136 N 14th St. - Lincoln NE
July 19-20 2019
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."
May 24: The Fabtones
May 31: Hector Anchondo
June 7 : Jarekus Singleton
June 14: Los Gatos
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
zoofest 2019 July 19 - 20
For All Inquiries including bookings email
In Chicago, a city overflowing with unrivaled blues talent, world-renowned Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials have been standing tall for over 30 years. The band’s big sound, fueled by Lil’ Ed’s gloriously rollicking slide work and deep blues string bending, along with his rough-edged, soulful vocals, is as real and hard-hitting as Chicago blues gets.
Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore don’t immediately make for the most obvious of pairings. Alvin is the mellow singer-songwriter and founding guitarist for the 80’s SoCal roots rockers the Blasters. Gilmore, over a decade his senior, is the hard-scrabble Texas songwriter best known as a member for the short-lived West Texas hippie-country pioneers the Flatlanders. But the two longtime friends decided to record an album together after a brief co-headlining tour in 2017
Thursday May 23
Algorythems - 6PM / Shithook - 9.30pm
Friday May 24
The Fabtones - 5PM (FRIDAY AFTERNOON CLUB)
Saturday May 25
Matt Cox w Dustin Arbuckle - 6PM
They have been performing together for more than 30 years, wowing audiences nightly with their unique brand of music- leading one reviewer to refer to them as the "Everly Brothers of Blues."
Friday June 7 Friday Afternoon Club
Sunday May 26
ZOOLARIOUS - 8PM Comedy at THE ZOO BAR
Monday May 27 BLUE MONDAY
Emily Bass - 5.30PM / House Band - 7pm
Tuesday May 28 JAZZY TUESDAY!
JAZZOCRACY - 7PM / DJ RELIC 9pm