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Zoo Music

Enjoy an evening with food offerings throughout the ABQ BioPark Zoo and live music.


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Zoo Music | 6-8:30 p.m. | ABQ BioPark Zoo 

Bring the family to Zoo Music during the summer to enjoy performances by national touring entertainment. Plan to spend an evening with wildlife, food, music and fun. Kids will have fun getting their faces painted. Adults with an ID can order a drink from the variety of bars at the Zoo. Dusk is one of the more active times for animals and a great time to learn about the Zoo’s conservation initiatives. Checkout the variety of animal exhibits open during Zoo Music!

Ticket Prices:

  • Adult: $18
  • Senior (65+): $9
  • Youth (3-12): $9
  • Child 2 & Under: Free

NMBPS members 50% off with valid ID. 

2024 Zoo Music Schedule 

  • Friday, June 7 - Grupo Bella
  • Friday, June 21 - Clay Street Unit 
  • Friday, July 12 - Paul McDonald & the Mourning Doves 
  • Friday, July 26 - Blair Crimmins & The Hookers 

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2024 Zoo Music Entertainment 

Enjoy live music from a variety of national headlining acts! Gates open at 6 p.m. Music starts at 7 p.m. 


Friday, June 7 - Grupo Bella - Latin Pop/Mariachi

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From Boleros to Cumbia to R&B, Grupo Bella can play it all! Rooted in Mexican tradition, resilience, and hope, seek to expand musical language with traditional Mexican instruments and inspire communal connection, story-sharing, and the joy of cultural pride. From having family who marched with Cesar Chavez to regularly crossing the San Diego and El Paso border to (and from) Mexico, Grupo Bella can attest to the power and healing of music. Their message is simple: “Somos de todos y la música está viva”...we belong to the people and the music is alive! Deeply diverse in their talents and identities, members of Grupo Bella aim to share how music has guided them to reach the hearts of the people, and grow a voice for their community.


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Friday, June 21 - Clay Street Unit - Southern Country/Bluegrass

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Based out of Denver, CO, Clay Street Unit’s music is rooted deep in homegrown southern folk/country, branching into the bluegrass sound that’s heard throughout the Appalachian hills. Forming in early 2021, the band just recently released their first EP and is working on developing and pushing their own unique sound, with a high energy, fresh take on the tradition of American folk and country music that is sure to keep you moving.

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Get there early to enjoy Drafts for Giraffes from 6-7 p.m. with music from D'Santi Nava! On the longest day of the year, celebrate the tallest animal with our giraffe animal care staff before the music starts to learn more about giraffes and grab a special brew. $1 from every draft sold this evening will go toward giraffe conservation.




Friday, July 12 - Paul McDonald & the Mourning Doves - Rock/Blues

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Paul McDonald’s voice is immediately recognizable and impossible to ignore. Often compared to legends like Rod Stewart and Bob Dylan, the poetic story-driven narratives and deeply catchy hooks in his music are delivered by a raspy yet refined voice reminiscent of another era that demands to be heard right now. He pulls off the rare feat of being a poet, visual artist, songwriter, adamant performer, and a powerful vocalist.


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Friday, July 26 - Blair Crimmins & The Hookers - Ragtime Jazz/Rock

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Blair Crimmins began his current music career in Atlanta, Georgia, with a drive to bring Ragtime and 1920’s style Dixieland Jazz to new audiences. While playing small rock clubs around the Southeast he developed a sound that is at once modern while being deeply rooted in the past. A multiinstrumentalist on guitar, banjo and piano, Crimmins writes songs and arrangements for a classic New Orleans style horn section consisting of trumpet, clarinet, and trombone.


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Planning Your Visit

Get tickets ahead of time and beat the line. The family can also spread out a blanket in the grass and grab dinner from the Cottonwood Café or treats from the variety of snack bars. 

Enjoy fun for the whole family with free face painting located at Turquoise Trail. 

Event Details

Guests are welcome to bring chairs, coolers and picnics. Glass containers, alcohol, sports equipment, tents and canopies are prohibited. Pets are not allowed at the ABQ BioPark.

All exhibits will be on view and open except the Penguin Chill. The penguins have an Antarctic bedtime.

Located next to the Rio Grande in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the 64-acre Zoo has been offering guests close encounters with exotic and native animals since 1927. Download a zoo map (updated October 2021). 


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