Summer Nights Concerts

Location: East Mall

Date: Fridays and Saturdays, July 6 to August 18 

Presented byKids Entertainment presented by Sponsored by 


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

Dates: Fridays and Saturdays, July 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28, August 3-4, 10-11, 17-18

• 4:00 pm – Games and Craft Activities
• 5:00 – 9:00 pm – Roaming Entertainers
• 5:30 pm – Kid’s Entertainment
• 6:00 – 7:00 pm – Animal Ambassadors
• 7:00 pm – Concert (see schedule listed below)
• 9:00 pm – Laser Light Show Finale

Summer Nights Concert Headliners:

July 6 – ARRA

July 7 – 7th heaven

July 13 – Rod Tuffcurls and The Bench Press

July 14 – Boy Band Review

July 20 – Sixteen Candles

July 21 – Saved by the 90s

July 27 – Wedding Banned

July 28 – The Ides of March

August 3 – Morry Sochat and the Special 20s

• August 4 – House Party

August 10 – Southern Accents: The Ultimate Tom Petty Experience

August 11 – Hillbilly Rockstarz

August 17 – Unity the Band

August 18 – American English


Summer Nights are FREE for Members!


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.

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!


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.