Upcoming Events

THE ZOO BAR CALENDAR

May 29, 2024
  • The Jimmys $15

    May 29, 2024  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Known for having everyone in the crowd on their feet, The Jimmys are an award-winning, high energy, 7-piece funky blues band that combines the seasoned keyboard and Hammond B-3 organ talents of Jimmy Voegeli, legendary blues guitarist Perry Weber on six-strings and vocals, drummer Chris Sandoval - veteran of the Tommy Castro band, the expertise of southern Wisconsin's finest bass guitarist John Wartenweiler, and an amazing horn section featuring Pete Ross on tenor sax, Chad Whittinghill on trumpet, and Joe Goltz on trombone.
    $15 cover payable at the door.

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  • Vibe Check!

    May 29, 2024  9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

    soulful | groovy | moody | no cover charge
    VIBE CHECK continues its run at The Zoo Bar every Wednesday night.
    The music and vibes continue to elevate with every show.

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May 30, 2024
  • Mitch Towne-Myles Jasnowski-Jeffrey Johnson

    May 30, 2024  6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Don't miss this hot new organ trio featuring the dynamic and electrifying sounds of Myles Jasnowski on guitar, Mitch Towne on Hammond organ,  and Jeffrey Johnson on drums.
    FUNK/RNB/SOUL/JAZZ
    $10

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  • Shithook!-Live Band Karaoke

    May 30, 2024  9:30 pm - 10:55 pm

    Sing with a LIVE karaoke band! They know a TON of songs! No cover charge

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May 31, 2024
  • Tyron Benoit $15adv./$18dos

    May 31, 2024  5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    TICKETS: https://www.ticketweb.com/event/tyron-benoit-zoo-bar-tickets/13489704

    Tyron’s accordion dances over the band’s blues-rock-soul engine and his honeyed, deeply felt vocals sing straight to the heart. Boot-scootin’ is fully in order. In fact, dancing to this band is irresistible.

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  • Rascal Martinez - $12

    May 31, 2024  9:00 pm - 11:59 pm

    Rascal Martinez is a multi-instrumentalist musician based in North Platte, NE playing a wide array of classic rock alongside his original material.
    $12

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June 1, 2024
  • The Derailers $18adv/$22dos

    June 1, 2024  5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    TICKETS: https://www.ticketweb.com/event/the-derailers-zoo-bar-tickets/13462564

    The Derailers were founded in 1993 in Austin Texas by Brian Hofeldt and Tony Villanueva. Over those 25+ years, the band has released eight studio albums, two live records, one retrospective collection and has been a part of numerous compilations and other recording projects.

    The Derailers have been featured on the stages of The Grand Ole Opry, A Prairie Home Companion, Late Night with Conan O'Brien and the US President's Inaugural Ball. The band performed at their friend Buck Owens' 70th birthday party at Owens' personal request. A Derailers song was played back to Earth from the first iPod taken into outer space by astronaut Dr. Stephen K. Robinson. They also appear as characters in two Stephen King stories.

    The Derailers have toured many times across the United States, Europe, and Japan, but they are always happy to return home to Austin and their "natural habitat" the Broken Spoke.
    Of their 25 years as one of the hardest working bands in country music, founder Brian Hofeldt says "We're just warming up!"
    Admission: $18adv/$22 day of show
    *All tickets are GA Standing.  There are tables and bar stools available first-come.

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  • Thelma & The Sleaze w/ Wagon - $12

    June 1, 2024  9:00 pm - 11:59 pm

    Thelma & The Sleaze

    Listen: https://youtu.be/LFh6UFGIRb0?si=b1rXzugbWwhsS8JW

    Thelma and the Sleaze is an independent all-female, queer southern rock band from Nashville, Tennessee. LG is the embodiment of hustle. As the driving force behind Thelma and The Sleaze, she is the songwriter, the visionary, the take-no-shit-from-anyone front woman that is single handedly keeping rock and roll alive. Thelma and The Sleaze has been touring the US for years building a legion of fans, affectionally called her creepers. 

    Wagon - Blazing Indie Rock from Patrick Bradley and his stellar band open.

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June 2, 2024
  • Roots Music Jam

    June 2, 2024  4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Roots Music will be hosting a jam from 4-7pm. "We welcome you to join us!

    We will have guitar amps, bass amp, a keyboard & drum set. Bring your guitars, bass & drum sticks.

    There will be a sign up list so please come early. Solo performers & group performances are welcome. If you need accompaniment we’ll have players to sit in. Sets will be 15-20 minutes depending on attendance.

    Our goal is to provide an afternoon of entertainment & music scene networking in a lower to moderate volume setting. We will continue this on the first Sunday of each month."

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June 3, 2024
  • Catalyst Sessions - No Cover

    June 3, 2024  8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

    Hosted by Riley Agena
    THE CATALYST SESSIONS
    8pm-11pm
    ZOO Bar
    Every Monday (except first Mondays)

    Providing a welcoming space for a Lincoln Performaning Arts Showcase!

    Bring yourself and your ideas to gather, connect, create and grow in Lincoln's Historic ZOO Bar.

    This is a night for you to feature your talents and ideas in :
    Instrumental Music
    Vocal Music
    Spoken Word and MC'ing
    Comedy
    Dance

    Come and grow your improvisational skills and collaborate with like-minded creators in our community.

    We hope these nights become the impetus for MANY new projects and friendships!!!

    NO COVER.

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June 4, 2024
  • The Jazzocracy

    June 4, 2024  7:00 pm

    The Jazzocracy is Lincoln's longest running weekly jazz Jam session. Open to students and jazz musicians to come jam or for anyone to come listen. Featuring a wide variety of modern and classic jazz compositions. No cover charge.

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  • Shake a Tail Feather Tuesday

    June 4, 2024  9:00 pm - 11:30 pm

    Come downtown and hear the sounds of the Bridge Gap Brothers ( DJ Funk Tonne & DJ Relic). Playing all of your favorite dance tracks on wax! There is No Cover so stick around and move the ground!

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June 5, 2024
  • Vibe Check!

    June 5, 2024  9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

    soulful | groovy | moody | no cover charge
    VIBE CHECK continues its run at The Zoo Bar every Wednesday night.
    The music and vibes continue to elevate with every show.

    See more details

June 6, 2024
  • Shithook!-Live Band Karaoke

    June 6, 2024  9:30 pm - 10:55 pm

    Sing with a LIVE karaoke band! They know a TON of songs! No cover charge

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June 7, 2024
June 8, 2024
June 9, 2024
  • Golf Tournament hosted by The Zoo

    June 9, 2024  1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

    Pioneers Golf Course, Lincoln Ne
    Please email amanda@zoobar.com with your 4-person team.
    $80/player to be paid at the Zoo table at the course.
    Includes cart, 18 holes, prizes, meal and music.
    Please share with anyone you think might be interested.
    An email is much preferred over texting to keep organized.

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  • Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio - $25/30

    June 9, 2024  5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    TICKETS: https://www.ticketweb.com/event/delvon-lamarr-organ-trio-zoo-bar-tickets/13462674

    Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio—or as it is sometimes referred to, DLO3—specialize in the lost art of “feel good music.” The ingredients of this intoxicating cocktail include a big helping of the 1960s organ jazz stylings of Jimmy Smith and Baby Face Willette; a pinch of the snappy soul strut of Booker T. & The M.G.’s and The Meters; and sprinkles Motown, Stax Records, blues, and cosmic Jimi Hendrix-style guitar. It’s a soul-jazz concoction that goes straight to your heart and head makes your body break out in a sweat. Live, the band’s fiery and intuitive chemistry is unstoppable, brimming with improvisation, instant composition, imaginative takes on classic tunes, and a booty-shaking back catalog of soulful gems.
    *****
    Admission: $25 advance / $30 day of show
    Tickets are available to purchase in person at The Zoo and online.
    All tickets are general admission standing.  Tables and barstools are available on a first-come basis.

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June 10, 2024
  • Catalyst Sessions - No Cover

    June 10, 2024  8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

    Hosted by Riley Agena
    THE CATALYST SESSIONS
    8pm-11pm
    ZOO Bar
    Every Monday (except first Mondays)

    Providing a welcoming space for a Lincoln Performaning Arts Showcase!

    Bring yourself and your ideas to gather, connect, create and grow in Lincoln's Historic ZOO Bar.

    This is a night for you to feature your talents and ideas in :
    Instrumental Music
    Vocal Music
    Spoken Word and MC'ing
    Comedy
    Dance

    Come and grow your improvisational skills and collaborate with like-minded creators in our community.

    We hope these nights become the impetus for MANY new projects and friendships!!!

    NO COVER.

    See more details

June 11, 2024
  • The Jazzocracy

    June 11, 2024  7:00 pm

    The Jazzocracy is Lincoln's longest running weekly jazz Jam session. Open to students and jazz musicians to come jam or for anyone to come listen. Featuring a wide variety of modern and classic jazz compositions. No cover charge.

    See more details

  • Shake a Tail Feather Tuesday

    June 11, 2024  9:00 pm - 11:30 pm

    Come downtown and hear the sounds of the Bridge Gap Brothers ( DJ Funk Tonne & DJ Relic). Playing all of your favorite dance tracks on wax! There is No Cover so stick around and move the ground!

    See more details

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