Summer nights in Portland are magical — and even more so in the lush gardens of the zoo, surrounded by wildlife!
We're keeping the zoo open late on select Fridays this summer, and enhancing the already-spectacular experience with additional food carts, beer & wine sales, live music, keeper talks and educational fun for kids and adults alike. Members can take 20% off ticket prices — simply log in as a member first, then select your tickets.
Live entertainment by local bands:
June 17: Garcia Birthday Band
Garcia Birthday Band, based in Portland Oregon, isn’t your mother’s Grateful Dead cover band. Playing for over 20 years, GBB has evolved into something far deeper than the sum of its parts. The beating heart of the Pacific Northwest’s GD community, the band’s ever-expanding fanbase is an experience unto themselves. Using the Dead’s repertoire as a springboard for limitless potential and improvisation, Garcia Birthday Band are a cornerstone of the modern Grateful Dead universe, and their fans have come to expect the unexpected as the norm.
Placing no boundaries on eras of the Dead’s career or catalog, and drawing on decades of individual and shared experience, GBB play the music through an auditory kaleidoscope. Composed of some of the most ace players of the Oregon live music community, the band makes every show an act of exploration, both musically and spiritually. United hearts and minds blur the line between the stage and crowd – a carnival of human potential.