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North Omaha’s Dreamland Ballroom, located on 24th Street near Lake Street, was a prominent stop on the national and regional jazz and r&b circuit from the 1930s through the 1960s. Most of the leading acts played the Dreamland during these years. …

This photograph shows a lively crowd dancing to the music at The Dreamland Ballroom during the late 1940s. The Dreamland Ballroom was a popular music venue located in the heart of North Omaha and hosted many local and nationally-renowned musical…

This is a publicity shot of jazz musician Andy Kirk, who performed at The Dreamland Ballroom with his 12 Clouds of Joy. Andy Kirk and his 12 Clouds of Joy was a musical actsthat played at the Dreamland Ballroom in the late 1930s and early 1940s.The…

This is a signed promotional photograph of Evelyn McGee, a vocalist with The International Sweethearts of Rhythm, an all female jazz band. The International Sweethearts of Rhythm played at The Dreamland Ballroom often during the 1940s. For…

This is a photograph of Beverly White, who was featured with Andy Kirk and his 12 clouds of joy when they played at The Dreamland Ballroom. For interviews and oral histories of this and other items please visit the History Harvest YouTube Channel.

This collage is composed of several advertisements for music events in North Omaha. The musicians and bands pictured include Louis Armstrong, T-Bone Walker, and Bullmoose Jackson and his Buffalo Bearcats. These events took place at the Dreamland…

This collage features several advertisements for music events in North Omaha. The musicians and bands pictured include Duke Ellington, Anna Mae Winburn and her International Sweethearts of Rhythm, Preston Love, and Count Basie. The events took place…

This image focuses on two advertisements for music events at the Dreamland Ballroom in North Omaha. The musicians and bands pictured are Duke Ellington and Anna Mae Winburn and her International Sweethearts of Rhythm. It was not uncommon for the…

This image focuses on a few advertisements for music events at the Dreamland Ballroom in North Omaha. The musicians and bands pictured are The Ravens, Earl Hines, Louis Jordan, and Terry Gordon. For interviews and oral histories of this and other…

A couple swing dance to the music of Big Jay McNeely and his Band while they performed at the Dreamland Ballroom in 1952. The Dreamland Ballroom located in the heart of North Omaha was a music venue that provided an opportunity for many couples to…
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