​Animals and All That Jazz

​​​​​​​​​​​​July 9, 16, 23, 30; Aug. 6 • 5:30-8:30pm​

Animals and All That Jazz is back and swinging for the 28th year! 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.

Come play early at the Zoo and stay late for a night of jazz with arts and entertainment presented by Macy's! Walk the Zoo while listening to the music, show off your moves on the dance floor presented by Dunkin' Donuts 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 from Sun King Brewery

  • Animals: On exhibit until 7pm

  • Rides: Available until 7pm with member specials available on a different ride each night

2015 Concert Lineup

July 9:  Brenda Williams 

The dynamic and vivacious vocals of Brenda Williams returns to the Zoo stage.

Food: "Backyard BBQ" themed food stations near the Party Pavilion 5-7:30pm.
             Main Cart: BBQ Garlic Wings or BBQ Ribs. Salad Cart: Full Salad Bar. Dessert Cart: Peach Cobbler A la Mode.

Member Offer: Free ride on the Train Ride for Zoo members from 5-7pm.

July 16:  West Central Quartet

This high energy group takes great pride in giving a traditional jazz take on great standards plus classic and contemporary pop.

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

Member Offer: Free ride on the Carousel for Zoo members from 5-7pm.

July 23:  Mina and the Wondrous Flying Machine 

This piano-driven combination of singer-songwriter, indie rock and a hint of jazz brings a variety to every show.

Food: "Pan Asian" themed food stations near the Party Pavilion 5-7:30pm.
            Main Cart: Pan Fried Noodle Bar. Salad Cart: Full Salad Bar. Dessert Cart: Root Beer Float.

Member Offer: Free ride on the Roller Coaster presented by Outback Stackhouse for Zoo members from 5-7pm.

July 30:  Appalatin

The beat goes on when Latin bridges American folk tradition.

Food: "Night of Havana" themed food stations near the Party Pavilion 5-7:30pm.
            Main Cart: Cubano Sandwich. Salad Cart: Full Salad Bar. Dessert Cart: Build Your Own Ice Cream Sundae.

Member Offer: Free ride on the Train Ride for Zoo members from 5-7pm.

Aug. 6:  Buselli-Wallarab Jazz Orchestra 

This popular big band blends talented musicians to perform innovative jazz and pop arrangements.

Food: "Mediterranean Night" themed food stations near the Party Pavilion 5-7:30pm.
            Main Cart: Kabobs & Kabobs. Salad Cart: Full Salad Bar. Dessert Cart: Ice Cream Sandwich.

Member Offer: Free ride on the Carousel for Zoo members from 5-7pm.

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.

  • Save $2 at the front gate by bringing a Dean's milk jug to recycle.

Special thanks to our sponsors!

 



​Dance Floor Sponsor




Arts & Entertainment Sponsor



Nightly Samples Available       

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