After closely monitoring federal, state and local government leaders’ guidance, including health care professionals, and the ongoing challenges associated with the coronavirus and consistent with other organizations’ decisions regarding large-scale events set to occur later this year, we have made the difficult decision to cancel Guns & Hoses 2020.

While we don’t know what the future holds for large scale events and gatherings, we have determined it is not in the best interest of the first responders who participate and make the event possible, our sponsors or our supporters to hold an event the size of Guns and Hoses in 2020. Public safety is the cornerstone of the First Responders Foundation’s mission, and as an event that features and hosts thousands of first responders and their families — it is our top priority to help ensure their health and safety.

If you purchased from Ticketmaster, they have been notified of the cancellation and have initiated an auto-refund process. Please note that due to the overwhelming number of events being cancelled, this process can take 2-3 weeks.

If you purchased from the Baxter Arena Box Office, they are also issuing bulk refunds. For credit card orders it will take approximately 2 weeks. For those who may have used cash as their method of payment, the Box Office will be mailing you a refund check.

As many of you know, not only is Guns & Hoses a fun and unique event in our area, it’s also the biggest annual fundraising event for the First Responders Foundation. Since we are unable to hold the event this year, we hope you will consider a donation to the foundation to help support its mission and programs! You can donate through this link:

Thank you to you all for your support. We appreciate every fan who attends and helps spread the word and will see you in 2021!

Please email if you have any questions.

We Thank Our 2020 Sponsors and Supporters:

  • WoodmenLife
  • CHI Health
  • OrthoNebraska
  • OPPD
  • Applied Underwriters
  • MacQueen Equipment
  • MidAmerican Energy
  • Methodist Health System
  • Metropolitan Community College
  • University of Nebraska Omaha
  • Nebraska Furniture Mart
  • Belfor Property Restoration
  • Masimore, Magnuson & Associates
  • Union Pacific
  • Nutrien
  • 9Round Papillion
  • ACCESSbank
  • Fraser Stryker PC LLO
  • T-Mobile
  • Charleston Homes
  • Cox
  • Scheel’s
  • Sure Lights
  • PIP Printing
  • NRG
  • Cubby’s
  • Quality Brands