Animals & All That Jazz

As the summer heats up, chill out with the smooth sounds of live jazz during our wildly popular Thursday night concert series! One of the Zoo’s longest-running events, this series will showcase a diverse lineup of musicians from across the Midwest, covering jazz genres from classic to contemporary, smooth soul to blues, and even blending in the sounds of pop and R&B. All performances will take place under the Bicentennial Pavilion. Located near the Zoo’s entrance, this stunning space offers an open-air atmosphere as well as weather protection — a perfect place for attendees to relax for an evening of music, rain or shine. Best of all, concerts are included with Zoo admission.

This event is included with zoo admission. Come early and enjoy a full day of Zoo fun, then stay late for a night of live jazz music! And, enjoy the ambiance of the Zoo after-hours along with:

Live music from 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Specialty food that features a delicious new menu for purchase each night
A full bar for those 21 years and older provided by Zink Distributing, official beer provider, and Hotel Tango Distillery, official cocktail provider
Animals on exhibit until 7 p.m.

  June 17, 2021–July 29, 2021
  Every Thursday, 5:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
  Various prices


Indianapolis Zoo

The Indianapolis Zoo is committed to global conservation and educating the community in new, exciting ways. Perfect for a family outing, stop by and see a variety of exotic, beautiful animals or attend one of the zoo's lively events! 

1200 West Washington Street
P.O. Box 22309

(317) 630-2001

Mon. - Thurs.: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fri. - Sun.: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Facility Address / Phone Amenities
IUPUI Riverwalk Garage 245 University Boulevard
Attraction Address Phone
Indy Eleven 1001 West New York Street
IU Michael A. Carroll Track and Soccer Stadium 1001 West New York Street (317) 274-9749
Indiana University Natatorium 901 West New York Street (317) 274-3518

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