Tunes & Blooms at the Cincinnati Zoo Offers Free Live Music Thursday Evenings Through April

Zoo Blooms - Photo: Cassandre Crawford
Photo: Cassandre Crawford
Zoo Blooms

As one of only two accredited botanical gardens in Ohio, the Cincinnati Zoo has much more to offer than sassy hippos.

Zoo Blooms takes over the grounds each April with an explosion of color and elaborate floral displays. Dubbed “Tulip Mania,” the zoo has planted more than 100,000 tulips in a rainbow assortment of colors that will bloom throughout the month, in addition to more than 1 million flowering trees and shrubs.

To accompany the event, the zoo hosts after-hours Tunes & Blooms concerts every Thursday in April.

These family-friendly events are free and feature food (and alcohol) sales.

April 11: Brother Smith

April 18: Honey & Houston

April 25: Mama Said String Band

Keep an eye on the weather; concerts can be rescheduled because of rain. Free admission after 5 p.m.; music starts at 6 p.m.

6-8:30 p.m. Thursdays. Free admission. Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, 3400 Vine St., Avondale, cincinnatizoo.org.

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