Asheboro, NC – This summer experience something “Nu” at the North Carolina Zoo. Help support the zoo on Saturday, July 25, and connect with nature while listening to the sweet sounds of Bluegrass’ fastest rising act, Nu-Blu.

This “Nu” family fun-filled event will include animal encounters, activities for kids and a special visitor from the zoo’s Dino World. Enjoy food and beverages in the zoo’s outdoor Africa Amphitheatre.

Nu-Blu, based in Siler City, is a musical group that brings its lively and entertaining version of Americana-bluegrass music to audiences across the country. Nu-Blu’s song “Jesus and Jones,” featuring Sam Moore, was named one of Country Music Nation’s Top 14 Songs of 2014 and was featured on CBS Sunday Morning. Within the last year, the band has also been featured on Fox News, Imus in the Morning, Reno’s Old Time Country Music Show, and more.

Ticket prices for Nu-Blu’s concert at the zoo include:

          VIP Tickets

  • Age 21 and older - $45,includes 4 adult beverages, light refreshments, signed photograph, VIP event and evening concert.
  • Any age - $30, includes VIP event, evening concert, light refreshments and signed photograph
  • Under age 2 is free

Evening Concert (bench seating and chair seating)

  • Age 12 and older - $10, includes evening concert
  • Adult Armband - $25, age 21 and older and includes three beverages
  • Ages 2 to 12 - $5
  • Under age 2 is free

Evening Concert (Lawn Seating)

  • Age 12 and older - $8
  • Age 21 and older - $23, includes three adult beverages
  • Age 2 to 12 - $5
  • Under age 2 is free

The VIP event is from 4 to 5 p.m. at the zoo’s W. David Stedman Education Center and the concert is from 6 to 8 p.m. Sponsors of the event include: Four Saints Brewing Company of Asheboro, Steel String of Carrboro, Unknown Brewery of Charlotte, Terrapin Beer Company, Bold Rock Hard Cider of Asheville, Heart of North Carolina Visitors Bureau, Sodexo, N.C. Zoo Society, Randolph County EMS, City of Asheboro and DART. 

To order tickets, visit the zoo’s website and click on tickets or events. Here is video of Nu-Blu performing its song, “Trains I Didn’t Take”

The North Carolina Zoo is an agency of the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Donald R. van der Vaart, Secretary; Pat McCrory, Governor.