Wild Summer Nights Concert Series at the Detroit Zoo
Spend a music-filled evening with the kids in Royal Oak on Wednesdays July 4-Aug. 29, 2012 at this fun family celebration
Nights at the Detroit Zoo get even wilder during the Wild Summer Nights concert series, returning to the Royal Oak family hotspot July 4-Aug. 29, 2012.
This music event takes place in the main picnic grove area from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Attendees can bring blanket and picnic – or purchase food, snacks, beer, wine and soft drinks from concession stands at the zoo.
The series features a variety of local bands including children's bands, jazz pop folk and blues.
Even better, the concerts are free with admission – which is conveniently discounted right before they begin! That's right: After 5 p.m. on Wednesdays only, during July and August only, the entry cost is slashed to $5 for all guests. Kids 2 and under are always free. Parking is $5 per vehicle. An adult must accompany children under 15.
If you want to come earlier than 5 p.m. and enjoy the zoo during the day, too, regular admission is $14 for adults, $12 for seniors ages 62-plus, $9 for kids ages 2-14 and $12 for active military. The zoo is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. normally, but stays open until 8 p.m. on Wednesdays during the summer for the concert series.
Bonus: Before the tunes strikes up – or if you want a little break – stroll around and possibly get a peak at some of the animals that don't want to come out during the heat of the day.
The concert dates and performing groups are as follows:
- July 4: The Gia Warner Band (rock)
- July 11: Grievous Angel (Americana)
- July 18: The Verve Pipe (children's pop)
- July 25: Joe Reilly (children's)
- Aug. 1: The Candy Band (children's)
- Aug. 8: Jill Jack & Band (folk/Americana)
- Aug. 15: Gemini (children's)
- Aug. 22: The Sun Messengers (R&B)
- Aug. 29: Playdate & Friends (children's)
Check out the Metro Parent listing for more information on the 2012 Wild Summer Nights concert series at the Detroit Zoo.