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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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February 2019

Mezcal Brothers @ Zoo Bar

February 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Zoo Bar, 136 N 14th St
Lincoln, NE United States
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BIO   2016 inductees to The Nebraska Music Hall of Fame, The Mezcal Brothers have been performing their original blend of Rockabilly, Roots Rock and Country music since 1998. All members call Lincoln Nebraska their home, which has recently been labeled as a music city by it’s mayor. With no shortage of music venues and talented bands, it is no wonder The Mezcal Brothers continue to strive in this particular environment. Influenced by the sounds of early Rock & Roll,…

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Brandon Miller Band @ Zoo Bar

February 23 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Zoo Bar, 136 N 14th St
Lincoln, NE United States
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Music has always been a part of Brandon Miller’s life. From an early age, his dad would let him explore his record collection of Led Zeppelin, Genesis, Aerosmith and other classic rock legends. Miller spent countless days and nights trying to recreate the sounds of his musical heroes. After sculpting his sound for years, he formed the Brandon Miller Band, a powerful, guitar-driven blues-rock trio. Having released two, full-length albums and sharing the stage with artists like Jonny Lang, Foghat,…

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Paul Nelson Band @ Zoo Bar

February 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Zoo Bar, 136 N 14th St
Lincoln, NE United States
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“What else can we say about Paul Nelson except…Chops Deluxe.” – Guitar World Magazine “An A-List guitar player…one of the most technically dazzling players around today.” – Guitar Magazine “He’s a soulful player who has chops to burn. The word ‘ferocious’ comes to mind, or ‘take no prisoners’“ – Vintage Guitar Magazine

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March 2019

John Primer @ Zoo Bar

March 6 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Zoo Bar, 136 N 14th St
Lincoln, NE United States
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$10 – $12

As the bandleader and lead guitarist for Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon, Magic Slim & The Teardrops, John Primer’s virtuosity as a blues musician was forged by legends. John started playing on Maxwell Street, the birthplace of Chicago blues and soon became the house bandleader at the infamous Theresa’s Lounge for seven years alongside Sammy Lawhorn, Junior Wells, James Cotton and others. Having played or recorded with a who’s who of blues greats including Gary Clark Jr., Derek Trucks, Johnny Winter,…

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Brandon Santini @ Zoo Bar

March 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Zoo Bar, 136 N 14th St
Lincoln, NE United States
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Bio There are many different opinions as to what the future of the blues harmonica will be. Memphis vocalist and harmonica player Brandon Santini is undeniably a worthy player to keep an eye on as the latest surge of young blues artists leave their footprint in blues history. His name is worthy of conversations that include James Cotton, Kim Wilson, Dennis Gruenling, Charlie Musselwhite and other frontline harmonica players by combining his love and respect for traditional blues with a…

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John Nemeth @ Zoo Bar

March 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Zoo Bar, 136 N 14th St
Lincoln, NE United States
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BIO Don’t try to snatch him back and hold him, he’s a man on the move. John Németh had already established himself among the very top ranks of blues musicians and modern soul singers when he decided to break the mold with his new record, FEELIN’ FREAKY. Németh fearlessly crushes all barriers of style and genre with an album of original songs that defies all the usual pigeonholes. Drawing from his strong influences in blues and R&B, as well as…

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Lil Ed @ Zoo Bar

March 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on March 23, 2019 at 6:00pm

Zoo Bar, 136 N 14th St
Lincoln, NE United States
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BIO     In Chicago, a city overflowing with unrivaled blues talent, world-renowned Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials have been standing tall for over 30 years. The band’s big sound, fueled by Lil’ Ed’s gloriously rollicking slide work and deep blues string bending, along with his rough-edged, soulful vocals, is as real and hard-hitting as Chicago blues gets. The Chicago Sun-Times says, “Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials are the hottest purveyors of bottleneck boogie to come “Lil’ Ed…

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Lil Ed @ Zoo Bar

March 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on March 23, 2019 at 6:00pm

Zoo Bar, 136 N 14th St
Lincoln, NE United States
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BIO     In Chicago, a city overflowing with unrivaled blues talent, world-renowned Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials have been standing tall for over 30 years. The band’s big sound, fueled by Lil’ Ed’s gloriously rollicking slide work and deep blues string bending, along with his rough-edged, soulful vocals, is as real and hard-hitting as Chicago blues gets. The Chicago Sun-Times says, “Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials are the hottest purveyors of bottleneck boogie to come “Lil’ Ed…

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