Thursday, June 2, 2016

Santa Ana Zoo Announces Summer Nights With Music and Brews Events

Santa Ana Zoo Announces 2016 Summer Concert Series & Beer Tasting Event Dates

Santa Ana Zoo Welcomes Summer with Music and Brews!

OC Residents Get Ready to Swing into Summer with Cool Line Up of Musical Talent and Local Craft Breweries.

Are you ready for some outdoor local fun? I am!

The Santa Ana Zoo’s “Sunsets at the Zoo” summer concert series and “Brew at the Zoo” beer-tasting events sponsored by Guaranty Chevrolet of Santa Ana & the Friends of Santa Ana Zoo (FOSAZ) return by popular demand again this summer adding a fifth night! 

The first summer concert and brew-tasting event will take place Sunday, June 12th at 5:30 pm.
Here are all the details!

Tickets can be purchased online at or at the gate on the night of the event.

Visit the zoo animals in this rare after-hours experience as they prepare for their nighttime activities, enjoy live music, a silent auction, train/carousel rides, as well as a unique craft brew-tasting experience from a handful of Orange County’s finest craft beer brewers.

“The combination of Sunsets at the Zoo and Brew at the Zoo makes for an event every generation can enjoy,” says FOSAZ Board Member Kristeen Stolo, “It’s a casual, cool event for families, friends and even first dates.”

Sounds great to me... fun for all, animal, music and brew... I am there!

Zoo members and guests are welcome to grab their cameras, bring a blanket, pack a picnic or purchase BBQ items provided by the SA Zoo keepers, and enjoy a relaxing, fun-filled musical evening outside under the California sky. 

All proceeds raised this year will go towards the Santa Ana Zoo's capital campaign for the upcoming Giant River Otter Habitat. 

We love that the Santa Ana Zoo is part of the SAFE (Saving Animals From Extinction) program through AZA (Association of Zoos and Aquariums).

Event dates are:
Sunday, June 12, 5:30-7:30 PM
· Brew: Tustin Brewing Co. and Stone Brewing Co.

· Band: The Fabulous Peggie Perkins (Variety)

Sunday, June 26, 5:30-7:30 PM
· Brew: Valiant Brewing and Ambitious Ales

· Band: Recovered (90’s-2000’s)

Sunday, July 10, 5:30-7:30 PM
· Brew: The Bruery and Bootlegger’s Brewing Co.

· Band: Doo-Wah Riders (country)

Sunday, July 24, 5:30-7:30 PM
· Brew: Noble Ale Works and Left Coast Brewing

· Band: Full Spectrum (60’s-70’s)

Sunday, July 31, 5:30-7:30 PM
· Brew: Cismontane Brewing Co. and Barley Forge Brewing Co.

· Band: Sound Bytes (Disco-Funk)

Admission to Sunsets at the Zoo is $16.95 per person ages 3 & up, and just $8.95 for FOSAZ Members. Children under 3 are free. The cost to enjoy the Brew at the Zoo tasting experience is an additional $10 donation per person and is reserved for adults 21 and over with valid IDs.

“Sunsets at the Zoo and Brew at the Zoo deliver a cool Sunday summertime activity for friends, families, and couples who enjoy listening to live music, picnicking on the lawn, and tasting great brews,” says Steve McGuigan, event organizer and Communications Chair for the Santa Ana Zoo Board of Directors. “We’re thrilled to once again welcome local artists and showcase the craftsmanship of Orange County’s finest breweries at Sunsets and Brew at the Zoo.”

The Santa Ana Zoo is home to more than 150 animals, including 50 of the most interesting and engaging monkeys and several endangered species, like the Golden Lion Tamarins. The gates open daily from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Admission is $10.00 for adults, $7.00 for seniors and children 3-12 years. Children under 3 are free. The Conservation Carousel Rides are $3 each and Zoofari Express Train Rides are $4 each, and combo tickets are $6 each. Children under 2 are free to ride with paid adult on the Train and adults standing with children on the Carousel are free.

Zoo members and guests entering the Zoo prior to 4:00 p.m. who plan on attending Sunsets at the Zoo and Brew at the Zoo, must also purchase tickets for the special event and will receive a sticker to stay in the Zoo past closing.

To become a Member of the Zoo, please call (714) 953-8555 x13. The Santa Ana Zoo in Prentice Park is located at 1801 Chestnut Avenue, Santa Ana, CA 92701.

For more information call 714-836-4000 or visit their website at:
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