136 N 14th St. - Lincoln NE
July 7-8 2017
Nebraska's Premier Outdoor Music Festival
Blues - Country - Zydeco - Rockabilly - Funk - Soul - Rock & Roll
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 2017, a variety of bands will play on the same stage graced by those blues legends in honor of ZOO Bar’s 44th Anniversary.
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All Shows and Times are subject to change
Friday Afternoon Club
Fridays - 5:00 PM
Lincoln's Home of Live Music
for over 44 Years!
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& C'mon In The ZOO BAR!
“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."
MAY 5: Mezcal Brothers
MAY 12: Tijuana Gigolos
MAY 25: Billy Bacon
JUN 16: Sour Mash Reunion
ZOO BAR WEEKLY SHOWS
Almost Every Monday : ZOO BAR House Band - 7PM
Almost Every Tuesday: Jazz featuring Jazzocracy - 9PM
& Soul Party with DJ Relic
Almost Every Thursday: Country Club - 6PM / Shithook
Live Band Karaoke - 9PM
Check Full Schedule for Details:
ZOOFEST 2017 ALL STAR LINEUP
May 1: ZOO BAR House Band & Open Jam - 7PM
Based out of Dallas-TX, "Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch" is a high-energy trio that blends jump blues, hard-hitting rock, vintage soul/r&b, and traces of 60’s country into a unique-but-familiar sound that always maintains the essence of the blues while simultaneously offering a fresh take on the genre.
Harmonius Wail arrives ……..The bouncy rhythm, the delicate music arrangement and good musicianship have made Harmonious Wail, one of the few outstanding bands that combines Eastern European folk songs and American jazz music.
Friedmans inspired by Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Nelson Mandela, Ghandi, Jesus and Martin Luther King Jr.
For Friedman, no two shows are ever alike, and he tailors his mix of music and humor to each night’s crowd. “Some didn’t know I write books, some are cultural political types, and that creates an a very interesting crowd,” Friedman said. “It takes a genius audience to make a genius.”
But not matter what the crowd, Friedman said he always shares this reminder. “If you’re driving, don’t forget your car,” Friedman said
May 8: ZOO BAR House Band & Open Jam - 7PM