Live Music Returns to the ABQ BioPark Zoo This Month

Zoo Nights will showcase local musicians at multiple locations throughout the Zoo.

July 17, 2021 - More than the sounds of elephants trumpeting and lions roaring will be heard throughout the ABQ BioPark Zoo for the next four weeks. Zoo Nights brings well-known local bands to four locations throughout the Zoo including the gazebo near the flamingos, at the Turquoise Trail, in the Nature Theatre, and at the Carousel.

The lineup on Saturday, July 24 features:

• Albuquerque folk rock band, The Cumberlands, known for their captivating vocal harmonies and original songs that attract listeners.
• Felix y Los Gatos, a national touring act with their roots planted firmly in the high desert of New Mexico. The Gatos have an improvisational style considered “Zydejano Cumbia Blues.”
• Frank Leto, a multidimensional artist who has found a balance between professional musician and professional educator. His lifelong pursuit of musical knowledge has led him to appreciate the music of many cultures.
• Lone Piñon, is a New Mexican string band, or “orquesta típica”, whose music celebrates the integrity of our region's cultural roots.

Gates open at 6 p.m. Visitors can spread out a blanket in the grass and grab dinner from the Cottonwood Cafe. Animal exhibits, except for Penguin Chill, will be open until 7:45 p.m.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $7.50 for children 3-12 and seniors 65+. Children 2 and under get in free. Tickets can be purchased in advance at or at the gate.

Future concerts include:

• The Troy Browne Band; Merican Slang; Nosotros; and Bobcats Trio on July 31.
• MumboJumbo Jazz Band; Sol De La Noche; Reviva; and The Porter Draw on August 7.
• Kyle Martin; Chris Dracup; Mondo Vibrations; and Silver String Band on August 14.