It wouldn’t be summertime in Albuquerque without music in the BioPark. The Botanic Garden and the Zoo both host weekly concerts where you can celebrate summer into the evening with live music, fun shows and activities, animal encounters, and more.
Thursdays bring Summer Nights to the Botanic Garden, which feature local and regional Folk and Americana talent. Zoo Music happens on Fridays and brings together a wide range of genres including country, Latin rock, Afro-Cuban, Celtic, bluegrass, Cajun and pop-rock. We highly encourage purchasing tickets in advance and arriving a little early to snag the best spot!
Gates open at 6 pm for all concerts and music starts at 7. Animal exhibits are open until 8 pm. Blankets, lawn chairs and picnics are welcome. Please leave glass containers, sharp knives and alcoholic beverages at home. Food, beer and wine are available for purchase. Tickets can be purchased online and at the gate.
Summer Nights: PANdemonium
Jun 13th, Botanic Garden
PANdemonium is a one-man-band consisting of Frank Leto, a talented instrumentalist who plays Brazilian percussion, Afro-Cuban percussion and Trinidadian Steel Drums.
Zoo Music: Arrested Development
Jun 14th, BioPark Zoo
Arrested Development are true trailblazers within hip-hop, spreading a mixture of consciousness, joy and musicality around the globe.
Summer Nights: Howie Day
Jun 20th, Botanic Garden
Howie Day is an American singer-songwriter known for his energetic, heartfelt performaces.
Zoo Music: Steep Canyon Rangers
Jun 21, BioPark Zoo
Steep Canyon Rangers are an American bluegrass band bending the bluegrass aesthetic with elements of pop, country, folk and rock.
Summer Nights: Slaid Cleaves
Jun 27th, Botanic Garden
Slaid Cleaves is an American singer-songwriter out of Austin who’s ballads seek out the beauty in everyday life.
Zoo Music: Pacific Mambo Orchestra
Jun 28, BioPark Zoo
Pacific Mambo Orchestra is a powerhouse ensemble from San Francisco belting out Latin dance music.
Summer Nights: Hot Club of Cowtown
Jul 11, BioPark Botanic Garden
How Club of Cow Town is an American hot jazz and Western swing trio known for down-home melodies and exuberant improvisation.
Zoo Music: Gaelic Storm
Jul 12th, BioPark Zoo
Gaelic Storm is a multinational Celtic band whose influences include traditional Irish music, Scottish music, and Celtic rock.
Summer Nights: Kyle Martin
Jul 18th, BioPark Botanic Garden
Kyle Martin has dubbed himself the original rock n’ roll cowboy… and there’s a reason for that.
Zoo Music: Natu Camara
Jul 19th, Zoo
Natu Camara is a singer-songwriter who pulls together a sublime blend of afro-rock, pop and soul.
Summer Nights: Ivon Ulibarri & Café Mocha
Jul 25, Botanic Garden
Ivon Ulibarri and Cafe Mocha is a salsa band, brewing an exciting blend of son, cha-cha, merengue, cumbia, and other Latin styles from the Caribbean and beyond.
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