Win Tickets ($48): Zoo Nights Featuring Garcia Birthday Band @ Oregon Zoo | Grateful Dead Cover Band, Food, Drinks, All Ages Activities

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Zoo Nights @ Oregon Zoo on August 11. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed August 7.


From our sponsors:
Zoo Nights
Fridays, June 23-August 18, 2023
Activities Start 5:30PM, Show 6:30PM
Adult (12 and up): $24
Child (2-11): $19
Infant (0-1): $0

Oregon Zoo
4001 SW Canyon Rd, Portland, OR 97221

Nothing says summer in Portland like a warm evening outdoors with good food and live entertainment. Over the course of 10 Fridays from June to August, the Oregon Zoo invites you to Oregon Zoo Nights: evenings filled with local music, food carts, activities for all ages, and the chance to get to know some of the animals active during twilight hours.

Live music will begin on the lawn at 6:30 p.m. and activities from 5:30 p.m. on. Food and snacks from local food trucks will be available, plus the ever-popular elephant ears, and a selection of local beer and wine for adults.

August 11 – Garcia Birthday Band

Garcia Birthday Band isn’t your mother’s Grateful Dead cover band. Using the Dead’s repertoire as a springboard for limitless potential and improvisation, Garcia Birthday Band is a cornerstone of the modern Grateful Dead universe. Placing no boundaries on eras of the Dead’s career or catalog, and drawing on decades of individual and shared experience, Garcia Birthday Band plays music through an auditory kaleidoscope.

View the full lineup of dates and artists here.

Oregon Zoo Nights is a special event and is not included in regular daytime admission. Tickets must be purchased online in advance.




  1. Leinani on July 31, 2023 at 1:26 pm

    This nights sounds awesomely epic!… I’m sure the animals will be dancing tooooo

  2. Joseph Levine on July 31, 2023 at 3:34 pm

    Sounds awesome

  3. Chelsea P on July 31, 2023 at 6:53 pm

    Would be a great date night. Love the Grateful Dead and have seen this band before, they are amazing😁

  4. Greg Harris on July 31, 2023 at 8:36 pm

    GBB is amazing. Help a poor college student out please.

  5. Dustina Haase-Lanier on August 1, 2023 at 12:43 pm

    My wife would love this!

  6. Andrea York on August 1, 2023 at 1:05 pm

    This is my bonus Dads 65th birthday and he’s 90 days sober for his grandchildren & family for the first time! I’d love to take him and invite other family to this to celebrate!

  7. Megan Lane on August 1, 2023 at 1:16 pm

    Would love to go with my partner and our 6yo. Sounds like so much fun!

  8. Carolyn I on August 1, 2023 at 1:17 pm

    Great, fun band! Would luv to see them @ this venue!

  9. Peter on August 1, 2023 at 1:19 pm

    Would love to go!

    • jaclyn on August 1, 2023 at 1:22 pm

      gbb at the zoo?! i hope i win!!

  10. Shirley on August 1, 2023 at 1:50 pm

    The zoo and Garci??? Sign me up!

  11. Rebe on August 1, 2023 at 2:25 pm

    Listen to the animals sing sweet songs – to rock my soul!!!!

  12. Molly on August 1, 2023 at 2:51 pm

    Happy birthday Jerry! ✨💗 would love to see GBB and some lights.
    Thank you

  13. Jessica on August 1, 2023 at 4:15 pm

    Zoo animals and GBB, count me in!

  14. Karen C on August 1, 2023 at 9:22 pm

    Would love a night of music and the zoo! Yes, please.

  15. Ed on August 1, 2023 at 10:38 pm

    Oh yes please

  16. Bradlee Webber on August 2, 2023 at 8:21 am

    Miracle please! Needing a little sunshine for a daydream!

  17. James on August 2, 2023 at 2:01 pm

    I love zoo shows, I love the music. Count me in

  18. Kayla on August 2, 2023 at 3:01 pm

    I love the zoo and haven’t been in awhile, I think it’d be super cool to be able to see the animals at night too!

  19. AJ on August 3, 2023 at 11:43 am

    Sounds like fun.

  20. Brig on August 3, 2023 at 3:46 pm

    Time to get down with the animals! GBB is one of the best.

  21. Matt on August 3, 2023 at 4:18 pm

    I would love to check out all the awesome animals and enjoy some great music too!

  22. Gregory on August 5, 2023 at 12:46 am

    I will have more fun than anyone else if I go to this show. Totally not joking.

  23. Lydia on August 5, 2023 at 4:43 pm

    I would love to take my boo to the zoo!

  24. Katie K on August 5, 2023 at 7:17 pm

    I’d love to bring my sister who is visiting from Boston!

  25. Stephanie on August 5, 2023 at 10:07 pm

    This sounds like a fun night!

  26. Arianne Kimberly on August 6, 2023 at 5:45 am

    Count us in!!

  27. Jen on August 6, 2023 at 6:36 pm

    Dancing and swaying at the Zoo! Yes!

  28. Mellisa on August 10, 2023 at 3:00 pm

    We would love to have our first zoo outing with our newborn!

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