ALBUQUERQUE, NM--The ABQ BioPark is anticipating another summer of great live music at the Zoo and Botanic Garden. The season lineup promises wild fun for the whole family with amazing performers from local favorites like the NM Philharmonic, Blue Hornets and Boris McCutcheon to nationally known musicians like Marc Cohn, Perla Batalla, John Gorka, Paula Cole and Little Joe y la Familia.
"We believe there is no better place in New Mexico to see live music in an outdoor setting. Plus, tickets are really affordable," said Maryann Torrez, BioPark Events and Operations Supervisor.
This summer's lineup features pianists and jazz musicians, as well as bluegrass and Americana choices:
Mother's Day at the Zoo (included with regular admission)
May 11 - NM Philharmonic, Jeez LaWeez and Jazz a la Carte
Father's Day Fiesta at the Zoo (included with regular admission)
June 15 - Little Joe y la Familia, Grupo Control, Mariachi Mystery Tour
Summer Nights at the Botanic Garden
Thursdays at 7 p.m.
June 12 -Nosotros
June 19 -John Gorka
June 26 -Kelly Joe Phelps
July 10 -Makem & Spain Brothers
July 17 -The Blue Hornets
July 24 -Todo Mundo
July 31 -Barefoot Movement
August 7 -Kim Richey
August 14 -Robin and Linda Williams
August 21 -Boris McCutcheon
August 28 -Caravan of Thieves

Summer Nights guests can also look forward to the Ritzy Rouge Hula Hoop Troupe at the Botanic Garden every Thursday and the Clan Tynker Family Circus will join the fun on June 12, 19 & 26 and July 10, 17, 24 & 31.
Zoo Music lineup
Fridays at 7:30 p.m.
June 13 - Marc Cohn
June 20 - Paula Cole
June 27 - Green River Ordinance
July 11-The Young Dubliners
July 18 -The Brubeck Brothers
July 25 -Perla Batalla
August 1 - Greensky Bluegrass
August 8 - Sonny Landreth
Tickets for Zoo music and Summer Nights are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors (65+) and $3 for kids (3-12). NM BioPark Society members receive half-off. Tickets will go on sale mid-May both online and from BioPark cashiers.
"In addition to our regular concerts, we've got two great fundraisers in the works. It looks like Chris Isaak and Indigo Girls will probably be coming in July for Go Wild! benefit concerts," added Torrez. "We'll share those details as soon as they are confirmed!"
For more details about performances, see Music fans can sign up for the BioPark's new Wild Beats music e-newsletter for updates on the coming acts, free music downloads and concert-night food and gift specials.