Free Friday Night Concerts

When: 4-7 p.m. on Fridays, May 13-August 12
Where: Located at Schnuck Family Plaza in the center of the Zoo. Jungle Boogie is one of the many events and activities you can enjoy during Prairie Farms Dairy Summer Zoo Weekends.
Cost: Admission to the Zoo and Jungle Boogie is free. Effective Monday, May 23, the Saint Louis Zoo will no longer limit attendance and guests do not need reservations. 
Rain Plan: Jungle Boogie concerts are held rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be canceled. 

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. Coolers and picnic baskets are permitted on Zoo grounds. (Glass bottles are prohibited.) 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

  • Jungle Boogie concerts are held outdoors rain or shine. In the event of severe weather or other unforeseen circumstances, the concert will be canceled to help ensure guest, band, staff and animal safety. Notice will be posted on this page by 2 p.m. the day of the event if there is a cancellation. If only light rain is forecasted, the band will play under cover at Lakeside Patio. There is no indoor venue at the Zoo suitable for Jungle Boogie. 

    If you have advance reservations for a canceled event, you will receive an email around 2 p.m. notifying you of the concert cancellation.

Relax with some Drinks

Unwind after a long week with craft beer, margaritas and wine from the outdoor bar (weather permitting) in Schnuck Family Plaza. Cider, local beers, food and other beverages can be found inside Lakeside Cafe. With free concerts, the Zoo is the new hotspot for Friday night happy hours. Just bring some comfortable lawn chairs and get your weekend started at the Zoo. 

Jungle Boogie Sponsors

Mid America Chevy Dealers

Prairie Farms Dairy 

Coca-Cola

2022 Jungle Boogie Band Line-up

Band bios courtesy of Contemporary Productions. 


May 13

St. Boogie Brass Band

Saint Boogie Brass Band was formed in 2011 and is made up of exceptional musicians coming from a variety of different backgrounds. The members of the band share a mutual passion and love for the creation of music. The Saint Boogie Brass Band employs the power of horns and percussion in a funky party-like atmosphere. Blends of Hip-Hop, Pop, Rock, Jazz, Blues and Funk always bring the audience to their feet or dancing in their seats.

May 20

Miss Jubilee and the Yas Yas Boys

Hot Jazz, Hokum & Low-Down Blues! Spanning the 1920’s & 30’s and guaranteed to make you wanna’ dance, shimmy, shake or at the very least tap your feet! Miss Jubilee has been entertaining audiences in St. Louis and beyond since 2007. Led by powerhouse vocalist Valerie Kirchhoff, Miss Jubilee plays an energetic blend of Hot Jazz, Hokum, and Low-Down Blues from the 1920s and 30s. Their one-of-kind repertoire draws heavily from the bluesy and swingin’ sounds of St. Louis and Chicago’s south side.

May 27

The Red Jackets

The Red Jackets is a premier Special Events Band, proudly serving the Midwest with world class talent, high energy set lists and high-definition production. For the Red Jackets, knowing the music is not enough. They deliver to guests in a way that is engaging and fun and creates the memories that will have your guests reliving your event for years to come. From costume changes and coordinated dance routines, to crowd participation, rap battles and BIG laughs, The Red Jackets offer surprises around every corner.

June 3

Gaslight Squares

The Gaslight Squares are a traditional jazz/swing/ragtime band based in St. Louis, MO. The band can be seen performing as anything from a duo up to a seven-piece ensemble.

June 10

Griffin and the Gargoyles

Griffin & the Gargoyles is a high-energy St. Louis party and dance band. Their musicianship, style, and extensive playlist is the reason they were voted “Best Cover Band” in the Riverfront Times’ Best of St. Louis awards. Their ability to jump from rock to funk, Motown to hip-hop on a moment’s notice is what makes Griffin and the Gargoyles so irresistible. Their unique energy and freshness will keep you coming back for more!

June 17

NO CONCERT due to A Zoo Ado

A Zoo Ado is the Zoo’s biggest fundraiser. Click here for more information and tickets.


June 24

Midnight Piano Band

The Midnight Piano Band is all about the live, musical performance. They are a throwback to when bands actually played their instruments and sang on stage. It seems hard to believe, but a band with this level of commitment to live sound is becoming quite rare. In the Midnight Piano Band, there are no laptops, no backing tracks, no tricks and no gimmicks. What you see is what you hear, and what you hear is awesome. 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.

July 1

Ticket to the Beatles

The best St. Louis based tribute band to The Beatles! Tickets to the Beatles has been playing Beatle 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."

July 8

Vote for Pedro

Formed in 2005, Vote for Pedro can be easily summed up in two words: experienced professionals. Vote for Pedro is Jeff Faulkner (guitar, vox), Jamie Perryman (drums), Chris Bosslet (bass, vox), Lydia Caesar (lead vox, percussion) and Paul Kriege (keyboards, sequences). Collectively, they make up one of the best and most respected bands in the St. Louis area. Over the years, they’ve been supporting acts for notable bands and events including Foo Fighters, the GO-GOs, Green Day, Matchbox 20, PointFest, Silverchair, Rick Springfield, The Toadies, Little River Band, Charlie Daniels Band, and Night Range.


July 15

Whiskey Morning

The high-energy, danceable, country party band! Whiskey Morning is a five-piece country band with some of the best musicians in the Midwest. The band has been entertaining fans since 2013 with a rocking country edge!

July 22

Soulard Blues Band

After 25 years and many incarnations, the Soulard Blues Band – arguably the hardest working band in town – still tears up the town one show at a time. It is not every band you run across that has a mission beyond just steady giggin’, but then again, as one of the longest-lasting acts around – and with nine straight wins in the “Best Blues Band” category in a popular local poll – the Soulard Blues Band is not just any band. The band showcases St. Louis’ deep history in the blues.

July 29

Garden Party

Garden Party features members from Butch Wax & The Hollywoods – one of the top bands in the area for the past 34 years. Garden Party is a 2nd band from Butch Wax to do different music and events and is a lot of fun! The band plays lots of great oldies from the Butch Wax list and also country rock favorites from The Eagles, Vince Gill, Linda Ronstadt, Rick Nelson, Johnny Rivers, Fleetwood Mac, CCR, Elvis, Brooks & Dunn, Chuck Berry, Dolly Parton, Patsy Cline and more!


August 5

Fanfare

Fanfare plays a variety of styles of music with a great deal of, well…FANFARE! Fanfare features the lead vocalist Kittie Moller whose vocals will capture and enthrall you. The music they play will take you all over the sound spectrum with music that includes Motown, R&B, Classic Rock, Disco, Pop, Country, Standards & Jazz, Big Band and music of today.

August 12

Butch Wax and the Hollywoods

Butch Wax & The Hollywoods is an 8-piece band from St. Louis, MO! Recently voted the #1 Band in Missouri; they have been performing at sold out events throughout the Midwest and United States for 34 years! Hear the classic songs from the 60’s and 70’s with hits from Frankie Valli; Rick Nelson, Johnny Rivers, Chuck Berry, The Supremes, Smokey Robinson, The Righteous Brothers, Martha & The Vandellas, Dion, Elvis, The Beatles, Etta James, The Temptations, Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Three Dog Night, Al Green, Jackie Wilson, Aretha Franklin, Mitch Ryder, The Blues Brothers, Tina Turner, The Beach Boys and more!