Animals & All That Jazz

Jul 4 - Aug 1

Animals & All That Jazz

5:30 - 8:30 PM

Free for Zoo members. Included with regular Zoo admission.

Thursday Night Concert Series
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The Thursday night tradition is returning for its 31st year!

Animals and All That Jazz will be under the Bicentennial Pavilion again this year to offer plenty of space to eat, drink or kickback and relax! This summer concert series features sensational music from several genres of jazz music and a variety of artists.

Come play early at the Zoo and stay late for a night of live jazz music! And, enjoy the ambience of the Zoo after hours along with:

  • Live musical performances from 5:30-8:30pm
  • Great specialty food stations that feature a new menu for purchase each night
  • A full bar featuring beer sampling for those 21 and older.
  • Animals on exhibit until 7pm
  • Rides available until 7pm with Zoo member offer of $1 per ride ticket from 5-7pm
  • Seating under the Bicentennial Pavilion includes open tables on a first-come, first-serve basis

Save time and money by purchasing tickets in advance online or at participating Indiana Members Credit Union locations.

2018 Animals and All That Jazz lineup
  • July 5: Pavel & Direct Contact

    Don’t miss the excitement and energy of Pavel & Direct Contact and their well-known Latin Jazz performances.

    • Food Selections — Choices of paella with shrimp, chicken & chorizo or vegetarian paella; Farm-to-Table salad bar and flan
    • Beer Sampling — Sun King Brewery
  • July 12: Clifford Ratliff

    Enjoy a night with the terrific jazz trumpeter, Clifford Ratliff, for a not-to-miss performance!

    • Food Selections — Louisiana Po Bo, Farm-to-Table salad bar and strawberry short cake
    • Beer Sampling — Upland Brewing Co. & Metazoa Brewing Co.
  • July 19: Laney Wilson Quintet

    Sit back, snap and toe-tap along to the cool tunes of smooth Jazz with the Laney Wilson Quintet.

    • Food Selections — Pasta bar, Farm-to-Table salad bar and tiramisu
    • Beer Sampling — Scarlet Lane Brewing Co.
  • July 26: Indianapolis Jazz Orchestra

    Come out for an unforgettable night with the Indianapolis Jazz Orchestra and a world-class performance with big-band Jazz flair.

    • Food Selections — Meat or vegetarian sushi, Farm-to-Table salad bar and strawberry layer cake
    • Beer Sampling — Sun King Brewery & Deer Creek
  • Aug. 2: Monika Herzig & The Time Flies

    Experience Monika Herzig & The Time Flies’ boundless talent amidst a summer evening at the Zoo!

    • Food Selections — Low country boil, Farm-to-Table salad bar and bread pudding
    • Beer Sampling — TwoDEEP Brewing Co.
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