ABILENE, Texas — The Abilene Zoo is having its second annual Rock and Roar, A Wild Summer Series event at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 25 at the Abilene Zoo, 2070 Zoo Ln.
The zoo will close at 5 p.m. but will reopen at approximately 6 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. to allow attendees to enter the zoo and the area where the concert will take place. Opening the doors early will avoid having a line outside and so attendees can set up or visit the zoo, which will be open and have giraffe feeding available.
Ticket prices for nonmembers is $10 and $5 for Abilene Zoo members and will provide entry to the concert as well as the zoo.
Abilene Zoo Marketing Coordinator, Jennifer Pacheco, said there is plenty of space for attendees to social distance while at the concert.
Pacheco also said masks are only required in indoor spaces but people in attendance are encouraged to wear them, especially as they walk around or visit the zoo. In addition to encouraging wearing masks, the zoo has also added a series of one-way areas to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The concert will have barbecue for sale, as well as a full bar. Lawn chairs, blankets and outside food are welcome, however glass bottles, outside alcoholic beverages and plastic straws are not allowed.
For anyone who is not able to attend Saturday’s event, there will be a second concert Aug. 15, headlined by Josh Ward. The time and ticket price will remain the same for the event.
For additional information on the zoo or the concert, visit abilenezoo.org, the zoo’s social media pages or call 325-676-6085.