Portland native Todd Snider, now a well-known Nashville singer-songwriter, returns home this weekend, and he's bringing some friends. Snider's Traveling Folk Show rolls into town Aug. 10 as part of the Oregon Zoo's summer concert series.
Snider, a folk-music storyteller in the John Prine vein, last appeared at the zoo as Prine's protégé and opening act in 2001. In the years since, he's become a star in his own right, and this homecoming sees him presiding over of a group of like-minded musicians — Hayes Carll, Shawn Mullins and Sarah Jarosz — all of whom put their own spin on folk and Americana.
Tickets to the show can be purchased at the zoo or online at zooconcerts.com. The zoo's 2013 summer concert series runs through early September, with performances by Lee Brice, Los Lobos, Chris Isaak, the Doobie Brothers and more.
In a new offering this year, concert tickets will be good for zoo admission all day on the date of the show. Concerts begin at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted; not every show has an opening act, so fans should make sure to arrive on time to make sure they don't miss part of the show.