Magical Evenings on the Mountain

Join us for Tails & Tunes on Thursdays, June 24, July 29, August 26 and September 30, 2021! Enjoy a magical evening on the mountain, exclusively reserved for those age 21 and up. Local musicians will set the mood throughout the Zoo until 9:30 p.m.! Dinner will be available for purchase and your entry includes two drink tickets. Cash bars also available.

Event Details

Advance tickets only. No tickets sales at the front gate.
Ticket purchase includes 2 drink tickets for use at any bar. Must be used the evening of the event. No outside alcoholic beverages are allowed.
Food will be available for purchase at our eateries.
Full Zoo experience from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Animal exhibits close at 9:30 p.m.
Live musical entertainment throughout the Zoo until 9:30 p.m.
Mountaineer Sky Ride will have its last ride at 8 p.m. Be in line by 7:30 p.m. ($4 for Zoo members, $5 for non-members). Tickets available at Sky Ride cashier booth.
General admission entrance from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Once you enter the Zoo, you are welcome to stay as long as you like until the event ends at 9:30 p.m.
– Dress for a night of dancing, but remember you will walking up and down the hills of the Zoo!
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is following Colorado state and CDC guidance regarding wearing masks in public. To see the current guidance, please visit
– If you or anyone in your party is experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19, please stay home and contact us about refund options.
– For more information on the symptoms and how to protect yourself, please refer to the CDC’s website resources.
Social distancing will be encouraged at each band area. Feel free to bring a camp chair to spread out and enjoy the music from a safe distance from other groups.
– 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

What can you do at Tails & Tunes?

Feed the giraffe herd.
– Ride the Mountaineer Sky Ride (tickets available at Sky Ride booth).
– Enjoy five local musicians playing live as you travel through the Zoo.
– Enjoy drinks (your entry includes two drink tickets), and cash bars are also available.
– Food available for purchase.
– Visit your favorite animals.
– Watch the sunset from the mountainside.
– Play cornhole and other party games.

Food & Beverages

Multiple Bar Locations (Drink ticket redemption and for purchase):


  • Grizzly Grill
    – Signature Drink – Vodka Strawberry Lemonade
    – Canned beer, wine and seltzers
    – Blue Bayou ICEE
    – Liquor available
  • Pizza with a View
    – Beer and wine on tap
    – Liquor available

LIMITED BARS – Beer, Wine and Hard Seltzers

  • Elson’s Place
    – Signature Drink – Dole Whip Colada
    – Canned beer, wine and seltzers
  • Rocky Mountain Barbeque Co.
    – Signature Drink – Arnold Palmer
    – Canned beer, wine and seltzers.

Selections at our Food Outlets (for purchase):

Small Plates – $5 each

  • Rocky Mountain Barbecue Co.
    – Hardwood Smoked BBQ Pork or Beef on a Cuban Roll with Pickles, Onions and Saus’ (DF)
    – Pimento Cheese Crudité – RMBBQCO House Pimento Cheese, Celery, Carrot, Crusty Bread (V/DF)
    – Elote – Roasted Corn on de Cob, Lime Aioli, Cotija Cheese, Tajin (V/GF)
    – Blueberry Crumb Cake
  • Pizza with a View
    – Roasted Lemon Truffle Brussels (GF/DF/V)
    – Caprese – Fresh Mozzarella, Grape Tomato, Garlic Oil, Balsamic Gastric, Fresh Herbs (GF/V)
    – Baguette Pizza Two Ways (Pick One)
    — Garlic Oil, Béchamel, Mozzarella, Roasted Chicken, Bacon, Shaved Red Onion, Fresh Herbs
    — Garlic Oil, Pesto, Mozzarella, Feta, Grana Padano, Ground Tomato (V)
    – Cannoli’s
  • Grizzly Grill
    – Dry Rub Super Crunch Wings Two Ways (Pick One)
    — Jerk
    — Garlic Herb (GF/DF)
    – Double Wild Style Burger Slider – 2 Beef Patties, American Cheese, Grilled Onion, Wild Style Saus’ (Veggie Burger Available)
    – Flam’n Hot Cheeto Coney Dog Slider – Nathan’s Hot Dog Slider, Chili, Cheese and Flam’n Hot Cheeto Crumble
    – The Elvez Sundae – Vanilla Ice Cream, Jalapeno Bacon Praline, Banana, Tequila Caramel (GF)
    – Truffle Herb or Garlic Parmesan Frites with Charred Lemon Garlic Aioli (GF/V)
  • Elson’s Place
    – Artisan Pretzel Bites with Beehive Beer Cheese (V)
    – Pineapple Whip Soft Serve, Toasted Coconut, Lime (V/DF)


  • THURSDAY, JUNE 24, 2021
    – Restless Hearts
    – Ryan Flores
    – Tenderfoot Bluegrass
    – The Midnight Sun
    – Wirewood Station
  • THURSDAY, JULY 29, 2021
    – Playing with Smoke Band
    – Redraw the Farm
    – Ryan Flores
    – Spiritwell
    – Wirewood Station
  • THURSDAY, AUGUST 26, 2021
    – Balanced Rock
    – FlashBlack
    – Gus Meza Band
    – The Artistry of Chaos
    – The Zooligans
    – Jeff Byrd
    – Red Moon Rounder
    – RvZoo
    – Ryan Flores
    – SPUR

Tickets & Cost

Refund Policy
  • No refunds available after two weeks prior to the event date.
    – No refunds for the June 24 event will be given after Thursday, June 10, 2021.
    – No refunds for the July 29 event will be given after Thursday, July 15, 2021.
    – No refunds for the August 26 event will be given after Thursday, August 12, 2021.
    – No refunds for the September 30 event will be given after Thursday, September 16, 2021.
  • Tails & Tunes will take place, rain or shine. No refunds or exchanges for inclement weather.
Sponsorship Information

Interested in being a sponsor of Tails & Tunes? 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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