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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Feb  22: David Basse
Mar    1: Annette Murrell
Mar  22: Lil Ed & Blues Imperials
Apr  12: Mezcal Brothers
Apr  26: Bel Airs
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
Wednesday March 6       
John Primer - 6pm   Video
Wednesday March 13       
Brandon Santini - 6pm   VIDEO
Wednesday March 20       
John Nemeth- 6pm   VIDEO
There are many different opinions as to what the future of the blues harmonica will be. Memphis vocalist and harmonica player Brandon Santini is undeniably a worthy player to keep an eye on as the latest surge of young blues artists leave their footprint in blues history
As a Boise, Idaho teenager in the early ‘90s, John Németh was drawn to the hard-edged hip hop sounds and rock bands of the day – but when a friend exposed him to Buddy Guy and Junior Wells’s classic “Hoodoo Man Blues,” he was hooked.
John Primer has undisputedly helped build the sound and style of Chicago blues as we know it today. The echos of tradition bellowing from the birthplaces he played such as: Maxwell Street, Theresa's, Checkerboard and Rosa's Lounges, pulse from every chord in his fingers today.
Monday March 11 / Tuesday March 12
Tinsley Ellis - 6pm  VIDEO  
All Star Line-Up To Be Announced in March
Sunday February 17         Open @ Noon  
ZOOLARIOUS - 8pm   Comedy at the ZOO BAR
Wednesday February 27       
Paul Nelson Band - 6pm VIDEO   
Paul Nelson - is recognized as one of today's top guitarists/songwriters and producers not only having the distinction of being the hand picked fellow guitarist to the legendary rock/blues icon Johnny Winter.
Thursday February 21           
Mezcal Brothers - 6pm  Video   
Friday February 22  FAC         
David Basse - Video 5pm