​Animals and All That Jazz presented by Central Indiana Honda Dealers

​​​​​​July 7, 14, 21, 28; Aug. 4 • 5:30-8:30pm​

Animals & All That Jazz is back and swinging for the 29th year! Bring your friends to sit back and enjoy a longstanding Thursday night tradition at the Indianapolis Zoo. This summer concert series features sensational music from all genres of jazz. 

Come play early at the Zoo and stay late for a night of jazz with music beginning at 5:30pm ! Walk the Zoo while listening to the music, show off your moves on the dance floor or simply enjoy a relaxing evening with friends. Experience the ambience of the Zoo after hours along with:

  • Music: Performed live from 5:30-8:30pm

  • Food: Great specialty food stations offer a new menu available for purchase each night

  • Beverages: A full bar, featuring beer sampling and wine sampling

  • Animals: On exhibit until 7pm

  • Rides: Available until 7pm with a NEW member offer of ride tickets for only $1 per ride from 5-7pm​

2016 Lineup​

July 7: Tucker Brothers Band

This young, talented quartet led by Joel and Nick Tucker complement each other’s strengths individually and as a group.​

  • ​​Food: "Taste of Summer" themed food stations available near the Party Pavilion from 5-7:30pm
    Main Cart: Beer Can Chicken. Salad Cart: Full salad bar. Dessert Cart: Apple Dumpling A la Mode.

  • Beverages: Beer sampling provided by Sun King Brewery. Wine sampling provided by Monarch Beverage Company.

July 14: DM Jazz 8

Indiana Hall of Famer, Gene Markiewicz and Rich Dole lead eight top musicians swinging to standards and original tunes all night. This high-energy group with a big band feel take great pride in giving a traditional jazz take on great standards plus classic and contemporary pop, even some original arrangements. ​​

  • Food: "Taste of Italy" themed food stations available near the Party Pavilion from 5-7:30pm
    Main Cart: Pasta Bar. Salad Cart: Full salad bar. Dessert Cart: Build Your Own Ice Cream Sundae.

  • Beverages: Beer sampling provided by TwoDEEP Brewing. Wine sampling provided by Monarch Beverage Company.

July 21: Ty Causey

The incredibly crooner and six-piece band leader will blend a night of smooth Jazz, R&B and soul you won't soon forget.  With a sound reminiscent of Marvin Gaye, this piano-driven combination of singer-songwriter, indie rock and a hint of jazz brings a variety to every show. 

  • Food: "Southern Comfort" themed food stations available near the Party Pavilion from 5-7:30pm
    Main Cart: Fried Chicken, Fried Catfish. Salad Cart: Full salad bar. Dessert Cart: Bread Pudding.

  • Beverages: Beer sampling provided by Daredevil Brewing Co. Wine sampling provided by Monarch Beverage Company.

July 28: Craig Brenner & The Crawdads

An great evening from New Orleans full of Blues, Bookie Woogie, R&B Swing and Jazz.  The sound is perfect for chillin' out on a summer evening.

  • Food: "Creole Night" themed food stations near the Party Pavilion from 5-7:30pm
    Main Cart: Jambalaya with Creole. Salad Cart: Full salad bar. Dessert Cart: Cinnamon Fried Bread.

  • Beverages: Beer sampling provided by Sun King Brewery. Wine sampling provided by Monarch Beverage Company.

Aug. 4: Cathy Morris and Brazilian Jazz

We'll end the series on a high note! Zoo audiences will certainly remember Cathy's unique electric violin and vocal performances. Plus, this popular big band blends talented musicians to perform innovative Brazilian jazz arrangements.

  • Food: "Brazilian BBQ" themed food stations near the Party Pavilion from 5-7:30pm
    Main Cart: Roast Chicken & Lamb. Salad Cart: Full salad bar. Dessert Cart: Peach Empanada A la Mode.

  • Beverages: Beer sampling provided by Daredevil Brewing Co. Wine sampling provided by Monarch Beverage Company.

Seating

​Concerts are weather protected under the Zoo's beautiful Party Pavilion. Tables are open on a first-come, first-serve basis. Lawn chairs are welcome!

Admission

  • Concerts are free for Zoo members and included with regular admission.

  • Make the most of your day by coming out early and staying late.

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    Enjoy a full day at the Zoo, save time and save money by purchasing tickets in advance online​ or at Indiana Members Credit Union locations.

Special thanks to our sponsors:


 
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