Archive: Detroit Zoo Heats Up for Wild Summer Nights

June 15, 2015


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.

Concert Schedule:
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.