weeks ago

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I’m so excited to see Spoon. I always find out after their shows at the last minute or couldn’t find tickets. Also I’m so pumped up to hear the Faint play.

jordy says:

June 2, 2010 : 6 years 17 weeks ago

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@Michelle Z If you’re subtly referencing the 2003 Bens album, the last Ben you are searching for is Ben Lee. And for the record, this comment thread has no love for Ben Harper!

lamize says:

June 3, 2010 : 6 years 17 weeks ago

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The Faint & Spoon…but after last year, I enjoyed the bands new to me as well. Great lineup!

THEwhale says:

June 3, 2010 : 6 years 17 weeks ago

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i am excited to see the faint because i probably will faint and it will make a really great story.

AstrosFan says:

June 3, 2010 : 6 years 17 weeks ago

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Excited to see the Faint again, but also very excited to see Spoon for the first time!!!!

Ben Anderson (not verified) says:

June 3, 2010 : 6 years 17 weeks ago

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Spoon, I have always liked them and am very excited to see them live!

Ryne (not verified) says:

June 4, 2010 : 6 years 17 weeks ago

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I’m most excited to see Ben Kweller. Been a fan of his for a considerable amount of years and have never had the chance to actually go see him perform. Seems like a good opportunity.

StoneBirds says:

June 4, 2010 : 6 years 17 weeks ago

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truthfully i like all the bands this year but i have to say i’m looking forward to seeing Ben Kweller

Melissa M (not verified) says:

June 4, 2010 : 6 years 16 weeks ago

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Was not able to make it last year so this year is a must! Very cool lineup. Have not see The Faint outdoors or in the daylight either, but am certain they will give us a great show!

krystmyth says:

June 4, 2010 : 6 years 16 weeks ago

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Spoon of course! Saw them years ago at the Orpheum and can’t wait to see them again at this venue at my first MAHA.

_ClarkT (not verified) says:

June 4, 2010 : 6 years 16 weeks ago

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Without a doubt the band I am most excited to see is Spoon!!! Because they are for sure the best Indie Rock band ever!!!
And not to mention they will be even more amazing live!!!

bon (not verified) says:

June 4, 2010 : 6 years 16 weeks ago

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I am super psyched to see the old 97’s! have never seen them and they have great reviews!
thanks omaha!

Dawn (not verified) says:

June 4, 2010 : 6 years 16 weeks ago

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Got Nuffin to Lose, but Darkness and Shadows”

omahacub says:

June 4, 2010 : 6 years 16 weeks ago

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I’m most excited to see Ben Kweller. Been a fan of his for a considerable amount of years and have never had the chance to actually go see him perform. Seems like a good opportunity.

Lauber says:

June 4, 2010 : 6 years 16 weeks ago

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Hard to pick a “most-excited-to-see” from such a solid lineup… but I’ll go with Ben Kweller because he always puts on a great show and last time he was in town a hospital visit kept me away.

SmellyCat says:

June 4, 2010 : 6 years 16 weeks ago

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Spoon

Shelly B says:

June 4, 2010 : 6 years 16 weeks ago

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I can’t wait to see the Old 97’s! I’ve been a fan since I was 15 when I heard their song “Weightless” in the Joy Ride movie. I looked up the lyrics forever before I found out whose song it was. I still listen to it all the time! So excited to see them LIVE.

Anonymous (not verified) says:

June 4, 2010 : 6 years 16 weeks ago

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there are quite a few native omaha bands that i wouldn’t mind seeing at maha, but sadly, they are not attending…
though, i am excited to see spoon, the faint, the mynabirds, aaaaand satchel grande, because, well… why not? theyre all so different! its nice to have that diversity in one day at one location… now ive just got to figure out how to get there… :D

P.S. what happened to LB?

jordy says:

June 5, 2010 : 6 years 16 weeks ago

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The ticket contest is officially closed, but fear not, we’ll be having another one for the 30 days to MAHA showcase! Thank you to everyone who entered. Winner announcement plus more snarky comments tomorrow!

jordy says:

June 5, 2010 : 6 years 16 weeks ago

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Congrats to Michelle Buckanaga, you’ve won two tickets to the MAHA Festival! (and no, we did not just select the last commenter, that’d be lazy, even for us. We used a random number from the good people at Random.org)

The final tally for band people are most exited to see (some people were excited for more than one):

Spoon - 12
The Faint - 10
Ben Kweller 6
Superchunk, It’s True - 3
Old 97’s - 2
Voodoo Machine, The Mynabirds, Satchel Grande - 1

So, the headliners take it! Sweet! Check back soon, we’ll be giving away more tickets and covering the 30 Days to MAHA Showcase…and once again, congrats to Michelle, give her a high five over Facebook or something.

jordy says:

June 21, 2010 : 6 years 14 weeks ago

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If you didn’t win last time, and want another chance:
 http://omaha.net/articles/30-days-maha-2-more-tickets-win

See you at the Showcase!