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A wide variety of acts are playing at the Zoo and Botanic Garden this season.

BioPark Announces Summer Concert Lineup

Families enjoying a Zoo Music concert. Photo by Amy Landers/ABQ BioPark.

May 21, 2013

Albuquerque's wildest outdoor venues--the Zoo and Botanic Garden--will offer concertgoers a summer full of music, starting June 13. The ABQ BioPark's two concert series, Zoo Music and Summer Nights, offer an affordable and enjoyable evening for families and friends. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors (65+) and $3 for children (3-12).

"This year's lineup is fantastic with local musicians, like Honeyhouse, and nationally-known acts, like Earl Klugh. He's an icon in the smooth jazz and acoustic jazz guitar world," said Maryann Torrez, Special Events Manager. "We've got favorites returning, including Wagogo, Eliza Gilkyson and Slaid Cleaves. And concertgoers can expect exciting performances from artists who are new to our stages. The Derailers are bringing rockabilly to the Garden, and at the Zoo, you can hear Ryan McGarvey, an Albuquerque native who is getting well-deserved national attention as a blues guitarist and vocalist."

Music fans can sign up for the BioPark's new Wild Beats music e-newsletter for updates on the coming acts, free music downloads and concert-night food and gift specials.

Summer Nights brings eleven concerts to the Botanic Garden on Thursdays, June 13-August 29. Gates open at 6 p.m.; concerts start at 7 p.m. The Ritzy Rouge Hula Hoop Troop will be hula-hooping each night, and Clan Tynker Family Circus will host their magic shows on select evenings. Most Botanic Garden exhibits are open until 8 p.m. (The PNM Butterfly Pavilion is closed at night.) The Aquarium is also open until 9 p.m. on Thursday evenings.

The Zoo Music schedule includes eight concerts on Fridays, June 14 - August 9. Arrive at 6 p.m. when the gates open to explore the Zoo and claim your picnic spot before concerts start at 7:30 p.m. The animal exhibits are open until 8 p.m.

Download a full list of 2013 Zoo Music and Summer Nights concerts.

Tickets are available online, in advance and at the door. BioPark members receive 50% off. Blankets, lawn chairs and picnics are welcome, but please do not bring glass containers or alcoholic beverages into the park. Food, beer and wine are available for purchase. For additional information, please visit www.abqbioparkmusic.com.

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