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Zoo News

Jul 27, 2012

Zoo Tunes Concert Series Kicks Off with The King Bucks – Saturday, August 11

The Dallas Zoo announces its new Zoo Tunes Concert Series, produced in partnership with Kessler Entertainment Group.  The first show on Saturday, August 11, features The King Bucks, hitting the stage at 8 p.m.  The opening band kicks off the concert at 7 p.m.  Advance tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for children (ages 3-11) and day-of tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for children.  Members of the Dallas Zoo receive a discount.  Parking is $5 per vehicle and can be pre-purchased along with the tickets on www.DallasZoo.com.

For music lovers and animal enthusiasts alike, guests will enjoy live music, animal exhibits, and much more.  The King Bucks’ music forges a unique union between traditional country, boogie, rockabilly and soul.  The members of this band performed together for many musical events prior to their debut at Texas’ famous Mesquite Rodeo.

The Dallas Zoo gates open at 6 p.m.  A special presentation of SOAR, A Festival of Flight bird show will begin at 6:30 p.m.  Sections of ZooNorth will be open throughout the evening, including animal exhibits such as the new Koala Walkabout presented by Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Wings of Wonder, Primate Place, Herpetarium, and Bug U!.

With free bounce houses, $5 camel rides, and $2 Endangered Species Carousel rides, Zoo Tunes is an evening full of entertainment for the whole family. Lawn chairs, blankets, and coolers are permitted.  Festival food as well as beer and wine will be available for purchase; no outside alcohol will be allowed.

“The Zoo Tunes Concert Series is great for all ages and perfect for an evening out with the family,” said Gregg Hudson, executive director of the Dallas Zoo and Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park. “We hope Zoo Tunes will become a tradition families can look forward to each year.”

The Zoo Tunes Concert Series includes three concerts beginning in August and running through October.  The second concert takes place Friday, September 14, featuring Satisfaction, the international touring tribute to the World’s Greatest Rock & Roll Band: The Rolling Stones.  The third show in the Zoo Tunes Concert Series is on Saturday, October 6, featuring FastLane, the Southwest’s premier tribute band to the Eagles.