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Contact: Amy Hernden * 904-757-4463, ext. 211 * cell: 941.720.2538 * (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Inaugural Groove at the Zoo Concert Series Launches

Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.

June 28, 2014 - Jacksonville, Fl -

Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is proud to host its inaugural Groove at the Zoo summer concert series. This summer, guests will be able to attend an after-hours concert on the Zoo’s Great Lawn in June, July and August, featuring an array of music, food and activities.

The first concert will take place Saturday, June 28 with a string quartet from the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. with Stingray Bay and Giraffe Overlook free of charge. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. and will feature a variety of classical movements and fan favorites including “At the Zoo” by Simon & Garfunkel. During intermission guests will have the opportunity to meet the performers as well. Tickets are $20 for Zoo members and $25 for nonmembers and can be purchased by calling 904.757.4463, ext. 200.

Guests can bring blankets or chairs as well as their own picnic dinner, or choose to purchase a French style picnic basket from the Zoo’s Catering in the Wild for $15.95 each. The basket will include fresh fruit, assorted imported cheese, with gourmet selection of deli meats, fresh baked baguette, dessert and choice of beverage. Baskets must be ordered in advance. There will also be a cash bar for wine and beer available with valid ID.

The Band Be Easy will perform Friday, July 25 and Nashville recording artist Savannah Jack will perform Friday, Aug. 29. Additional information on the inaugural Groove at the Zoo concert series can be found at the Zoo’s website, http://www.jacksonvillezoo.org.

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About Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
For 100 years, the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens has aimed to inspire the discovery and appreciation of wildlife through innovative experiences in a caring environment. Starting in 1914 with an animal collection of one red deer fawn, the Zoo now has more than 2,000 rare and exotic animals and 1,000 plants, boasting the largest botanical garden in Northeast Florida. The Jacksonville Zoo is a nonprofit organization and an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. For more information, visit http://www.jacksonvillezoo.org.