Shows are starting to resume at some venues. While we are excited to be able to again raise money through shows and events. We want to remind everyone that social distancing and PPE are a great way to keep yourself and others healthy.


Adulting Sucks - Pajama Party

Saturaday 01/30/21 The Max 7pm

Slip into a onezie or pajamas and head on down to the Max for a night of fun with Prince Royal, Kevin Manriquez and some very special guests.  ​Doors open at 6 and the show kicks off at 7pm.


Black Hearts Ball - a Benefit for Proud Horizons

Saturday 02/13/21 The Verdict  7pm

Macy Riley is bringing the annual Black Hearts Ball to you from the ​7th floor ball room at The Verdict. This has always been an amazing show that benefits the Proud Horizons youth group which puts on Prom for all of those within the community so they can go to prom with the ones they want to in a comfortable, inviting, and inclusive environement.

Tickets for this show can be purchased in advance and space is limited due to Covid. Stop in The Verdict for tickets or call them to get booked in.


Saturday 02/20/21 The Max 7 pm

It's time again to crown a new SnoBall King and Queen. Come see past winners as well as some great performers for a night of fun. Be sure to get your tickets for $1.00 ea. for your chance to win some cold, hard, CASH!

First Prize - $200.00

Second Prize - $150.00

Third Prize - $75.00

Duet Roulette - Benefit for Malcom X Project

Saturday 02/27/21 The Max 7 pm

Emperor Mark Nelson is brining something new, and this is not your average contest!  Ever wanted to perform? Now's your chance, but there's a catch.  All the contestants will be doing duets, but they won't know their partner or song until the event. They then have 1 hour to prepare the best they can. 70's to Now and yes, there will even be a Gaga song. ​Winner's will be determined by how much the team makes in tips.

First Place - $100.00 / $50.00 ea.

Second Place - $50.00 / $25.00 ea.

Third Place - $25.00 / $12.50 ea.


Broadway Memories - Act 2

Saturday 03/06/21 The Max  7pm

Join Gary (Santa) for his annual Broadway Show to benefit the Alzheimer's Association Nebraska.  This is always a night of amazing performances by some of Omaha's best.  ​

Closet Ball 

Saturday 03/13/21 The Max 7 pm

Have you ever wanted to perform and compete for a title but, never have? Now's your

chance, it's time for Closet Ball!  Come on down to see contestants before drag and then

1 hour later compete in Drag.  This contest is open to all, you just have to present in

opposite gender from your everyday. 

Old Broad Brigade - Bunnies, Bonnets & Broads

Saturday 03/20/21 The Verdict 7 pm

The Old Broads are at it again with this Easter Show. Come see some of the finest performers as they put on their Easter best for this show.  Be sure to wear your creative Bonnet! It may very well come in handy.

D&D Gala

Saturday 03/27/21 The Max 7 pm

No, not Dungeons and Dragons. It's time to celebrate the hard work our Duke and Duchess have put in over the past 2 years​ with this Gala celebration.  Join us for an evening of fun as we celebrate and enjoy performances from some of past D&D's as well as current and other performers.


Empress in Review

Saturday 04/10/21 The Max 7 pm

Join Empress Monroe and Empress 38 Natasha Day as we celebrate and remember all the Empresses from the past 40 years of ICON.​ Come see some of your favorite performers as well as out of town Empresses from other courts who come to celebrate with us. Always a night of fun!


PR Ball

Saturday 05/08/21 The Max 7 pm

Join Prince Royal Kevin Manriquez and Princess Royal Celeste Yule as we celebrate all they have done over this past year. Even with Covid, these two have been able to do a lot of amazing things. Come celebrate with us in an evening of enterrtainment.


Coronation 40 - In-Town Show
Thursday 07/08/21 The Max 7 pm

This is a free event to anyone who wants to come and see the performances of Reign 39's Royal Family and friends as we kick off Coronation Weekend!​

Coronation 40 - Out of Town Show / Bus Tour

Friday 07/09/21 Marriott Regency 6 pm

Join the guests from near and far for Coronation 40 and see the amazing talents from other courts.  Then follow it up with one of the best bus tours Omaha has to offer as we bar hop the night away.

Ticket Required - See Coronation Page for Details.

Coronation 40 - Turn the pages of our LIFE, a night of the Silver Screen and Southern Hospitality

Saturday 07/10/21 Marriott Regency 6 pm

A celebration of Reign 39 and the celebration of 40 YEARS of The Imperial Court of Nebraska!  Join us for a night of good times, great people and amazing causes.

Ticket Required - See Coronation Page for Details.


ICON provides thousands of dollars each year to charities throughout the community through money raised at various events. Join us for fun and fundraising or make a donation at the link above!


A complete list of monthly events and board meetings. 


Third Monday of Each Month

MCC Church • 6:30PM

819 S. 22nd Street, Omaha, NE 68108

The Board of Directors meets the third Monday of each Month. Meetings are open to the public and we encourage everyone to attend and learn more about ICON.

If you would like to address the board, contact Gary West to be placed on the agenda.

Show Director

Shelbi Baker Feinstein Rosenberg


Mark your calendars now to attend ICON's most popular annual events!

2nd Saturday in January- The Max

An annual event to honor the reigning Emperor and Empress of ICON as well as past Monarchs.



3rd Saturday in February- The Max


This event is hosted by the Board of Directors and/or the College of Monarchs. Raffle tickets are available from any ICON member with the two selling the most tickets being crowned Snoball King and Queen.

D&D Gala

2nd Saturday in March - The Max


An annual event honoring our Grand Duke, Grand Duchess, Duke, and Duchess as well as the past Graces. 


A Saturday in March - The Max


An all new state event honoring our all our Empress's of ICON as they bring you and annual show benefiting a great cause. This years was chosen to go to MCC Food Bank. 

On A Sunday - The Max

ICON brings new talent to the Omaha area with this annual event. Contestants appear in their actual gender and have one hour to transform to the opposite gender. Contestants must have been performing less than 18 months and may not have previously won a title. 



2nd Saturday in May - The Max


PR Ball honors our Prince Royale and Princess Royale for the current reign. 



Memorial Day - Last Monday

ICON hosts the biggest gathering of the GLBTQS community every Memorial Day. 1PM-6PM. Photo ID required for entry. No pets are allowed at this event. 



Generally the 2nd full weekend of July

This Year: July 8-11th 2021

The reigning monarchs bid farewell to a successful year and step down while ICON crowns our new Emperor and Empress. This three day event includes a show featuring entertainers from across the country, a bar bus tour, coronation ceremony, victory brunch and party.



On a Saturday 6 weeks after Coronation


The newly crowned Monarchs bring forth their Royal Family and the Board of Directors presents lifetime titles and awards to the previous reign.



Labor Day - 1st Monday

ICON hosts the biggest gathering of the GLBTQS community every Labor Day. 1PM-6PM. Photo ID required for entry. No pets are allowed at this event. 



2nd Sunday in November - The Max


One of ICON's biggest fundraising events of the year, each November the current reign hosts this event to raise money used to purchase Thanksgiving meals for families affected by HIV and Aids.


2nd Sunday in December - The Max


One of ICON's biggest fundraising events of the year, each December the current reign hosts this event to ensure every child has a present at Christmas. Join us as we raise money to purchase gifts for children in need. 


ICON History

Now all of the Imperial Court of Nebraska History is being stored and catalog at the Queer Archives at the UNO Criss Library! You should go check it out!

Shows and events are resuming and we ask everyone to please abide by the guidelines set forth by the State of Nebraska, City of Omaha and the venues.  While we want to bring you great events, our primary concern will always be the safety of the people .


Mailing Address

Imperial Court of Nebraska

PO Box 3772

Omaha, NE  68103

Business Address

Imperial Court of Nebraska

2601 Hanscom Blvd

Omaha, NE 68105


Facebook: imperialcourtofnebraska



The Imperial Court of Nebraska is a 501c3 organization.


Closet Ball Application
Download the 2021 Closet Ball application here!