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 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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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!
“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."
Oct 18 : Pete's 60th B-Day!
Oct 25 : Wondermonds
Nov 1 : Mezcal Brothers
Nov 8 : Mike Morgan & the Crawl
ZOO BAR WEEKLY SHOWS
Almost Every Tuesday: Jazzocracy - 7PM / DJ Relic 9PM
Almost Every Thursday: Country Club 6PM /
Check Full Schedule for Details:
Mar 25, 1943 - Aug 16, 2018
For All Inquiries including bookings email
“I have nothing to hide; it seems my honesty is what people relate to most,” he once told Vintage Guitar magazine. “Anders (Osborne) told me early on, ‘If you don’t believe what you’re singing, you’ll never be a good singer.’ I try not to write fluff; I try to make every word count.”
Friday Oct 18 - 5pm
60th Birthday Bash
Father Time has been kind to Pete, so c'mon down to
The Legendary ZOO BAR
and pay homage to
THE FOUNDER OF THE FEAST
Nelson received a Grammy award for his work performing on and producing Winter's "Step Back" release on Megaforce/Sony winning "Best Blues Album of the Year" highlighting his already long list of Grammy Nominations. As well as the BMA "Blues Music Award" for "Best Blues/Rock Album" reaching #16 on the Billboard Top 200 and staying at #1 on the Billboard Blues Charts for weeks. He is also a recipient of the Blues Foundation's KBA "Keeping The Blues Alive Award".
"In the sickness haunting the blues to this day, Heather Newman is just what the doctor ordered. Young, raw, and so unbelievably powerful, Heather brings light to the dark remnants of the blues. While our beloved music has suffered with the loss of so many greats, this artist brings the promise that the blues will survive!"
Sunday Oct 27 - 5pm
“There’s a young lady [Vanessa Collier] came onstage with me, I forget where I was, but she’s playing an alto saxophone, and man, she was amazing.”
Those are the words of Buddy Guy in a recent issue of American Blues Scene, describing an impromptu performance with Vanessa Collier on the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise. If you haven’t been fortunate enough to meet Vanessa and witness one of her head-turning, fiery, and passionate performances, you should definitely make sure you do.