DETROIT ZOO HEATS UP FOR WILD SUMMER NIGHTS
ROYAL OAK, Mich. – The Detroit Zoo gets even wilder on Wednesdays during July and August with the annual Wild Summer Nights concert series, presented by Genisys Credit Union. Concerts take place in the Main Picnic Grove from 6:30 to 8 p.m. July 1 through Aug. 26, 2015, and are free with Zoo admission.
Wild Summer Nights features a variety of music from local bands, including children’s, pop, jazz, Motown and R&B. Guests are welcome to bring blankets, lawn chairs and picnic baskets; outside alcoholic beverages are prohibited. Food, snacks, beer, wine and soft drinks are available for purchase from Zoo concessions.
• July 1 – The Sun Messengers (Motown and R&B)
• July 8 – iHeartMedia Family Fun Night
• July 15 – Starfarm (‘80s pop rock)
• July 22 – Michigan Opera Theatre (Detroit Opera House)
• July 29 – Mr. Seley and the Troublemakers (children’s)
• Aug. 5 – Taylor Taylor (jazz-pop)
• Aug. 12 – The Verve Pipe (children’s)
• Aug. 19 – Detroit Children’s Choir (Detroit Symphony Orchestra)
• Aug. 26 – Candy Band (children’s)
Dinosauria, featuring 40 lifelike animatronic dinosaurs, is open until 8 p.m. during Wild Summer Nights. Tickets are $5 with Detroit Zoo admission, reduced to $6 after 6 p.m. on Wednesdays in July and August.
Wild Summer Nights is also supported by Ford, Outback Steakhouse, State Farm and Valvoline Instant Oil Change.
The Detroit Zoological Society – a nonprofit organization that operates the Detroit Zoo and Belle Isle Nature Zoo – is recognized as a leader in conservation, animal welfare and sustainability as well as providing sanctuary for animals in need of rescue. With an annual regional economic impact of more than $100 million, the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak is one of Michigan’s largest paid family attractions, hosting more than 1.3 million visitors annually. Its 125 acres of award-winning naturalistic habitats are home to more than 2,500 animals representing 280 species. The Belle Isle Nature Zoo sits on a 5-acre site surrounded by undisturbed forested wetlands on Belle Isle State Park in Detroit and provides year-round educational, recreational and environmental conservation opportunities for the community. For hours, prices, directions and other information, call 248-541-5717 or visit www.detroitzoo.org.