A Fine and Fancy Ramble at the Zoo
It's become evident this passing summer season that the programming for Burque's annual Zoo Music Series totally rocks. Why, dudes, they've brought everything from the combustable Canuck Celts, Enter the Haggis, to last week's stellar performance by Cowboy Junkies to the bandshell in the middle of the danged zoo in Albuquerque. This week, on Friday, July 20 at 6pm, to be exact, they continue their domination of the summer musical event scene—so far—with a program featuring the musical explorations and ecstatic findings of multi-instrumentalist and composer Grace Kelly. She's considered one of most talented of a group of young session musicians currently winding their way through the West Coast. Concert-goers may be familiar with Kelly because she often plays in “The Late Show” orchestra; her latest album has garnered heaps of critical and commercial success, while her live performances are nuanced with soulful joy and ecstatic pop phrasing. As a reminder, general lawn seating is available. Blankets, lawn chairs and picnics are welcome, but please do not bring glass containers, sharp knives or alcoholic beverages to the BioPark. Food, beer and wine are available for purchase. Most zoo exhibits are open until 8pm. Adult admission price is $12, while seniors (65+) pay $6. Children ages 3 to 12 also require a $6 admission and children 2 and younger are free. New Mexico BioPark Society members pay half price for admission.
Friday Jul 20, 2018
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Saxophonist, singer, and composer Grace Kelly plays genre-bending jazz. Bring blankets, lawn chairs and a picnic.
Saxophonist, singer, and composer Grace Kelly plays with the heart and passion of an old soul yet with the genre-bending zest and energy of a 24-year-old. Having been a regular on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’s band, Jon Batiste and Stay Human, Grace Kelly recently released her 10th CD as a leader. The latest album, Trying To Figure It Out, was voted #2 Jazz Album of The Year in the 2016 Downbeat Magazine Readers Poll. In 2016, Grace was also thrilled to join a dynamic 10-piece house band for NBC’s new variety show “Maya & Marty,” starring Maya Rudolph and Martin Short and produced by Lorne Michaels. Grace also garnered many awards from jazz critics and fans alike this past year.
The Zoo Music concert series showcases regional, national and international talent playing a variety of music, including country, Latin rock, Afro-Cuban, Celtic, bluegrass, Cajun and pop-rock.
General lawn seating for both venues. Blankets, lawn chairs and picnics are welcome, but please do not bring glass containers, sharp knives or alcoholic beverages. Food, beer and wine are available for purchase. Most exhibits are open until 8 p.m.
Adults – $12 Seniors (65+) – $6 Children (3-12) – $6 Children 2 and younger – Free New Mexico BioPark Society Members Half Price