Weesner Family Amphitheater at the Minnesota Zoo


Jul
23 Tue
Image for Belle and Sebastian with special guest Men I Trust

Belle and Sebastian with special guest Men I Trust

APPLE VALLEY, MN
UNITED STATES
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 7:30 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADULT: $56.00
VIP BOX: $68.50
ACCESSIBLE/ADA: $56.00
LIMITED VIEW: $56.00
OBSTRUCTED VIEW: $56.00
LIMITED VIEW ADA: $56.00
OBSTRUCTED VIEW ADA: $56.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADULT / VIP BOX / ACCESSIBLE/ADA / LIMITED VIEW / OBSTRUCTED VIEW / LIMITED VIEW ADA / OBSTRUCTED VIEW ADA Public Onsale: April 20, 2019 10:00 AM to July 23, 2019 7:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
A band that takes its name from a French children's television series about a boy and his dog would almost have to be precious, and to be sure, Belle and Sebastian are precious. But precious can be a damning word, and Belle and Sebastian don't have the negative qualities that the word connotes: they are private but not insular, pretty but not wimpy; they make gorgeous, delicate melodies sound full-bodied. Led by guitarist/vocalist Stuart Murdoch, the seven-piece band has an intimate, majestic sound that is equal parts folk-rock and '60s pop, but Murdoch's gift, not just for whimsy and surrealism but also for odd, unsettling lyrical detail, keeps the songs grounded in a tangible reality. (Stephen Thomas Erlewine, ALLMUSIC)




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Doors 7:00PM | Music 7:30PM | All Ages
Box Office Opens at 6:30PM on day of show
Rain or Shine
10:30PM Curfew

***In accordance with Minnesota Zoo policy, no smoking is allowed anywhere on Zoo property, including the use of lighted cigarettes, cigars, pipes or other smoking materials as well as e-cigarettes.

$56.00 - $68.50
Jul
24 Wed
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The Psychedelic Furs & JAMES

APPLE VALLEY, MN
UNITED STATES
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 7:30 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADULT: $45.00
ACCESSIBLE/ADA: $45.00
LIMITED VIEW: $45.00
OBSTRUCTED VIEW: $45.00
LIMITED VIEW ADA: $46.00
OBSTRUCTED VIEW ADA: $45.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADULT / ACCESSIBLE/ADA / LIMITED VIEW / OBSTRUCTED VIEW / LIMITED VIEW ADA / OBSTRUCTED VIEW ADA Public Onsale: April 20, 2019 10:00 AM to July 24, 2019 7:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
If you sit and talk to many of the alternative rock artists dominating today’s music, you’ll find that many of them pay homage to the The Psychedelic Furs. Led by front man and songwriter Richard Butler, the Furs won over fans and critics alike by combining poetic lyrics, innovative rhythms and melodies driven by an aggressive, punk desperation. Through it all, the band scored major hits with "Love My Way," "Pretty In Pink," "Heaven," "The Ghost In You," and “Heartbreak Beat” in all releasing seven studio albums and spawning several compilations, a boxed set, and a live concert DVD.

James are one of British indie rock’s most celebrated and enduring bands. Formed in 1982 in Whalley Range, Manchester, their debut ‘Jimone’ EP was released in November the following year on Factory Records and made Morrissey and Johnny Marr into early fans. The band went on to produce a string of huge hits during the next three decades, including ‘Come Home’, ‘Sit Down’, ‘She's a Star’ and ‘Laid’



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Doors 7:00PM | Music 7:30PM | All Ages
Box Office Opens at 6:30PM on day of show
Rain or Shine
10:30PM Curfew

***In accordance with Minnesota Zoo policy, no smoking is allowed anywhere on Zoo property, including the use of lighted cigarettes, cigars, pipes or other smoking materials as well as e-cigarettes.

$45.00 - $57.50
Jul
28 Sun
Image for Conor Oberst with special guest Joanna Sternberg

Conor Oberst with special guest Joanna Sternberg

APPLE VALLEY, MN
UNITED STATES
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 7:30 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADULT: $46.00
VIP BOX: $58.50
ACCESSIBLE/ADA: $46.00
LIMITED VIEW: $46.00
OBSTRUCTED VIEW: $46.00
LIMITED VIEW ADA: $46.00
OBSTRUCTED VIEW ADA: $46.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADULT / VIP BOX / ACCESSIBLE/ADA / LIMITED VIEW / OBSTRUCTED VIEW / LIMITED VIEW ADA / OBSTRUCTED VIEW ADA Public Onsale: April 20, 2019 10:00 AM to July 28, 2019 7:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Conor Oberst joined his first band at the age of 13 and has been releasing music since 1993. Over the next two plus decades, he's released cassette-only recordings, split 7-inches, and a dozen albums of uncommon insight, detail, and political awareness with his band Bright Eyes, under his own name, as a member of Desaparecidos, as leader of the The Mystic Valley Band, with the Monsters of Folk supergroup, and in Better Oblivion Community Center with Phoebe Bridgers.

"I have always believed there's salvation through music and love. At least for me. It's gotten me through the worst of things. But I want it to be that way for the people who listen to it, too," explains Oberst. "I feel I always make an attempt, even when writing what is a pretty depressing number, to sew some silver lining into it. I think the secret to happiness is making yourself believe that happiness is possible. The first step in overcoming anything is to believe that you can do it. So in my songs there's always a point where something pulls you out of the hole you're in" -Jaan Uhelszki

Conor Oberst has partnered with PLUS1 so that $1 from every ticket sold will go to the Florence Project and their work providing direct legal and social services for detained adults and children under threat of deportation. www.firrp.org
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Doors 7:00PM | Music 7:30PM | All Ages
Box Office Opens at 6:30PM on day of show
Rain or Shine
10:30PM Curfew

***In accordance with Minnesota Zoo policy, no smoking is allowed anywhere on Zoo property, including the use of lighted cigarettes, cigars, pipes or other smoking materials as well as e-cigarettes.


$46.00 - $58.50
Aug
2 Fri
Image for Steve Earle & the Dukes with special guest The Mastersons

Steve Earle & the Dukes with special guest The Mastersons

APPLE VALLEY, MN
UNITED STATES
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 7:30 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADULT: $47.50
ACCESSIBLE/ADA: $47.50
LIMITED VIEW: $47.50
OBSTRUCTED VIEW: $47.50
LIMITED VIEW ADA: $47.50
OBSTRUCTED VIEW ADA: $47.50

TICKET SALE DATES
ADULT / ACCESSIBLE/ADA / LIMITED VIEW / OBSTRUCTED VIEW / LIMITED VIEW ADA / OBSTRUCTED VIEW ADA Public Onsale: April 20, 2019 10:00 AM to August 2, 2019 7:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
If you ever had any doubt about where Steve Earle's musical roots are planted, his new collection, So You Wannabe an Outlaw, makes it perfectly plain. "There's nothing 'retro' about this record," he states, "I'm just acknowledging where I'm coming from." So You Wannabe an Outlaw is the first recording he has made in Austin, Texas. Earle has lived in New York City for the past decade but he acknowledges, "Look, I'm always gonna be a Texan, no matter what I do. And I'm always going to be somebody who learned their craft in Nashville. It's who I am."


Additional Event Information


Doors 7:00PM | Music 7:30PM | All Ages
Box Office Opens at 6:30PM on day of show
Rain or Shine
10:30PM Curfew

***In accordance with Minnesota Zoo policy, no smoking is allowed anywhere on Zoo property, including the use of lighted cigarettes, cigars, pipes or other smoking materials as well as e-cigarettes.

$47.50 - $60.00
Aug
7 Wed
Image for Gaelic Storm with special guest The Belfast Cowboys

Gaelic Storm with special guest The Belfast Cowboys

APPLE VALLEY, MN
UNITED STATES
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 7:30 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADULT: $37.50
VIP BOX: $50.00
ACCESSIBLE/ADA: $37.50
LIMITED VIEW: $37.50
OBSTRUCTED VIEW: $37.50
LIMITED VIEW ADA: $37.50
OBSTRUCTED VIEW ADA: $37.50

TICKET SALE DATES
ADULT / VIP BOX / ACCESSIBLE/ADA / LIMITED VIEW / OBSTRUCTED VIEW / LIMITED VIEW ADA / OBSTRUCTED VIEW ADA Public Onsale: May 18, 2019 10:00 AM to August 7, 2019 7:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
It's hard to imagine a band just coming into their own after 20 years of success, but that's exactly what makes a true anomaly. This multi-national, Celtic juggernaut grows stronger with each live performance, and as you can imagine, after two decades and over 2000 shows, it is a true force to be reckoned with. With their latest release, Go Climb a Tree, their music has never sounded more representative of themselves as musicians and as live performers.



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Doors 7:00PM | Music 7:30PM | All Ages
Box Office Opens at 6:30PM on day of show
Rain or Shine
10:30PM Curfew

***In accordance with Minnesota Zoo policy, no smoking is allowed anywhere on Zoo property, including the use of lighted cigarettes, cigars, pipes or other smoking materials as well as e-cigarettes.

$37.50 - $50.00
Aug
9 Fri
Image for Mat Kearney with special guest Matt Hires

Mat Kearney with special guest Matt Hires

APPLE VALLEY, MN
UNITED STATES
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 7:30 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADULT: $42.00
ACCESSIBLE/ADA: $42.00
LIMITED VIEW: $42.00
OBSTRUCTED VIEW: $42.00
LIMITED VIEW ADA: $42.00
OBSTRUCTED VIEW ADA: $42.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADULT / ACCESSIBLE/ADA / LIMITED VIEW / OBSTRUCTED VIEW / LIMITED VIEW ADA / OBSTRUCTED VIEW ADA Public Onsale: April 20, 2019 10:00 AM to August 9, 2019 7:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

with Special Guest Matt Hires


Years before he toured the world as a platinum selling, boundary-breaking artist, Mat Kearney grew up in Eugene, Oregon. It was during those teenage years that he developed his love for classic songwriting - the kind that transcends generations and genres. He'd strum chords on a friend's acoustic guitar, paving the way for a career that would eventually take him far away from Eugene.
Much has changed since those days in the Pacific Northwest. Even so, Kearney hasn't forgotten his musical roots. On his fifth album, CRAZYTALK, he mixes his most timeless songwriting to date with a wide, genre-bending set of interests. There are organic instruments, electronic samples, chill house grooves, tropical sounds, and collaborations with DJs like AFSHeeN, filous, and RAC all glued together by an emphasis on ageless hooks and thought-provoking lyrics. The result is one of the most adventurous, nuanced albums of his acclaimed career, filled with EDM drops one minute and acoustic guitars the next.



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Doors 7:00PM | Music 7:30PM | All Ages
Box Office Opens at 6:30PM on day of show
Rain or Shine
10:30PM Curfew

***In accordance with Minnesota Zoo policy, no smoking is allowed anywhere on Zoo property, including the use of lighted cigarettes, cigars, pipes or other smoking materials as well as e-cigarettes.

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Aug
10 Sat
Image for Marc Cohn with special guest Chelsea Williams

Marc Cohn with special guest Chelsea Williams

APPLE VALLEY, MN
UNITED STATES
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 7:30 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADULT: $52.50
ACCESSIBLE/ADA: $52.50
LIMITED VIEW: $52.50
OBSTRUCTED VIEW: $52.50
LIMITED VIEW ADA: $52.50
OBSTRUCTED VIEW ADA: $52.50

TICKET SALE DATES
ADULT / ACCESSIBLE/ADA / LIMITED VIEW / OBSTRUCTED VIEW / LIMITED VIEW ADA / OBSTRUCTED VIEW ADA Public Onsale: April 20, 2019 10:00 AM to August 10, 2019 7:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
After winning a Grammy for his soulful ballad "Walking in Memphis," Marc Cohn solidified his place as one of this generation's most compelling singer-songwriters, combining the precision of a brilliant tunesmith with the passion of a great soul man. Rooted in the rich ground of American rhythm and blues, soul and gospel and possessed of a deft storyteller's pen, he weaves vivid, detailed, often drawn-from-life tales that evoke some of our most universal human feelings: love, hope, faith, joy, heartbreak.


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Doors 7:00PM | Music 7:30PM | All Ages
Box Office Opens at 6:30PM on day of show
Rain or Shine
10:30PM Curfew

***In accordance with Minnesota Zoo policy, no smoking is allowed anywhere on Zoo property, including the use of lighted cigarettes, cigars, pipes or other smoking materials as well as e-cigarettes.

$52.50 - $65.00
Aug
24 Sat
Image for Josh Ritter with special guest Carsie Blanton

Josh Ritter with special guest Carsie Blanton

APPLE VALLEY, MN
UNITED STATES
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 7:30 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADULT: $40.00
ACCESSIBLE/ADA: $40.00
LIMITED VIEW: $40.00
OBSTRUCTED VIEW: $40.00
LIMITED VIEW ADA: $40.00
OBSTRUCTED VIEW ADA: $40.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADULT / ACCESSIBLE/ADA / LIMITED VIEW / OBSTRUCTED VIEW / LIMITED VIEW ADA / OBSTRUCTED VIEW ADA Public Onsale: April 20, 2019 10:00 AM to August 24, 2019 7:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
"Josh Ritter? Hell, he was born dead center of the whole country, who else is gonna tell us what it's really like." That's Jason Isbell, who knows a little something about songwriting, on why Josh Ritter's songs are so important right now.
What must it feel like, to do what Josh Ritter can? To be able to see the world clear as it is, to be able to hold in your mind the various ways it might roll, spin or cant, to draw these versions for us in a few, perfectly chosen words, set to melodies as instantly memorable as they are fresh?
I imagine it must feel like a calling and a burden, and must bring about in Ritter a sense of gratitude and obligation-To hear those voices, those couplets, those musical lines and to know that there are so many of us waiting for him bring them to us, like a basket of just ripened tangerines on an arid summer day, exactly what we need at the exact moment we most need it.
There is a hint for us in the title of Josh's new album, Fever Breaks. And listening to it, I can sense the fever that took hold of Josh as he was writing, the insistent, all encompassing waves of emotion and heat, the chills and shakes that blew through him and finally broke just before it would have killed him.
This urgency shows itself in the songs he wrote, in the playing and singing that elevates the recordings into incantations of hope in desperate times, into that one ray of light sneaking its way through the one needle sized hole in the ground above the collapsed mine shaft we are all stuck in: the United States of America in 2019.
"In between nothing but the thin air and the unknown," Ritter sings in On The Water, describing not only the fragile state of a relationship, but also the state of the US as he apprehends it at this particular moment in history. But one of Josh's many gifts is that, even as he documents the meanness, the songs themselves lift us out of it, into a place of reverie.
As I listen, I find myself singing along, laughing, entered into a shared place of joy. This is secular church music, because it unifies us, bonds us, brings us together in a search for love, peace, understanding and an escape from the earthly cruelty all around us.
When I asked Isbell, who produced Fever Breaks, what it was about Josh Ritter's music that made him want to collaborate with Josh, he spoke of Ritter's perfectionism, of Ritter's willingness to do the work required to turn an instant of inspiration into a great song. And then he got quiet for a long moment. "Look," he said. "This American experiment is getting to the point where we need to call for help. We're not under water yet, but we are stuck on the rocks. Josh's music is a perfect document of these times."
-Brian Koppelman, co-creator, showrunner Billions, co-writer, Rounders



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Doors 7:00PM | Music 7:30PM | All Ages
Box Office Opens at 6:30PM on day of show
Rain or Shine
10:30PM Curfew

***In accordance with Minnesota Zoo policy, no smoking is allowed anywhere on Zoo property, including the use of lighted cigarettes, cigars, pipes or other smoking materials as well as e-cigarettes.

$40.00 - $52.50
Aug
25 Sun
Image for Dave Koz and Friends: Summer Horns

Dave Koz and Friends: Summer Horns

APPLE VALLEY, MN
UNITED STATES
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 7:30 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADULT: $59.00
ACCESSIBLE/ADA: $59.00
LIMITED VIEW: $59.00
OBSTRUCTED VIEW: $59.00
LIMITED VIEW ADA: $59.00
OBSTRUCTED VIEW ADA: $59.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADULT / ACCESSIBLE/ADA / LIMITED VIEW / OBSTRUCTED VIEW / LIMITED VIEW ADA / OBSTRUCTED VIEW ADA Public Onsale: April 20, 2019 10:00 AM to August 25, 2019 7:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

Featuring Gerald Albright, Rick Braun, Kenny Lattimore, and Aubrey Logan



 



In a career that spans more than three decades, saxophonist Dave Koz has racked up an astoundingly impressive array of honors and achievements: nine GRAMMY® nominations, nine No. 1 albums on Billboard’s Current Contemporary Jazz Albums chart, numerous world tours, playing for multiple presidents, a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and more. A platinum-selling artist, Koz is also known as a humanitarian, entrepreneur, radio host, instrumental music advocate, and restaurateur.




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Doors 7:00PM | Music 7:30PM | All Ages
Box Office Opens at 6:30PM on day of show
Rain or Shine
10:30PM Curfew

***In accordance with Minnesota Zoo policy, no smoking is allowed anywhere on Zoo property, including the use of lighted cigarettes, cigars, pipes or other smoking materials as well as e-cigarettes.

$59.00 - $71.50
Aug
28 Wed
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Robert Cray

APPLE VALLEY, MN
UNITED STATES
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 7:30 PM
 More Information
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADULT: $46.00
ACCESSIBLE/ADA: $46.00
LIMITED VIEW: $46.00
OBSTRUCTED VIEW: $46.00
LIMITED VIEW ADA: $46.00
OBSTRUCTED VIEW ADA: $46.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADULT / ACCESSIBLE/ADA / LIMITED VIEW / OBSTRUCTED VIEW / LIMITED VIEW ADA / OBSTRUCTED VIEW ADA Public Onsale: April 20, 2019 10:00 AM to August 28, 2019 7:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

Robert Cray has been bridging the lines between blues, soul, and R&B for the past four decades, with five Grammy wins and over 20 acclaimed albums. For his latest project, Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm (‪April 28 / Jay-Vee Records), the Blues Hall of Famer traveled to Memphis with his friend, renowned Grammy Award-winning producer Steve Jordan, to make a classic soul album with Hi Rhythm, the band that helped create that sound.


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Doors 7:00PM | Music 7:30PM | All Ages
Box Office Opens at 6:30PM on day of show
Rain or Shine
10:30PM Curfew

***In accordance with Minnesota Zoo policy, no smoking is allowed anywhere on Zoo property, including the use of lighted cigarettes, cigars, pipes or other smoking materials as well as e-cigarettes.


$46.00 - $58.50

Weesner Family Amphitheater at the Minnesota Zoo

13000 ZOO BOULEVARD
APPLE VALLEY, MN
UNITED STATES