Save the date: Tickets go on sale Feb. 2, 2015
G'day mates! Zoobilation 2015 is going to be a rip snorter of a bash brought to you by our cobbers at Indianapolis Power & Light Company! To celebrate the return of our koalas, we're going off in dinkum down under fashion, just like the Aussies themselves. Put on your best bib and tucker for this black-tie event. Blokes and sheilas are also invited to dress in their dinky di range wear. Join us for a grouse evo and enjoy some bonzer grog and tucker as you rage into the night like you're in Oz.
Join us for Indiana's premier philanthropic gala. Zoobilation is the largest black-tie fundraiser in Indiana and is held annually on the second Friday in June. Guests will enjoy unmatched entertainment brought to you by Bose McKinney & Evans LLP and indulgences from across the city all in one place, for one night, all for you! Your ticket can be purchased beginning Feb. 2, 2015. Proceeds will support the Zoo's ongoing conservation efforts around the globe and close to home.
While exploring the wild diversity of the Indianapolis Zoo landscape, be sure to:
• Discover drinks and delicacies from 70 of Indiana's finest restaurants.
• Sample the diversity of the musical groups throughout the Zoo's grounds, which includes nine different acts on four separate stages.
• Take a flight through the night on Indianapolis' only roller coaster, or enjoy the beautiful city-scape aboard the Skyline at the Simon Skjodt International Orangutan Center.
Plus, the Premium experience presented by Ice Miller LLP offers the first opportunity to welcome back our koalas and get the party started early. From 5:30-7pm, Premium Experience guests will receive exclusive benefits, including priority parking, an arrival gift, full access to the air-conditioned Oasis Lounge in the Dolphin Gallery, early access to restaurant booths and more! For last minute tips before you arrive, check out the Zoobilation Newsletter!
The money raised by Zoobilation helps the Indianapolis Zoo care for and feed the 1,600 animals and 23,000 plants in our collection, as well as to support our internationally significant conservation and research efforts. Contributions also propel many diverse and far-reaching education efforts.
Sponsorship opportunities are now available. For more info, please contact Liz Mok at email@example.com.
cobber - friend
sheilas - women
rip snorter - great, fantastic
dinky di - the real thing, genuine
going off - used of a night spot or party that is a lot of fun
evo - evening
dinkum - true, real
bonzer - great
down under - Australia
grog - liquor, beer
Aussie - Australians
tucker - food
best bib and tucker - your best clothes
rage on - continue partying
blokes - men
Oz - Australia
Thanks to all of the restaurants who participated in Zoobilation 2014 and helped make this another hugely successful year! Without further ado, here are your winners!
Blue Ribbon Awards
Best Decor:St. Elmo Steak House and Harry & Izzy's
Best Appetizer: St. Elmo Steak House
Best Entree: Market Table
Best Dessert: Stone Creek Dining Company
Best Drink: Plat 99
People's Choice Award presented by Tetherball: Another Broken Egg Cafe
Entertainment presented by Bose McKinney & Evans LLP
|BAND / PERFORMER||STAGE||TIME|
|Red-Hot Whiskey Sippers||Arrival||5:30pm|
|Flatbed Twitch||Entry Plaza (presented by Mainstreet)||5:30-8:30pm|
|Cousin Roger||Entry Plaza (presented by Mainstreet)||8:45pm-midnight|
|DJ Lockstar ||Hutan Trail Lounge (presented by The Patron Spirits Company)||5:30pm-midnight|
|Matt Roush||Café on the Commons||5:30-8:45pm|
|The Big Time||Café on the Commons||9:00pm-midnight|
|After Dark Band||West End ||5:30-8:30pm|
|If I Had A Nickel||West End||8:45pm-midnight|
|Soul Street||Main Stage (presented by Oracle)||5:30-8:30pm|
|Toy Factory||Main Stage (presented by Oracle)||8:45pm-midnight|
Zoobilation 2015 is an event 29 years in the making. The very first Zoobilation was held in 1986 at the home of Herb Simon, where just a few hundred lucky guests gathered to support the Indianapolis Zoo and celebrate its good work. In the past quarter-century, the event has ballooned in attendance and prominence. In 2014, more than 5,000 guests raised a record $2.1 million to help advance animal and environmental conservation efforts globally and locally. [close]
Official Hotel of Zoobilation
Thanks again to the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown for being the official hotel of Zoobilation. Guests enjoyed a worry-free evening including transportation to and from the event, breakfast the next morning and other perks. Plus the Marriott Downtown will host the exclusive Zoobilation After Party.
Stay up-to-date with all the info on the summer's wildest event with the latest issue of the Zoobilation Newsletter!You cab get all this and more event information delivered straight to your email inbox each month. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org and asked to be added to our mailing list! [close]
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(Hutan Trail Lounge)
VIP Party Sponsor
Specialty Bar Sponsor
Zoobilation Restaurants Coupon Book Sponsor
Orange Carpet Sponsor
Restaurant Judging Sponsor
Official Vehicle Sponsor
Zoobilation Restaurants Day At The Zoo Sponsor
Official Weather Station
Photo Booth Sponsor
Souvenir Gift Sponsor
Zoobilation Spa Sponsor
Official Hotel Sponsor
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