We’re celebrating 90 years of Empowering Communities and Changing Lives with a very special guest: Brian McKnight. An international star, McKnight’s career spans two decades and is packed with 16 albums, which have sold more than 30 million copies.

Event Details

The 90th Anniversary Concert will be Friday, Aug. 4th at 8 p.m. in the beautiful Holland Performing Arts Center. (Doors for the anniversary concert open at 6:30 p.m.)

The Urban League of Nebraska will recognize two community leaders at the anniversary concert with the Charles B. Washington and Whitney M. Young, Jr. Awards.

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Tickets for the celebration range from $35 to $125 and can be purchased online at TicketOmaha.com. Tickets are also available at the Ticket Omaha Box Office located inside the Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas Street, or by phone at (402) 345-0606.


About the Artist

Singer. Songwriter. Producer. Brian McKnight first broke on the scene as a Motown artist at the tail end of new jack swing and climbed the charts with adult contemporary R&B hits like “Back at One” and “Love Is,” a duet with Vanessa Williams.

With a career spanning two decades, McKnight has earned himself a spot in contemporary music history.

McKnight has been nominated for a Grammy 16 times and has been a recipient of American Music Awards, Soul Train Awards, NAACP Image Awards, and Billboard Songwriter of The Year.

And he’s still making music that you love. He’s currently touring the globe for his latest album, Better.

In addition to being a singer, songwriter, and producer, McKnight is a philanthropist and multi-instrumentalist who plays nine instruments including piano, guitar, bass, drums, percussions, trombone, tuba, flugelhorn and trumpet. His foundation raises awareness about the lack of funding for musical programs in schools across the country. Learn more about the artist.

About the Awards

The Charles B. Washington Award named after the local civil rights activist, journalist and mentor will honor a leader who has brought awareness to issues affecting communities of color and is facilitating change in North Omaha.





The Whitney M. Young Jr. Award named after the national civil rights leader will honor a leader who is transforming the community by facilitating economic and community development in North Omaha. Young served as president of the Urban League of Nebraska in the 1950s and would eventually lead the National Urban League during the Civil Rights Movement.