The Legendary
ZOO BAR
136 N 14th St. - Lincoln NE
402.435.8754
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ZOOFEST 2019
July 19-20 2019
Nebraska's Premier Music Festival
Blues - Country - Zydeco - Rockabilly - Roots - Soul - Rock & Roll
The Legendary
ZOO BAR
1973    "LEGENDARY"    2019
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, Robert Cray and Otis Rush. 

Throughout 2019, a variety of bands will play on the same stage graced by those blues legends in honor of ZOO Bar’s 46th Anniversary. 
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Larry Boehmer 
1947 - 2012 
VIDEO   
Magic Slim
1937 - 2013 
VIDEO   
Friday Afternoon Club
Fridays - 5:00 PM
All Shows and Times are subject to change  
Lincoln's Home of Live Music
for over 46 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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May 24: The Fabtones
May 31: Hector Anchondo
June 7 : Jarekus Singleton
June 14: Los Gatos

ZOO BAR WEEKLY SHOWS

Almost Every Sunday:   ZOOLARIOUS 8PM
Almost Every Monday:  ZOO BAR House Band - 7PM
Almost Every Tuesday: Jazzocracy - 7PM / DJ Relic 9PM
Almost Every Thursday: Country Club 6PM /
                                       Shithook: Live Band Karaoke 9:30

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Gregg Allman
1947 - 2017
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Aretha Franklin - Video
Mar 25, 1943 - Aug 16, 2018
zoofest 2019 July 19 - 20
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zoobar1973@gmail.com
Monday June 3       
Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore - 6pm   Video
Wednesday May 29       
Lil Ed & Blues Imperials - 6pm   VIDEO
Wednesday June 19
The 44s - 6pm VIDEO 
Saturday June 1       
Bel Airs - 6pm   VIDEO
Tuesday June 18
                       MIKE ZITO - 6pm VIDEO 
Thursday June 20
Tinsley Ellis - 6pm VIDEO 
In Chicago, a city overflowing with unrivaled blues talent, world-renowned Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials have been standing tall for over 30 years. The band’s big sound, fueled by Lil’ Ed’s gloriously rollicking slide work and deep blues string bending, along with his rough-edged, soulful vocals, is as real and hard-hitting as Chicago blues gets.
Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore don’t immediately make for the most obvious of pairings. Alvin is the mellow singer-songwriter and founding guitarist for the 80’s SoCal roots rockers the Blasters. Gilmore, over a decade his senior, is the hard-scrabble Texas songwriter best known as a member for the short-lived West Texas hippie-country pioneers the Flatlanders. But the two longtime friends decided to record an album together after a brief co-headlining tour in 2017
Thursday May 23  
Algorythems - 6PM / Shithook - 9.30pm 
Friday May 24  
The Fabtones - 5PM (FRIDAY AFTERNOON CLUB)
Saturday May 25  
Matt Cox w Dustin Arbuckle - 6PM 
They have been performing together for more than 30 years, wowing audiences nightly with their unique brand of music- leading one reviewer to refer to them as the "Everly Brothers of Blues."
Wednesday June 5       
Chris Duarte w Beth Lee - 6pm VIDEO
Friday June 7  Friday Afternoon Club      
Jarekus Singleton - 5pm VIDEO
Saturday July 6       
BRAVE COMBO - 6pm VIDEO
Sunday May 26  
ZOOLARIOUS - 8PM  Comedy at THE ZOO BAR
Monday May 27      BLUE MONDAY
Emily Bass - 5.30PM  / House Band - 7pm
Tuesday May 28  JAZZY TUESDAY!
JAZZOCRACY - 7PM  / DJ RELIC 9pm