​Animals and All That Jazz presented by Indiana Members Credit Union

​​5:30-8:30pm • Thursdays, July 10, 17, 24, 31; Aug. 7, 14

 

Animals and All That Jazz presented by Indiana Members Credit Union is back and swinging. Bring your friends to sit back and enjoy a longstanding Thursday night tradition at the Indianapolis Zoo. This summer concert series is from 5:30-8:30pm and features sensational music from all genres of jazz. Experience the ambience of the Zoo after hours with friends and family!

  • Location:         Party Pavilion
  • Food:               Great specialty food stations that change each night (details below)
  • Beverages:      A full bar, featuring beer sampling from Sun King Brewery
  • Guests:            Lighter crowd sizes throughout the Zoo with animals on exhibit (Orangutans included) until 7pm
  • Rides:               Running until 7pm (Zoo members get free turns on a different ride each night, details below)

Come play early at the Zoo and stay late this summer during a night of Jazz! Walk the Zoo while listening to the music or enjoy a relaxing evening with friends.  Seating is open under the Party Pavilion with lawn chairs welcome!  The covered venue allows concerts play on rain or shine.  

Concerts are free for Zoo members and included with regular admission. Save on a full day at the Zoo by purchasing discount tickets at Indiana Members Credit Unions or, you save $2 at the the front gate by bringing a Dean's Milk Chug to recycle. If you're coming later in the day, bring a coupon from Facebook for $4 off after 4pm coupon to the front gate.
 

2014 Lineup

July 10:  Indianapolis Jazz Orchestra     

Indy's premier repertoire for large jazz ensembles. This nationally recognized band is composed of the leading professional instrumentalists and vocalist in the Central Indiana area. You will not want to miss their world-class arrangements based off classic tunes.  [more...]


 


Member Ride:             Free ride for Zoo members from 5-7pm 
                                         White River Junction Train Ride presented by Marathon

Specialty Food:           "Backyard BBQ" Theme
                                         Salad Cart        Salad Cart on Wheels
                                                                     Combo meal includes a beverage

                                         Main Cart         BBQ Garlic Wings or BBQ Ribs                         
                                                                      Combo meal includes a beverage & choice of two sides
                                                                      Cole slaw, potato salad, melon wedge


                                         Dessert Cart    Peach Cobbler   [close]

July 17:  Cynthia Layne

One of the city's most beloved singers will take the audience on a musical adventure. Cynthia never ceases to impress the audience with her versatile vocals, unique style of soul, R&B, funk and pop.  [more...]
 



Member Ride:              Free ride for Zoo members from 5 -7pm 
                                         Carousel presented by Geico
 
Specialty Food:            "The Goodfellas" Theme
                                          Salad Cart        Salad Cart on Wheels
                                                                      Combo meal includes a beverage
               
                                          Main Cart        Meatball Marinara or Pasta Carbonara
                                                                      Combo meal includes a beverage & two sides
                                                                      Garlic Bread stick, caesar salad

                                          Dessert Cart   Cannoli with pistachio ice cream   [close]
 

July 24:  Janiece Jaffe and DaVida with special guest Mark Buselli

This talented jazz vocalist offers a subtle and sweetly vulnerable approach to her music. Her interpretations of classic and outstanding vocals are so unique they have taken her on a tour around the world. A special guest joins Jaffe on the stage bringing twice the amount of talent. Mark Buselli, is a well known talent who has written, arranged, and performed around the Midwest.   [more...]

 

Member Ride:             Free ride for Zoo members from 5 -7pm 
                                        Kōmbo Family Coaster presented by Outback Steakhouse

Specialty Food:          "The Shanghai Kid" Theme
                                        Salad Cart          Salad Cart on Wheels
                                                                      Combo meal includes a beverage

                                        Main Cart           Pan Fried Noodle Bar
                                                                      Choice of: chicken, beef or tofu
                                                                      Toppings: sprouts, green onion, egg, peanut, lime, Thai chili
                                                                      Combo meal includes a beverage

                                        Dessert Bar        Fruit Salad Tapioca  [close]

July 31:  Direct Contact

Direct Contact is known throughout the Midwest for its high energy and entertaining Latin Jazz trio. Their unique combination of musical flavors will give you an experience you will never forget.   [more...]

Member Ride:             Free ride for Zoo members from 5 -7pm                    
                                        White River Junction Train Ride presented by Marathon

 Specialty Food:          "Street Taco" Theme
                                         Salad Cart         Salad Cart on Wheels
                                                                      Combo meal includes a beverage

                                         Main Cart          Street Taco "Build Your Own"
                                                                      Choice of: chicken, beef or roasted vegetables
                                                                      Toppings: chips, salsa, guacamole, sour cream, pico de gallo
                                                                      Combo meal includes a beverage

                                         Dessert Cart     Sopapilla with Ice cream  [close]


 

August 7:  Blair Clark

This band offers a blend of pop, R&B, soul, and a touch of jazz to create an electrifying sound that makes the audience want more. Clark's musical talent is a compilation of the Great American Song Book.   [more...]

 

 

Member Ride:              Free ride for Zoo members from 5 -7pm 
                                         Carousel presented by Geico

Specialty Food:           "Al Mediterranean night" Theme
                                         Salad Cart         Salad Cart on Wheels
                                                                      Combo meal includes a beverage

                                         Main Cart          Kabobs & Kabobs with roasted vegetables, naan, yellow rice
                                                                      Combo meal includes a beverage

                                         Dessert Cart     Ice cream Sandwich  [close]

 


August 14:  Red Hot Whiskey Sippers

Take a trip down to New Orleans with this entertaining bayou-based ensemble. Come to the Zoo and join in the swampy, funky, musical fun!   [more...]
 

 


 

Member Ride:             Free ride for Zoo members from 5 -7pm 
                                         Kōmbo Family Coaster presented by Outback Steakhouse

Specialty Food:           "Jambalaya with Creole" Theme 
                                         Salad Cart         Salad Cart on Wheels
                                                                      Combo meal includes a beverage

                                         Main Cart          Jambalaya with Creole 
                                                                      Toppings: chicken, crawfish or andoulie sausage, rice, fired biscuit
                                                                      Combo meal includes a beverage

                                         Dessert Cart    Rum raisin bread pudding  [close]

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