‘Animals and All That Jazz’ Presented by The Indianapolis Zoo

In Blog, Events, Things to Do on July 7, 2014 by Community Expert Team
‘Animals and All That Jazz’ Presented by The Indianapolis Zoo

Animals and All That Jazz, presented by Indiana Members Credit Union, has been the talk of the town this summer. The music series started in 1988, and is now a very popular activity among Avon residents. Concert series kicks off July 10 and continues until August 14, on Thursday nights.


Typically, concerts are held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. with a cash bar available, as well as themed food stations. Adult attendees can enjoy a free beer sampling from local brewers Sun King. In addition to the wonderful music, guests can visit the zoo animals and enjoy rides until 7 p.m. Zoo member are invited to enjoy free unlimited rides from 5 to 7 p.m.


The Indianapolis Zoo is just a quick drive from Avon, and offers the Kroger Splash Park for the kids to cool off in during the hot summer days. According to The Flyer Group newspaper, this year’s Animals and All That Jazz lineup features:


July 10:


• Artist: Indianapolis Jazz Orchestra — Indy’s premier repertoire for large jazz ensembles, known for their world-class arrangements based off classic tunes;

• Food stations: “Backyard BBQ” — salad bar, BBQ garlic wings or BBQ ribs, cobbler; and

• Featured ride: White River Junction Train presented by Marathon.


July 17:


• Artist: Cynthia Layne — Returning to Animals and All That Jazz, Cynthia never ceases to impress. As one of the city’s most beloved singers she’ll stun with versatile vocals, unique style of soul, R&B, funk and pop;

• Food stations: “The Goodfellas” — salad bar, meatball marinara, pasta carbonara, cannoli with pistachio ice cream; and

• Featured ride: Carousel presented by Geico.


July 24:

• Artist: Janiece Jaffe and DaVida with special guest Mark Buselli — This talented, subtle and sweet vocalist and her band take on jazz and pop songs with special guest, and gifted writer, arranger and performer, Mark Buselli;

Food stations: “The Shanghai Kid” — salad bar, pan fried noodle bar, fruit salad tapioca; and

•  ride: Kõmbo Family Coaster presented by Outback Steakhouse.


July 31:

• Artist: Direct Contact — New to Animals and All That Jazz, this high energy Latin jazz band is known throughout the Midwest for their unique combination of musical flavors;

• Food stations: “Night of Tijuana” — salad bar, street taco, sopapilla with ice cream; and

• Featured ride: White River Junction Train presented by Marathon.


Aug. 7:


• Artist: Blair Clark — This band offers a blend of pop, R&B, soul and a touch of jazz to create an electrifying sound that makes the audience want more;

• Food stations: “The Mediterranean Night” — salad bar, kabobs, ice cream sandwich; and

• Featured ride: Carousel presented by Geico.


Aug. 14:


• Artist: Red Hot Whiskey Sippers — Take a trip down to New Orleans with this entertaining bayou-based ensemble as they make their Animals and All That Jazz debut;

• Food stations: “Creole Night” — salad bar, jambalaya with creole, rum raisin bread pudding; and

• Featured ride: Kõmbo Family Coaster presented by Outback Steakhouse.


Concerts are included with all regular Zoo admission and free to Zoo members. Visit www.IndianapolisZoo.com for more information on Animals and All That Jazz, along with other exhibits.


This local update courtesy of your Avon Community Expert.
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