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"    2018
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 45th 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 45 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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ZOO BAR WEEKLY SHOWS

Almost Every Sunday:   ZOOLARIOUS 7PM
Almost Every Monday:  ZOO BAR House Band - 8PM
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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Dale Watson
 & His Lonestars
Lil Ed
& The Blues Imperials
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Saturday Apr 21:    
                   Spring Game Party - 8am    Nebraska vs NU
                 Too Slim & the Taildraggers - 6pm  Video
Wednesday May 2:    
                   Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch - 6pm  Video
Wednesday Apr 18: 
            Michael Charles - 6pm  Video
Michael Charles is traveling his eleventh consecutive tour in 2018, the A to Z Tour, which will once again take him to the far corners of the USA, Canada, and Australia. The 2018 Tour promises a multitude of concerts and publicity appearances as MC performs a whole new list of cities, festivals, and nightspots and revisits some favorite venues from the last ten tours including the Legendary ZOO BAR!  
Thursday Apr 19: 
            Mezcal Brothers - 6pm  Video
Tim “Too Slim” Langford with his Taildraggers roared out of Spokane, Washington in 1986 like a man with his hair on fire. The virtuoso guitarist, passionate singer and poetic songwriter remains possessed to play the blues his way with blockbusting power and the talent to create timeless music like his life depended on it. 28 years, countless emotionally draining shows and 18 albums later find him with an ongoing recorded legacy.