​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 next summer during a night of jazz! Walk the Zoo while listening to the music or 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.

July 16: West Central Quartet — This high energy group great take pride in giving a traditional jazz take on great standards plus classic and contemporary pop.

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.

July 30: Appalatin — The beat goes on when Latin bridges American folk tradition.

Aug. 6: Buselli-Wallarab Jazz Orchestra — This popular big band blends talented musicians to perform innovative jazz and pop arrangements.


​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! ​


  • 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 2015 sponsors!


Nightly beer sampling