Tails, Tunes & Tastes

Tails, Tunes and Tastes

Adult Only Music Nights.

Full Zoo Experience • Live Music • Adults 21+ • All Inclusive Food & Drink

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo invites you to dance and dine the night away while enjoying drinks and international delights from Taste, our in-house caterer. Animal shows during the night will inspire and delight while you enjoy this adults-only evening. Local musicians will set the mood throughout the Zoo until 9:30 p.m. All event proceeds benefit the care of Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s animals.

JULY is Sold Out, but August ticket sales are still open!


Dates: Thursdays – July 25 and August 29, 2019
Time: 6 – 9:30 p.m.


Advanced all-inclusive tickets – $45.75 (quantities are limited!)
Day-of all-inclusive tickets – $50.75 (if available)


Download our Tails Tunes & Tastes Program – July 25, 2019
Includes map, animal shows and activities.


  • Unlimited international tastes and open bar.
  • Live music throughout the Zoo.
  • The full Zoo experience from 6 – 8 p.m.


  • Come prepared with comfortable shoes and a warmer layer.
  • Tails, Tunes & Tastes will take place, rain or shine. All food/drink/music stations will be protected from the elements, but guests may want to bring an umbrella to walk from area to area.
  • No refunds or transfers for inclement weather – This is a rain or shine event.
  • Refunds available up to two weeks before the event only.
  • Please carpool and designate a sober driver – great reminders for any night out! Or better yet, don’t drive at all and use a ride sharing service!
  • Last admission at 8 p.m., event closes at 9:30 p.m.
  • Animal exhibits close at 8 p.m.
  • Sky Ride – last ride up at 7:30 p.m. ($4 for Zoo members, $5 for non-members). Tickets available at Zoo Admissions.


Tails & Tunes

A Tails, Tunes and Tapas band playing photo

TAILS – Special Animal Shows & Happenings:

(Note: Weather permitting. All animal areas close at 8 p.m.)

6:30 p.m. – Tiger Enrichment (Asian Highlands)
6:45 p.m. – Elephant Demo (Encounter Africa)
7:00 p.m. – Sloth Keeper Talk (Monkey Pavilion)
7:15 p.m. – Red River hog Enrichment (African Rift Valley)


TUNES – Relax and enjoy tunes from these local bands!

Maggie Rains and the Crooked Keys
Viva La Noche
Rvzoo and the Sugar Spun Elephant
Brian Grace Band

Balanced Rock Band
Playing with Smoke
Gus Meza
Jeffrey Sempek
Red Moon Rounder


Tastes Menus


TASTES Menu Themes for July by location:

Taste Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Catering logo(VG-Vegetarian, GF-Gluten Free, DF-Dairy Free)
– Please refer to the Tails Tunes & Tastes Program – July 25, 2019 for complete menu details.
– Last call at 9 p.m.

Elson’s Place – Elson’s Carney Station, bar favorites & full bar
Encounter Africa – South of the Border Mexican, beer & wine
Lodge at Moose Lake – Mediterranean fare
Rocky Mountain Barbecue Co. – full Bar
Pizza with a View – Italiano
Grizzly Grill – Southern Style
Tails, Tunes and Tapas


Volunteers Needed!

Interested in volunteering for this adults-only event? We still need volunteers (age 21+) to help out throughout the evening on Thursday, July 25 and August 29 from 5:15 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Volunteers will get to enjoy food, live music and animal shows throughout the night.

To sign up as a Tails, Tunes & Tastes volunteer, please visit http://bit.ly/2IhttU5.



If you are interested in sponsoring Tails, Tunes & Tastes 2019, please contact Jenny Koch 719-424-7814, or [email protected].

Special Thanks and Appreciation to Our Sponsors for this Event:

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Visit Navy Federal Credit Union's Website