It’s Day 317 of”365 Things to do in Cincinnati” and today went to “Tunes and Blooms” at The Cincinnati Zoo.
The Cincinnati Zoo will host their “Tunes and Blooms” event every Thursday night in April. Each week features two different 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.
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.
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.
Admission to the Cincinnati Zoo after 5pm is free every Thursday in April for Tunes and Blooms. Parking is $8. 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.
Here’s the line-up for the rest of the month:
April 14, 2011: No No Knots and Walk the Moon
April 21, 2011: The Tillers and The Seedy Seeds
April 28, 2011: Jake Speed and the Freddies and The Turkeys
Tunes and Blooms is at the Cincinnati Zoo, located at 3400 Vine Street