​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 plus 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 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: “Zoul” Food. 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.

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

Special thanks to our sponsors:


 
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