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.
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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