The Legendary
ZOO BAR
136 N 14th St. - Lincoln NE
402.435.8754
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ZOOFEST 2018
July 6-7 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 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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Larry Boehmer 
1947 - 2012 
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Magic Slim
1937 - 2013 
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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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DEC 22: The Wondermonds
JAN   5: The Mezcal Brothers
JAN 12: Hector Anchondo
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 9:30

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Gregg Allman
1947 - 2017
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Wednesday Dec  27:
                  Mississippi Heat - 6PM     Video
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!
                 ZOOLARIOUS - 8PM Lincoln's Best Comedy
Friday Dec  22:
                   The Wondermonds - FAC 5PM  Video
                   Kris Lager Band "KLB" - 9PM     Video 
Monday Dec 25:
                  ZOO BAR Christmas Show w Lil Slim
Saturday Dec 16: 
                   Nebraska Soul & Funk Alliance - 6PM
Monday Dec  18: 
                   ZOO BAR House Band & Open Jam - 7PM  
Sunday Dec  31:   NEW YEARS EVE BASH! - Early Show
                  Tony Meza Band w Billy Bacon - 5PM
Tuesday Dec 19: 
                   JAZZOCRACY - 7PM / DJ Relic 10PM  
Thursday Dec 21: 
                   Hangin Cowboys Holiday Roundup - 6PM 
                   Shithook - Live Band Karaoke - 9.30
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!