Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s 21-and-up Live Music Summer Event Series, Tails & Tunes, Starts July 28

July 21, 2022

HAVE A WILD NIGHT FOR A WORTHY CAUSE AT THIS CMZOO FUNDRAISING EVENT – Cheyenne Mountain Zoo will kick off its three-date 21-and-up summer event series, Tails & Tunes, from 6 to 9:30 p.m. on Thurs., July 28. There’s nowhere else you can feed a giraffe, have a drink, enjoy live music and breathe in the fresh evening mountain air. This truly unique event is perfect for a girls’ night out, summer work celebration, or date night.

Attendees can rally their herd and head to the Zoo for a special evening full of live music, animals, spectacular mountainside views, and drinks. Tickets include two drinks and guests can purchase small plates from a chef-created custom Tails & Tunes menu to round out the night.

Advance tickets are required for members and the general public. Tickets are available now at

Attendees will have a wild night for a worthy cause, because 75¢ from every Tails & Tunes ticket goes to CMZoo’s Quarters for Conservation program, which has raised more than $4 million for frontline conservation efforts around the world since 2008.

What can you do at Tails & Tunes?

  • Your ticket includes two drink tickets for use at any bar throughout the event. Cash bars are also available.
  • Purchase chef-created small plates from our custom Tails & Tunes menu at our eateries ($3 to $5 per plate).
  • Enjoy local musicians performing throughout the Zoo.
  • Visit your favorite animals.
  • Watch the sunset from the mountainside.
  • Feed the giraffe herd ($3 per lettuce bundle or $5 for two).
  • Ride the Sky Ride (weather dependent; $4 for Zoo members, $5 for non-members).

July’s Tails & Tunes musical lineup:
– Back Stage People
– Melissa Crispo
– Red Moon Rounder
– Ryan Flores
– Manitou Strings

Other event details:

  • Advance tickets are required. 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.
  • Small plates are available for purchase at our eateries.
  • Most exhibits open all evening.
  • Live musical entertainment throughout the Zoo.
  • Mountaineer Sky Ride (weather dependent) 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.
  • Dress for a night of dancing, but remember you will be 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.

Additional summer 2022 Tails & Tunes dates:
– 6 to 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 25
– 5:30 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, September 29

Tails & Tunes is presented with support from Cordera and CenturyLink Fiber. Thank you, event sponsors!

About Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

Cheyenne Mountain Zoological Society was founded in 1926. Today, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, America’s mountain Zoo, offers comprehensive education programs, exciting conservation efforts and truly fantastic animal experiences. In 2022, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo was voted #3 Best Zoo in North America and CMZoo’s Rocky Mountain Wild was named #2 Best Zoo Exhibit in North America by USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards. It is Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s goal to help guests fall in love with animals and nature, and take action to protect them. Since 2008, CMZoo’s Quarters for Conservation program has raised $4 million dedicated to frontline conservation efforts around the world. Of the 239 zoos and aquariums accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is one of just a few operating without tax support. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo depends on admissions, membership dues, special event attendance and donations for funding.