Day 317 – Tunes and Blooms at the Cincinnati Zoo

It’s Day 317 of”365 Things to do in Cincinnati” and today went to “Tunes and Blooms” at The Cincinnati Zoo.

tunes and blooms cincinnati zoo

The Cincinnati Zoo will host their “Tunes and Blooms” event every Thursday night in April.  Each week features live bands set amongst the incredibly gorgeous spring blossoms at the Zoo.  Tunes and Blooms is the perfect way to enjoy an evening out, admiring their gorgeous spring flowers and listening to some great local bands.

dogwoods blooming at the cincinnati zoo

The bands at the Zoo today were “Magnolia Mountain” and “Rubber Knife Gang”.  Tunes and Blooms drew quite a crowd tonight.  It was a great mix of people – young families, singles, married folks, etc.

tunes and blooms cincinnati zoo

The flowers are just starting to bloom so if you didn’t make it to the Zoo tonight, you still have plenty of time to see the flowers in full bloom.  The zoo was serving food and drinks tonight and you can also bring in our own packed meal if you’d like to.  I’d encourage you to bring a chair too if you’re going to stay for the evening.

the cincinnati zoo train

Admission to the Cincinnati Zoo after 5pm is free every Thursday in April for Tunes and Blooms.  Parking is $8 $9 (edited in 2014).  This event allows you access to the bands and the gardens but it does not allow full access to the Zoo.  We were able to see the elephants inside the Elephant House  as well as the new baby giraffe (behind glass) and Swan Lake.

tunes and blooms cincinnati zoo

Tunes and Blooms is at the Cincinnati Zoo, located at 3400 Vine Street
You can visit the Zoo’s site for the complete Tunes and Blooms schedule

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