Woodland Park Zoo has just announced the first three shows for their very popular “BECU ZooTunes” outdoor concert series held annually each summer at their North Meadow outdoor concert space at the popular urban zoo. 80s pop/rck legends Pat Benatar, her husband Neil Giraldo and heart throb Rick Springfield are the biggest names (at least to those of us over the age of 40 or so…)
For fans of a jazzier sound there’s also “St. Paul & The Broken Bones” performing August 20, 2017 and for admirers of David Bowie, Wes Anderson movies and Brazilian musician/actor Seu Jorge there’s…uh, SEU JORGE singing his versions of the David Bowie songs he sang throughout the cult favorite Wes Anderson film THE LIFE AQUATIC WITH STEVE ZISSOU. That show is happening June 20th and is actually a return visit from Jorge who was just in Seattle last fall…(but is totally worth a second look!)
More announcements soon and here’s more poo from the zoo:
BECU ZooTunes presented by Carter Subaru returns with another exciting summer of concerts. The zoo will share the lineup through a series of announcements. To kick off the season, the 2017 lineup will include:
June 20 Seu Jorge presents The Life Aquatic: A Tribute to David Bowie
August 15 Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo | Rick Springfield
August 20 St. Paul & The Broken Bones | Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
Additional ZooTunes concerts will be announced soon. The popular concerts are held outdoors on the vast, picturesque North Meadow of Woodland Park Zoo.
BECU ZooTunes presented by Carter Subaru is a major source of revenue for the zoo’s mission. Proceeds from ZooTunes support the zoo’s exemplary animal care, engaging education programs and wildlife conservation projects in the Pacific Northwest and around the world.
Additional sponsorship support for BECU ZooTunes presented by Carter Subaru is provided by KING 5 and The Seattle Times.
Gates open at 4:30 p.m. Concerts begin at 6:00 p.m. rain or shine—no refunds or exchanges.
New this year, bag checks will be conducted upon entry to every concert. This is a new policy the zoo is enforcing to ensure the safety of all guests. To accommodate this new policy, the doors will open at 4:30 p.m. rather than the usual open time of 5:00 p.m. For more information about bag checks, visit zoo.org/zootunes
Tickets for the announced shows go on sale beginning March 17 at 10:00 a.m. at zoo.org/zootunes and at zoo gates during zoo hours. A $4 processing fee per ticket is added to all online ticket sales.
Ticket prices at all outlets include a $2 facility fee to fund maintenance of the zoo’s concert facilities. One child 12 and under per paid ticket is admitted free. Each free child will require a voucher for admission, which can be printed online with purchased tickets or picked up at purchase locations. ZooTunes concert-goers can purchase up to eight general admission tickets per show.
Woodland Park Zoo members will have the opportunity to purchase all ZooTunes tickets before the general public. The ZooTunes member pre-sale begins online only on March 15 at 10:00 a.m. Members will receive an exclusive pre-sale code by email and can purchase up to eight general admission pre-sale tickets per show.
Reserved seat upgrades
A limited number of Reserved seat tickets are available for each show. Reserved tickets provide concert-goers with premium seating (chair provided) and special parking. Upgrades must be purchased online at zoo.org/zootunes. Reserved seat tickets will sell out fast, so purchase early. Reserved tickets are valid for one entry only regardless of age; there is no additional entry for one child 12 and under with a reserved ticket. Children 12 and under require a separately purchased reserved ticket to access the reserved area.
Summer zoo hours begin May 1: 9:30 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. daily. For more information, visit zoo.org/zootunes or call 206.548.2500.
Accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums, award-winning Woodland Park Zoo is famed for pioneering naturalistic exhibits and setting international standards for zoos in animal care, conservation and education programs. Woodland Park Zoo is helping to save animals and their habitats through more than 35 field projects in the Pacific Northwest and around the world. By inspiring people to care and act, Woodland Park Zoo is making a difference in our planet’s future ecological health and sustainability. Free Wi-Fi is available for zoo guests, made possible through products donated by Cisco. For more information, visit www.zoo.org.