Magical Evenings on the Mountain

Join us for a magical evening on the mountain, exclusively reserved for those age 21 and up. Local musicians will set the mood throughout the Zoo! Tickets to Tails, Tunes & Tastes include unlimited small plates from our chef-crafted menu and two drink tickets. Cash bars also available. (No one under age 21 will be permitted, including no children or infants.)

Event Details

Ticket includes unlimited small plates + two drinks.
Save $10 by purchasing your ticket early! Day-of ticket purchases (if not sold out) increase to $74.75.
Ticket purchase includes 2 drink tickets. Your two drink tickets can be used at any bar during the event. Must be used the evening of the event. No outside alcohol allowed. Cash bars will be available.
Full Zoo experience.
Live bands throughout the Zoo.
– Visit your favorite animals.
– Watch the sunset from the mountainside.
– Play cornhole and other party games.
Mountaineer Sky Ride tickets available at Sky Ride cashier booth (weather dependent). $4 for Zoo members, $5 for non-members.
Dress for a night of dancing, but remember you will walking up and down the hills of the Zoo! Layers are also recommended.
Designate a driver, or better yet, don’t drive at all! Take a taxi or use a ride-sharing service like Lyft or Uber.

Highlights of Tails, Tunes & Tastes

Get a Taste of the Event

View last year’s event program PDF to get a feel for the event. The 2024 program will be available about a week before each event date.
(Shows detailed map, open animal areas, food, beverage and music hub locations.)

What can you do at Tails, Tunes & Tastes?

– Savor unlimited small plates that are included with your ticket.
– Use the two drink tickets included with your ticket at any bar throughout the event. Cash bars are also available.
Feed the giraffe herd ($3 per lettuce bundle or $5 for two).
– Enjoy scheduled animal demonstrations.
– Ride the Mountaineer Sky Ride, weather dependent. ($4 for members, $5 for non-members. Tickets available at Sky Ride booth.)

Food, Beverages & Tunes


FOOD MENU for Thursday, July 25, 2024

Unlimited small plates are included with your ticket.
(Additional drinks are available at cash bars located throughout the Zoo.)

Elson’s Place

  • Pesto Flatbread | Marinated Artichoke, Balsamic Cippolini, Heirloom Tomato, Balsamic Glaze (Vegan, GF)
  • Pork Posole Croquette | Charred Corn Veloute, Chili Oil, Chimichurri
  • S’mores Cornet | Marshmallow Fluff, Chocolate, Graham Cracker (Vegetarian)

Grizzly Grill

  • Shrimp Rangoon | Sweet Chili Crisp, Chive
  • The Electric Slider | Beef Patty, Bacon Fig Jam, Brie, Caramelized Onion, Brioche
  • Buffalo Cauliflower | Tahini Verde (Vegan, GF)
  • Tropical Haupia | Pineapple, Mango, Coconut, Rose, Lime (Vegan, GF)

Pizza with a View

  • Summer Cucumber | Basil Compressed Cucumber, Tomato Jam, Red Pepper Hummus, Dill (Vegan, GF)
  • Caprese Cornet | Sundried Tomato, Textures of Mozzarella, Basil Oil, Balsamic Pearl (Vegetarian)
  • Black Forest Tart | Chocolate Mousse, Praline Croquantine, Luxardo Cherry, Cocoa Nib (Vegetarian)

Rocky Mountain Wild Barbeque Co.

  • Rocky Mountain Trout | Southwestern Hominy Succotash, Tomato Beurre Blanc (GF)
  • Chicken & Waffles| Pimento Cheese, Hand Breaded Chicken Tender, Hot Honey, Chive
  • Tuna Poke Cornet | Sesame Seed, Yuzu Ponzu, Avocado, Scallion, Chili Thread
  • Peach Cobbler Fritter | Palisade Peach, Vanilla Bean Glaze, Streusel Topping (Vegetarian)

BEVERAGE OPTIONS

Your ticket includes Tails, Tunes & Tastes admission and two drink tickets.
Multiple Bar Locations – drink ticket redemption and for purchase.


LIVE MUSIC for Thursday, July 25, 2024

Dance the night away to local musicians located throughout the Zoo.
– Ava Grace
– Chad Traxler
– George Whitesell
– Grapefruit Moon
– John Spengler & Frenemies
– Shandra Moore

Interested in playing at Tails, Tunes & Tastes?
Contact [email protected], or call 719-424-7847.


TAILS ANIMAL DEMOS for Thursday, July 25, 2024

Tickets & Cost

Refund Policy
  • No refunds available after two weeks prior to the event date.
    – No refunds for the July event will be given after Thursday, July 11, 2024.
    – No refunds for the August event will be given after Thursday, August 15, 2024.
    – No refunds for the September event will be given after Thursday, September 12, 2024.
  • Tails, Tunes & Tastes will take place, rain or shine. No refunds or exchanges for inclement weather.
Sponsorship Information

Interested in being a sponsor of Tails, Tunes & Tastes? Please contact Jenny Koch at 719-424-7814 or [email protected].


Proceeds benefit the care of Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s animals.

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors for this Event:

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Visit Toyota of Colorado Springs and Corwin Toyota Colorado Springs' Website