Upcoming Events

THE ZOO BAR CALENDAR

December 1, 2022
  • An Evening with Katy Guillen & The Drive $12

    December 1, 2022  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Katy Guillen & The Drive is founded on the energetic creative spark and longtime chemistry between Katy Guillen and Stephanie Williams. With Guillen on guitar and vocals and Williams on drums, the two sculpt a sound that recalls a blend of artists like Led Zeppelin, Patty Griffin, and Heartless Bastards.

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  • SHITHOOK-LIVE BAND KARAOKE

    December 1, 2022  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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December 2, 2022
  • Halz and Oate $8

    December 2, 2022  5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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  • Lucas Parker Band + Jessica Paige - $10

    December 2, 2022  9:00 pm - 11:59 pm

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December 3, 2022
  • Hector Anchondo $12

    December 3, 2022  5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    We're happy to welcome back award-winning Blues vocalist and guitarist, Hector Anchondo for an early Saturday show at The Zoo. $12 

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  • All Knowing McGill w Jeremy Mercy & The Rapture Orphans and Josh Watson- $8

    December 3, 2022  9:00 pm - 11:59 pm

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December 4, 2022
  • Jason D Williams $22adv./$27dos

    December 4, 2022  5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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December 5, 2022
  • Emily Bass and Friends

    December 5, 2022  5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Join us on Mondays at The Zoo Bar for Emily Bass and friends playing up close and personal next to the bar and taking requests 5:30 to 7:30. Free snacks, good company and always the best way to start your week! No cover charge.

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December 6, 2022
  • THE JAZZOCRACY

    December 6, 2022  7:00 pm

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  • Shake a Tail Feather Tuesday

    December 6, 2022  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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December 7, 2022
  • CA Waller & the Pickle Blues Band $8

    December 7, 2022  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • VIBE CHECK!

    December 7, 2022  9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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

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December 8, 2022
  • SHITHOOK-LIVE BAND KARAOKE

    December 8, 2022  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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December 9, 2022
  • Sailing in Soup $10

    December 9, 2022  5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    2018 Omaha Entertainment Awards Cover Band of the Year, “Sailing In Soup" features Gunnar Guenette, Elwin " Elmo" Moseman and Craig Balderston. The connection between these players is magic and the song list is as vast as their years of engaging audiences. Along with their originals, covers range from Ben Harper to Delbert McClinton, John Hiatt to Buddy Guy. This Trio delivers a global tour of soul enriched musical styles all delivered by some of the finest players in the Midwest.

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  • Luke Polipnick Group - $10

    December 9, 2022  9:00 pm - 11:59 pm

    JH

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December 10, 2022
  • Big Daddy Caleb and the Chargers $10

    December 10, 2022  5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Big Daddy Caleb & The Chargers perform an electrifying mix of Blues, Soul, & Rock n Roll with house rockin grooves and blow-the-doors-off vocals!

    Led by vocalist “Big Daddy” Caleb Whisenhunt, and backed by dynamic guitarists Matt "Guitar" Richardson and Thai Nguyen, with the solid, hard driving rhythm section of Jeremiah Weir on piano and organ, bassist Jake Wiese and drummer Joe Fox, Big Daddy Caleb & The Chargers are sure to keep you on your feet, and on the dance floor! $10 cover charge

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  • Edem Soul Music w/ Fission - $12

    December 10, 2022  9:00 pm - 11:59 pm

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December 11, 2022
December 12, 2022
  • Emily Bass and Friends

    December 12, 2022  5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Join us on Mondays at The Zoo Bar for Emily Bass and friends playing up close and personal next to the bar and taking requests 5:30 to 7:30. Free snacks, good company and always the best way to start your week! No cover charge.

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  • IN THE POCKET OPEN BLUES JAM

    December 12, 2022  7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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December 13, 2022
  • THE JAZZOCRACY

    December 13, 2022  7:00 pm

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  • Shake a Tail Feather Tuesday

    December 13, 2022  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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December 14, 2022
  • Mike Zito $16adv./$20dos

    December 14, 2022  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Mike Zito is the insatiable creative fire at the heart of modern Blues. A scorching guitarist, impassioned singer and clever songwriter, Zito is also a committed artist. His art is Rocking, it’s energetic and brings lots of joy and fun. -BluesBlast Magazine


    Tickets are available to purchase in-person at The Zoo Bar or online at ticketweb.com.
    Tickets purchased before the day of show are $16. Entry without an advance ticket will be $20 at the door day of show.

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  • VIBE CHECK!

    December 14, 2022  9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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

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December 15, 2022
  • SHITHOOK-LIVE BAND KARAOKE

    December 15, 2022  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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December 16, 2022
  • Scallywags $8

    December 16, 2022  5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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  • Mike Semrad & The Riverhawks - $10

    December 16, 2022  9:00 pm - 11:59 pm

    About Mike Semrad

    “Never give up on your creative ideas. Someday they may find the right place in time to work.”, says Mike Semrad. This is a fitting quote from Semrad, as he bleeds creative energy and has been at it for nearly 35 years. Starting at the age of 4yrs old in Norfolk, Nebraska, he now releases records, runs a record label called Sower Records, makes films and videos, and writes…both music and literature. Being a musician and artist, now living in Nebraska, he also owns a creative marketing company called Red Rebel Media.  For him, Nebraska, has been a fertile ground for growth and creativity. The strong sense of community that exists in Lincoln and surrounding towns has been the driving force to create.

    In 2014, Semrad started a record label called Sower Records, in which they just released their 19th offering. The stable of musicians, along with other local artists, and area advocacy groups, including Bold Nebraska and Nebraskan native tribes, recently organized a concert to stop the Keystone XL pipeline, a nasty pipeline that was slated to ship crude oil from Canada through the US, only to risk the clean water that is vital for the common farmer’s irrigation. The concert that took place in Neligh, Nebraska in the middle of a cornfield, and was called ‘Harvest the Hope’. Willie Nelson and Neil Young were the featured performers, along with Mike’s band The Bottle Tops and other local artists. Their collective efforts, along with over 9,000 supporters helped to raise over $800,000 for the cause.

    Semrad continues to organize groups of like-minded creatives to make positive change across the nation.  The newest release entitled ‘Cloud or Mountain’, named after a poem by Bil Johnson(Wahoo, Ne.), will be released in January of 2018. This will be the first full-length record by Mike Semrad outside of previous bands. (The Bottle Tops, Haywood Yards, The Semrad Brothers)

    JH

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December 17, 2022
  • Aaron Stroessner Quartet - $8

    December 17, 2022  5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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  • Ninja Phunk - $10

    December 17, 2022  9:00 pm - 11:59 pm

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December 18, 2022
  • ANNUAL HOLIDAY POTLUCK

    December 18, 2022  3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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December 19, 2022
  • Emily Bass and Friends

    December 19, 2022  5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Join us on Mondays at The Zoo Bar for Emily Bass and friends playing up close and personal next to the bar and taking requests 5:30 to 7:30. Free snacks, good company and always the best way to start your week! No cover charge.

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December 20, 2022
  • THE JAZZOCRACY

    December 20, 2022  7:00 pm

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  • Shake a Tail Feather Tuesday

    December 20, 2022  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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December 21, 2022
  • VIBE CHECK!

    December 21, 2022  9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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

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December 22, 2022
  • The Big Show with Gina Lee and Sweet Basil $8

    December 22, 2022  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • SHITHOOK-LIVE BAND KARAOKE

    December 22, 2022  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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December 23, 2022
  • Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal 10 Year Anniversary - $15

    December 23, 2022  9:00 pm - December 24, 2022  1:00 am
    Zoo Bar, 136 N 14th St, Lincoln, NE 68508, USA

    Join former and present members of Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal as the celebrate 10 years of music!

    JH

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December 24, 2022
  • Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal 10 Year Anniversary - $15

    December 23, 2022  9:00 pm - December 24, 2022  1:00 am
    Zoo Bar, 136 N 14th St, Lincoln, NE 68508, USA

    Join former and present members of Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal as the celebrate 10 years of music!

    JH

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  • Seven inches of Soul on Saturday

    December 24, 2022  9:00 pm - 11:55 pm


    Soul on a Saturday!
    A Bridge To Sound
    The Bridge Gap Brothers are in the building! It's a know fact that the Bridge Gap Brothers play the best wax. If you're looking for a place to get loose and shake your caboose then look no further than the Zoo Bar. DJ FUNK TONNE & DJ RELIC are behind the Wheels of Steel to play something you can feel. don't you worry about no fee because it's always FREE!

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December 25, 2022
  • Shawn Holt (Tribute to Magic Slim) $12

    December 25, 2022  9:00 pm - 12:00 am

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December 26, 2022
  • Emily Bass and Friends

    December 26, 2022  5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Join us on Mondays at The Zoo Bar for Emily Bass and friends playing up close and personal next to the bar and taking requests 5:30 to 7:30. Free snacks, good company and always the best way to start your week! No cover charge.

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  • IN THE POCKET OPEN BLUES JAM

    December 26, 2022  7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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December 27, 2022
  • THE JAZZOCRACY

    December 27, 2022  7:00 pm

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  • Shake a Tail Feather Tuesday

    December 27, 2022  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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December 28, 2022
  • Mezcal Bros. $10

    December 28, 2022  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • VIBE CHECK!

    December 28, 2022  9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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

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December 29, 2022
  • The Hooten Hallers $12

    December 29, 2022  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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  • SHITHOOK-LIVE BAND KARAOKE

    December 29, 2022  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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December 30, 2022
  • Tony Meza and Chupacabra $10

    December 30, 2022  5:00 pm

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  • The Soul Review w/ J.Crum - $12

    December 30, 2022  9:00 pm - 11:59 pm

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December 31, 2022
  • Bel-Airs

    December 31, 2022  5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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  • Kris Lager Band NYE! - $25adv/$30dos

    December 31, 2022  9:00 pm - 11:59 pm

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