The Legendary
ZOO BAR
136 N 14th St. - Lincoln NE
402.435.8754
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July 2018
Nebraska's Premier Music Festival
Blues - Country - Zydeco - Rockabilly - Roots - Soul - Rock & Roll
The Legendary
ZOO BAR
1973    "LEGENDARY"    2017
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 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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Larry Boehmer 
1947 - 2012 
VIDEO   
Magic Slim
1937 - 2013 
VIDEO   
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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!
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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ZOO BAR WEEKLY SHOWS

Almost Every Sunday: ZOOLARIOUS 8PM
Almost Every Monday: ZOO BAR House Band - 7PM
Almost Every Tuesday: Jazz featuring Jazzocracy - 7PM
                                     & Soul Party with DJ Relic  10PM
Almost Every Thursday: Shithook  Live Band Karaoke 9pm                              
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Gregg Allman
1947 - 2017
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Friday Nov 17:
              Reverend Raven & The Chain Smokin Alter Boys  -  Video
Thursday Oct 19:
                         Top Secret - 6PM  
                         Shithook "Live Band Karaoke" - 9:30 
Monday Oct 22: 
                  ZOOLARIOUS  -  8PM  Comedy @ The ZOO  
Friday Nov 3 & Sat Nov 4:
                  Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials -  9PM  Video
Friday Oct 20th:
                       Toronzo Cannon - 5PM "FAC"   Video
Ya'll it's Pete Watters' Bday Bash and we've pulled out all the stops! We're flying the amazing Redd Volkaert up from Austin, TX for a concert with Mark Stuart and the Bastard Sons! On top of that, we've got Lloyd McCarter and the Honky-Tonk Revival opening up this amazing night of music! 

Redd Volkaert was a successor to Roy Nichols in Merle Haggard's backing band, and is "among the country’s top Telecaster guitar slingers." Volkaert won a 2009 Grammy for Best Country Instrumental Performance.
It's Pete's Birthday!
PETE WATTERS

The Man
The Myth
The Legend
“Deep, contemporary Chicago blues...razor-sharp guitar and compelling, forceful singing” – The Chicago Tribune

"One of Chicago's new greats" --The Chicago Sun-Times

"Progressive as he is rootsy...Slow, simmering riffs and smoldering licks" –Chicago Reader

“Among the cream of the next generation of Chicago blues musicians" --Blues & Rhythm
Saturday Oct 21th:
                             Blues Project - 6PM    Video
Wednesday Nov 8:
                  Jim Suhler & Monkey Beat - 6PM    VIDEO