2018 Zoolapalooza at the Indianapolis Zoo Lineup

Featuring everything from modern hits to classic favorites, the music of Zoolapalooza will have guests young and old dancing their way into the weekend.

Now in its eighth year, the Indianapolis Zoo has extended this family-friendly concert series to six weeks, offering performances every Friday night from June 15 through July 20. Live music by some of the area’s top bands will play from 5:30 to 8:30pm in the Bicentennial Pavilion. Located near the front of the Zoo, this stunning space offers both an open-air atmosphere as well as protection from the weather — a perfect place for concert goers to relax for an evening of fun and music, rain or shine.


Plus, with plenty of animal exhibits nearby and rides available until 7pm, guests can enjoy the full Zoo experience without missing a beat.

In addition to regular Zoo fare, each concert will feature different specialty food stations. Adults can also enjoy a cash bar as well as samples of craft beers from a rotating list of local breweries. Tables and seating inside the Bicentennial Pavilion are available to guests on a first-come, first-served basis.

This year’s Zoolapalooza series features:

June 15: Jennie DeVoe

A talented artist who’s a favorite among Zoo audiences, DeVoe is an original singer and song-writer whose music is inspired by blues, soul, hippie, funk, roots and acoustic genres.
• Menu: Southern-fried catfish, farm-to-table salad bar and lemon berry cream cake
• Beer sampling: Sun King Brewery and Rhinegeist Brewery

June 22: 3 to 1

This multi-talented group will have guests of all ages up on their feet and grooving to the beat of familiar tunes played in an innovative way.
• Menu: Build-your-own mac and cheese bowl, farm-to-table salad bar and ice cream sundae
• Beer sampling: Upland Brewing Co. and Deer Creek Brewery

June 29: Groove Essential

This six-person group brings high levels of energy into their performances, putting a unique vocal spin on everything from the greatest to the latest hits.
• Menu: Indiana pork tenderloin, farm-to-table salad bar and sugar cream pie
• Beer sampling: Uinta Brewing


This party band brings the best of the 1990s to the stage with a fun, energetic vibe that will have guests smiling and dancing all night long.
• Menu: Create-your-own Pan-Asian take-out box, farm-to-table salad bar and cheesecake
• Beer Sampling: TwoDEEP Brewing Co.

July 13: Living Proof

With a hit list that spans more than five decades, this familiar band will keep concert goers on their feet with a blend of pop, dance and R&B tunes.
• Menu: Customizable tacos, farm-to-table salad bar and tres leches cake
• Beer Sampling: TwoDEEP Brewing Co.

July 20: Protocol

Their combination of six seasoned musicians features strong vocals and great harmonies for a diverse blend of pop, R&B, smooth jazz, top 40 hits and more.
• Menu: Fried chicken, farm-to-table salad bar and ice cream cookie sandwich
• Beer Sampling: Thr3e Wise Men Brewing Co.

Zoolapalooza events are free for Zoo members and included with regular admission, so visitors can stay late for the concerts after enjoying a full day at the Zoo. Guests can purchase discount tickets at Indiana Members Credit Union locations. Advance tickets are also available at IndianapolisZoo.com.

Zoolapalooza at the Indianapolis Zoo

About the Indianapolis Zoo

The Indianapolis Zoo empowers people and communities, both locally and globally, to advance animal conservation. Located in White River State Park downtown, the Indianapolis Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the American Alliance of Museums as a zoo, aquarium and botanical garden. Visit IndianapolisZoo.com

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