The Elders were founded in 1998 by six gentlemen with a passion for music rooted in Americana and Celtic folk rock. From the beginning, The Elders seemed to be channeling something ancient and enduring - something unaffected by fads, trends and the giant maw of mind-numbing commercialism. Their ability to bring together the art of story telling with elements both musically progressive and rooted in tradition, has won them a broad international fan base, as well as critical acclaim in numerous publications such as PASTE Magazine, Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange, Music Row Magazine, Goldmine Magazine, TRAD Magazine (France), Chicago Sun-Times, Kansas City Star and many more.
Animal exhibits are open until 8pm. General lawn seating. Bring your own blankets and lawn chairs. You may purchase food from vendors at the Zoo, or you may bring your own picnic. Beer and wine are available for purchase. You may not bring your own.