Tickets are going fast for other shows in zoo's 35th year of summer concerts
If you want to see a concert at the Oregon Zoo this summer, you might want to act fast. The June 29 performance by Old Crow Medicine Show has already sold out, and tickets are going quickly for the rest of the lineup too.
As the zoo prepares to launch its 35th season of outdoor summer concerts this weekend, shows by John Prine, Ziggy Marley, Huey Lewis and the News, the B-52s and Go-Go's, and Lyle Lovett are all close to selling out.
The zoo's 2013 summer concert series kicks off with Prine on June 22 and winds up with the Doobie Brothers in early September. In addition to the artists mentioned above, concertgoers can catch performances by "Weird Al" Yankovic, Randy Newman, LeAnn Rimes, Indigo Girls, Trombone Shorty, Lee Brice, Los Lobos, Chris Isaak and more. For additional information and a full schedule, visit zooconcerts.com.
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.
The Oregon Zoo is a service of Metro and is dedicated to its mission of inspiring the community to create a better future for wildlife. Committed to conservation, the zoo is currently working to save endangered California condors, Columbia Basin pygmy rabbits, Oregon silverspot and Taylor’s checkerspot butterflies, Western pond turtles and Oregon spotted frogs. Other projects include studies on black rhinos, Asian elephants, polar bears and bats.
The zoo relies in part on community support through donations to the Oregon Zoo Foundation to undertake these and many other animal welfare, education and sustainability programs. The zoo is located five minutes from downtown Portland, just off Highway 26 at exit 72. The zoo is also accessible by MAX light rail line. Visitors who travel to the zoo via MAX receive $1.50 off zoo admission. Find fare and route information online or by calling TriMet Customer Service at 503-238-RIDE (7433).
General zoo admission is $10.50 (ages 12-64), $9 for seniors (65 and up), $7.50 for children (ages 3-11) and free for those 2 and younger; 25 cents of the admission price helps fund regional conservation projects through the zoo’s Future for Wildlife program. A parking fee of $4 per car is also required. Additional information is available by calling 503-226-1561.
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