Memorial Park is a park located at 6005 Underwood Avenue near the Dundee neighborhood of Omaha, Nebraska. The park was created as a memorial for all of the men and women from Douglas County that have served in the armed forces.
On the last Friday in June, Bank of the West hosts the "Bank of the West Celebrates America" concert in the park, which always ends with a fireworks show in commemoration of the Independence Day (United States
) holiday. The concert attracts over 50,000 people each year.
The Village People headlined the 2003 concert.In July 2004, 311 played at Memorial Park for free in celebration of Omaha's 150th Anniversary. There were over 40,000 people there to celebrate.Mulberry Lane, The Doobie Brothers, and Three Dog Night performed at the 2005 concert.REO Speedwagon performed at the event in 2006.In 2009, The Guess Who and Grand Funk Railroad performed.
The Bank of the West Celebrates America concert marked its 20th year in Omaha in 2010 by bringing the national “United In Rock” tour of Foreigner, Styx, and Kansas to the annual free live concert and fireworks show in Memorial Park on Friday, July 2, 2010. Officials estimated attendance reached a record 80,000 attendees.Cheap Trick performed along with .38 Special and local opener Take Me to Vegas for the July 1, 2011 event. The stage moved to the Dodge Street side of the Park for the 2011 concert.Huey Lewis and the News headlined the 2012 event with openers Mockingbird Sun and the winner of the Bank of the West Celebrates America contest, Scarlett Drive, on June 29.