The Legendary
ZOO BAR
136 N 14th St. - Lincoln NE
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ZOOFEST 2017
July 7-8 2017
Nebraska's Premier Outdoor Music Festival
Blues - Country - Zydeco - Rockabilly - Funk - Soul - Rock & Roll
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When Brad Cordle hits the stage, no one ever says, "Which one is Brad?" With a voice that can fill a room without the help of a P.A. system, Brad Cordle is clearly the man in charge. Brad is the driving force for 20 years for one of the most respected and legendary R&B horn bands in the Midwest, The Mighty Jailbreakers. 

If you like horns, This is your band!
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Dale Watson is a honky tonk hero and country music maverick, a true outlaw carrying on where Waylon Jennings left off. A member of the Austin Music Hall of Fame, he stands alongside Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, and George Strait as one of the finest country singers and songwriters from the Lone Star State. 
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There aren't too many artists making soul music today who had a release in 1969, back when R&B was first beginning to give the drummer some. Lee Fields, however, is one such artist--or maybe he's better labeled a phenomenon. Since the late sixties, the North Carolina native has amassed a prolific catalog of albums and has toured and played with such legends as Kool and the Gang, Sammy Gordon and the Hip-Huggers, O.V Wright, Darrell Banks, and Little Royal
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For over 30 years, 2 time GRAMMY award winning artist Terrance Simien, 8th generation Louisiana Creole has been shattering the myths about what his indigenous Zydeco roots music is and is not. Leading his Zydeco Experience band, Simien has become one of the most respected and accomplished artists in American roots music today. He and his band mates have performed over 7000 concerts, toured millions of miles to over 45 countries during their eventful career.
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Mike Zito, multi-Blues Music Award-winning singer, guitarist, songwriter and producer at the helm of Mike Zito & the Wheel and founding member of Royal Southern Brotherhood with Cyril Neville and Devon Allman.
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Those who have seen Carolina girl Nikki Hill sing her ass off agree—this isn’t just another newcomer on the scene, this is a ‘whiplash’ moment. Where did this fireball come from? 
Why haven’t I heard of her before?
If you haven’t heard of Nikki Hill yet, you soon will, and once you see her perform, you won’t forget her.
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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.
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COMBO
In terms of sound, the Derailers have gotten smoother with age. As Hofeldt puts it, “I think we have retained the path we are going for. But we have certainly grown as players and allowed other influences to come in.” Their music celebrates the legacies of Buck Owens, George Jones, Roy Orbison, Elvis Presley, Charlie Rich and the Beatles, while still being on the edge of today’s country music
The MIGHTY JAILBREAKERS
A Ferocious Jungle Cat
A Ferocious Jungle Cat is a crispy six-piece noise machine from Lincoln, Nebraska.
 “Nebraskan Thunderfunk” is the preferred nomenclature.
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BLUES - ROOTS - COUNTRY - FUNK - SOUL - ZYDECO - ROCKABILLY - ROCK & ROLL
ZOOFEST 2016
Nebraska's Premier Outdoor Music Festival
ALL STAR LINE UP
Congrats to Brad Cordle - 2016 Nebraska Music Hall of Fame
July 8-9, 2016 / 14th & O Street
In Beautiful Downtown Lincoln