How you know summer’s really on its way: The ZooTunes concert lineup is here

It’s one of the most family-friendly concert venues in the Northwest, it’s in a mellow neighborhood setting, it’s reasonably priced, kids under 12 get in free, and you can picnic on the grass while you watch a show. Here’s the lineup for this summer’s ZooTunes concerts at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle:

  • June 19 The Doobie Brothers with special guest Pat Simmons Jr.
  • June 28 B-52s
  • July 12  Indigo Girls
  • July 21 Melissa Etheridge & Blondie
  • July 22 Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers
  • July 26 “Sweet Harmony Soul” with Mavis Staples, Patty Griffin & Amy Helm
  • July 29  Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell
  • Aug. 9  Ziggy Marley
  • Aug. 16  Trampled By Turtles & The Devil Makes Three
  • Aug. 19  Kenny Loggins

The concerts are in the zoo’s North Meadow and the tickets go on sale this Friday, April 24. They’re using a new ticketing system this year, so be sure and get to the ZooTunes website in advance to make sure you get in on the shows you want to see. (And there are normally a limited number of tickets available at the Zoo entrance, too. All the details are here.

About John Fisher

John is a Midwest native who started his Northwest radio career in 1992 after moving to Seattle from Chicago. He’s an avid cyclist, painter, traveler, foodie, and dog lover (Hazel and Gizmo, both shelter dogs.) He’s worked with various animal organizations including PAWS, Seattle Humane Society and Seattle Animal Shelter. John got a late start on fatherhood – he and his wife have a 5-year-old son named Dawson who already has a crush on Katy Perry.