Sizzling Salsa Nights

Sizzling Salsa Nights Kick Off at Lincoln Park Zoo 

(Chicago – July 25, 2013)  Tickets are still available for the first ever Salsa at the Zoo Presented by, an adult evening featuring live Latin music, talented dance instructors, and delightful drinks and bites. Can’t make it tonight? Be sure to check out the August or September salsa sessions.

To celebrate the inaugural Salsa at the Zoo, Lincoln Park Zoo started the day with a bang – or, more accurately, a beat. Band Son de la Habana and dance instructors from around Chicago were up with the animals bright and early getting everyone’s musical juices flowing.

“If tonight’s event is half the party this morning was, Salsa at the Zoo goers are in for a treat,” said Community Relations Manager Alex Gallegos. “This new event is a chance to get exclusive, after-hours access to the zoo, and it is something a little different for Lincoln Park Zoo to try out, too.”

Salsa at the Zoo is Thursdays, July 25, August 29, and September 26, from 6:00 – 9 p.m. at Café at Wild Things, a scenic hideaway overlooking the zoo’s Main Mall.  Tickets are $20 ($17 for zoo members) and are available at the door and online.

Have two left feet? There is something for everyone at the zoo this summer! Jammin’ at the Zoo featuring Michael Franti and Spearhead is Friday, July 26. Adults can enjoy our beautiful gardens and a glass – or three – of wine at Wine & Wildflowers Garden Party on July 31. The whole family will love watching movies on the zoo’s south lawn at the all new and FREE Zoovies Presented by PopChips on August 14.

Find out more at or by calling (312) 742-2000.


Media Contacts:       

Sharon Dewar                     

(312) 742-2246              

Tiffany Ruddle
(312) 742-5791


Lincoln Park Zoo, a historic Chicago landmark founded in 1868, is dedicated to connecting people with nature by providing a free, family-oriented wildlife experience. A leader in conservation science both globally and locally, the zoo exemplifies the highest quality animal care and educational outreach. The not-for-profit zoo, managed by The Lincoln Park Zoological Society, is a member-supported organization and one of the nation’s only free, privately managed zoos. For more information, call 312 -742-2000 or visit


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Photos and Video credited to Todd Rosenberg / Lincoln Park Zoo July 25, 2013