Jammin' at the Zoo

Jammin' at the Zoo summer concert crowd cheering at Lincoln Park Zoo

Jammin' at the Zoo 2014

Enjoy an outdoor show at the wildest venue in town! Kristian Bush of Sugarland and Jana Kramer kick off our summer concert series June 26. (A second concert will be announced later.) Purchase tickets online, by phone (312-742-2283) and at Gateway Pavilion. (Scroll down for ticket, schedule and general details.)

June 26 Kristian Bush of Sugarland with Jana Kramer


Gates open at 6 p.m. Approximate start times for opening and headlining bands are 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., respectively. Concert ends at 10:30 p.m.

Zoo grounds close at 5 p.m. on June 26 for setup prior to admission. Everyone must leave zoo grounds during setup. Zoo Members can enter 15 minutes early at 5:45 p.m. by presenting a member Jammin’ ticket.


Ticket Information

Tickets for Kristian Bush and Jana Kramer go on pre-sale to Lincoln Park Zoo members starting on Thursday, April 24, 2014. Public general admission tickets go on sale starting Friday, April 25, 2014.

Individual Tickets

Adults $30 (Members $27)

Children ages 4-12 $19 (Members $16)

At Gate
Adults $35 (Members $32)

Children ages 4-12 $24 (Members $19)

(Children 3 and under are free.)


Patrons purchasing online can have tickets mailed to them or print tickets when ordering and bring the print-out to the gate for admission. Gateway Pavilion purchasers will be given hard tickets. There is no will call!

To receive their discount, zoo members will be asked to provide member number when purchasing online or membership card when purchasing tickets at Gateway Pavilion or at the gate on the night of the concert.

Tickets will be sold at gates on the nights of concerts if still available. Concerts go on rain or shine. No refunds. (Past concerts have sold out prior to event dates, so early ticket purchase is highly recommended.)

Service Charges:

Service charges apply for phone and online orders. No service charges apply for tickets purchased at Gateway Pavilion at the zoo.

Online orders:
$4.75 per single-concert ticket (convenience and handling fee)
$2.50 per order (USPS Standard Mail fee for mailed tickets)
$4.50 per order (tickets printed at home)

VIP Ticket Upgrades On Groupon

A limited number of VIP ticket upgrades will be available through Groupon on Monday, April 21, 2014, prior to online ticket sales. VIP tickets are priced at $89 each and include:

  • event ticket with private access seating
  • exclusive access to animal house
  • parking in zoo lot (while available)
  • private VIP bathrooms
  • 5 drinks (beer, wine, water or soda) and snacks

General Information

Lincoln Park Zoo, 2200 North Cannon Drive. Entrance gates are located at Cannon/Fullerton and Stockton/Webster.

General admission on the Main Mall.
Chairs and blankets (not larger than 5' x 5') are permitted.

Full food service is available at Park Place Café and concession carts.
Beer and wine will also be available for purchase to guests 21 years and older.
No outside food or beverage permitted (security may search bags at gate). No coolers permitted.

Paid parking is available on Cannon Drive at Fullerton.

Public Transportation
CTA 151 and 156 bus routes stop directly at the zoo on Stockton Drive.

All proceeds from Jammin’ at the Zoo benefit the programs and animals at Lincoln Park Zoo. We appreciate your support.

For more information, please call 312-742-2000.


Kristian Bush—Love or Money

Jana Kramer—I Hope it Rains

Jammin' at the Zoo Slideshow
See the Jammin' experience with this slideshow from our 2012 concert featuring Better Than Ezra and Tony Lucca.

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