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Smash Mouth, Sugar Ray and Gin Blossoms perform at the Zoo.

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See Smash Mouth, Sugar Ray and Gin Blossoms live at the Zoo on July 3.


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Jul 03, 2013
06:30 PM - 10:30 PM


ABQ BioPark Zoo
903 Tenth SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102


$45 per person. All attendees must have a ticket. No child, senior or member discounts for this special fundraiser.

Celebrate the Golden Age of 1990s Pop Rock ‘n’ Roll

Sugar Ray, Smash Mouth and Gin Blossoms are making a special stop at the ABQ BioPark Zoo as part of their "Under the Sun 2013" summer tour.

Smash Mouth has sold more than 10 million albums worldwide since the band formed in 1994. Their number one hits include Walkin' on the Sun and All Star. The multi-platinum group has established themselves as the ultimate California party-band. Smash Mouth brings fun and excitement to all their shows. "You bring your happy face," says Steve Harwell of Smash Mouth, "and we'll bring the party..."

Sugar Ray is a Southern California-based, four-member band. They mix and match music styles from dancehall to disco and from punk to pure pop. Their sixth and latest album, "Music for Cougars," features songs like Boardwalk and Love is the Answer. Their music topped billboards in the '90s and continues to receive rave reviews.

Gin Blossoms quickly grew a huge following in Arizona, their home state, and before achieving national fame, were dubbed the "Best Unsigned Band in America." Their breakout record "New Miserable Experience" (1992) kept Gin Blossoms on national charts for almost three years with Hey Jealousy, Allison Road, Until I Fall Away, Mrs Rita, and Found out About You. A 90s radio mainstay, MTV favorite and overall smash hit, the band is still writing new records and performing internationally.

Concert Details

Tickets: Ticket price is the same for ALL ages. ALL attendees, regardless of age, must purchase a ticket. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets are $45 in advance and $50 the day of the concert. Buy tickets >>

Seating: General lawn seating. Guests may bring blankets and lawn chairs.

Food: Food will be available for purchase, or guests may bring their own picnic. Beer and wine will be available on-site. You may not bring your own; outside alcoholic beverages and glass containers are NOT allowed.

Zoo Exhibits: Some zoo exhibits will be open from 6:30 - 8 p.m. Not all exhibits will be open.

Photography: No flash photography. Not audio or video recording equipment allowed on grounds.

Benefit Concert

Proceeds benefit the New Mexico BioPark Society, a non-profit organization supporting your ABQ BioPark Zoo, Aquarium, Botanic Garden and Tingley Beach.

This is a a special fundraiser concert. No child, senior or member discounts.

This concert is presented by the New Mexico BioPark Society and the ABQ BioPark. Special thanks to our sponsor, 100.3 The Peak.

***Please Note: In preparation for the concert, the Zoo will close at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3.


$45 per person