Catch Summer Nights on Thursdays and Zoo Music on Fridays.
June 11, 2013
Grab your picnic baskets and lawn chairs and enjoy live music at the BioPark this Thursday and Friday. Summer Nights favorite Wagogo starts the concert season at the Botanic Garden on June 13. Del Castillo blends Latin, rock and blues at Zoo Music on June 14. Gates open at 6 p.m.
Wagogo, a returning local favorite, gets the audience to their feet as fans dance and sing along. Wagogo's world beats are influenced by Northern Mexico folk songs, warm calypso island grooves, Chicano music and rhythms of Zimbabwe.
"People of all ages love Wagogo. They always bring new sounds and lots of energy to Summer Nights," said Maryann Torrez, Special Events Manager.
Summer Nights concerts start at 7 p.m. Guests can also enjoy Garden exhibits until 8 p.m., the Aquarium until 9 p.m. and The Ritzy Rouge Hula Hoop Troupe from 6-8 p.m. Summer Nights is sponsored by 104.7 Albuquerque's Classic Country, Big-I 107.9 New Mexico's Country and Best Western Rio Grande Inn.
Del Castillo, known for their phenomenal performances, jumpstart Zoo Music on Friday night with an eclectic blend of flamenco, rock, Latin, blues and world music. The five-member band builds new audiences throughout the country as they've tour with Styx, Los Lonely Boys, Willie Nelson, Los Lobos and other performers.
"Crowds are going to love Del Castillo's fluid guitar and exciting music," said Torrez.
Zoo Music concerts start at 7:30 p.m. and guests can enjoy animal exhibits until 8 p.m. Zoo Music is sponsored by 100.3 The Peak, KOB Channel 4, Channel 95.1 All the Hits and Best Western Rio Grande Inn.
Tickets for concerts are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors (65+) and $3 for children (3-12). Purchase tickets online, at the door or in advance from BioPark cashiers. Guests may bring blankets, picnics and folding chairs. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. No outside alcohol or glass is permitted. For more information and to sign up for the Wild Beats e-newsletter for specials and coupons, visit www.abqbioparkmusic.com.