136 N 14th St. - Lincoln NE
Nebraska's Premier Music Festival
Blues - Country - Zydeco - Rockabilly - Roots - 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, Robert Cray and Otis Rush.
Throughout 2018, a variety of bands will play on the same stage graced by those blues legends in honor of ZOO Bar’s 45th Anniversary.
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Friday Afternoon Club
Fridays - 5:00 PM
All Shows and Times are subject to change
Lincoln's Home of Live Music
for over 45 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."
Sep 21: Lincoln Calling
Sep 28: Rockin' Johnny
Oct 26: Lil Ed & Blues Imperials
Nov 9: Bruce Katz
ZOO BAR WEEKLY SHOWS
Almost Every Wed : Jazz featuring Jazzocracy - 10PM
Almost Every Thursday: Country Club 6PM /
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Mar 25, 1943 - Aug 16, 2018
September 20, 21 & 22 "LINCOLN CALLING"
Detroit’s Laura Rain and the Caesars transform funky soul and r&b into their own unique vision. Inspired by the spirit of classic recordings of a bygone era, Laura Rain creates her own environment of expression with a powerful and soulful voice.
Friday September 28 "Friday Afternoon Club"
Laura Rain & The Caesars
Wednesday Sept 19 - 6pm
Sunday September 23 "Open at Noon"
Maria the Mexican
Thursday Sept 27 - 6pm
From its sensational hybrid of Mexican and American music to its namesake inspiration, the idea behind Maria the Mexican has always been about carrying on and upholding a storied legacy. “We chose our name because we’re proud of our heritage. It was intended to invoke a discussion about what it means to be Mexican, and it allows us to share our story,” said Maria Cuevas, who started the band with her sister Tess Cuevas in 2011.
Rockin Johnny Burgin is one of the hardest touring and well recognized traditional Chicago blues guitarists and singers today. Since his start in the 90s on Chicago’s West Side with blues singer Taildragger, he has become a leading blues attraction throughout the United States and Europe.