The Woodland Park Zoo just announced its summer concert series lineup, and buried at the bottom are some late-summer winners: a night with New Orleans jazz-funk band Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, and a double-header featuring class acts Rosanne Cash and Madeleine Peyroux. We tend to sing the praises of Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews every time he comes to town; he has the stage appeal of Usher, the horn skills of Louis, and his band covers everything from jazz standards to Afro-beat to AC/DC. It should be a wild show.
The 2012 BECU ZooTunes lineup
June 27 Leo Kottke / Jake Shimabukuro ($24)
July 3 k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang ($38)
July 18 Grace Potter and the Nocturnals ($22)
July 19 Ziggy Marley ($28)
Aug 1 Los Lobos / Steve Earle and the Dukes ($28)
Aug 5 The Johnny Clegg Band / Ladysmith Black Mambazo ($28)
Aug 12 An Evening With Melissa Etheridge ($39.50)
Aug 15 & 16 An Evening With Pink Martini ($34)
Aug 22 Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue / Robert Randolph and the Family Band ($26) (MET PICK)
Aug 29 Rosanne Cash / Madeleine Peyroux ($26) (MET PICK)
Concerts on the lawn sell out quickly, so put April 27 on your calendar— tickets go on sale at 8am at zoo.org/zootunes.