The Legendary
ZOO BAR
136 N 14th St. - Lincoln NE
402.435.8754
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ZOOFEST 2017
July 2017
Nebraska's Premier Outdoor Music Festival
Blues - Country - Zydeco - Rockabilly - Funk - Soul - Rock & Roll
The Legendary
ZOO BAR
1973    "LEGENDARY"    2016
ZOO BAR LEGACY 
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In a storied building built in 1921 sits the ZOO Bar, a narrow nightspot that’s been a staple for live music in downtown Lincoln since 1973.

Some big time acts have walked through the hallowed club’s doors including Buddy Guy, Bo Diddley, Albert Collins and Otis Rush. 

Throughout 2016, a variety of bands will play on the same stage graced by those blues legends in honor of ZOO Bar’s 43rd Anniversary. 
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Larry Boehmer 
1947 - 2012 
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Magic Slim
1937 - 2013 
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Friday Afternoon Club
Fridays - 5:00 PM
Lincoln's Home of Live Music
for over 43 Years!
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& C'mon  In The ZOO BAR!
BB KING
1925 - 2015
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“The Zoo Bar is one of my all time favorite bars and it’s also one of my all time favorite places to play the blues. It’s just great in every way. I could fill pages of all the good times I’ve had there and all the reasons it’s a great place, but the short version is that the staff and the owners have always been really nice to the musicians and the patrons are all real blues lovers and all together that makes it a great place to play."

Charlie Musselwhite
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DEC   2: Jazzocracy
DEC   9: Kelley Hunt & Friends
DEC 16: Earl & Them
DEC 23: Tijuana Gigolos
ZOO BAR WEEKLY SHOWS

Almost Every Monday : ZOO BAR House Band - 7PM
Almost Every Tuesday: Jazz featuring Jazzocracy - 6PM
                                         & Soul Party with DJ Relic - 9PM
Almost Every Thursday: Country Club - 6PM / Shithook
                                          Live Band Karaoke - 9PM

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Dec    7: Bruce Katz - 6PM  
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This man is as good as it gets. One of the greatest keyboard artists I’ve ever heard. 
John Hammond

Now that’s a piano player. 
Pinetop Perkins

Dec   8: MIKE ZITO  - 6PM   VIDEO
Dec 11: Samantha Fish - 5PM  Video 
Dec    2: Lloyd McCarter - 9PM   VIDEO
Dec    3: Evan Bartels & Stoney Lonesomes - 9:30   
Dec   9: Kelley Hunt & Friends - 5PM FAC  VIDEO 
Dec 13: Jon Dee Graham - 6PM  XMAS Show!  
Dec 15: BRAVE COMBO - 6PM  Its Christmas 
Dec    2: Friday Afternoon Club featuring
               JAZZOCRACY  - 5PM
Dec 16: Earl & Them "FAC" 5 PM  VIDEO
             Lil Ed & The Blues Imperials - 9PM VIDEO
Dec 17:Earl & Them - 6PM  VIDEO
Growing up in a musical family, Lloyd McCarter is well-steeped in honky-tonk music. Starting at the age of eight, Lloyd began playing in the family band. By the age of 18, he was touring with the FortyTwenty band, playing the pedal steel guitar.
Born in South St. Louis, Mo. Mike Zito grew up in a working class home with a dire love of music. It was his escape and way out. After a decade working in a local guitar shop, Mike learned his craft from the ground up playing in clubs 7 nights a week.
Dec    6: The Henhouse Prowlers - 6PM  Video
"She has been a mainstay of the Kansas City/Lawrence music community for decades, and she showed why during a 75-minute set that showcased her many talents: as a singer, a songwriter and a musician. Her refined blend of blues, soul, R&B and roots music aroused a crowd of a couple hundred, especially the new song, "Stand Up," a feel-good anthem that lit up the room."