Summer Nights Concerts

Location: East Mall

Date: Fridays and Saturdays, June 21 through August 10

Our summertime event is back for a sixth season!  Enjoy Brookfield Zoo in a new light with cooler evening weather, enhanced dining, beer and wine garden, live music, roaming performers, Animal Ambassadors, and a new laser light show, all surrounded by wildlife and nature.

Presented by  meijer

Sponsored by  JULIE811

Beer Garden sponsored by Miller Lite


5:00 pm – Games and Craft Activities
5:00 – 9:00 pm – Roaming Entertainers
6:00 – 7:00 pm – Animal Ambassadors
7:00 pm – Concert (see schedule listed below)
9:00 pm – Laser Light Show Finale

Summer Nights Concerts Headliners:

June 21  Cowboy Jukebox 
June 22  Simply Elton
June 28  Sixteen Candles
June 29  The Ron Burgundy's 
July 5  Infinity
July 6  7th heaven
July 12  Sin Anestesia
July 13  Billy Croft & The Five Alarm
July 19  Rod Tuffcurls and The Bench Press
July 20  Mr. Blotto's 50th Anniversary of Woodstock 
July 26  Jimmy Buffett Tribute featuring Mr. Myers 
July 27  American English 
August 2  Rumours (Fleetwood Mac Tribute)
• August 3  House Party Night
August 9  Semple
August 10  The Boy Band Night 

Alcohol is allowed only in designated areas. Alcoholic beverages are sold at various locations throughout the zoo, and they must be consumed at the point of sale. Bringing alcoholic beverages into the park is prohibited.

Summer Nights Concerts are FREE for Members!  Brookfield Zoo is accessible via bus or train. Both options will take you to the zoo's South Gate. For more information go to: Public Transport to Brookfield Zoo.

Are you bringing a group of 20 or more?  Purchase discounted tickets through Group Sales!

Summer Nights Concerts take place rain or shine but can be cancelled at any time due to wind, lightning, or severe weather. Programming subject to change. All ticket sales are final.  No refunds or exchanges will be given.  

Backstage Adventures at Brookfield Zoo

New Penguin Encounters!

Join us for a unique close encounter with Humboldt penguins at Brookfield Zoo.

Sign Up for Zoo Classes

Parents and young explorers can experience serious fun at one of our Family Play Classes!

Free Admission for Military Personnel

To show appreciation for the hard work and dedication of the men and women in the United States Armed Forces, the Chicago Zoological Society is offering free admission to Brookfield Zoo to all active, reservist, and retired members of the military. Qualified personnel who present a valid ID at one of the zoo's admission booths will be admitted free of charge.