Gettin’ Ready for Wild Summer Nights at the Zoo

Wild Summer Nights logo with silhouette band


Wild Summer Nights
concerts return to the Detroit Zoo on Wednesday nights during July and August. Concerts take place in the Zoo’s Main Picnic Grove from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Bring a blanket and sit back and enjoy a variety of local bands playing a wide selection of musical styles. Food, snacks, beer, wine and soft drinks are available for purchase from Zoo concessions.

The rest of the Zoo remains open until 8 p.m. on Wednesdays during the concert series. For those who prefer to walk around in the early evening, you might just see what some of the animals do after closing hours!

The concerts are free with Zoo admission.
Parking is $6 per car for non-members and free to Zoological Society Members.
If you have questions, please call (248) 541-5717 and press 9.

2015 Wild Summer Nights Concert Schedule

July 1 – The Sun Messengers (R&B)
July 8 –  iHeartradio Artist TBA
July 15 – Starfarm (80’s pop)
July 22 – Michigan Opera Theatre (Opera)
July 29 – Mr. Seley and the Troublemakers (music for children)
August 5 – Taylor Taylor (jazz-pop)
August 12 – The Verve Pipe (music for children)
August 19 – DSO Children’s Choir (Childrens Choirs)
August 26 – Candy Band (music for children)

Here is a short video from the summer of 2009 with the Candy Band, who will be performing on August 26th.

See you there!

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