Concert season is underway — tickets are selling fast!
If you're planning to see a concert at the Oregon Zoo this summer, you might want to act fast. Tickets for the zoo’s 2018 summer lineup are available at zooconcerts.com and they’re going quickly.
The zoo concert season kicked off June 14 with a sold-out show by reggae star Ziggy Marley and winds up Sept. 12 with another sold-out show from ’80s rocker Billy Idol.
The sounds coming from the concert lawn this summer will be almost as varied as the zoo’s wildlife. From roots reggae to the Roots, from Indigo Girls to indie rock, the 2018 season offers something for just about every music fan. Here's the rest of this year’s lineup:
Thursday, June 14: Ziggy Marley
Saturday, June 16: Violent Femmes
Saturday, June 23: Indigo Girls
Friday, June 29: Trampled by Turtles
Saturday, June 30: Belle and Sebastian
Saturday, July 14: Bela Fleck & the Flecktones
Sunday, July 15: Melissa Etheridge
Saturday, July 21: The Roots
Friday, July 27: The Psychedelic Furs + X
Saturday, July 28: TajMo: Taj Mahal and Keb Mo
Friday, August 3: Adam Ant + The Fixx
Friday, August 4: Amos Lee + Bailen
Saturday, August 18: Punch Brothers + Andrew Bird
Friday, Aug. 24: Dispatch with Nahko Medicine for the People & Scatter Their Own
Saturday, Aug. 25: Pink Martini
Sunday, Aug. 26: Pink Martini
Saturday, Sept. 1: Oregon Symphony
In 1979, the Oregon Zoo — then called the Washington Park Zoo — became the first zoo in America to host a summer concert series. Since then, the annual slate of shows has become a quintessential part of summer in the Rose City, with an array of top artists performing in a beautiful and relaxing setting. Local vendors will be onsite for every show, providing a wide variety of food and beverage options. Regular zoo admission is included for the day 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).