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Minnesota Zoo unveils full summer 2011 concert schedule

April 6, 2011 by  
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Now that we’ve all exhausted ourselves coming up with jokes about getting to see the Monkees at the Zoo this summer (July 1 and 2!), the Music in the Zoo series’ organizers have revealed a full run of nearly 30 dates at the Minnesota Zoo’s Weesner Amphitheater.

The series kicks off with the Go-Gos, who are embarking on a “Ladies Gone Wild” tour that stops at the Zoo on June 14. Other highlights include Brandi Carlile, Trombone Shorty, Mavis Staples, Marc Cohn, Boyz II Men, and two great local pairings: Icons the Suburbs and the Suicide Commandos, plus popular singer-songwriters Jeremy Messersmith and Rogue Valley.

The series’ promotors say that more dates to be announced in the near future.


14 An Evening with The Go-Go’s – Ladies Gone Wild Tour (8 PM) $58.00

16 James Cotton Band & Charlie Musselwhite $33.00

17 Florence + the Machine with Hanni El Khatib (On-Sale Now) $55.00

23 Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue with Lubriphonic $29.00

25 Nanci Griffith with TBA $38.00

27 An Evening with Dark Star Orchestra (7 PM) $29.00

28 Jack’s Mannequin with TBA $31.50

29 Taj Mahal & Mavis Staples $47.00

30 Matisyahu & North Mississippi Allstars (Duo) $40.00


1 An Evening with The Monkees – Here They Come! 45th Anniversary Tour (On-Sale Now) $65.00

2 An Evening with The Monkees – Here They Come! 45th Anniversary Tour (On-Sale Now) $65.00

9 Toots and the Maytals with TBA $38.00

10 Little Feat with TBA $33.00

12 Sara Bareilles with TBA $34.00

13 Indigo Girls with TBA $49.00

15 The Suburbs with The Suicide Commandos $36.00

16 Dave Koz – Hello Tomorrow 2011 Tour $45.00

31 Marc Cohn with Shawn Mullins $45.00


3 An Evening with Béla Fleck and the Flecktones $40.00

5 An Evening with George Duke, Marcus Miller & David Sanborn – Together Live On Stage $39.00

6 Wanda Jackson & Justin Townes Earle $33.00

9 Los Lobos & Los Lonely Boys $52.00

13 Brandi Carlile with TBA $56.00

16 Railroad Earth with TBA $30.00

17 George Thorogood & the Destroyers with TBA $57.00

18 Boyz II Men with TBA $40.00

19 Jeremy Messersmith with Rouge Valley $19.00

21 An Evening with Hippiefest 2011 featuring Dave Mason, Mark Farner, Rick Derringer, Gary Wright & Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals $52.00

25 An Evening with Gaelic Storm $31.00

via Minnesota Zoo unveils full summer 2011 concert schedule – Minneapolis / St. Paul Music – Gimme Noise.

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