With a diverse lineup of performers, an added concert date and a spectacular new venue, it's going to be a grrr-eat summer for music at the Indianapolis Zoo.
New for 2017, these two popular concert series will move to the new Bicentennial Pavilion. This stunning permanent structure provides an open, outdoor feel as well as lots of cover for any kind of weather. Conveniently located near the front of the Zoo, the 40,000-square-foot Pavilion will be a perfect destination for family fun this summer.
The concert season will get under way with Zoolapalooza, which is now in its seventh year. With live music, every Friday night from June 16 through July 14, guests can start their weekend on a high note with some of the area's top bands playing a mix of classic favorites through today's popular hits. The 2017 Zoolapalooza lineup will feature:
- June 16: My Yellow Rickshaw
- June 23: The Impalas
- June 30: The Bishops
- July 7: Jennie DeVoe
- July 14: Dave and Rae
The smooth sounds of Animals and All That Jazz will keep visitors cool as the summer heats up. One of the Zoo's longest-running events, this series will showcase a range of distinctive artists, acts, and musical stylings. Now in its 30th season, Animals and All That Jazz will kick off July 6 and continues every Thursday through Aug. 3. The 2017 lineup will include:
- July 6: Rob Dixon
- July 13: Appalatin
- July 20: Cowbell Jazz featuring Yvonne AlluJuly 27: West Central Quartet
- July 27: West Central Quartet
- Aug. 3: Mark Buselli's BSU Gatos
For all concerts, live music will play from 5:30-8:30pm with animals and rides available until 7pm. With plenty of exhibits nearby, visitors can enjoy the full Zoo experience without missing
Summer concerts are free for Zoo members and included with regular admission. Discount tickets will be available at Indiana Members Credit Union locations. Guests can go to IndianapolisZoo.com to plan their night out.
SOURCE: Indianapolis Zoo