Jungle Boogie Friday Night Concert Series
presented by Mid America Chevy Dealers
|When?||Fridays, 5 to 8 p.m. May 24–August 30, 2019|
|Where?||Located at Schnuck Family Plaza in the center of the Zoo.|
|Cost?||Admission to Zoo and concerts is free.|
|Rain?||Jungle Boogie concerts are held rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be moved inside Lakeside Cafe.|
Please feel free to bring a lawn chair to ensure you have a seat.
Jungle Boogie is one of the many events and activities you can enjoy during Prairie Farm Dairy Summer Zoo Weekends.
Coolers and picnic baskets are permitted on Zoo grounds. (Glass bottles are prohibited.)
Costume and Prop Policies
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.
New this Year: Jungle Boogie Drink Specials
Unwind after a long week with happy hour specials in Schnuck Family Plaza every Jungle Boogie Friday from 5 until 7:30 p.m. Sit back, relax and enjoy discounted pricing on select beer, cider, wine and margaritas. With free concerts and discounted drinks, the Zoo is the new hotspot for Friday night happy hours. Food and other beverages also are available for purchase. Just bring some comfortable lawn chairs and get your weekend started at the Zoo.
2019 Jungle Boogie Band Line-up
Band bios courtesy of Contemporary Productions.
Wildfire is a country crossover band, performing pop country hits, along with classic country, southern rock and top 40 hits from Carrie Underwood to Dolly Parton and Luke Bryan to Johnny Cash. This band will be sure to have everyone singing along with all of the country hits.
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.
Griffin and the Gargoyles
Griffin and the Gargoyles is a popular high-energy St. Louis 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!
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 Missouri and making a huge splash on the local college scene, Hazard to ya Booty has stayed true to its core principle: Getting that booty moving.
NO CONCERT due to ZOOFARI
Zoofari is the Zoo’s biennial fundraiser. Celebrate a night under the stars at the best party in St. Louis. Enjoy scrumptious fare from 60+ of St. Louis' finest restaurants, and rock out to fantastic live bands.
Charles “Skeet” Rodgers
Charles "Skeet" Rodgers is a singer with a strong, compelling sound that really moves the crowd! He has performed with many blues queens and kings in the Midwest before forming his own group of skilled and well-known musicians.
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.
Cree Rider Family Band
Cree Rider Family Band is known for their original compositions, as well as an array of country covers. Fans of Uncle Tupelo, Waylon Jennings, Gram Parsons or Neil Young will enjoy this music. Cree has notably had songs featured on television shows such as True Blood, Justified, Wynona Earp, Heartland and Bloodline, among others. Cree Rider Family Band travels wherever the road may lead them, entertaining audiences along the way.
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.
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.
Soulard Blues Band
For over 25 years, the Soulard Blues Band still tears it up, one show at a time. Their music pays tribute to an era in St. Louis when 50 cents paid your cover to see Ike & Tina Turner at the Club Imperial. The band showcases St. Louis’ deep history in the blues.
The Durty Kellys
The Durty Kellys bring the driving rhythms, thundering bass and drums, shredding guitar solos, and rock anthems you love, and will have you pumping your fist in the air and singing along, song after song! From South City to St. Peters, Edwardsville to Ellisville, U-City to Eureka, The Durty Kellys is St. Louis' own for the best in classic and modern rock!
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.
Miss Jubilee and the Humdingers entertain audiences with their exciting blend of authentic hot jazz, swing, rhythm & blues and rock ‘n’ roll spanning the 1920s-1950s. 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 has fans of all ages who enjoy uplifting and energetic music.
Ticket to the Beatles
Ticket to the Beatles has been playing Beatles cover tunes in the St. Louis metro area since 1997. They may not dress in costume, but they faithfully recreate the energy and excitement of The Beatles in their Hamburg and Cavern days. Songs range from "Please Please Me" all the way to "The End."
Jungle Boogie Sponsors
Mid America Chevy Dealers
Prairie Farms Dairy
St. Louis Community College
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