Jul 5 - Jul 24


5:30 - 8:30 PM

Free for Zoo members. Included with regular Zoo admission.

Friday night concert series
Buy Tickets

Location: Bicentennial Pavilion

The place to eat, drink, dance and be merry this summer!

Returning for its ninth year, Zoolapalooza concerts, are the perfect opportunities to enjoy the Zoo. Under the Bicentennial Pavilion, this incredibly fun night out is a great way to kick off summer weekends on Friday evenings with terrific live music. Concerts are free for members and included with Zoo admission, so you can play all day and dance all night! The after-hours ambiance makes for a Zoo trip like no other. Your special night out will feature:

  • 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

In accordance with the Zoo’s current guidelines, all tickets must be purchased and reserved in advance. For additional details regarding the Zoo’s guidelines, please view our 2020 Reopening Plan.

For the safety of our guests, this will be a standing room only concert. Guests are allowed to bring their own chairs but are still encouraged to observe social distancing.

**Please note – The July 3 concert has been moved to July 5 to align with the Governor’s “Back On Track” initiative

2020 Zoolapalooza Lineup
  • July 5 — Starcat featuring 3 to 1

    Kick off the Zoo’s summer concerts with an exciting variety of cover music for all ages!

    Featured menu item: Indiana Fried Pork Tenderloin with lettuce, tomato, and pickles with a side of seasoned waffle fries

    Evening Emcee: Kristi Lee of the Bob & Tom Show

  • July 10 — Cruise Control

    Full of seasoned veteran musicians, Indianapolis’ newest super group Cruise Control is a Yacht Rock Party Band playing all your favorite dance hits from the 70’s and 80’s.

    Featured menu item: Street taco’s with your choice of marinated chicken or beef, topped with freshly diced cucumbers, onions, cilantro, cotija cheese, pico de Gallo, and a lime wedge, served with tortilla chips

    Evening Emcee: Nikki Reed of Smiley Morning Show on WZPL 99.7

  • July 17 — Groove Essential

    Get ready for the high energy as this band takes you through the decades!

    Featured menu item: Chicken with wok-&-roll sauce, served on a bed of steamed white rice, and vegetables

    Evening Emcee: Greg Hunter, voiceover artist and DJ for the Indy Fuel

  • July 24 — The MAC Island Band

    Don’t forget your hula skirts and flower shirts at home as The MAC Island Band helps us escape to island time.

    Featured menu item: Classic Cuban sandwich with pickles, ham, roast pork, and melted swiss, served with crinkle cut chips

    Evening Emcee: Angela Brauer, news anchor and investigative journalist at WTTV CBS 4 Indy

Thanks to our Partners
Buy Tickets to the Zoo!