136 N 14th St. - Lincoln NE
Nebraska's Premier Outdoor Music Festival
Blues - Country - Zydeco - Rockabilly - Funk - 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 and Otis Rush.
Throughout 2015, a variety of bands will play on the same stage graced by those blues legends in honor of ZOO Bar’s 42nd anniversary.
All Shows and Times are subject to change
ZOO FAC Schedule
Nov 27: Mezcal Brothers
Dec 4: Earl & Them
Dec 11: Tijuana Gigolos
Dec 18: Lil Ed & Blues Imperials
Lincoln's Home of Live Music
for over 42 Years!
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& C'mon In The ZOO BAR!
“Even if you walked into the Zoo Bar without knowing anything about it other than music is played here, one would know they were on very hallowed ground. … It was/is one of those venues that when on the road, you'd swear it was Saturday night on a Monday or a Tuesday. I love love love this joint but, the room, the name are nada without its people, its staff and its audience, that give that body a soul.”
Almost Every Monday:
Emily Bass Piano Hour 5PM / ZOO BAR HOUSE BAND 7 PM
Thursdays are Country Night - 6PM
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Shawn "Lil' Slim" Holt is the son of legendary blues master, Magic Slim, AKA Morris Holt. Shawn started playing the blues at the age of 17, when he went on the road with his father and his Teardrops, where he aquired the name from his late Uncle Nick Holt, "Lil' Slim".
"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. “ Click on Picture for Preview
KLB is a one of a kind musical experience that promotes celebrating life through song and dance.
One of the most energetic shows you will ever witness!!
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NOV 24: Josh Hill - 6 PM
DJ Relic - 9 PM
Through the relationship of wife and husband, Kerry and Mike Semrad, a kindred spirit of music has been present. Finding their voices through original songs has become an uplifting journey that transcends just husband and wife; It’s a connection within the listeners and together they find that deep comfort in the soul that is driven by the sound a family creates. Click on Picture for show review.
NOV 27: NEBRASKA vs IOWA 2:30 PM
MEZCAL BROTHERS - 5PM FAC