Enjoy Summer Music on the Mountain at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s 21-and-Up Tails & Tunes Evening Events

June 17, 2021

FOUR DATES, STARTING JUNE 24, OF LIVE LOCAL MUSIC AND YOUR FAVORITE ANIMALS – Ready for an adults-only night out with live music and your favorite CMZoo animals under the stars? Join us for Tails & Tunes on the last Thursday night of the month, June through September! The first summer music event of the season is Thursday, June 24 from 6 to 9:30 p.m.

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. Feed the giraffe and visit most of our animals while you unwind on a cool Colorado summer evening on the mountain with five local bands and musicians at different locations around the Zoo.

Small plates will be available for purchase and your entry includes two drink tickets. Cash bars are also available.
Tickets are available now at cmzoo.org/tails

6 to 9:30 p.m.
—Thursday, June 24, 2021
—Thursday, July 29, 2021
—Thursday, August 26, 2021
—Thursday, September 30, 2021

This is a popular event and some dates may sell out, so don’t wait to get your tickets. They’re available now at cmzoo.org/tails. Thanks to our Tails & Tunes partners, Cordera and Green for Life!


  • Feed the giraffe herd
  • Ride the Sky Ride
  • Enjoy five local musicians playing live as you travel through the Zoo
  • Visit your favorite animals
  • Watch the sunset from the mountainside
  • Play cornhole and other party games

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.
– 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.
– 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.

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

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

Grizzly Grill
– 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
– Dry Rub Super Crunch Wings Two Ways (Pick One)
— Jerk
— Garlic Herb (GF/DF)
– 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)

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

Elson’s Place
– Artisan Pretzel Bites with Beehive Beer Cheese (V)
– Pineapple Whip Soft Serve, Toasted Coconut, Lime (V/DF)

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

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 2021, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo was voted #4 Best Zoo in North America and CMZoo’s Rocky Mountain Wild was named #3 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. Of the 233 zoos and aquariums accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is one of very few operating without tax support. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo depends on admissions, membership dues, special event attendance and donations for funding.