About the Jammin' at the Zoo 2012:
Each summer, the Lincoln Park Zoo puts on its Jammin' at the Zoo concert series, which features bands once a month in June, July, and August. Held on the zoo’s Main Mall, Jammin’ at the Zoo is a chance for Chicagoans and visitors to enjoy outdoor fun and music while the zoo's animals are just steps away.
Location for Jammin' at the Zoo 2012:
Jammin' at the Zoo takes places on the Lincoln Park Zoo's South Lawn. (Guests are encouraged to bring a small blanket or chair for comfort.) The Lincoln Park Zoo is located at Cannon Drive and Fullerton Parkway in Chicago.
Dates and Times for Jammin' at the Zoo 2012:
Dates for the Jammin' at the Zoo 2012 concert series include June 22, July 27, and August 24. Gates open to ticket holders at 6 p.m. and the concert usually starts about 7 p.m. (Also worth reading: Guide to the Taste of Chicago 2012 l Guide to the Chicago Cubs Baseball Summer Camps l Outdoor Dining Ideas in Chicago)
Food at Jammin' at the Zoo 2012:
Snacks are offered at the zoo’s Park Place Café, and beer and wine are also be available for purchase for those 21 years and older. Coolers and outside food and drinks are not permitted into the event.
Musical Lineup for the Jammin' at the Zoo 2012:
- Neon Trees (June 22)
- Better Than Ezra (July 27)
- Allstar Weekend with Hot Chelle Rae (August 24)
Tickets to the Jammin' at the Zoo 2012:
Tickets go on sale June 1, 2012 at 10 a.m. Tickets are $23 adults (advance sales) and $12 for children (ages 4-12). Tickets at the gate (if available) are $28 adults and $14 children. Lincoln Park Zoo members receive a $2 discount, and there is also a discount for anyone who buys tickets to all three concerts. You can buy Jammin' at the Zoo tickets online, by phone at 312-742-2283, or in person at the zoo’s Gateway Pavilion. Proceeds from Jammin’ at the Zoo "help keep Lincoln Park Zoo free and open to everyone 365 days per year."
Getting to Jammin' at the Zoo 2012:
Street parking is available on Cannon Drive and also in the Lincoln Park Zoo lot, which is at Cannon Drive and Fullerton Parkway. You can also take CTA buses 151 or 156 to Stockton and Webster. CTA buses 22 and 36 also have stops near the zoo at Clark and Armitage. For information on public transportation in Chicago, visit our Using Pubic Transportation Guide.
About the Lincoln Park Zoo:
Lincoln Park Zoo, a historic Chicago landmark founded in 1868, is dedicated to connecting people with nature by providing a free, family-oriented wildlife experience. A leader in conservation science both globally and locally, the zoo exemplifies the highest quality animal care and educational outreach. The not-for-profit zoo, managed by The Lincoln Park Zoological Society, is a member-supported organization and one of the nation’s only free, privately managed zoos. For more information, call (312)742-2000 or visit www.lpzoo.org.