Zoolapalooza Concert Series

​​​​​​June 16, 23, 30; July 7, 14 • 5:30-8:30pm • Bicentennial Pavilion

​Zoolapalooza concerts are getting bigger and better this summer!  Eat, drink, dance and be merry for an addiitional night under the all-new Bicentennial Pavilion. This incredibly fun night out is a great way to kick off summer weekends on Friday evenings.

Zoolapalooza days are the perfect time to enjoy the Zoo. Concerts are included with Zoo admission, so you can play all day and dance all night! The after-hours ambience feels like a Zoo trip like no other. Plus add to your night out:

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

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

  • Beverages: A full bar, featuring beer sampling for those 21 years and older

  • Activities: Kids will enjoy playing with instruments, animal artifacts and a friendly game of tic-tac-toe

  • Animals: On exhibit until 7pm

  • Rides: Available until 7pm.  Zoo Members: Ride tickets are only $1 per ride from 5-7pm​.

2017 Schedule

June 16: My Yellow RickshawThis fun and energetic group is one of Indy's best-known pop, rock, bluegrass and R&B cover bands.  "Summer Nights" themed food stations.

​Main Station: Beer Can Chicken
Salad Station: Full Salad Bar
Desert Station: Soda Floats
Beer Sampling: ​TwoDeep Brewing 

June 23: The ImpalasThis dynamic band will get you on your feet and moving to the beat with songs from the 60's to today!  "Asian Take-Out" themed food stations.

Main Station: Build-Your-Own Take-Out Box 
Salad Station: Full Salad Bar
Desert Station: Strawberry Shortcake
Beer Sampling: Metazoa Brewing Co.

June 30: The BishopsGet ready for an unforgettable night with the Bishops and their wide variety of songs that are sure to entertain the whole family.  "Americana" themed food stations.

Main Station: Zoo-liders
Salad Station: Full Salad Bar
Dessert Station: Apple Pie A la Mode
Beer Sampling: Sun King Brewery

July 7: Jennie DeVoeEnjoy an evening featuring the beloved Jennie DeVoe with original tunes influenced by Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin and Ray Charles. "Taste of Southern Summer" themed food stations.

Main Station: Low Country Boil 
Salad Station: Full Salad Bar
Dessert Station: Peach Cobbler
Beer Sampling: TwoDEEP Brewing

July 14: Dave & RaeDance the night away with fan-favorite Dave and Rae! It's sure to be a great time with music from rock and pop to folk and funk.  "Backyard BBQ" themed food stations.

Main Station: Wings & BBQ Ribs 
Salad Station: Full Salad Bar
Dessert Station: Build-Your-Own Sundae
Beer Sampling: Metazoa Brewing Co.


​Concerts are weather-protected under the Zoo's beautiful all-new Bicentennial Pavilion. Tables are open on a first-come, first-serve basis.


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

  • 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 sponsor:​​

​​Dance Floor Sponsor