The Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society is bringing new meaning to the term party animal with its weekly summer program Roar and Pour. Scheduled on select Saturdays throughout the summer, the zoo stays open late for South Florida’s young professional set to meet and mingle while the Fountain Plaza comes to life with live music, food and drink specials, and some up-close animal encounters as zookeepers shares fun factoids about the animal ambassadors living at the zoo. On special evenings, local breweries will be featured with “tap takeovers,” showcasing some of the craft beers that have earned them such a devout following.
- Roar and Pour gates open at 4:30 p.m. Music, sips and bites begin at 5:30 p.m. with the party going until 9:30 p.m.
- Admission costs $15.95 for adults ($9 for members), $9.95 for children ($5 for members).
- Throughout July, Roar and Pour admission is 50 percent off.
- For more information, visit palmbeachzoo.org/roar-and-pour.
Upcoming dates and acts include:
- July 19: Across the Universe, a Beatles’ tribute band will supply the tunes while Due South Brewery will man the pours for a tap takeover.
- July 26: Folk musician Jason Colannino and the 4 Peace Band will take the stage.
- August 2: Roar and Pour gets a Latin jazz infusion when Treebo brings its brand of jazz fusion/Latin soul to Fountain Plaza.
- August 16: Palm Beach County favorite, The Kinected, will rock the joint.
- August 23: For the final Roar and Pour of the summer holiday, Fonda Cash and the Sideshow Band will get the crowd up and moving with its high energy rock/country sounds. A special tap takeover brewery has yet to be announced, check back soon for an update.