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 2017, 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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All Shows and Times are subject to change
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!
“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."
ZOO BAR WEEKLY SHOWS
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 9pm
Check Full Schedule for Details:
Thursday Oct 19:
Top Secret - 6PM
Friday Nov 3 & Sat Nov 4:
Ya'll it's Pete Watters' Bday Bash and we've pulled out all the stops! We're flying the amazing Redd Volkaert up from Austin, TX for a concert with Mark Stuart and the Bastard Sons! On top of that, we've got Lloyd McCarter and the Honky-Tonk Revival opening up this amazing night of music!
Redd Volkaert was a successor to Roy Nichols in Merle Haggard's backing band, and is "among the country’s top Telecaster guitar slingers." Volkaert won a 2009 Grammy for Best Country Instrumental Performance.
“Deep, contemporary Chicago blues...razor-sharp guitar and compelling, forceful singing” – The Chicago Tribune
"One of Chicago's new greats" --The Chicago Sun-Times
"Progressive as he is rootsy...Slow, simmering riffs and smoldering licks" –Chicago Reader
“Among the cream of the next generation of Chicago blues musicians" --Blues & Rhythm