The L.A. Zoo’s Roaring Nights summer series is back on Fridays this summer, offering fun, fascinating explorations at the intersection of music, art, and wildlife. Guests 21 and older are invited to travel through the exclusive after-hours zoo path until 8 p.m., experiencing special animal encounters, feedings, and keeper talks while dining on L.A.’s favorite food trucks. Once the sun sets, the focus shifts to music, with live bands, DJs, and an immersive silent disco every night.
New this Year serious glamping vibes at "The Watering Hole" a rustic open-air hang-spot delivering specialty cocktails, and classic lawn games presented by Bud Light. As if that weren't cool enough this year there will be more photo ops to fill your Instagram feed like at “Living Art” an optical-illusion art gallery where guests can take selfies with artworks that have “come to life”. Pose with a vibrant toucan, feed a giant tortoise or giraffe, brush the teeth of a life-size hippopotamus, and float with colorful butterflies.
This year's musical lineup:
June 29: Legendary DJ Richard Blade, spins the best of the '80s and Flashback Heart Attack performs all the greatest hits of the '80s and beyond.
July 20: Saved by the '90s performs songs from the “dopest” decade with hits from the likes of the Backstreet Boys, Goo Goo Dolls, Smash Mouth, Weezer, and Alanis Morissette; DJ Johnny Hawkesspins multi-genre sets featuring the best of EDM, hip hop, funk, pop, classic rock, and more.
August 17: Cut a rug with local country favorites Highway Starr, performing hits from the likes of Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, and Jason Aldean. DJ Johnny Hawkes returns with multi-genre sets featuring the best of EDM, hip hop, funk, pop, classic rock, and more.
September 14: Legendary DJ Richard Blade brings the event full circle with Flashback Heart Attack to get you dancing to the most epic anthems of the '80s.
Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens, 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Tickets are $21, or $16 when purchased online by May 30, 2018. Tickets for Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association members are $16. Must be 21+ to attend. Free parking is available.
Tickets are $4 off the general admission price until May 30. *Program subject to change without notice.