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Summer Nights Concerts

July 12, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until August 10, 2019

free for members

Location: East Mall
Date: Fridays and Saturdays, June 21 through August 10

Our summertime event is back for a sixth season!  Enjoy Brookfield Zoo in a new light with cooler evening weather, enhanced dining, beer and wine garden, live music, roaming performers, Animal Ambassadors, and a new laser light show, all surrounded by wildlife and nature.

• 5:00 pm – Games and Craft Activities
• 5:00 – 9:00 pm – Roaming Entertainers
• 6:00 – 7:00 pm – Animal Ambassadors
• 7:00 pm – Concert (see schedule listed below)
• 9:00 pm – Laser Light Show Finale
Summer Nights Concerts Headliners:
• June 21 – Cowboy Jukebox
• June 22 – Simply Elton
• June 28 – Sixteen Candles
• June 29 – The Ron Burgundy’s
• July 5 – Infinity
• July 6 – 7th heaven
• July 12 – Sin Anestesia
• July 13 – Billy Croft & The Five Alarm
• July 19 – Rod Tuffcurls and The Bench Press
• July 20 – Mr. Blotto’s 50th Anniversary of Woodstock
• July 26 – Jimmy Buffett Tribute featuring Mr. Myers
• July 27 – American English
• August 2 – Rumours (Fleetwood Mac Tribute)
• August 3 – House Party Night
• August 9 – Semple
• August 10 – The Boy Band Night

Alcohol is allowed only in designated areas. Alcoholic beverages are sold at various locations throughout the zoo, and they must be consumed at the point of sale. Bringing alcoholic beverages into the park is prohibited.

Summer Nights Concerts are FREE for Members!  Brookfield Zoo is accessible via bus or train. Both options will take you to the zoo’s South Gate. For more information go to: Public Transport to Brookfield Zoo.


July 12
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
free for members
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Brookfield Zoo
8400 West 31st Street
Brookfield, IL 60513 United States
(708) 688-8000

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