A different kind of wildlife takes over the L.A. Zoo during this popular adults-only summer music series, featuring indie bands, DJs, full bars, and L.A.’s favorite food trucks, as well as pop-up zookeeper talks and animal encounters. (Drinks and food available for an additional cost.)
In addition to being able to explore the Zoo after hours, guests can explore their own creativity, at the “Animal Artistry Paint Party.” Paint your favorite animal on a small canvas to take home as a souvenir.
Plentiful free parking is available.
Admission to Roaring Nights is limited to guests 18 years and older. Valid I.D. is required.
We recommend that you purchase your tickets in advance in order to avoid waiting in line. Online ticketing closes at 5 p.m. on the day of the concerts, but you can still purchase your tickets at the membership windows of the Zoo as early as 6:30 p.m.
June 26, July 24, and August 21 (Friday)
7 – 11 p.m.
Must be 18+ to attend
$20 per person; GLAZA members $17*
*GLAZA Members receive their promo code via email. If you are a Member and haven’t received yours, please call 323-644-4747.
Bands & DJs
Black Crystal Wolf Kids
DJ V Money
The debut album from Springtime Carnivore (aka the nom de tune of Greta Morgan) is a dreamy work of ebullient pop and looming psychedelia, evoking a mellow high on a Sunday afternoon, where everything is magnified and glows in Technicolor. Produced by Morgan and sonic wizard Richard Swift (The Black Keys, The Shins, Foxygen), the album crackles with warmth and employs faded strings, blown-out drums, fuzzy guitars, and pawnshop keyboards to adorn widescreen vocals. It builds on a foundation of classic folk and pop songwriting, synthesizing those roots with capricious production that turns and careens unexpectedly, casting her melodic songs in varied light and from surprising angles. The songs sound familiar and utilize classic approaches, but are skewed and distinctly modern.
Roaring Nights at the L.A. Zoo offers indie music fans the perfect opportunity to see the artist—who’s growing in popularity and currently touring with Father John Misty and Jenny Lewis—in a wildly unique setting.
DJ Johnny Hawkes
Coolhaus, Komodo, Lobsta Truck, Mandoline Grill, Rajin Cajun, The Grilled Cheese Truck, Urban Oven, Baby’s Badass Burgers, Bakery Truck, Border Grill, Dogtown Dogs, India Jones, Rice Balls of Fire, Son of a Bun, The Hungry Nomad, The Pudding Truck
Note: Food and beverages are not included in the ticket price. Outside food and beverages, backpacks, coolers, or oversized purses will not be permitted. During evening events, animals are given access to their night houses for their comfort. As a result, some animals may not choose to be on exhibit.
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