The Legendary
ZOO BAR
136 N 14th St. - Lincoln NE
402.435.8754
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ZOOFEST 2019
July 2019
Nebraska's Premier Music Festival
Blues - Country - Zydeco - Rockabilly - Roots - Soul - Rock & Roll
FRIDAY JULY 6
 SATURDAY JULY 7

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BLUES - ROOTS - COUNTRY - FUNK - SOUL - ZYDECO - ROCKABILLY - ROCK & ROLL
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zoofest 2018
JULY 6-7
Nebraska's Premier Music Festival
14th & O Street - Lincoln NE
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Blues Ed Program of Omaha & Lincoln
BluesEd is a non-profit youth artist development program sponsored by Blues Society of Omaha with the mission of "Keeping the Blues Alive." The BluesEd program began in 2001 and was created to provide opportunities for Middle School and High School age musicians to play with other students in a performance band format. 


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“People were having fun, and I’m not talking about bob-your-head-and-look-cool fun. I’m talking pure, unbridled, I’ve-given-up-control-of-my-body-like-a-flailing-ragdoll fun. Real fun.” 

Glen Hirshberg - LA Weekly
Lil' Ed
 & The Blues Imperials
"Rough and ready blues played with unmitigated intensity...Swirling, snarling, riveting slide...The Blues Imperials pound out riffs and rhythms like they’re overdosing on boogie juice. Scorching and soulful, joyous and stomping." –Living Blues  
"From the moment Los Lobos came on the scene in East Los Angeles in 1978, they’ve cemented their reputation as one of the hardest-working bands in America — with both their touring schedule and their willingness to challenge themselves musically." - SFGATE 
"If James Brown and Otis Redding had a love child, it would be Josh Hoyer. The Lincoln, Nebraska, soul shouter, and his band of merry soulsters, Soul Colossal, deliver a sound so big, so funky, so wring-the-sweat-out-of-you energetic that it reaches through the speakers and shakes you until you start moving to its groove." 
NO DEPRESSION
Bartels’ songwriting voice boasts a consistency of perspective and personality able to wrangle it all. His lyrics talk to lovers, bartenders, prophets and city populaces with a fatal-feeling honesty — poetic and sometimes funny in its unhurried, matter-of-factness.

Chance Solem-Pfeifer
Hear Nebraska
With a finish in the finals at the 2016 International Blues Challenge and his masterful 2017 album Roll the Dice getting global radio play and leaping to the top of blues charts, Hector Anchondo is at long last taking his rightful place at the forefront of the contemporary blues world.
Dale has flown the flag for classic honky-tonk for over two decades. He’s christened his brand of American roots “Ameripolitan” to differentiate it from current crop of Nashville-based pop country. The Alabama-born, Texas-raised Watson may be the hardest working entertainer today and is rapidly approaching legendary status. He is a country music maverick, a true outlaw who stands alongside Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, and George Strait as one of the finest country singers and songwriters from the Lone Star State.

 
Dale Watson & His Lonestars
On record and on stage, Tommy Castro & The Painkillers’ road-hardened, seemingly telepathic musicianship bring an unmatched passion to Castro’s blue-eyed California soul and hard-rocking, good-time songs. His hometown newspaper, The San Francisco Chronicle, describes Castro’s music as, “funky Southern soul, big city blues and classic rock…silvery guitar licks that simultaneously sound familiar and fresh.”
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.
Fiber is Even Sweeter at 3X the Speed
1:50PM