OKC ZOO LAUNCHES NEW EVENT SERIES, WILD NOISE: CONCERTS FOR CONSERVATION

 

The Oklahoma City Zoo is hosting a new concert series, Wild Noise: Concerts for Conservation, presented by Bob Moore Subaru, every Friday evening in May at the OKC Zoo's newly remodeled picnic grounds. Each event will feature a different Oklahoman musician with festive food and drinks available for purchase. All events take place from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the following dates:

 

Friday, May 4, 2018:        Wild Noise featuring Kyle Reid and the Low Swinging Chariots

Friday, May 11, 2018:      Wild Noise featuring John Calvin Abney

Friday, May 18, 2018:      Wild Noise featuring Beau Jennings & the Tigers

Friday, May 25, 2018:      Wild Noise featuring Samantha Crain 

 

All attendees must be at least 21 years old. Tickets to each event are sold separately and are all available for purchase on the Zoo's website. Tickets cost $30 and include entrance and two free drinks.  All net proceeds from the Wild Noise series benefit the Zoo's Round Up for Conservation program which supports both local and global conservation initiatives. 

 

The Zoo's first ever Wild Noise series showcases a variety of Oklahoma's musical talent. Norman-based band Kyle Reid and the Low Swinging Chariots perform original swing tunes that draw from New Orleans, Gypsy Jazz, and Western Swing traditions. 

 

Okie musician John Calvin Abney has made a name for himself as a solo artist and sought-after sideman. He’s toured as lead guitarist for fellow Oklahoman John Moreland. John Calvin's new full-length album, Coyote, releases May 18 on Black Mesa Records.

 

After spending several years in Brooklyn fronting the Americana rock band Cheyenne, singer and songwriter Beau Jennings returned to Oklahoma and teamed up with the Tigers, a Norman-based group of established musicians, to form a rock band. In 2016 Beau Jennings & The Tigers released the single ‘Back In Town’, which was listed as one of the best songs of the year by NPR Music. In 2017 Jennings won the international Woody Guthrie Folk Festival Songwriting Competition.

 

Samantha Crain is a folk singer-songwriter from Shawnee. Her unique interpretation of folk and Americana music has led her on international tours and landed her a spot on Ramseur Records label. 

 

As the state's largest and oldest cultural attraction, the Oklahoma City Zoo is proud to host the first Wild Noise concert series, a celebration of Oklahoma's cultural footprint, in hopes to connect an up and coming generation of social influencers with our mission to conserve the world's vanishing wildlife and wild places. 

 

Go wild for WILD NOISE! Located at the crossroads of I-44 and I-35, the Zoo is a proud member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the American Alliance of Museums, Oklahoma City’s Adventure District and an Adventure Road partner. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Regular admission is $11 for adults and $8 for children ages 3-11 and seniors ages 65 and over. Children two and under are admitted free. Stay up-to-date with the Zoo on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and by visiting Our Stories. Zoo fans can support the OKC Zoo by becoming Oklahoma Zoological Society members at ZOOfriends.org or in-person at the Zoo! To learn more about these and other happenings, call (405) 424-3344 or visit okczoo.org.