Win Tickets ($48): Zoo Nights Featuring Ural Thomas and the Pain @ Oregon Zoo | Original Soul, Food, Drinks, All Ages Activities
We are giving away a pair of tickets to Zoo Nights @ Oregon Zoo on August 4. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed July 31.
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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
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 4 – Ural Thomas and the Pain
Universally recognized as one of the most exciting singers remaining from the original soul era, 82-year-old Ural Thomas and his band The Pain just released their third LP “Dancing Dimensions.” Thomas initially made his name in the 1960s with stone-cold soul classic releases like “Pain Is The Name of Your Game,” “Can You Dig It,” “Deep Soul,” and his 1964 recording debut with The Monterays “Push – Em Up.” After a musical journey that commenced in his native Portland, Oregon, and led to Los Angeles, Cincinnati, and New York, sharing stages with everyone from James Brown to Stevie Wonder to Otis Redding to Etta James, Thomas became disillusioned with the music business and returned home to the city of roses at the end of the decade – where he continues to reign as Portland’s uncontested Soul Brother Number One. In 2014 Ural met drummer/bandleader Scott Magee at a Sunday jam session he’d been hosting for decades and Ural Thomas and The Pain was born.
Oregon Zoo Nights is a special event and is not included in regular daytime admission. Tickets must be purchased online in advance.