Zoolapalooza Concert Series

​​​5:30-8:30pm • Fridays, June 20, 27; July 4, 11, 18, 2014

Enjoy Friday nights with great live music, plus animals, at the Indianapolis Zoo for Zoolapalooza. This summer concert series from 5:30-8:30pm features hit songs you love performed straight from the heart of the Zoo.  Experience a laidback ambience after hours, along with:

  • Food:             Great specialty food stations the change each night
  • Beverages:    A full bar, featuring beer sampling from Sun King Brewery
  • Guests:          Lighter crowd sizes throughout the Zoo with animals on exhibit (including the  orangutans) until 7pm
  • Activities:      Extra activities for the kids
  • Rides:            Running until 7pm (Zoo members get free turns on a different ride each night, 5-7pm)

Come play early at the Zoo and stay late this summer at Zoolapalooza! Concerts take place in the middle of the Zoo, just past Café on the Commons.  Walk the Zoo while listening to the music, keep your feet hopping at the dance floor presented by Macy's or sit back to enjoy a relaxing evening with friends.  Seating is open at the picnic tables and lawn chairs are welcome!  The concerts play on rain or shine with the threat of rain moves festivities under the Zoo's Party Pavilion.  

 Concerts are free for Zoo members and included with regular admission.  Purchase tickets in advance online saving money off the front gate or bring a coupon from Facebook for $4 off after 4pm coupon to the front gate.

2014 Lineup

June 20: The Impalas

Dance the night away with one of Indy's most dynamic bands. This wildly entertaining group boasts elements of soul, R&B, and rock with a touch of swing. Its' three piece horn section and remarkable male and female vocalists will rock the house.  This dynamix group has been featured at several past Zoo events, including Zoobilation and Zoolapalooza.  [more…]

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

Specialty Food:        "Taste of Summer" Theme
                                      Salad Cart           Salad Cart on Wheels 
                                                                     Combo meal includes a beverage

                                      Main Cart           Beer Can Chicken
                                                                     Combo meal includes a beverage & two sides
                                                                     Pasta salad, kettle chips, potato salad
 

                                      Dessert Cart      Apple Streusel A La Mode [close]

June 27:  Jennie DeVoe

One of the most respected and well-known singer-songwriters in the Midwest. Jennie Devoe's music is inspired by the blues, soul, hippie funk and roots. As a Zoolapalooza fan favorite, she never fails to captivate and mesmerize her audience with her stunning talent. [more…]

 

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

Specialty Food:         "Luau at the Zoo" Theme
                                       Salad Cart       Salad Cart on Wheels
                                                                   Combo meal includes a beverage
 
                                       Main Cart        Luau Lettuce Wraps
                                                                   Combo meal includes a beverage & two sides
                                                                   Sesame noodle salad & taro chips

                                       Dessert Cart    Hawaiian Snow Cone [close]

July 4:  8 Miles High

This band attracts fans of all ages with hits from the 70's, 80's, 90's and today's top music. It is one of Indy's premier classic rock bands making it's Zoolapalooza debut. [more…]

 

 

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

Specialty Food:         "Americana" Theme 
                                       Salad Cart          Salad Cart on Wheels
                                                                     Combo meal includes a beverage
 
                                      Main Cart            Zoo-liders
                                                                     Choice of beef, chicken or pulled pork
                                                                     Combo meal includes a beverage & two sides
                                                                     Cole slaw, potato salad, kettle chips

                                      Dessert Cart      Strawberry Shortcake [close]

July 11:  Bahama Llama

This high energy band, new to Zoolapalooza, will take you to the tropics. Featuring island, Latin and Reggae inspired entertainment, this whimsical band will keep you swaying to the beat from the first note.  Grab your floral attire and join us for a fun summer night!  [more…]

 

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

Specialty Food:      "Night of Havana" Theme
                                    Salad Cart         Salad Cart on Wheels
                                                                 Combo meal includes a beverage
                                   
                                    Main Cart          Cubano Sandwich
                                                                 Combo meal includes a beverage & two sides
                                                                 Kettle chips & roasted plantain

                                    Dessert Cart    Build your own ice cream sundae [close]

July 18:  West Central

This band performs anything from jazz classics to contemporary music from every genre. People love that the band can go from playing Frank Sinatra to Michael Buble. This talented group making its first Zoolapalooza appearance will kick-start the weekend and end our Friday night series on a high note.  [more…]

 

Member Ride:           Free ride for Zoo members from 5 -7pm
                                      White River Junction Train Ride presented by Marathon
 
Specialty Food:         "Ball Park at the Zoo" Theme
                                      Salad Cart          Salad Cart on Wheels
                                                                    Combo meal includes a beverage

                                      Main Cart           Philly Steak or Chicken Sandwich
                                                                    Combo meal includes a beverage & two sides
                                                                    Cole slaw, potato salad, kettle chips

                                      Dessert Cart      Dippin' Dots  [close]

Thanks to our 2014 Sponsors:

Nightly Brewery Sampling  

 

Dance Floor Sponsor