June 27, July 25, and August 22 (Friday), 7 – 10 p.m.
Admission to Roaring Nights is limited to guests 18 years and older. Valid I.D. is required. $18 per person; GLAZA members $15. Free parking available. We recommend that you purchase your tickets in advance in order to avoid waiting in line. Online ticketing closes at 5 p.m. on the day of the concerts, but you can still purchase your tickets at the membership windows of the Zoo as early as 6:30 p.m.
A different kind of wildlife takes over the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens during Roaring Nights, a nighttime concert series that will feature indie bands, full bars and favorite L.A. food truck dining (available for an additional cost), plus pop-up zookeeper talks, animal encounters, and a DJ dance party. See the full lineup here.
Also part of Roaring Nights is a new “Animal Artistry Paint Party” at which guests can express their creativity by painting a favorite animal (or whatever inspiration strikes them) on a small canvas to take home as a souvenir.
Complimentary bicycle valet service provided by Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition and plentiful parking are available.
Note: Food and beverages are not included in the ticket price. Outside food and beverages, backpacks, coolers, or oversized purses will not be permitted. During evening events, animals are given access to their night houses for their comfort. As a result, some animals may not choose to be on exhibit.
July 25: Kiven
Los Angeles quartet KIVEN is Tyler Demorest [Vocals, Guitar, Keyboard], Matt Cohen [Bass], Danny Schnair [Guitar], and Jake Reed [Drums]. Their self-titled full-length debut album is out now and available on iTunes. Merging thick guitars and entrancing harmonies, the album properly captures the group’s heavy and hypnotic sound, preserving its enigmatic intensity and ethereal spirit in the process.
Queen Caveat is a hard-hitting, explosive Los Angeles-based rock band led by maniacal front-woman Lauren Little. Queen Caveat has been quick to turn the heads of rock fans nationwide on the strength of their infectious anthems, unrivaled musicianship, and riotous–and sometimes downright dangerous–stage show.
August 22: WE ARE TWIN
WE ARE TWIN is Germany-raised Sri Lankan multi-instrumentalist and producer Nicholas Balachandran and New York-born and bred singer songwriter Gabi Christine. WE ARE TWIN’s first single, “The Way We Touch” builds from a driving beat into an unshakable chorus. Gabi delivers each word with bluesy cadence echoing voices like Amy Winehouse and Grace Potter with infectious passion matched by a warm soundscape bristling with synths, keys, and strings.
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