Magical Evenings on the Mountain

THIS YEAR: Tails, Tunes & Tastes tickets now include unlimited small plates.

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 and two drink tickets. Cash bars also available. (No one under age 21 will be permitted, including no children or infants.)

Event Details

THIS YEAR: Ticket includes unlimited small plates + two drinks.
Advance tickets only. No tickets sales at the front gate.
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 musical entertainment throughout the Zoo.
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!
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

What can you do at Tails, Tunes & Tastes?

– Unlimited small plates are included with your ticket.
– Your ticket also includes two drink tickets for use at any bar throughout the event. Cash bars are also available.
Feed the giraffe herd ($3 per lettuce bundle or $5 for two).
– Ride the Mountaineer Sky Ride, weather dependent. ($4 for members, $5 for non-members. Tickets available at Sky Ride booth.)
– Enjoy local musicians performing throughout the Zoo.
– Visit your favorite animals.
– Watch the sunset from the mountainside.
– Play cornhole and other party games.

Food, Beverages & Tunes

Check back closer to the event in 2023 for more details.


Unlimited small plates are included with your ticket.
(Menus will be posted closer to the event.)
Get a taste of last year’s menu


Your ticket includes Tails, Tunes & Tastes admission and two drink tickets.
Multiple Bar Locations – drink ticket redemption and for purchase.
(Beverage options will be posted closer to the event.)


Dance the night away to local musicians located throughout the Zoo.
(Band listings will be posted closer to the event.)

Interested in playing at Tails, Tunes & Tastes?

Contact [email protected], or call 719-424-7847.

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 13, 2023.
    – No refunds for the August event will be given after Thursday, August 17, 2023.
  • Tails, Tunes & Tastes will take place, rain or shine. No refunds or exchanges for inclement weather.
Volunteers Needed

Interested in volunteering for this adults-only event?
Watch for a volunteer sign-up link closer to the event.

– For questions, contact Amanda Ulrich, special events manager at [email protected].

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:

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