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136 N 14th St
Lincoln, NE United States
402-435-8754 http://www.zoobar.com/

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 legends in honor of ZOO Bar’s 42nd Anniversary.

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April 2019

Bel Airs @ The Zoo Bar

April 26 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on April 27, 2019 at 6:00 pm

Zoo Bar, 136 N 14th St
Lincoln, NE United States
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$10
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Bel Airs @ The Zoo Bar

April 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on April 27, 2019 at 6:00 pm

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Lincoln, NE United States
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May 2019

Indigenous @ the Zoo bar

May 1 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Zoo Bar, 136 N 14th St
Lincoln, NE United States
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$16 – $20

$ 16 Advance  $ 20 at doors

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Nick Moss Band featuring Dennis Gruenling @ Zoo Bar

May 4 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Zoo Bar, 136 N 14th St
Lincoln, NE United States
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5Xs7SMytsc Chicago guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Nick Moss is a bona fide bluesman down to his soul. He is a 30-year veteran of the city’s take-no-prisoners blues scene. He paid his dues gigging in Chicago's rough and tumble West and South side blues clubs under the tutelage of some of the city's greatest blues luminaries. Blues Revue says, “Nick Moss is at the top of the blues world….ambitious and intense…He can play traditional blues with the best.” New Jersey's Dennis…

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Claire Adams Trio @ The Zoo Bar

May 4 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Zoo Bar, 136 N 14th St
Lincoln, NE United States
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Gary Hoey with Orphan Jon and the Abandoned @ the Zoo Bar

May 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Zoo Bar, 136 N 14th St
Lincoln, NE United States
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$15 – $18

BIO GARY HOEY : “Neon Highway Blues”, Gary’s latest release, carries its 11 tracks with the confidence and assuredness of a veteran, and the freshness of someone who’s still in the process of discovery and refinement — with the help of famous friends such as Eric Gales, Lance Lopez, Josh Smith and Hoey’s 17-year-old son Ian Hoey. The release of “Neon Highway Blues” will, of course, take Gary Hoey back on the highways and byways for plenty of touring and playing, well,…

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Josh Hoyer and Soul Colossal @ Zoo Bar

May 10 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Zoo Bar, 136 N 14th St
Lincoln, NE United States
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$8
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Albert Castiglia @ The Zoo Bar

May 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Zoo Bar, 136 N 14th St
Lincoln, NE United States
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$10

BIO “It may be a bit premature to crown Albert Castiglia America's newest King of the Blues, but there's little doubt that he at least deserves the title of heir apparent.” -- Miami New Times   As most artists will attest, the most unexpected circumstance can spark artistic inspiration. That’s a fact that hasn’t been lost on singer, songwriter and guitarist extraordinaire Albert Castiglia. With his latest album, the aptly named Masterpiece, he celebrates an unforeseen triumph -- a connection…

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Dale Watson and his All stars @ Zoo Bar

May 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Zoo Bar, 136 N 14th St
Lincoln, NE United States
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$16 – $20

BIO Dale Watson, keeper of the true country music flame, latest album Call Me Insane, was recorded in Austin with veteran producer Lloyd Maines (Robert Earl Keen, Jerry Jeff Walker, etc.). The Austin-based honky-tonker carries on in the tradition of Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson with his “Ameripolitan” brand of American roots music. Album highlights include “Jonesin’ For Jones,” a love song to the music of the legendary George Jones, “A Day At A Time,” about “getting by by barely getting by;” “Call Me…

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Matt Cox @ The Zoo Bar

May 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Zoo Bar, 136 N 14th St
Lincoln, NE United States
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BIO In 2007, Shenandoah, Iowa, native Matt Cox self-released his debut album Folker's Travels and established himself as a vibrant part of the emerging Omaha, Nebraska singer/songwriter scene. While local stages and small town haunts allowed him to bring his foot-stomping, country and blues to a steady growing fanbase, Cox began to define his singular style by touring the majority of the western United States and eventually spreading his wings through music meccas such as Memphis, Nashville, New Orleans, and…

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Lil Ed and the Blues imperials @ The Zoo bar

May 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Zoo Bar, 136 N 14th St
Lincoln, NE United States
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$10
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Hector Anchondo Band @ Zoo Bar

May 31 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Zoo Bar, 136 N 14th St
Lincoln, NE United States
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$5
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June 2019

Bel Airs @ The Zoo Bar

June 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Zoo Bar, 136 N 14th St
Lincoln, NE United States
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$10
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Jarekus Singleton @ Zoo Bar

June 7 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Lincoln, NE United States
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The 44’s at Zoo Bar

June 19 @ 6:00 pm
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Zoo Bar, 136 N 14th St
Lincoln, NE United States
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The 44’s are a Los Angeles-based band that plays blues-roots-rock music. They first made their mark on the Los Angeles blues scene in ’07 when they were tapped to compete in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, finishing an auspicious 4th place. Band members include harmonica player Tex Nakamura (formerly of War), singer-guitarist Johnny Main, upright bassist Mike Turturro (formerly a featured performer with Lynwood Slim and Candye Kane), and drummer J.R. Lozano. The 44’s earned the attention of guitar…

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