Animals & All That Jazz


Jun 16 - Aug 4

Animals & All That Jazz

5:30 - 8:30 PM

Free for Zoo members. Included with regular Zoo admission.

Thursday Night Concert Series

Thanks for a great season of Animals & All That Jazz concerts!

As the summer heats up, chill out with the smooth sounds of live jazz during our wildly popular Thursday night concert series!

One of the Zoo’s longest-running events, this series will showcase a diverse lineup of musicians from across the Midwest, covering jazz genres from classic to contemporary, smooth soul to blues, and even blending in the sounds of pop and R&B.

All performances will take place under the Bicentennial Pavilion. Located near the Zoo’s entrance, this stunning space offers an open-air atmosphere as well as weather protection — a perfect place for attendees to relax for an evening of music, rain or shine.

Best of all, concerts are included with Zoo admission. Come early and enjoy a full day of Zoo fun, then stay late for a night of live jazz music! And, enjoy the ambiance of the Zoo after-hours along with:

  • Live music from 5:30-8:30pm
  • Specialty food that features a delicious new menu for purchase each night
  • A full bar for those 21 years and older provided by Zink Distributing, official beer provider, and Hotel Tango Distillery, official cocktail provider
  • Animals on exhibit until 7pm
  • Bring a chair to relax and enjoy the music! A limited number of tables are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Zoo Membership is the best overall value
Don't miss a beat — become a Zoo member!

Enjoy every summer concert performance for FREE with your Zoo membership! Plus, you'll get 12 months of unlimited Zoo parking and admission, including ZooBoo and Christmas at the Zoo, discount throughout the Zoo and much more.

Dance with us at the Zoo!