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Zoo Music, Summer Nights Start This Week

JeeZ LaWeeZ, Enter the Haggis kick off a diverse lineup of bands this summer at the ABQ BioPark.

June 5, 2018 - The wait is over for summer concerts at the ABQ BioPark. Zoo Music and Summer Nights kick off this week.

Long-time Summer Nights performer JeeZ LaWeeZ will kick things off at the Botanic Garden at 7 p.m. on June 7 with their original all-female-folk-rock. Celtic folk-rockers Enter the Haggis kick off Zoo Music at 7:30 p.m. on June 8.

"As always, we have brought a great mix of local and nationally recognized bands, representing a variety of genres," said Maryann Torrez, ABQ BioPark operation and events supervisor. "We have nearly 20 concerts to choose from. Whether you like funk, smooth jazz, contemporary, Latin or bluegrass, there is something for everyone."

The Zoo Music concert series showcases regional, national and international talent playing a variety of music, including country, funk, smooth jazz, Latin rock, Celtic, bluegrass and pop-rock, while Summer Nights highlights local and regional talents with folk and Americana sounds.

Zoo Music will take place Fridays at 7:30 p.m. from June 8-August 3 at the Zoo. Summer Nights will occur Thursdays at 7 p.m. from June 7-August 9 at the Botanic Garden. Gates open at 6 p.m. for all concerts.

All concerts are lawn seating, and attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs.

Tickets for summer concerts are $12 for adults and $6 for seniors (65+) and children (3-12). Children 2 and under get in for free and New Mexico BioPark Society members receive a 50 percent discount with their member code. More information about individual summer concerts and online tickets can be found here.

Zoo music is sponsored by KOB 4, 100.3 The Peak and 94 Rock. Summer Nights Concert Series presented by McDonald's on Central at Rio Grande. Summer Nights is also sponsored by KRQE News 13, KBQI Big I 107.9 and KBQI 98.1 The Bull, KASY My 50 TV, KWBQ The New Mexico CW and Fox New Mexico.