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."
Dec 6 : Mezcal Brothers
Dec 13: Fabtones (Big Band)
Dec 20: Rags & the Recess Players
Dec 27: Hector Anchondo
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
Tuesday DEC 31 - NYE's Early Show 6pm
Bobby Messano has conquered every musical challenge he’s faced. He’s topped the Billboard Blues Album chart. His searing solos and sizzling backup grooves have ignited albums by Gloria Gaynor and Peter Criss; Clarence Clemons trusted Messano to play the only guitar break on his Hero album. Steve Winwood, Foreigner’s Lou Gramm and country artist Rodney Atkins are among the headliners who have tapped him to serve as music director.
Selected to represent Kansas City at the 2020 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN- Womanish Girl is a blues rock duo comprised of guitarist and vocalist Katy Guillen and drummer Stephanie Williams. After collaborating for nearly 7 years in the internationally touring band Katy Guillen & The Girls, Guillen and Williams continue their undeniable collaborative chemistry in this new formation.
Thursday Dec 5
Old Country - 6pm
ZOO BAR COUNTRY CLUB
Sunday DEC 15 - 4pm
Trying to describe Brave Combo’s music requires a pretty extensive vocabulary – at least when it comes to musical styles. For the past three decades the Denton, Texas based quintet has perfected a world music mix that includes salsa, meringue, rock, cumbia, conjunto, polka, zydeco, classical, cha cha, the blues and more. They are America’s Premier Dance band and a rollicking, rocking, rhythmic global journey — offering what one critic recently wrote, “Even if you come for the party, you’ll leave with something of a musical education.”