Music in the Zoo 2018

Music in the Zoo 2018

2018 marks the 26th season of “Music in the Zoo”

Music in the Zoo is Minnesota’s premier OUTDOOR summer concert season and is produced and presented by Sue McLean & Associates

Tickets for all shows are ON SALE NOW at, or call 800-514-3849


All shows in the Music in the Zoo series are performed at the Weesner Family Amphitheater at the MN Zoo in Apple Valley, Minnesota.

Full artist line up, concert details, FAQs and more:

Links to show specific pages are provided (BELOW).


6/15: Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue with special guest PHO

6/16: Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue with special guest PHO

6/17: Gomez

6/20: Xavier Rudd with special guest Emmanuel Jal

6/23: Keb’ Mo’ 

6/24: George Thorogood and the Destroyers with special guest Anthony Gomes

6/27: Jonny Lang with special guest Zane Carney

6/28: Buddy Guy with special guest Quinn Sullivan 

6/29: Chaka Kahn


7/2: Black Violin with special guest Radiochurch

7/3: Yonder Mountain String Band

7/11: St. Paul and the Broken Bones with special guest Hiss Golden Messenger

7/13: Mary Chapin Carpenter with special guest John Craigie

7/15: The Jayhawks with special guest Kraig Jarret Johnson & The Program

7/23: Joe Jackson

7/25: Guster with special guest Van William

7/28: Rufus Wainwright with special guest Lucy Wainwright Roche


8/4: Jerry Jeff Walker with special guest Django Walker

8/10: Marc Cohn

8/11: The Mavericks

8/12: The Mavericks

8/13: Son Volt

8/14: Blackberry Smoke and JJ Grey & Mofro

8/19: The Okee Dokee Brothers

8/25: Michael Franti & Spearhead with special guests AHI & HIRIE

8/27: Ziggy Marley

Ticket Info:
Venue: Minnesota Zoo
Weesner Family Ampitheater
13000 Zoo Blvd
Apple Valley, MN 55124