Performers invited to participate in ZooLights

October 14, 2015 - 2:39pm
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Be a part of the ZooLights tradition!

ZooLights has become a Portland tradition, with thousands of visitors most nights. During the festival, the zoo is ablaze with the glow of more than one million lights, with music and entertainment every evening. We will be booking performances every night that ZooLights is in operation, and hope you can join us in making this the most memorable ZooLights yet!

ZooLights will run Friday, November 27, 2015 through Sunday, January 3, 2016 with the exception of December 24 and December 25. Hours are from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday to Thursday and from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday to Sunday. This year, we will be utilizing the Entry Plaza and Elephant Plaza for musical groups.

Entry Plaza

  • Accommodates groups of 20 or fewer (due to space restrictions, we cannot make exceptions to the 20 student maximum)
  • Cannot accomodate dance groups
  • Best for performers not using musical instruments

Elephant Plaza

  • Accommodates groups of 20 or fewer (due to space restrictions, we cannot make exceptions to the 20 student maximum)
  • Piano and music stand available
  • Cannot accomodate dance groups

Groups have thirty minutes to perform a seasonally-appropriate program. Group members and chaperones (if applicable) will receive free ZooLights tickets and are welcome to enjoy the entire evening's festivities. School groups receive one chaperone ticket for every five performers.

We look forward to your group joining our 2015 ZooLights festival! Performance times will be assigned based on when the completed application forms arrive in our office. Please check the schedule for open dates and times before submitting your form. Due to demand not all groups may be scheduled. Email your completed form to events@oregonzoo.org. If you have any questions, feel free to email us at events@oregonzoo.org.

How to email the form:

  1. Download the form
  2. Type your information into the fillable fields
  3. Save a copy of the PDF, and include your last name at the beginning of the filename
  4. Email the completed PDF to events@oregonzoo.org