Saturday, May 7, 2011

The 2011 Summer concert series at the Santa Ana Zoo is coming!

The Friends of the Santa Ana Zoo are proud to present the 2011 "Sunset at the Zoo" summer concerts!
sponsored by Villa Ford, Parties by Panache, and R.W.B. Party Props
The "Sunset at the Zoo" series is one of the most unique concert events in Orange County.  Bring a comfy chair or blanket and pack a picnic supper to come enjoy great music on the lawn.  This is not just a concert, though.

In addition to the show, select galleries from the artist districts in Santa Ana and around Orange County will be there showcasing some of their work.  Meet and greet the artists as you walk the party area.  They'll be there to give a little taste of what you might see at one of the district art walks.

The Zoo grounds will be open for you to go exploring, and see the animals at a time when most of the public doesn't get to enjoy them.  Animals are also brought out and circulated throughout the show grounds.  There is a separate kids area with crafts and other fun stuff.  We'll bring lemonade and other treats for everyone.

The first of the 2011 "Sunset at the Zoo" shows on Sunday, June 12 will feature The Fabulous Peggie PerkinsFrom the sultry crooning of a torch singer, to belting out an 80's favorite, this lady's style and ability makes the show!  She will be joined for this performance by perennial favorites The Ron Kobayashi Trio.
Together, they are the consummate family fun show band.  Every one of Peggie's concerts is an interactive experience that'll have you tapping your toes, singing along, or dancing in the aisles.  Big cool fun for a Sunday afternoon at the Zoo!  
During this show, ride the Zoofari Express train around and take a spin on the Conservation Carousel, and with a $3 wristband it's all the rides you can handle.  Check out a very special silent auction, where all proceeds go to benefit the animals.  Just added to this event is the "Brew at the Zoo"!  For a small donation to the Zoo, sample beers from Kona and Shock Top brewing companies. 

                                   Kona Brewing              Shock Top

The "Blues at the Zoo" series will also return with great performances of Americana and vintage Blues out on the lawn in the front of the Zoo.   
Explore the Zoo, see some cool animals and maybe catch an animal show, feed a few goats and sheep, ride the Zoofari Express train and the Conservation Carrousel, then relax on the lawn for a Sunday afternoon Blues jam.  Bring a folding chair or blanket and pick a spot to hang out and see the show.
"Blues at the Zoo" concerts are from 2:00pm - 4:00pm - June 12, June 26, and July 17.

"Blues at the Zoo" series is sponsored by:


The "Blues at the Zoo" concerts are included with regular Zoo admission.
The "Sunset at the Zoo" shows are a separate after-hours event after the Zoo is closed to the public.  Admission for this show is $10, $5 for Zoo members, and free to SAZOO Club members. 

The Santa Ana Zoo at Prentice Park is located at 1801 East Chestnut Avenue, Santa Ana, CA, 92701 


Save the dates now for these "Blues at the Zoo" and "Sunset at the Zoo" shows:

Sunday, June 26 with Dano Forte and the Juke Joint Freak Show
                           followed by Peggie Perkins feat. The Ron Kobayashi Trio

Sunday, June 26 with Babylon Blues 
                           followed by Elnora and Sumpthin' Cookin

Sunday, July 17 with The Mighty Mojo Prophets
                           followed by  Ritmo, Sabor, y Estilo 

For info on other shows, see our event page at

The Santa Ana Zoo...  Home of the 50 Monkeys!

For info on the Santa Ana Zoo, events, membership, and more, see our website at  


 "Sunset at the Zoo" is Sponsored by:
   Villa Ford   Parties by Panache
      R.W.B. Party Props    FOSAZ

1 comment:

  1. Great Event! I have posted to our calendar