Win Tickets ($48): Zoo Nights Featuring Hit Machine @ Oregon Zoo | High Energy Covers, Food, Drinks, All Ages Activities

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Zoo Nights @ Oregon Zoo on July 21. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed July 17.


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

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.

July 21 – Hit Machine

Hit Machine is a group you will never forget! Created by Bart Hafeman, the energy of this 7-piece band is highly contagious. They play hits from all eras as it’s not uncommon to hear “Stayin’ Alive” by the Bee Gees, “Kiss” by Prince, “Dynamite” by Taio Cruz, and “You Shook Me All Night Long” by AC/DC, all in the same set. Plus, their synchronized dance moves will have everyone moving and grooving.

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. Lavita King on July 10, 2023 at 2:51 pm

    I would like to attend this event..

  2. Dana r on July 10, 2023 at 9:40 pm

    Such a fun group . Talented and inclusive. Would love to spend a Friday night dancing with this band

  3. Kat on July 10, 2023 at 10:23 pm

    What a fun event! I’d like to attend as the whole family will enjoy a night out! Our child will love the exhibits and we will enjoy the rest.

  4. Joseph on July 11, 2023 at 12:19 am

    I’m ready to dance!

    • Victor on July 11, 2023 at 1:14 pm

      Would be awesome to take the family out and experience Zoo Lights with some music!

  5. Mike on July 11, 2023 at 4:48 am

    Would love to go!

  6. James on July 11, 2023 at 8:01 am

    Zoo concerts are always a great time. Count me in

  7. Danielle tynan on July 11, 2023 at 12:10 pm

    This would be so freaking cool!! I love the zoo and music !! What a better way to enjoy my weekend!! Would really love to go!!!

  8. Richard Potts on July 11, 2023 at 12:38 pm

    Hit Machine is fun
    Zoo lights fantastic
    Hope I win tickets
    Won’t have to charge plastic

  9. YB on July 11, 2023 at 12:42 pm

    How amazing

  10. Paris Hollenbaugh on July 11, 2023 at 12:47 pm

    Would love to go!!!!

  11. Ed on July 11, 2023 at 12:51 pm

    7/21 is my birthday, would be a fantastic way to celebrate! Hit Machine is ALWAYS a good show.

  12. Dannette Cara on July 11, 2023 at 1:04 pm

    I saw Hit Machine over 2 years ago and LOVED the band. It would be so amazing to see them again! I would be honored to be chosen.

    • Rahul on July 11, 2023 at 1:27 pm

      Would love to go with my partner

  13. Nicole on July 11, 2023 at 1:51 pm

    My dad will be in town visiting from Ohio! This would be so much fun and a great way to show off my new home state!

  14. Teena Winski on July 11, 2023 at 3:00 pm

    This band is so much fun! Would love to go.

  15. Heather on July 11, 2023 at 3:25 pm

    Booze and animals please. I need a drunk penguin in my life.

  16. Debra Spencer on July 11, 2023 at 3:31 pm

    Thank you for offering a chance to see the band Hit Machine!

  17. Christina Hungerford on July 11, 2023 at 3:40 pm

    We loved to see them and at the zoo!!! Heck ya ! 🙂

  18. Holly H on July 11, 2023 at 3:42 pm

    Would love to go!

  19. Christine Pernodet on July 11, 2023 at 5:35 pm

    All I wanna is to see the animals, enjoy food carts and have a fun evening

  20. Leinani on July 11, 2023 at 10:45 pm

    I wanna goooooo!

  21. Brittanie on July 11, 2023 at 11:38 pm

    Would love this!

  22. Kelly on July 12, 2023 at 10:30 am

    I have never attended this even and it looks super fun!

  23. Jamie on July 12, 2023 at 4:46 pm

    Sounds fun!

  24. Gina on July 13, 2023 at 3:59 pm

    Hit Machine at the Zoo!!?!! Oh yes please and Thank you . I would love to go to this show!!

  25. Sunny ☀️ on July 13, 2023 at 4:27 pm

    Bring the ENERGY ✨

  26. Austin Jim on July 13, 2023 at 5:13 pm

    ole cover band dazes!

  27. Danita Berg on July 13, 2023 at 7:22 pm

    I’d love to take my husband on a fun summer evening date. We have a full house with extended family living with us, and could use a night to connect and enjoy some music!

  28. palageya zechmann on July 14, 2023 at 8:33 am

    Love Hot Machine – date night!!

  29. Karen on July 14, 2023 at 8:36 am

    So fun!

  30. Stacy on July 14, 2023 at 12:01 pm

    What a fun evening. This would be a great night out for sure.

  31. Jasmine on July 14, 2023 at 2:00 pm

    I haven’t go to zoo since I moved to portland in few years ago. I really want to go! (Drum rolling)

  32. Nike on July 14, 2023 at 7:50 pm

    This wild be a relaxing end to showing our toddler all the Portland sights!

  33. TK on July 15, 2023 at 8:08 am

    Would love to see Amur Tiger in action at night!

  34. Katrina on July 15, 2023 at 4:47 pm

    Have been wanting to attend, by money is scarce. Would really appreciate tickets.

  35. E on July 16, 2023 at 1:16 am

    would love to take my nibling!

  36. Elizabeth on July 16, 2023 at 2:32 pm

    I will go where Hit Machine goes. I LOVE HIT MACHINE!!!!

  37. Phong Nguyen on July 16, 2023 at 6:43 pm

    I would love free tickets!

  38. Nicole Poole on July 16, 2023 at 8:36 pm

    My daughter and I both Love Hit Machine!! Bonus of getting to hang with the zoo animals too! 😍

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