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Date: June 21 to Aug. 23

Time: 5 to 9 p.m.

A family sits on the concert lawn.

Nothing says summer in Portland like a warm evening outdoors with good food and live entertainment. Over the course of 10 Friday's from June to August, the Oregon Zoo hosts Zoo Nights: evenings filled with local music, food carts, activities for all ages, and the chance to get to know some of the animals active during twilight hours.

Food and snacks from local food trucks will be available, plus the ever-popular elephant ears, and selection of local beer and wine for adults.

Tickets will be available starting April 24. 

Dates and music lineup 

June 21 – Garcia Birthday Band

June 28 – Life During Wartime 

July 5 – Pa'Lante

July 12 – Ural Thomas and the Pain

July 19 – Robert Henry Band

July 26 – Orquestra Pacifico Tropical

August 2 – Hit Factory with Patrick Lamb

August 9 – Melao de Cuba

August 16 – Jujuba

August 23 – Aaron Nigel Smith

Bands play 6:30 to 8:30 each night.

Host your private event during Zoo Nights

Book our Polar Plaza event space to hold your own party during Zoo Nights. With live music, a dedicated catering staff, and a focus on sustainable Northwest cuisine, Zoo Nights is an unforgettable location for meetings, fundraisers, and picnics.

For more information, please submit an inquiry form