July - August


Wild Summer Nights Concert Series

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July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
August 6, 13, 20, 27

The Detroit Zoo gets even wilder on Wednesday nights during July and August with its annual Wild Summer Nights concert series.  Concerts take place in the Zoo’s Main Picnic Grove from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. July 2 through August 27.   Wild Summer Nights features a variety of live music from local bands, including children’s, jazz, pop, folk and blues.  Concert-goers are invited to bring a blanket and pack a picnic.  Food, snacks, beer, wine and soft drinks are available for purchase from Zoo concessions.  The concerts are free with Zoo admission, which is $6 after 6 p.m. on Wednesdays in July and August. For the first 100 non-member car or vans that arrive at the Zoo for the Wild Summer Nights, Ford Motor Company will be paying for your parking of $6 (Members receive free parking). Plus, the Zoo remains open until 8 p.m. on Wednesdays during the concert series.

2014 Concert Schedule

July 2 – Julianne Ankley (country)
July 9 – The Sun Messengers (Motown and R&B)
July 16 – Mr. Seley and the Troublemakers (children’s)
July 23 – The Verve Pipe (children’s)
July 30 – Jill Jack (Folk)
Aug. 6 – Billy Brandt and the Sugarees (Americana)
Aug. 13 – The Ragbirds (folk rock)
Aug. 20 – Candy Band (children’s) Mr. Seley and the Troublemakers (children’s)
Aug. 27 – The Joe Reilly Band (children’s)




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