Summer Beats at the Zoo and Botanic Garden


Summer Beats at the Zoo and Botanic GardenZoo Music and Summer Nights to liven up summer evenings at the ABQ BioPark 

Starting this month, evenings at the ABQ BioPark are going to get a lot groovier.
Zoo Music and Summer Nights concerts start June 9 and 10 and will occur weekly into August.
“This year, we’ve got some great local and nationally recognized bands coming in, representing a variety of genres,” said Maryann Torrez, ABQ BioPark Operation and Events Supervisor. “With 20 concerts to choose from, ranging from reggae to contemporary, Latin and bluegrass, there is something for everyone.”
The Zoo Music concert series showcases regional, national and international talent playing a variety of music, including country, Latin rock, Afro-Cuban, Celtic, bluegrass and pop-rock, while Summer Nights highlights local and regional talents with folk and Americana sounds.
Zoo Music will take place Fridays at 7:30 p.m. from June 10-August 5 at the Zoo. Summer Nights will occur Thursdays at 7 p.m. from June 9-August 18 at the Botanic Garden. Gates open at 6 p.m. for all concerts.
All concerts are lawn seating, and attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs. The ABQ BioPark also encourages attendees to ride the new Zoo carousel or head to the Botanic Garden’s BUGarium before music kicks off each night.
Tickets for summer concerts are $10 for the general public and $5 for New Mexico BioPark Society members.
More information about individual summer concerts and tickets can be found here:

Zoo music is sponsored by 99.5 Magic FM, NASH FM 92.3 KRST and KOB Eyewitness News 4. Summer Nights is sponsored by New Mexico CW, KRQE News 13, 93.3 KOB FM, 770 KKOB and MCM Elegante Hotel.

Full schedule

  Zoo Music
  June 10: Mountain Heart
June 17: Young Dubliners
June 24: Ryan McGarvey
July 1: Paul Taylor
July 8: Fortunate Youth 
July 15: Carrie Rodriguez 
July 22: Tito Puente Jr. 
July 29: Earl Klugh 
August 5: The Infamous Stringdusters


Summer Nights
June 9: Jeez LaWeez
June 16: The Noms
June 23: Incendio
June 30: Darden Smith
July 7: Nosotros
July 14: Runa
July 21: The Blue Hornets
July 28: Liz Longley
August 4: Blue Canyon Boys
August 11: The Kipsies
August 18: Shook Twins

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