Playing With Fire & More

This Saturday, July 28, marks the ninth annual Playing With Fire concert, made possible by the support of presenting sponsor FirstComp. The free show is back at the Lewis & Clark Landing on the riverfront. Cash donations will be accepted for Food Bank of the Heartland. Gates open at 4 p.m. and the event kicks off with music from young Lincoln band Cold In Hand (4:30 p.m.) and BluesEd band Us &...

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So Much Music

Jazz on the Green Thursday, July 19, presents the jump-blues, jazz and swing of San Francisco vocalist Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers at 7 p.m. This is a rare Nebraska appearance by retro chanteuse Smith.
The 21st Saloon has the Louisiana sounds and blues rhythms of Josh Garrett & The Bottomline Thursday, July 19, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Zoo Bar
Earl & Them, featuring Earl Cate and “Baby...

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Zoo Bar Turns 39

Lincoln’s Zoo Bar continues their 39th Anniversary celebration this week with music in the club Thursday night and on a large outdoor stage in front of the bar on 14th & P Streets Friday and Saturday, July 13 and 14. At 39 years and counting, the Zoo is one of the oldest blues venues in the country, two years older than famed Antone’s in Austin, Texas.

Thursday, July 12, dig the irresistible...

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Salgado News & Zoo 39

On the heels of releasing his best CD yet, Soul Shot (Alligator), Curtis Salgado will take a brief tour break to deal with a tumor found in his lung. Alligator Records reports that Salgado will undergo surgery in Portland, Ore., on July 18.
“Salgado will be hospitalized for a period of four to six days,” according to the Alligator press release, “and will require a recovery time of up to four...

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Zoo Bar Hosts Legend

If I could point you to just one show this year that I think is a must-see it is Jon Dee Graham & The Fighting Cocks Thursday, June 28, 6-9 p.m. at Lincoln’s Zoo Bar. Sharing the bill is Sons of 76 duo, and Sons leader Joshua Hoyer says of Graham, “He’ll burn it down and then put you in tears to extinguish the fire, then repeat...[Graham] re-affirms your belief in music as a healing process.”

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Graham’s Garage Sale

Jon Dee Graham hits Lincoln’s Zoo Bar Thursday, June 28, 6-9 p.m. with his band The Fighting Cocks, Sons of 76 duo opens. Graham is a three-time Austin Music Hall of Fame inductee whose 30-plus year music career includes founding Austin band The True Believers with Alejandro Escovedo. It was Escovedo who pushed Graham to sing the new songs he brought to The True Believers, helping point Graham...

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