Jungle Boogie Friday Night Concert Series
presented by Mid America Chevy Dealers
|When?||Fridays, 5 to 8 p.m., May 25–August 31, 2018|
|Where?||Located at Schnuck Family Plaza in the center of the Zoo.|
|Cost?||Admission to Zoo and concerts is free.|
Please feel free to bring a lawn chair to ensure you have a seat.
More Than Great Music
All ages can enjoy music on the outdoor stage in the center of the Zoo. In addition to the music, we will have animal-related kid’s activities focusing on the conservation of endangered species through the Zoo’s WildCare Institute.
No Need To BYOB
Enjoy craft beer, wine and more from our outdoor bar in the plaza. Our central dining locations will be open offering many snack and dinner options. Click here for a sample of the seasonal menu items available.
(Indoor bar available. Outdoor bar open weather permitting.)
2018 Jungle Boogie Band line-up:
Band bios courtesy of Contemporary Productions.
Funky Butt Brass Band
The "FBBB" takes classic New Orleans brass tunes and gives them a twist, but don’t be surprised if you also hear some Motown, Southern rock, Memphis soul, Chicago blues and St. Louis R&B in the mix. Funky Butt Brass Band has been repeatedly voted the Best Soul/Funk band by the Riverfront Times.
Johnny Henry Band
A born and raised Missouri boy with a big voice and a heart of gold. Johnny has toured with Phil Vassar and has opened for many acts including Little Big Town, Rascal Flatts, Trace Adkins, & Billy Currington. His live shows feature his own contemporary country songs, which have been hailed by some in the industry as “the best new music on the scene”, as well as an ever-expanding repertoire of familiar classic rock, singer-songwriter, and country favorites.
Griffin and the Gargoyles
Griffin and the Gargoyles is St. Louis’ most popular high-energy party and dance band. Their extensive play-list and freshness keeps the crowds coming back for more. With Griffin and the Gargoyles, you’ll hear classics from every generation including today’s hits. Griffin and the Gargoyles likes to mix it up so that all generations are sure to have a good time!
NO CONCERT due to A Zoo Ado 2018
A Zoo Ado is the Zoo’s biennial fundraiser that features scrumptious food and delectable spirits, a unique auction and, back by popular demand, entertainment by national cover band Party on the Moon! Advance ticket purchase required.
Hazard to Ya Booty
Hailing from St. Louis, Hazard to Ya Booty fuses elements of rock, soul, hip-hop, jazz and blues to make a head bobbing funk sound that's guaranteed to get people moving and sweating. Starting out in 2000 at Truman State University in MO and making a huge splash on the local college scene, Hazard has stayed true to its core principal: Getting that booty moving.
For over 20 years, PJ Jarvis and the Zydeco Crawdaddys have been bringing the music of Southern Louisiana everywhere people enjoy having fun. Headquartered in St. Louis, MO, they will treat you to a wide variety of traditional as well as contemporary Zydeco music from the French Creole region of southern Louisiana. Audience participation with rub boards and shaker cans is always permitted, if not actively encouraged.
Retro Boogie plays everything from way back when including pop, rock, R&B, disco, soul and rock & roll. This high energy group will have you stomping your feet and grooving to the beat with the vocal talents and harmonies of sisters Roz Moore & Bev Boyd. Retro Boogie promises to deliver an enjoyable non-stop musical experience for all ages.
The Mighty Pines
The Mighty Pines are a fierce roots band making music inspired by the wide rivers and red-brick streets of St. Louis. With their genre bending original songs the band bridges the gap between groove and grass, between country and funk, and between blues and folk.
Born in St. Louis, Marquise hails from a musical family deeply rooted in the Blues. He learned how to play guitar from his grandmother Lillie and uncle Clifford. With Blues as his way of life, Marquise's talents have earned him performing rights with some of America’s most notable blues performers including B.B. King, Pinetop Perkins and David “Honeyboy” Edwards.
Soulard Blues Band
For over 25 years the Soulard Blues Band still tear it up one show at a time. Their music pays tribute to an era in St. Louis when fifty-cents paid your cover to see Ike & Tina Turner at the Club Imperial. The band showcases blues classics as well as St. Louis’ deep history in the blues.
Ticket to the Beatles
Ticket to the Beatles has been playing Beatles cover tunes in the St. Louis, Missouri metro area since 1997. Not a dress alike band but very interested in recreating the energy and excitement that was The Beatles in their Hamburg and Cavern days. Songs range from "Please Please Me" all the way to "The End."
Miss Jubilee and the Humdingers entertain audiences with their exciting blend of authentic hot jazz, swing, rhythm & blues and rock ‘n’ roll spanning the 1920’s-1950’s. Fronted by a high energy female vocalist and backed up by a swingin’ horn fueled rhythm section, Miss Jubilee is a favorite among swing dancers and fans of all ages who enjoy uplifting and energetic music.
Midnight Piano Band
The Midnight Piano Band is a throwback to the days before DJs dominated the radio. With no smoke and mirrors, lip-syncing or modern gimmicks, the Midnight Piano Band is a celebration of the good old days when bands played their instruments and sang on stage. The band loves playing classic piano rock hits from the 70s and 80s, featuring artists like Elton John, Billy Joel, Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder and many more.
Select members of Vote 4 Pedro take it down a notch and play acoustic classic favorites from bands such as The Beatles, Jason Mraz, The Police, Tom Petty, The Eagles, America, Steely Dan, Paul Simon, and many more.
From pop, rock, and dance, The LustreLights will always bring your party playlist to life. Their versatility and knowledge of past and current music has led St. Louis’ newest party band to become one of the most sought after acts for public and private events this past year. They draw all ages to the dance floor with their dynamic and high-energy performance.
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