136 N 14th St. - Lincoln NE
July 6-7 2018
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 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."
DEC 22: The Wondermonds
JAN 5: The Mezcal Brothers
JAN 12: Hector Anchondo
ZOO BAR WEEKLY SHOWS
Almost Every Tuesday: Jazz featuring Jazzocracy - 7PM
& Soul Party with DJ Relic 10PM
Almost Every Thursday: Shithook: Live Band Karaoke 9:30
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Sunday Dec 17:
Hannah & Shalbey's Graduation Party 1PM
Food & Wine Pairing Dinner - 5:30
w Chef Sean Carmichael (Chez Hey)
Call The ZOO BAR for Reservations!
Sunday Dec 31: NEW YEARS EVE BASH! - Early Show
For well over a decade The Kris Lager Band has been a vehicle for Kris Lager’s unique brand of original music. Self described as ‘Heavy Soul & Boogie Trance’ KLB doesn’t fall neatly into any one category or genre. The best way to categorize them would be ‘Feel Good Music’ because as soon as it hits you, you just feel good! Whether it is a funky soulful number, a groovy beat, a boogie guitar driven riff, or a tug on your heart strings ballad. A KLB song or show has that ability to just lift you up and make you feel good EVERYTIME!!
Tuesday Dec 26:
Doug Lynn's All Star Band - 6PM
Buddy Guy has gone on record saying that it’s “been a long time since I heard a good blues band like this.” And recently the band received this critical acclaim from Bonnie Tallman at the Billtown Blues Festival (Hughesville, PA): “Can’t find enough words to express how blown away everyone was with the Mississippi Heat performance! It was spectacular in every way.”
C'mon down to the ZOO BAR and be a part of Lincoln's Holiday Tradition as Lil Slim performs at our Annual Christmas Night Show. The fun begins at 9PM so open those gifts, eat that turkey and hustle down to the ZOO BAR for some great Holiday Blues!