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Safari Nights at The Dallas Zoo | FREE Summer Concert Series Under the Stars

29 May

It doesn’t take a plane ride to Africa or Madagascar RedBox rental to experience Safari Nights. They can be found right off I-35 in Dallas every Saturday night this summer!

Join The Dallas Zoo as they extend park hours for zoobilee of tunes and after hour fun! The Safari Nights Concert Series are presented by Texas Instruments giving DFW families the opportunity to enjoy great live music on the weekends for 8 consecutive Saturdays. Once sun sets and night falls bring out the blankets and lawn chairs for performances under the stars by tribute bands, local songwriters and artists right at the shady Cat Green. Attendees can also enjoy visits from the Stars from the Zoo’s Animal Adventures outreach program.

Safari Nights Concerts are FREE with zoo admission. Food and drinks are available for purchase.


    Dates: Every Saturday night during June & July
    (June 8, June 15, June 22, June 29, July 6, July 13, July 20, July 27)
    Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
    Location: The Dallas Zoo
    (650 South R.L. Thornton Freeway (I-35E), Dallas 75203)



June 8: Bruce in the USA (Bruce Springsteen tribute)

June 15: Petty Theft (Tom Petty tribute)

June 22: Hard Night’s Day (Beatles tribute)

June 29: Trout Fishing in America (folk rock/children’s music)

July 6: Satisfaction (Rolling Stones tribute)

July 13: A1A Live (Jimmy Buffett tribute)

July 20: The Killdares (Celtic rock)

July 27: Sara Hickman (noted singer/songwriter)

Hours & Admission
The Dallas Zoo opens at 9am on Saturdays. Regular admission costs $12 for zoo lovers between 12 and 64. Kids ages 3-11 and adults 65 and over are $9. Children 2 years and younger get in FREE along with Dallas Zoo members.

Travel & Parking
To avoid parking fees and traffic feel free to travel to the Dallas Zoo by DART. However, please be cautious and travel in groups if you plan on attending the Safari Nights Concert Series, especially when leaving after dark.

Cheers to the Weekends

Cheers to the Weekends

*Parking is $8.00 per car and FREE for Dallas Zoological Society Members.

2012 Summer Concerts at the Dallas Arboretum

24 Jun

What do rose petals, rock bands and red wagons all have in common? Each can be found at the Dallas Arboretum summer concerts. Back again for more seasonal outdoor performances by local artist the 2012 Arboretum concerts present a variety of musical selections in the midst of some of God’s most beautiful creation. Soak in nature and the sounds of the blues, symphony, rock, pop and country ringing from the gardens every Tuesday and Thursday evening through the end of July. It’s an event that’s fun for the entire family – all ages!

Photo compliments of dallasnews.com

Now there’s a theme for each night also. Contests are held along with prizes so you can get even more involved in this traditional Dallas summer event!

Check out the 2012 Summer Lineup for Dallas Arboretum Concerts:

    June 21 | Key West – Jimmy Buffet Tribute
    “Best Beach Costume”

    June 26 | Frontiers – Journey Tribute
    “Best 80s Costume”

    June 28 | Professor D – Variety
    “Best Disco Costume”

    July 3 | 36 Infantry Division Band – U.S. Military Band
    “Best Patriotic Attire”

    July 5 | Lime Light – Variety
    Best Reality Star Look-Alike

    July 10 | Asleep at the Wheel – Kings of Texas Swing
    “Best Country Western Attire”

    The Spazmatics perform on 80s Night

    July 12 | Good Question Band – Variety
    “Best Movie Star Look Alike”

    July 17 | Killdares – Celtic Rock
    “Best Foreign Celebrity Look Alike”

    July 19 | Molly Ringwalds – 80s
    “Best 80s Costume”

    July 24 | Blaze of Glory – Bon Jovi Tribute
    “Best Rock Star Look Alike”

    July 26 | Brave Combo – One of A Kind
    “Best Action Star Look Alike”

    July 31 | Spazmatics – 80s
    “Best 80s Costume”

Summer Concerts at the Dallas Aboretum are sure to be a hot topic! Gates open at 6pm and the concerts are from 7:30pm to 9:30pm. Spread out on the Martin Rutchik Concert Lawn with your blankets, picnic mats and lawn chairs. To get your tickets for Dallas Arboretum concerts call 214-515-6615, e-mail Reservations@dallasarboretum.org for subscription passes or CLICK HERE. By becoming a Dallas Arboretum member now one can save up to 50% off single ticket prices.

Here are a few Can’s and Can’ts while attending the Concerts at the Arboretum

You Can:

  • Sit wherenever you want on the concert lawn – first come, first serve
  • Bring picnic baskets & coolers
  • Bring Alcohol
  • Buy food items at the Dallas Arboretum – chips, salads, sandwiches, drinks (alcohol not available for sale)
  • Get complimentary parking only in the main parking lot
  • Bring blankets & lawn chairs
  • You Can’t:

  • Smoke on the concert lawn
  • Receive refunds on your concert tickets (all sales are final)
  • Bring lawn chairs over 4in in height
  • Bring your pets (only special assistance animals allowed)
  • Bring bikes inside the garden grounds
  • Have open flames inside the garden grounds
  • Take pictures or videos of the performances during the concert
  • Play with toys like Frisbees, skates, kites, balls, etc. on the grounds

  • The Dallas Arboretum
    8528 Garland Road
    Dallas 75218

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