The Chicago Zoological Society (C.Z.S.) is bringing back the Summer Nights Concerts series at the Brookfield Zoo for a sixth season, with the first concert on June 21st and the last concert on August 10th. Meijer and J.U.L.I.E. (Joint Utility Locating Information for Excavators), Inc. are the overall sponsors and Miller Lite is the Beer Garden sponsor.
Festivities last roughly from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Games and crafts activities start at 5:00 p.m. There will be roaming entertainers between five o’clock and nine o’clock. “Animal Ambassadors” will be out between six o’clock and seven o’clock. The actual concert will start at seven o’clock. The Laser Light Show Finale starts at nine o’clock.
SUMMER NIGHTS CONCERTS
Please note that alcohol is only allowed in designated areas. Alcoholic beverages are sold at various locations throughout the zoo grounds, and must be consumed where they are purchased. Bringing alcohol into the zoological park is prohibited.
All ticket sales are final. No refunds or exchanges will be issued. Summer Nights Concerts are free for Members. If one wants to bring a group of twenty or more, one can purchase discounted tickets through Group Sales.
The concerts take place rain or shine, but may be canceled due to lightning, high winds, or other severe weather. Programming is subject to change.
The C.Z.S. is a private, non-profit organization that operates Brookfield Zoo on property that belongs to the Forest Preserves of Cook County (formerly called the Forest Preserve District of Cook County). The Website is www.CZS.org. The Associations of Zoos and Aquariums (A.Z.A.) accredits the Brookfield Zoo (as well as the Lincoln Park Zoo and the Shedd Aquarium).
The Brookfield Zoo is located in west suburban Brookfield, Illinois, approximately fourteen miles west of downtown Chicago. The address of the North Gate Main Entrance is 8400 31st Street, Brookfield, Illinois 60513. This is on 31st Street, west of 1st Avenue (and thus the Des Plaines River).
The address of the South Gate Main Entrance is 3300 Golf Road, Brookfield, Illinois 60513. This is west of Riverside Brookfield High School. It is within walking distance of the Hollywood Stop on the Metra’s B.N.S.F. Railway, which runs between Chicago and Aurora.