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Big October Shows

Playing With Fire hosts a fundraiser to raise additional money for next year’s Playing With Fire event or events. The triple bill Friday, Oct. 12, at Slowdown features three of contemporary blues’ most popular and dynamic stars for a bargain $35 ticket. The show opens with Tommy Castro & The Painkillers at 7:30 p.m., followed by soul-blues great and local favorite Curtis Salgado and his fine new band. Joe Louis...


Boehmer Celebration & More

The Zoo Bar hosts a celebration of life event in honor of founder and longtime owner Larry Boehmer Sunday, Sept. 23, 3-9 p.m. Boehmer passed away Sept. 4 from lung cancer. Current co-owner Pete Watters says he knows there is no way the Zoo can accommodate everyone who will want to stop by to remember Boehmer, so he hopes people will be patient and allow everyone who wants to stop in a chance to do so. There will...


Larry Boehmer, 1947-2012

Zoo Bar founder and Midwest roots music icon Larry Boehmer passed away in the early morning hours of Tuesday, Sept. 4. Boehmer, 65, died at a hospital in Berryville, Ark., near his home in Eureka Springs, Ark. He had been suffering from advanced lung cancer, which had been particularly debilitating in the last several months.

Boehmer was the manager of Lincoln’s Zoo Bar in 1973 when he first started booking live...


Plenty of Hot Music

Playing With Fire promoter Jeff Davis is trying something new to raise additional funds to continue the summer Playing With Fire concerts. He is hosting indoor events organized to help raise the money needed. His first event, Friday, Oct. 12, 8 p.m. at Slowdown brings together three extremely popular contemporary blues acts. Curtis Salgado, Tommy Castro and Joe Louis Walker are all scheduled to perform. Salgado...


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