Sponsored by Tri City National Bank
June 26, July 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31, 2013 – 6-9 p.m.
Flamingo Patio Gazebo stage
Free Zoo admission for Zoological Society members with photo ID.
Non-members: Adults, $6.50; ages 3-12, $5.50; or $20 per carload (with a maximum of 10 people).
No parking fee. For details, call (414) 771-3040.
The cry of a peacock is carried by a soft breeze. Elephants and giraffes saunter languidly. Bonobos watch the sky darken from their outdoor exhibit. You can top off a long day by enjoying an evening concert at the Milwaukee County Zoo when it's open late on six Wednesday evenings. Invite a friend or two since admission can be cheaper for a carload.
A different live band will play each week 6:15- 8:45 p.m. Many animals will be outside, and the animal buildings will be open until 8:45 p.m. (the aviary closes at dusk). The special summer exhibit, Sting Ray & Shark Bay, sponsored by Sendik's Food Markets, will be open (exhibit admission is $2 per person; see page 11). Purchase dinner from the Zoo's Flamingo Café and Lakeview Place restaurants, or bring a picnic and dine alfresco. The Zoo closes at its regular weekday time of 5 p.m., and then re-opens at 6 p.m. for musical entertainment.
Bands scheduled for the summer are:
- The Orphans (June 26)
- Dirty Boogie (July 3)
- The 52nd Street Band, with opening act The 'A' Sides (July 10)
- The Rhythm Kings (July 17)
- Downtown Harrison (July 24)
- 3D (July 31)
If it rains, bands will play in the U.S. Bank Gathering Place.
Tri City National Bank customers: Get a free ride on the Penzeys Spices Carousel. Stop in to any branch after June 1 and get a free-ride ticket while supplies last. (Valid June 26, July 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, 2013, only during evening Sunset Zoofaris. Does not include Zoo admission or parking. One ticket per person per bank visit.) Visit tcnb.com for bank locations.