BB&T Bank Presents “Brew at the Zoo,” the annual outdoor festival at The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore on Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29 at the Waterfowl Lake Pavilion, from 1 p.m. – 7 p.m. each day. This fun, family-friendly event provides guests with the opportunity for unlimited sampling of a diverse assortment of local and national beers and wines, while absorbing some local live music. It’s also the years’ biggest fundraiser for the Zoo, supporting the education, conservation and animal programs!

In addition to live music and cold brew, there will be visits from the Zoo’s animal ambassadors, the opportunity to tour the Zoo and visit with all your favorite (party) animals including the penguins at the Penguin Coast exhibit. This year also sees the return of the MissionTix DJ Stage, where the music will keep the party going with DJ Steve Huber from 12:00pm until 6:00pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Daily entertainment is as follows:

Saturday, May 28

  • 1pm – The 8-Balls
    • Upbeat classic rock/top 40 tunes covered by REAL classic rockers
  • 3pm – Kilmaine Saints
    • High-energy Celtic rock
  • 5pm – The Kelly Bell Band
    • Phat Blues Music

Sunday, May 29

  • 1pm – Brooks Long & The Mad Dog No Good
    • Vintage R&B and Blues with classic singer/songwriter aesthetics
  • 3pm – Crushing Day
    • Classic and modern rock cover
  • 5pm – Bosley
    • Funk, Soul, Rock, Pop

Tickets include Zoo admission so guests can enter the Zoo as early as 10:00 a.m. to tour the Zoo before entering the event area at 1:00 p.m. Along with Zoo admission, a “Brew at the Zoo” ticket includes access to food, artisans and other vendors, a commemorative tasting glass sponsored by World of Beer-Baltimore, and three live bands each day.

Buy early and save for Over 21 tickets! Take the leap! Early Bird Tickets for “Brew at the Zoo!” are on sale now at for $39 until Monday, February 29, 2016. That’s $16 off the full price of ticket of $55! Tickets for those under 21 or designated drivers are $25. Zoo members save an extra $10 off ALL tickets.

You can make your day at the Zoo even WILDER by purchasing the premium Super Sipper ticket! Super Sipper premium tickets include: Early entry to the event at 12:00 p.m., a commemorative “mason jar” style tasting glass that is more than double the size of the GA glass (21+ Only), unlimited beer and wine sampling (21+ Only), live music, same day admission to the Zoo and access to food & artisan vendors. Super Sipper tickets are $69 per person, 21 and over only, and are limited. There are no refunds or exchanges.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore and our conservation efforts. Many thanks to our generous sponsors BB&T, World of Beer-Baltimore & Towson, Subaru, Maryland Lottery and Pet+ER.

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