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."
Aug 3: John Nemeth
Aug 10: Sailing with Soup
ZOO BAR WEEKLY SHOWS
Almost Every Wed : Jazz featuring Jazzocracy - 10PM
Almost Every Thursday: Country Club 6PM /
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Thank You Lincoln for Making ZOOFEST
"Nebraska's Premier Music Festival"
again in 2018!
“Don’t pass up the opportunity to experience her roller coaster ride of high energy originals, soul, R&B, and unique covers. This is really good stuff!”
– Gary Anton, Owner of Bradfordville Blues Club
There may not be a more honest bluesman than Mike Zito, whose 15th album ‘First Class Life’ comes out May 11 on Ruf Records. The rocking yet poignant title track explores his journey from addiction to sobriety and then musical recognition; he is a two-time 2017 Blues Music Award nominee. “Second chance at a first class life,” he sings, recalling the hard times. The Texas-based musician smiles and continues, “I grew up poor in St. Louis, and now I'm travelling the world to sing my songs.”
Monday July 16
ZOO BAR House Band & Open Jam - 7pm
Tuesday July 17
ZOO BAR presents DJ Relic - 9pm