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 2016, a variety of bands will play on the same stage graced by those blues legends in honor of ZOO Bar’s 43rd Anniversary.
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All Shows and Times are subject to change
Friday Afternoon Club
Fridays - 5:00 PM
Lincoln's Home of Live Music
for over 43 Years!
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& C'mon In The ZOO BAR!
“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."
NOV 4: Mezcal Brothers
NOV 11: Tijuana Gogolos
ZOO BAR WEEKLY SHOWS
Almost Every Monday : ZOO BAR House Band - 7PM
Almost Every Tuesday: Jazz featuring Jazzocracy - 6PM
& Soul Party with DJ Relic - 9PM
Almost Every Thursday: Country Club - 6PM / Shithook
Live Band Karaoke - 9PM
Check Full Schedule for Details:
Oct 31: ZOO BAR House Band - 7PM VIDEO
"Here I am, looking back at a wild ride that has taken us around the world countless times and put us in front of national television and radio audiences," said Big Sandy. He and the band have made three appearances on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, featured on NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross, as well as All Things Considered with Melissa Block.
"You might call [Hot Rod Lincoln] the Triumph of the Telecaster. Then again, you might say that about Kirchen's whole career."
Basic and bare-boned West Coast jump blues, down home Texas grit, and Memphis rockabilly . . . wild, funky and menacing."
-- Guitar Player
Experienced, road-tested and tougher than a two by four, The 24th Street Wailers are five musicians who originally met in music school. Their major influence? The sounds from the freewheeling period in the ‘40s and ‘50s when the Blues gave birth to Rock and Roll in black communities in major American cities. When showmanship mattered. When the sax player, not the guitarist, got the girls.
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.
Halloween at The Legendary ZOO BAR! with The ZOO BAR House Band!
Always a GOOD TIME!