Music in the Zoo tunes up for 25th season

The B-52s are among the acts scheduled at this summer’s Music in the Zoo series. (Photo submitted)
The B-52s are among the acts scheduled at this summer’s Music in the Zoo series. (Photo submitted)

Music fans have plenty to look forward to this summer at the Minnesota Zoo in Apple Valley.

The annual concert series Music in the Zoo is marking its 25th season with more than two dozen shows between June and August in the zoo’s 1,450-seat outdoor Weesner Amphitheater.

Blues guitar-slinger Buddy Guy, new-wave rockers The B-52s, and jazz great Herbie Hancock are among the lineup of performers this season, which kicks off June 14 with a concert from folk rockers Delta Rae.

Tickets go on sale at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 22, and will be available at www.suemclean.com/zoo and etix by phone at 800-514-3849.

The lineup
Delta Rae with Lauren Jenkins, June 14, $37-$49.50.

Buddy Guy, June 16, $66-$78.50.

Boz Scaggs, June 18, $67-$79.50.

Dark Star Orchestra, June 22, $36-$48.50.

Mason Jennings with The Pines, June 24, $41-$53.50.

Asleep at the Wheel and Dale Watson, June 25, $40-$52.50.

Ziggy Marley, June 30, $45-$57.50.

The B-52s, July 2, $65-$77.50.

Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals, July 7, $70-$82.50.

Choo Choo Soul, July 9, $22-$34.50.

Natalie Merchant, July 10, $68-$98.50.

Robert Cray, July 12, $45-$57.50.

Jonny Lang, July 14, $65-$77.50.

Amos Lee, July 18-19, $68-$80.50.

Jerry Jeff Walker, July 21, $46-$58.50.

Mary Chapin Carpenter, July 29, $47-$59.50.

Steve Earle & the Dukes with the Cactus Blossoms and the Mastersons, July 30, $45-$57.50.

Gear Daddies with the Nadas, Aug. 5, $48-$60.50.

Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, Aug. 8, $62-$74.50.

Los Lonely Boys with Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers, Aug. 9, $45-$57.50.

Dave Koz and Larry Graham, Aug. 10, $52-$64.50.

Herbie Hancock, Aug. 11, $81-$103.50.

The BoDeans, Aug. 12, $37-$49.50.

Josh Thompson, Aug. 13, $40-$52.50.

John Butler Trio with Landon McNamara, Aug. 18, $47-$59.50.

Eric Hutchinson, Aug. 20, $45-$57.50.

Gregory Alan Isakov and Blind Pilot, Aug. 22, $38-$50.50.

Five For Fighting, Aug. 25, $36-$48.50.

Indigo Girls, Aug. 29-30, $50-$62.50.