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Enjoy Family-Friendly Concerts at the Indianapolis Zoo
Popular music for all ages
July 01, 2011Most people associate zoos with animals, or plants, or maybe with fun activities for the kids, like a carousel ride or a face painter. But the folks in Central Indiana know that summertime in the city brings with it something very special – concert season at the Indianapolis Zoo!
Animals and All That Jazz concerts have been a Thursday night staple for years, but this year, the Zoo extends its summer music options by continuing jazz and offering an all new series of Friday night ultra-fun concerts. For five consecutive Fridays, Zoolapalooza features some of the best bands in Indy. These musical evenings out on the town feature popular music that everyone will know and enjoy, performed by some of the favorite entertainers at the Zoo's annual June fundraiser, Zoobilation.
This summer, join the fun at these family-friendly concerts with hot music that is too cool for school, rides open and animals out until 7 p.m., and great dinner choices. The music runs from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. each night. Concerts take place on the plaza adjacent to the Cafe on the Commons, with the inclement weather location inside the Party Pavilion. If you bring the kids, be sure they are dressed right for some cool wet fun in the Kroger Splash Park!
Grab an open table or bring your own lawn chair to come see:
July 1 Zanna-Doo!
July 8 Endless Summer
July 15 Peace Train
Animals & All That Jazz:
July 14 Women in Jazz
July 21 Cynthia Layne
July 28 Sunset Stomp Jazz Band
Aug 4 James Bell & Paradigm Jazz Quartet
Aug 11 Con Alma
Aug 18 Clifford Ratliff Big Band
All the concerts are free for members and are included with regular Zoo admission.