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

Capacity for Tails and Tunes is limited. 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 7:40 p.m.
Please be in line to enter the Zoo within 20 minutes after your ticketed time.
– Early arrivals or arrivals later than 20 minutes past your ticketed entry time may not be accommodated. If you arrive early for your time slot, please wait in your car until your entry time begins. Arriving during your designated arrival time will help us manage traffic flow into our parking lot and through the admission gates.
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!
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

Food & Beverages

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


  • Grizzly Grill
    – Canned beer, wine and seltzers
    – Boozy ICEEs
    – Liquor available
  • Pizza with a View
    – Beer and wine on tap
    – Liquor available

LIMITED BARS – Beer, Wine and Hard Seltzers

  • Elson’s Place
    – Canned beer, wine and seltzers
    – Boozy floats
  • Rocky Mountain Barbeque Co.
    – Canned beer, wine and seltzers.

Selections at our Food Outlets (for purchase):

Small Plates – $5 each

  • Rocky Mountain Barbecue Co.
    – BBQ sliders
    – Pimento cheese slider
  • Pizza with a View
    – Crispy Brussel sprouts
    – Baguette pizza
  • Grizzly Grill
    – Beef and veggie burger slider
    – Flam’n Hot Cheeto dog slider
    – Wings
    – Truffle or parmesan fry cup
  • Elson’s Place
    – Pretzel bites with dip


Check back for listings closer to the event.

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.

COVID-19 Specific Information

ZOO GUESTS ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR MASKS WHEN INSIDE ANY BUILDINGS, due to the mandate by the state of Colorado. We also strongly encourage wearing a mask when within 6 feet of other groups in outdoor areas.
– All COVID-19 precautions will be in place for this event. Learn more about what virus-related changes to expect during your visit here.
– 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.

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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