MAHA Festival Is Back With a One-Day, Reduced-Capacity Event


(Courtesy: Maha)

Maha Festival 2021 will take place on one day, Saturday, July 31 from 2 p.m. to midnight. While recent Mahas have included other elements, like pop-ups and conference-style events, this summer will be fully outdoors.

Tickets will go on sale on Friday, May 21st at 10:00 a.m., and she said the line-up will be announced earlier that week.

Maha is known for “hosting a varied mix of music acts and community-oriented experiences,” Grace said. The festival started in 2009, and it has been held every year except 2020 due to COVID-19.

“We decided a single-day, outdoor-only event is the best way to bring the community together safely and comfortably this summer,” said Lauren Martin, Maha executive director.

Originally, the 2021 festival was going to be at multiple locations on multiple days from July 28th through August 1st, Martin said. The plans were revised to “be consistent with recommendations from public health experts.”

The event organizers are taking COVID-19 safety precautions seriously, according to Grace.

She said some precautions are “an updated layout with additional restroom and bar areas, extra cleaning and sanitation efforts, and zero contact between attendees and event staff. In addition, this will be a reduced-capacity event with a limited number of tickets available in order to allow for physical distancing throughout the festival grounds. More COVID-related safety information will be available at”

Even though Maha Music Festival will only be one day this year, Martin wants people to know that “Maha’s future vision remains a multi-day, multi-venue, multi-faceted event representing the ultimate celebration of summer, togetherness, and discovery.”

About Maha:
Maha is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization focused on bringing people together. They curate and produce cultural experiences with the goal of positively impacting their home city, Omaha.

Their main event is Maha Festival, a celebration of music and discovery that takes place every summer.