Summer concerts


Tickets

  • Tickets for all Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts can be purchased online at zooconcerts.com
  • You can also purchase on the phone by calling Ticketfly at 877-435-9849, or in person at the Oregon Zoo box office.
  • Only tickets purchased using the methods above will be honored. Please be aware of recent online scams using Craigslist and other methods to sell fake print-at-home tickets. Buyers of these tickets will not be admitted to the show.
  • The Oregon Zoo box office opens at 9:30am with will call available day of show.
  • All patrons attending zoo concerts must have a concert ticket for admission, including children 3 and up.
  • Children 2 years and under are admitted free on a limited number basis and must be issued a ticket at the zoo on the night of the show.
  • Please examine your ticket to confirm event date and time.
  • Concert tickets include zoo admission on the day of show.
  • Concert venue gates open at 5 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
  • All shows are rain or shine.
  • All sales are final.

Seating

General Admission:

  • All tickets are general admission/festival seating.
  • Guests may secure a space in GA areas (lawn and Elephant Lands Bridge) on a first-come/first-served basis once doors open at 5 p.m.
  • General admission areas allow standing or sitting on the venue's tiered lawn and on the Elephant Lands Bridge. Please note: Other concert patrons may be standing in front of you.
  • Small blankets or tarps (6'x6' or smaller) or beach chairs are permitted. Chairs: the part of the seat that you sit on should be no more than 10 inches high and the seatback should be no more than 33 inches high. 
  • There is a standing-room-only area directly in front of the stage and on the AfriCafe deck open to all ticket holders for most shows. Please note: These areas may not be available for all shows – check the venue seating map or ask zoo ushers on the night of the show.

Reserved Seating:

  • Reserved seats toward the front of the concert lawn are elevated just enough to see over the dance area at the front of the stage.
  • Great choice for those who prefer to arrive closer to show time with the confidence of a reserved seat in a prime location.
  • Available at every show (Sections A, B, C, D, E and F).

General Admission Terrace:

  • The Terrace is an exclusive concert experience with a private cash beer and wine bar and a delicious buffet available from 6–8 p.m.
  • This spacious area features first-come, first-served seats with limited direct stage views. Other obscured seating options are available, including tables and chairs for dining and visiting with friends.

ADA Seating:

  • A limited number of ADA tickets are available for general admission and reserved seating areas. Check the venue seating map for specific locations.
  • Please purchase an ADA ticket for each member of your party (maximum of four tickets).
  • ADA ticket holders may access the venue from a designated gate near main entrance of the concert venue when doors open at 5 p.m. Find more information here. 
  • Learn more about accessibility at the Oregon Zoo

Food & Beverage

Enjoy local beer and wine and delicious food while helping create a better future for wildlife! Oregon Zoo proudly offers food and beverages from regional vendors committed to conservation and sustainable operations.
Please note: Outside food and beverage is not permitted in the concert area. Concert attendees may bring factory sealed still water bottles or empty water bottles (no glass, please) to fill at one of the provided filling stations.


Before You Go

Getting In

  • Show times vary, beginning between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. and end no later than 10 p.m. Please check the show time on your ticket prior to arrival.
  • Will-call opens at 9:30 a.m.
  • Concert venue gates open 5 p.m.
  • Concert will call, guest list and box offices are located at the zoo entrance.
  • Concert tickets allow admission to the zoo on the day of show. To gain admission to the zoo, please show your concert ticket at the zoo entrance.
  • All patrons attending zoo concerts must have a concert ticket for admission.
  • Children 2 years and under are admitted free on a limited number basis, however, they must be issued a ticket at the zoo on the night of the show.
  • Re-entry to the zoo and/or concert venue is not allowed after 7 p.m.
  • No outside food or beverage is allowed in the concert venue, except factory-sealed bottles of still water (no glass, please).
  • For the safety and enjoyment of all, guests and their personal possessions are subject to an inspection prior to admittance into the venue.

Required for Entry

  • Concert ticket
  • Identification

Parking

  • The zoo highly recommends concert patrons use MAX (TriMet light rail service) on concert nights. For assistance with transportation plans, please visit explorewashingtonpark.org
  • Portland Parks and Recreation owns and operates the parking lot and collects a fee via pay stations in the lot. Visit Explore Washington Park for details.
  • The south lot, located in front of the zoo, has a limited number of spaces and fills quickly.
  • Once the south lot is full, signage for additional parking options will direct guests to overflow parking with shuttle service to the zoo. For additional overflow parking information, including real-time parking availability, visit Explore Washington Park.

What to Bring

  • Required for entry
  • Concert ticket
  • Identification
  • For everyone's safety and enjoyment, all guests and their personal possessions are subject to an inspection prior to admittance into the venue.
  • The following items are permitted at all events unless otherwise noted:
  • Empty water bottles (no glass, please), as we provide water filling stations throughout the venue, or factory-sealed still bottles of water.
  • Low-profile lawn chairs (the part of the seat that you sit on should be no more than 10 inches high and the seatback should be no more than 33 inches high).
  • Small blankets, beach towels and tarps (no larger than 6' x 6')
  • Personal umbrellas only for use up until the show starts, unless otherwise specified on the night of the show
  • Binoculars
  • Sunscreen and hats
  • Jacket or sweater for the end of the night

Prohibited Items and Activities

Prohibited Items

  • Outside food or beverage
  • High-profile/standard height lawn chairs (see what to bring for acceptable chairs)
  • Inflatable chairs and cushions
  • Hard-sided coolers, wagons or baskets
  • Blankets, beach towels and tarps larger than a 6'x6'
  • Professional cameras (cameras with zoom lenses longer than 2 inches)
  • Recording devices (audio or video)
  • Fireworks or sparklers
  • Playpens
  • Throwing toys, including beach balls and frisbees
  • Laser pointers
  • Weapons (except as allowed under ORS 166.291 & 292)
  • Musical instruments including drums
  • Tents
  • Skateboards or inline skates
  • Large/golf umbrellas or flags
  • Glass containers (except baby bottles)
  • Animals (except service animals)
  • Strollers inside the concert seating zone. An unmonitored stroller parking area is available. Please note: the zoo is not responsible for lost, damaged or stolen property.

Prohibited activities

  • Smoking of any type, including vaping and electronic cigarettes
  • Tobacco/marijuana use
  • Possession or use of illegal drugs
  • Consuming alcohol under the legal age of 21
  • Furnishing minors with alcohol
  • Disorderly conduct

Camera Policy

  • Video recording is not permitted without credentials issued by the zoo.
  • Artists and their management determine whether cameras (professional and/or point-and-shoot) are allowed in the venue on the night of the show.
  • Cameras with zoom lenses longer than 2 inches are considered "professional cameras."
  • Credentials for press or professional photographers must be issued by the zoo and approved in advance by artist management.
  • The camera policy may not be confirmed by artists until the night of the show and patrons are responsible for securing and storing camera equipment if it is not permitted in the venue