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We're still open for business and the shows will go on, as planned. But for those of you who are curious, here's what it looked like outside the ZOO today at about 5:30p. This is looking at P street and panning to O street from east 14th, directly in front of the bar.
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Live music for life!!!!! Musicians are precious to us, and we hope you think the same! Zoo Bar has been giving a stage to talent for almost 45 years, and all of you have been giving us a reason to do so. Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for supporting every musician that’s graced our stage! Luh ya!! 💋❣👍 #livemusic #supportlivemusic #livemusicforlife #cjmills #guitar #beautiful
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Ian Moore Band killin' it at the Zoo Bar!
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Emily Goldilock Madison
· January 23, 2018
My home away from home! Best music venue, nicest people. My favorite place to hear all kinds of great music. Not to be missed!
Terry O'Halloran
· January 23, 2018
Aside from it being my favorite place on the planet, I have nothing to add.
Jolly Bean
· March 26, 2018
Went to bar for comedy night last nignt. Had a blast. Bartender was fun the political hatred puked out of some of the comedians mouths was garbage but overall great time. MAGA!
Steve Case
· October 16, 2017
One of the older bars in Lincoln, great staff, reasonably priced drinks and a lot of Blues. Love Monday nights open mic...always feel at home and welcome. House band is fantastic...
Cole Jeffrey
· April 14, 2018
One of my favorite Lincoln spots! Friendly staff and awesome music!
Cynthia Simien
· October 26, 2016
We've been at this a long, long time and have worked w/1000's of presenters, venues and promoters. These folks are premium and they have been oh so loyal to us and our zydeco roots genre for decades; ...always keeping our artists on the grid and in front of the good people of Lincoln, NE. We feel very fortunate to have them as an important part of our music family. Love y'all! ;-) See More
Gene Newman
· March 23, 2016
Our band Cotton opened the Zoo Bar in Lincoln back in winter of 1974. Our group played Chicago blues and came via Monroe, La Miami, Grove,Oklahoma LincolnNE, Omaha,NE. The people of Nebraska loved hea...ring and supporting all us blues musicians that have followed us into that special room.
Much love and success to all at the Zoo and especially the fans of the music we all love.
Y'all be safe and ya never know when Cotton might sneak back into Lincoln. Love all y'all.
Geno trumpet and harp. Yo peeps
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Jim Webb
· July 30, 2017
Have to say that it has been too long away from this place. It's just as I remember. Great group of people loving great music. Tonight was no different. James Armstrong was in the house.
Amber Lorraine
· December 12, 2016
We had such a great time! Amazing talent, great crowd, perfect hole in the wall gem of a bar. Only thing you need to know is go EARLY, like at least and hour before the show to get a spot!
William Rowe
· November 24, 2016
Moved to Lincoln around January of 1974, worked at Cushman until I started my MFA program at UN-L that fall. I found the Zoo one night. I loved it then and it hasn't changed much if at all. A great pl...ace that has stood the test of time. I've been to a few good bars: Max's Kansas City, Finnegan's Wake, White's Pub in Oxford, Ship's Mast in Williamsburg, Malino's in NYC, Lucky's Elbow Room in Lancaster, they are all special in my heart and the Zoo is right there on top. See More
Brenda Mabel Seely
· May 19, 2016
This is a super fun place, laid back, lots of nostalgia, the staff are very nice and the music over the top! My husband heard (Baby) Jason Davis is a favorite there, we so love him!
Thank you
George B Bovard
· February 5, 2017
Place is too small, too crowded, impossible to get around -- Basically fabulous. Never had such a good time. Smashed against the wall but wow! Fun, fun, fun. Great band (Indigenous) didn't hurt!
Ryan Chrys
· October 8, 2016
Legendary old music club with loads of mojo a great soundman and the best bartender ever serving delicious ice cold pitchers of beer!
Deb Callaway
· July 9, 2017
Most excellent time, great music, great friends, the people are amazing at this function every year!
Thomas Reid
· June 12, 2017
First I'd like to say this bar has a very respectable music history, great atmosphere, decient prices, & great staff. However if you decide to see a live act, & purchase a ticket on line understand th...at absolutely DOES NOT reserve you ANYTHING! NOTHING, not a seat, table, even standing room. Understand that if you want a seat, you need to arrive several hours before the show. If you want to actually see the act, arrive at least an hour ahead, you're going to stand the entire time, however you may be close enough to actually be able to see the act. See More
Laura Tindall
· February 7, 2017
It has been a very long time since I have been in The Zoo Bar and the memories that came flooding back were great. It wasnt crowded Monday night but the music was phenomenal. Thank you for the memories
Aaron Adams-El
· April 30, 2017
Great place, great atmosphere, strong drinks, n Pretty Women everywhere, they dance and have a great time, was there Saturday night for Blues Project, loved every minute of it, This place Rocks, highl...y recommend it!! See More
Stephanie Reed
· August 23, 2016
It's my favorite place in Lincoln, NE...tons of history and promising future for music...the Zoo Bar family is my family...I have always been shown the greatest love when I walk through the door and I...'m truly honored to be a partbof this family!! �� � �� See More
Vicki Grossenbacher
· March 24, 2016
I've been frequenting The Zoo off & on since its opening in 1973. In those days people went wild! We danced on the tables and it was jam packed. Some of the best music ever.
Kurt Poole
· January 1, 2017
Love the people, the atmosphere and the cold drinks. Music is great. Last night bad started almost 45 minutes late so i didn't get to hear them.
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The Zoo Bar added an event.
14 hrs

$8 21+ Music starting at 9:30pm

Adam had been playing the piano since he was just 10 years old. Kizzie's mom fondly recalls singing around the house with her daughter at just 3 years old. When in their mid-teens, music brought the two together as friends after meeting in the high school choir. They were nearly inseparable.

After the onset of adulthood, the two kids were led on separate journeys. Both were developing talents in creating their own musical compositions: Adam..., honing his spectacular gift in the art of rap; and Kizzie, developing her love of the written word.

Thirteen years later, their paths suddenly crossed again. And in the midst of rekindling an old friendship and a newfound shared love of music, an unexpected romance brewed and the two were later married.

Now Adam & Kizzie have found themselves in the best shape ever to move the world with his magic fingers and her melodic voice. Combining their unique songwriting skills, Adam & Kizzie have set out to share the gift of music in the best way their hearts know how. The eedo way.

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APR28
Sat 9:00 PM CDTThe Zoo BarLincoln
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The Zoo Bar shared their event.
19 hrs

Tonight at the Zoo! Piano hour with the incomparable Emily Bass at 5:30pm! Hannah made a big pot of Mexican beans to share, and Patrick Bradley is sitting in on Guitar! Let's open the door and drink gin and tonics! House band goes on at 8! See you there!

APR23
Mon 5:30 PM CDTThe Zoo BarLincoln