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July 5, 2022
  • Chris O'Leary Band $10

    July 5, 2022  6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    CHRIS O'LEARY BAND

    TUESDAY JULY 5 6PM

    ZOO BAR 49th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION WEEK

    $10 AT THE DOOR

    -no advance tickets available for this show-

    Check out a video here! https://youtu.be/NhB69GU6IrQ

    Chris’s musical background includes duties as lead singer and front man for rock and roll hall of famer and Grammy award winner Levon Helm’s band, The Barnburners. During the 6 years that Chris and Levon played together they toured across the US and Canada lighting up stages everywhere they went. Chris has appeared on stage with: Legendary Rolling Stones sideman Bobby Keys, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Jimmy Vivino, Jeff Healy, Dan Akroyd, Albert Lee, Dave Edmunds, Dave Maxwell and the great James Cotton to name just a few. Chris has also recorded with Bill Perry and Hubert Sumlin, among others.

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  • Shake a Tail Feather Tuesday

    July 5, 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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July 6, 2022
  • Keeshea Pratt $12

    July 6, 2022  6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    The Houston based, Keeshea Pratt Band possesses the skill and artistry reminiscent of Blues old school Motown; a rarity among bands of any genre today. The 9 piece musical collective, lends its energy and passion to traditional blues, contemporary blues and offers a preview to the future of blues. The musical artistry and dexterity of The Keeshea Pratt Band allows it to journey unapologetically across the genres of classical, jazz, Southern rock, soul, gospel, country and back again.

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  • Vibe Check-Zoo Bar Anniversary Week!

    July 6, 2022  9:30 pm

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July 7, 2022
  • El Chupacabra $8

    July 7, 2022  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • SHITHOOK-LIVE BAND KARAOKE

    July 7, 2022  10:30 pm - 11:55 pm

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

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July 8, 2022
  • ZOOFEST

    July 8, 2022  5:00 pm - 11:30 pm

    Join us JULY 8 & 9 in our great little city of Lincoln, Nebraska to Celebrate 49 YEARS of Soul, Love and Music!!!

    GET YOUR TICKETS HERE TODAY:
    https://www.ticketweb.com/.../zoo-fest-49-zoo.../12039845...

    Our STELLAR line-up this year features:

    FRIDAY JULY 8
    5pm-Bel Airs
    7pm-Melody Trucks
    9pm-Bobby Rush
    11pm-Josh Hoyer and Soul Colosssal

    SATURDAY JULY 9
    3pm-Big Daddy Caleb and The Chargers
    5pm-Dale Watson
    7pm-Phantom Blues Band w/Curtis Salgado
    9pm-Booker T Jones
    11pm-Andy William and The Nebraska All-Stars

    Advance tickets: $35 each day/$60 for both
    Entry day of the event:  $40 each day

    BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE TODAY:
    https://www.ticketweb.com/.../zoo-fest-49-zoo.../12039845...

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July 9, 2022
  • ZOOFEST

    July 9, 2022  3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Join us JULY 8 & 9 in our great little city of Lincoln, Nebraska to Celebrate 49 YEARS of Soul, Love and Music!!!

    GET YOUR TICKETS HERE TODAY:
    https://www.ticketweb.com/.../zoo-fest-49-zoo.../12039845...

    Our STELLAR line-up this year features:

    FRIDAY JULY 8
    5pm-Bel Airs
    7pm-Melody Trucks
    9pm-Bobby Rush
    11pm-Josh Hoyer and Soul Colosssal

    SATURDAY JULY 9
    3pm-Big Daddy Caleb and The Chargers
    5pm-Dale Watson
    7pm-Phantom Blues Band w/Curtis Salgado
    9pm-Booker T Jones
    11pm-Andy William and The Nebraska All-Stars

    Advance tickets: $35 each day/$60 for both
    Entry day of the event:  $40 each day

    BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE TODAY:
    https://www.ticketweb.com/.../zoo-fest-49-zoo.../12039845...

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July 10, 2022
July 11, 2022
  • Emily Bass and Friends

    July 11, 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

    July 11, 2022  7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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July 12, 2022
  • Shake a Tail Feather Tuesday

    July 12, 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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July 13, 2022
  • Selwyn Birchwood $12adv/$15dos

    July 13, 2022  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Selwyn Birchwood is a guitar and lap-steel-playing bundle of pure energy who delivers his original songs with a revival tent preacher’s fervor and a natural storyteller’s charisma. He plays high-octane blues–at once deeply rooted, funky and up-to-the-minute–with true passion and honest emotion.

    With his band feeding off his drive and exuberance, the striking 6’3″ 30-year-old with his trademark Afro roams the stage (often barefoot), singing his original songs and ripping out memorable guitar licks with ease. His ability to win over an audience—any audience—is proven night after night on the bandstand. With his warm, magnetic personality, Birchwood is as down-to-earth as his music is fun, thought-provoking and vital. His mission is to spread his music far and wide, to share his joy, to play his heart out, and to push the blues into the future. -

    -Hear Nebraska

    For additional info see http://www.selwynbirchwood.com/

    Check out his latest video here: https://youtu.be/NcxdptrFQCc

    $12 advance tickets can be purchased in person at The Zoo Bar or online at ticketweb.com.

    $15 at the door day of show.

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  • Vibe Check (no cover)

    July 13, 2022  9:30 pm - 11:30 pm

    soulful | groovy | moody | no cover charge
    VIBE 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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July 14, 2022
  • SHITHOOK-LIVE BAND KARAOKE

    July 14, 2022  10:30 pm - 11:55 pm

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

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July 15, 2022
  • Prairie Psycho w/ tbd - $6

    July 15, 2022  9:00 pm - 12:00 am
    Zoo Bar, 136 N 14th St, Lincoln, NE 68508, USA

    Prairie Psycho is a Lincoln, NE-based garage-rock/power-pop band that plays both electric and acoustic shows.

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July 16, 2022
  • Night of the Living Shred | Fascinus Rex | Drug Salad $10

    July 16, 2022  9:30 pm - July 17, 2022  1:00 am

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July 17, 2022
  • ZOOLARIOUS

    July 17, 2022  8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Night of the Living Shred | Fascinus Rex | Drug Salad $10

    July 16, 2022  9:30 pm - July 17, 2022  1:00 am

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July 18, 2022
  • Emily Bass and Friends

    July 18, 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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July 19, 2022
  • Shake a Tail Feather Tuesday

    July 19, 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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July 20, 2022
July 21, 2022
  • SHITHOOK-LIVE BAND KARAOKE

    July 21, 2022  10:30 pm - 11:55 pm

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

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July 22, 2022
  • Gladys Kravitz - $6

    July 22, 2022  9:00 pm - 12:00 am
    Zoo Bar, 136 N 14th St, Lincoln, NE 68508, USA

    Gladys Kravitz was formed with the goal of bringing back the power trio format and focusing on keeping alive the rock and blues sounds made famous in the late 60’s and early to mid 70’s. Decidedly different from your average cover band, the group emphasizes improvisation and performing forgotten classics.

    Mark – Lead Vocals & Guitar
    Pat – Vocals & Bass
    Nick – Vocals & Percussion
    Col. Bruce – Sound & Other Assorted Mojo

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July 23, 2022
  • The Hanyaks w/ 8th Day Broken - $10

    July 23, 2022  9:00 pm - 12:00 am
    Zoo Bar, 136 N 14th St, Lincoln, NE 68508, USA

    The Hanyaks (hänyäks) is an alternative band based in Lincoln, NE. Comprised of Ash Sharp on bass, Robert Klingsporn on guitar, and Nolan Morten on drums, singer/songwriter/guitarist Monte Peck assembled this sonically schizophrenic group after moving to Lincoln from Austin, TX.

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July 24, 2022
July 25, 2022
  • Emily Bass and Friends

    July 25, 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

    July 25, 2022  7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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July 26, 2022
  • Shake a Tail Feather Tuesday

    July 26, 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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July 28, 2022
  • SHITHOOK-LIVE BAND KARAOKE

    July 28, 2022  10:30 pm - 11:55 pm

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

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July 29, 2022
July 30, 2022
  • Seven inches of Soul on Saturday

    July 30, 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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July 31, 2022
August 1, 2022
  • Emily Bass and Friends

    August 1, 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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August 2, 2022
  • Shake a Tail Feather Tuesday

    August 2, 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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August 4, 2022
  • SHITHOOK-LIVE BAND KARAOKE

    August 4, 2022  10:30 pm - 11:55 pm

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

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