Saturday nights will sizzle again this summer at the Dallas Zoo, where the Safari Nights evening concert series will feature live music from original songwriters and tribute bands, extended hours and a chance to mingle with some of the Zoo’s wildest stars.
For eight consecutive Saturday nights, beginning June 7 and ending July 26, visitors can embrace a blend of nature and live music on the zoo’s shady Cat Green. Visitors are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs.
Stars from the zoo’s Animal Adventures outreach program also will make special presentations, along with a special SOAR, A Festival of Flight show presented by Kimberly-Clark.
The concerts, which start at 7 p.m., will continue bringing music to Texas’ largest zoo until 9 p.m. Food will be available for purchase, along with soft drinks, cold beer and wine.
The gates open Saturdays at 9 a.m., with the concerts ending at 9 p.m. The concerts are free with the price of zoo admission, which is $15 for ages 12-64; $12 for ages 3-11 and seniors; and children under age 2 and DZS members are free. Parking is $8 per vehicle, or take the DART Red Line straight to the Zoo entrance to avoid traffic.
The summer concert lineup, arranged through a partnership with The Kessler in Oak Cliff, includes:
June 7: The Killdares (Celtic rock)
June 14: Brave Combo (Polka/rock/world beat)
June 21: Escape (Journey tribute band)
June 28: Sara Hickman (Texas singer/songwriter)
July 5: A Hard Night’s Day (The Beatles tribute band)
July 12: FastLane (The Eagles tribute band)
July 19: Petty Theft (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers tribute)
July 26: The O’s(Acoustic country/bluegrass)