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What is Maha? 

Maha is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization focused on bringing people together. We curate and produce cultural experiences with the goal of positively impacting the economic vitality of our home city.

Maha Festival, our flagship event, is a multi-day celebration of music and discovery that takes place each summer in Omaha, Nebraska. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our 2020 festival was canceled, but will return in 2021

Where is Maha Festival?

Maha Festival programming takes place in a variety of areas throughout Omaha, Nebraska. 

When do tickets go on sale and how much do they cost? 

Details on tickets and pricing are typically released in early spring. Prices vary each year but generally range from $10-$70 for individual events and $100-300 for single- or multi-day VIP passes.

When does the lineup come out?

Maha’s lineup and additional program details are typically announced in early spring. 

Can I play at Maha Festival?

You can submit your act for consideration here. We are not able to respond to every inquiry, and may not have a spot available on our lineup, but will be in touch if opportunities become available.

Can I speak at Maha Festival?

You can submit your speaker inquiry here. We are not able to respond to every inquiry, and may not have a spot available on our lineup, but will be in touch if opportunities become available. 

I’d like to learn more about becoming a sponsor. 

Share a few details with us here, and we’ll be in touch with additional information, including our sponsorship kit.

Do you accept applications for food, retail, or other kinds of vendors? 

Please provide your information to be added to our database of interested partners, and we will get in touch if a matching opportunity comes up.

Are you hiring?

Please check our About page for any available employment opportunities.

How does the cancellation affect volunteers who already signed up for the 2020 festival?

First, thank you for signing up to help! There is nothing further you need to do right now. You should have received an automated email confirmation that your shift was canceled. If you want to sign up to volunteer again for the 2021 festival — and please do! — you will have to sign up again when registration opens up. Everyone who completed a shift in 2019 or signed up to volunteer in 2020 will receive an email with a link to Early Access registration in 2021. 

How do I get all the latest volunteer info?

If you’ve volunteered in the past or plan to sign up in the future, join the Maha Volunteer Facebook group to stay up to date on all opportunities. If you’ve volunteered in the past and want to change the email address we have on file, please get in touch. If you don’t currently receive emails from Maha, sign up now

Why should I volunteer at Maha Festival?

Because we need you! In 2019 we were 900 strong, but we’re always looking for more to join the fam. Are you down to make an impact, and learn something new along the way? This opportunity has your name written on it. Not to mention you also get a free pass to the event.

What does a volunteer at Maha do?

So many things! You can join the Artist Hospitality team, be a bartender, help make sure all of the recycling gets to the proper container, and everything in between. 

What are the volunteer perks?

Glad you asked. When you help out during a shift that typically falls within 4-6 hours, you earn free admittance to the outdoor music portion of the festival. You also get a limited-run volunteer T-shirt, and legit bragging rights.

How do I sign up to volunteer?

Festival registration opens annually in late winter/early spring. It takes less than five minutes to sign up, all online. There may be other opportunities available throughout the year.

What if I want to get more involved with Maha?

If you want to go above and beyond, lend your talents, go bigger with your Maha volunteering, just email volunteer@mahafestival.com with what you have in mind.

How old do you have to be to volunteer?

Anyone 16 and older who wants to help and can reasonably carry out the tasks listed! Some jobs require ages 19+ or 21+; check the description for each. If you’re under 16 and want to volunteer, please send a note with the shift you want to volunteer@mahafestival.com.

I have a different question about volunteering not addressed here. What do I do?

Get in touch at volunteer@mahafestival.com.