The kickoff of the Dallas Zoo’s third annual Safari Nights summer concert series, scheduled for TOMORROW NIGHT, May 30, has been postponed. The record rainfall and last night’s storms have saturated Cat Green, where the outdoor concert series is held.
With the potential for more storms in the forecast and the safety of guests, animals and staff a priority, the zoo will reschedule Petty Theft (Tom Petty tribute band) and The Bird Dogs to a later date.
The Dallas Zoo is open for regular hours (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) today and tomorrow. However, due to storm cleanup in the Wildlife Amphitheater, the DinoSOAR wildlife show will not be held today or Saturday.
More info on Safari Nights:
Extended zoo hours and special evening keeper talks will give visitors a chance to mingle with some of the zoo’s wildest stars before the bands start to rock during Safari Nights. The concerts, which start at 7 p.m., will bring music to Texas’ largest zoo until 9 p.m. Food will be available for purchase, along with soft drinks, cold craft beer and wine.
The concert lineup, arranged through a partnership with The Kessler in Oak Cliff, includes:
POSTPONED – May 30: Petty Theft (Tom Petty tribute band) and The Bird Dogs
June 6: The Relatives (psychedelic gospel funk)
June 13: Escape (Journey tribute band)
June 20: Trout Fishing in America (eclectic folk/rock)
June 27: The Killdares (Celtic rock)
July 4: Live 80 (’80s tribute band)
July 11: A Hard Night’s Day (Beatles tribute band)
July 18: Sara Hickman (Texas singer/songwriter)
July 25: FastLane (Eagles tribute band)
August 1: The O’s (roots rock)
As the sun goes down, guests can get close to the stars of the zoo’s Animal Adventures outreach program and catch a special presentation of DinoSOAR, presented by Kimberly-Clark, the dynamic, interactive wildlife show featuring birds and mammals from all over the world.
The Safari Nights event schedule includes:
Lion Keeper Talk: 5 p.m.
Elephant Keeper Talk: 6 p.m.
DinoSOAR: 6 p.m.
Lacerte Family Children’s Zoo Keeper Encounters: 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Wild Encounters Stage animal presentations: Every half-hour until 6 p.m.
Animal Adventures: 6:30 p.m.
Concerts: 7 p.m.
Lacerte Family Children’s Zoo and Travis & Zach’s Birds Landing open until 7:30 p.m.
Giraffe Feeding, Koala Walkabout, and Lorikeet Landing open until 8 p.m.
Giants of the Jurassic exhibit and T-Rex Express mini train open until dark
Safari Nights is FREE with zoo admission, which for non-members is $15 for ages 12-64; $12 for ages 3-11 and seniors; and free for children under 2. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs. Cabana rental packages will be available for purchase. Parking is $8 per vehicle (free for members), or visitors can take DART, the Zoo’s Official Transportation Provider; the Red Line drops guests off at the zoo’s entrance. iHeart Media is the Official Media Sponsor of Safari Nights.