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Wild Nights Minnesota Zoo

July 26 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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One event on June 28, 2024 at 5:00 pm

One event on July 12, 2024 at 5:00 pm

One event on July 26, 2024 at 5:00 pm

One event on August 9, 2024 at 5:00 pm

$30 – $40

The Minnesota Zoo’s immersive musical experience, Wild Nights, returns for its third season in 2024. On five Friday nights throughout the summer, guests will enjoy a variety of musical styles from Minnesota-based musicians on two stages – the Amphitheater and Upper South Plaza – as well as from wandering musicians throughout the Zoo. Tickets will go on sale on March 28.
New for 2024:
· Two headliners will be featured each Wild Night
· Each band will play two 45-minutes sets — one at 8 p.m. and another at 9:15 p.m. This will give music fans that chance to catch performances by both acts.
· Guests can elevate their musical experience on the Treetop Trail!
· Stroll the animal trails and an artisan vendor marketplace until 8 p.m.
· A silent disco party will be held in Discovery Bay from 8 – 10 p.m.
This magical 18+ musical and community event celebrates and supports the Minnesota Zoo and its dedication to conservation both in Minnesota and around the globe. Guests will have the chance to connect with the animals and nature, even take a stroll on the Treetop Trail, all while enjoying the top-notch sounds, local spirit, and culture of Minnesota-made music.
2024 Wild Nights Schedule
The Minnesota Zoo will reopen for Wild Nights guests at 5 p.m.
Friday, June 14 – Wild Nights Kick Off Block Party
· Amphitheater: PopROCKS – High end musicianship and spot on pop music impersonations
· Upper South Plaza: High & Mighty – Soul and funk cover band complete with a killer horn section
Friday, June 28 – Minnesota Rockin’ Blues & Roots Music
· Amphitheater Performer: Chastity Brown – Renowned singer/songwriter with a soulful, folk-oriented style
· Upper South Plaza: Church of Cash – A tribute show band dedicated to Johnny Cash
Friday, July 12 – Country Music Night at the Zoo
· Amphitheater: Caitlyn Smith – Award-winning country singer and songwriter
· Upper South Plaza: World According to Garth – A premiere Garth Brooks tribute
Friday, July 26 – A Wild Night of Rock N’ Roll
· Amphitheatre: Kiss the Tiger – Five-piece killer rock and roll band
· Upper South Plaza Performer: Mallrats – Tribute band specializing in the rockin’ music of the ‘90s
Friday, August 9 – Hip Hop & Funk at the Zoo
· Amphitheater: Nur-D – Minnesota’s positive message hip hop ambassador
· Upper Plaza: Chase & Ovation – Dedicated to showcasing the music of Prince
HOURS: 5 – 10 p.m.
TICKETS: Individual tickets: $30 for Minnesota Zoo members, $40 for non-members
Season pass: One ticket for each of the five Wild Nights
$150 for members, $175 non-members ($5 off per night)
Premium Flex
Ticket Package: Still making those summer plans? You don’t have to commit to a specific night to enjoy Wild Nights. A Flex Package makes it easy. Receive two tickets that can be used for any Wild Nights event (you can use both on the same night or split them up, offering the most flexibility for planning)
$90 for members, $110 for non-members


July 26
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$30 – $40
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Minnesota Zoo


Minnesota Zoo
13000 Zoo Blvd
Apple Valley,MN55124United States
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