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
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 
VIDEO   
Magic Slim
1937 - 2013 
VIDEO   
Friday Afternoon Club
Fridays - 5:00 PM
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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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Nov 16: Sputnik Kaputnik
Nov 23: Josh Hoyer & SC
Nov 30: The Fabtones 
Dec   7: Mike Zito
Dec 14: Earl & Them
ZOO BAR WEEKLY SHOWS

Almost Every Sunday:   ZOOLARIOUS 8PM
Almost Every Monday:  ZOO BAR House Band - 7PM
Almost Every Wed      : Jazz featuring Jazzocracy - 10PM
Almost Every Thursday: Country Club 6PM /
                                       Shithook: Live Band Karaoke 9:30

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Gregg Allman
1947 - 2017
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Aretha Franklin - Video
Mar 25, 1943 - Aug 16, 2018
Friday Dec 7      "Friday Afternoon Club"
MIKE ZITO - 5pm   Video 
Friday Nov 16    "Friday Afternoon Club"
Sputnik Kaputnik - 5pm
Kris Lager Band - 10pm    VIDEO
A genuine musical journeyman, Kris Lager brings a feel good musical experience everywhere he goes. One of those rare and dynamic performers who deliver a combination of musical ability and charisma, Kris Lager will make you want to dance, clap, and sing along creating a fun and interactive show laced with road tested songs, and contagious grooves. 

“I wanna lift up your spirits through song and dance!”, Says Kris Lager. “When music is created from a place of love and delivered with good intentions it is undeniably powerful. There’s nothing better than making the people around you feel good. The ultimate compliment for me is when folks come up to me at after a show and say I was having a horrible day or I was in a bad mood and now I feel great.”
Friday Nov 23    "Friday Afternoon Club"
Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal - 5pm    VIDEO
Night after night at their live shows, Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal leave it all on the table, bringing crowds palpably authentic music. This is a real working band; music for the people, by the people.  The raucous funk and smooth soul emanating from the stage dutifully pays homage to the past soul giants while simultaneously charging forward, piloting themselves into the modern era. This is soul music. 
Saturday Nov 17:    Game Day - Open @ 8am 
  NEBRASKA vs Michigan State - 11am Big Screen
Kris Lager Band - 9pm
Tuesday Nov 13:    Jazzocracy  - 7pm 
                                   DJ Relic -  9pm  
Anders Osborne says, "I love Mike Zito! He's got that rare kinda voice that resonates in your soul. All his hardship, life experiences and kind heart oozes out of every note his sings. His guitar playing dances delicately between a contemporary blues virtuoso and an old fashion soul man. Mike continues to impress me with his straightforward and honest songwriting. His joy and grace shine through every record he makes. "
Sunday Nov 18:    "Open @ NOON" 
                              Wine Tasting - 3pm