Win Tickets ($48): Zoo Nights Featuring Too Loose Cajun Band @ Oregon Zoo | Louisiana-style Cajun and Zydeco, Food, Drinks, All Ages Activities

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Zoo Nights @ Oregon Zoo on July 28. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed July 24.


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 28 – Too Loose Cajun Band

Louisiana-style Cajun and Zydeco dance hall music from Portland, Oregon

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. John Thomas on July 17, 2023 at 3:17 pm

    Sounds like a hoot

  2. AJ on July 17, 2023 at 3:33 pm

    Who doesn’t love zydeco?

  3. Amber on July 17, 2023 at 5:03 pm

    Too Loose Cajun Band!?! I’d love to Geaux! 🙂

    Thank you!

  4. Patric on July 17, 2023 at 5:19 pm

    I didn’t know zoo’s had band enclosures. I’ve gotta check this out.

  5. Jamie on July 17, 2023 at 5:24 pm

    Sounds fun

  6. Amanda on July 18, 2023 at 9:27 am

    Fun times!

  7. Gina V. on July 18, 2023 at 12:19 pm

    Would love to go! Still haven’t been to the Portland Zoo.

  8. Alli G on July 18, 2023 at 12:29 pm

    Sounds like a little bit of home! Good southern food and music.

  9. Iris Noack on July 18, 2023 at 12:37 pm

    Just loooove Zydeco. And missed the blues festival this year.

  10. Cheryl on July 18, 2023 at 12:41 pm

    Summer music at the Zoo is a Portland tradition!

  11. Jennifer on July 18, 2023 at 12:57 pm


  12. Traci Lawrence on July 18, 2023 at 1:02 pm

    Would love to win!

  13. Kristina C on July 18, 2023 at 1:02 pm

    We love the zoo concerts!

  14. Richard Potts on July 18, 2023 at 1:02 pm

    Too Loose is so much fun, and the zoo will be a great place to see them!

  15. Victor on July 18, 2023 at 1:21 pm

    Would be an awesome night of entertainment with the family!

  16. Christine on July 18, 2023 at 2:18 pm

    Sounds like fun. I missed the blues fest this year I would love to attend.

    • Carson on July 19, 2023 at 6:42 pm

      It has been WAAYYY too long sinve I have been to the zoo. 🐘🦒🦄

  17. YB on July 18, 2023 at 2:24 pm

    Would love to surprise my partner with this!

    • Paula on July 18, 2023 at 3:24 pm

      I’d love to hear the lions roar at night. Maybe even the elephants will be out to enjoy the night with us. Pick me :)p thx!

  18. Katie on July 18, 2023 at 3:10 pm

    Love Zydeco!

  19. Suzanne on July 18, 2023 at 3:28 pm

    Love to dance to this band!

  20. Katherine on July 18, 2023 at 5:18 pm

    Would love to go!

  21. Ann on July 18, 2023 at 6:46 pm

    Yes sir!

  22. Deanna Jones on July 19, 2023 at 8:39 am

    Friends in from out of the country – they would love this and they have a kid, so..perfect!

  23. Mike on July 19, 2023 at 9:12 am

    haven’t herd zydeco for years.

  24. N. Williams on July 19, 2023 at 10:35 am

    I would love to win this for a fun family outing with my husband & kiddos. Plus what better place to dance and have a good time surrounded by beautiful animals😍💕 Thank you PDX Pipeline for the opportunity to glowing some tix for this cool event.

  25. Joseph on July 20, 2023 at 1:48 am

    Take me back to New Orleans!

  26. Dannica on July 20, 2023 at 10:27 am

    Sounds super fun!

  27. sheri on July 20, 2023 at 11:52 am

    yep! Sign me up 🙂

  28. Judy on July 20, 2023 at 3:19 pm

    Animals are the best!

  29. Connor on July 20, 2023 at 3:21 pm

    I’d like to attend to give my girlfriend a fun zoo themed date night.

  30. Debra K Spencer on July 20, 2023 at 5:29 pm

    Thank you for the opportunity!

  31. Nichole Christmore on July 20, 2023 at 6:23 pm

    I’ve never been to one of these. Would love to go!

  32. Karen C on July 21, 2023 at 8:13 am

    Love the Zoo concerts!

  33. Alexandria Moss on July 21, 2023 at 11:05 am

    Would love to take my Mom to this!!

  34. Lydia on July 23, 2023 at 12:06 pm

    This would be such a treat! My boo and I would love to experience our first Zoo Night jamming to music that reminds me of home 🦋✨

  35. Ick on July 25, 2023 at 2:52 pm

    This would be a wonderful break from my treatments (cancer and advanced heart disease). Also I can toss my poo at the monkeys.

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