Roadhouse, Zoo & More

Dean Dobmeier’s and Gary Grobeck’s Sunday Roadhouse series is back with the first of several notable shows this Sunday, Nov. 4. The duo presents Americana buzz band Shovels & Rope at The Waiting Room, 5 p.m., with special guests Shivering Timbers. Shovels & Rope’s recent gigs include some opening slots for Jack White. NoDepression.com says “There is lust and death and triumph and loss...and boy...

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<p>  Larry Garner</p>Blues Matinees & More

The 21st Saloon hosts Louisiana bluesman Larry Garner Thursday, Oct. 25, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Next Wednesday, Oct. 31, Mississippi Heat takes the stage at Lincoln’s Zoo Bar, 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, Mississippi Heat plays The 21st Saloon's 5:30 p.m. show. They are touring in support of their new disc Delta Bound.
Wednesday, Nov. 7, Oklahoma blues-rockers the Dustin Pittsley Band play the Zoo....

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Dr. John & The Blind Boys

This Saturday, Oct. 20, 8 p.m., Lincoln’s Zoo Bar and Bourbon Theatre present two legends of American roots music: Dr. John and The Blind Boys of Alabama at the Bourbon Theatre. They will be performing together in what is billed as a “Spirituals to Funk” celebration of jazz, blues and gospel. Either act is a show-stopper on their own, together this promises to be a truly electrifying, don't...

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Tommy, Curtis & Joe

Popular summer concert series Playing With Fire hosts three of today’s most exciting blues artists at Slowdown this Friday, Oct. 12. Tickets are $35 and proceeds go to help with expenses for next summer’s free concert. Doors open at 7 p.m. and music starts at 7:30 p.m.

Don’t be late, artists in order of performance are Tommy Castro, Curtis Salgado and Joe Louis Walker. Tommy Castro is a...

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<p>  Josh Hoyer, Levi William, Kris Lager & Sean Benjamin</p>Boehmer Tribute & Hot Shows

Thursday, Oct. 4, 5:30 p.m., The 21st Saloon and the Blues Society of Omaha host a Tribute to Larry Boehmer, longtime owner of Lincoln’s Zoo Bar and the man responsible for making it a historic Midwestern blues mecca. Boehmer passed away Sept. 4 from lung cancer. The 21st Saloon is located at 96th & L.

If you didn’t really know Boehmer, or you don’t know the Lincoln players assembling for...

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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...

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