ASHEBORO, NC – Enjoy an evening of music and family fun on June 25 as Zoo Grooves returns to the North Carolina Zoo’s Amphitheater. The evening, sponsored by Subaru,  features four blues and rock-n-roll bands, food, drinks and all sorts of activities for kids including hula hooping, bubbles, and meeting animal ambassadors.

The festivities, lasting from 6 until 10 p.m., will showcase the musical talents of Abe Reid and the Spikedrivers, Triple-Wide, Southern Chill Band and Brothers Pearl, who was recently voted North Carolina’s best rock/pop band.

Guests will enjoy a variety of food options while adults can sip crafted beverages from Four Saints Brewing Company of Asheboro or Bold Rock Cidery. Designated drivers for the evening can enjoy free Pepsi Cola.

Doors open at 5 p.m. with limited tickets available at the door.  Tickets, ranging in price from $12-$33 are also available on-line at  For further information, please contact Maria Morgan, the Zoo’s Special Events Coordinator at 336.879.7201 or

About the North Carolina Zoo

The North Carolina Zoo provides an experience like no other zoo anywhere. With five miles of exhibits, nearly 2,000 animals and 52,000 plants it is the largest natural habitat zoo in the world and an international leader in wildlife conservation.

Find yourself surrounded by some of Africa’s giants including elephants, rhinos, and giraffes; share the love of gorillas with Mosuba and his six-member troop; welcome polar bear Nikita as he joins Anana in polar plunges every day at their Rocky Coast Exhibit; or join in the fun at the mud café in the Kidzone.

Located in center of the state in Asheboro, it is convenient to visit from anywhere in North Carolina. The North Carolina Zoo welcomes nearly 750,000 guests each year. Plan your adventure at


About the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources 

The North Carolina Zoo is an agency of the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. The N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (NCDNCR) is the state agency with a vision to be the leader in using the state’s natural and cultural resources to build the social, cultural, educational and economic future of North Carolina. Led by Secretary Susan Kluttz, NCDNCR's mission is to improve the quality of life in our state by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history, libraries and nature in North Carolina by stimulating learning, inspiring creativity, preserving the state’s history, conserving the state’s natural heritage, encouraging recreation and cultural tourism, and promoting economic development.

NCDNCR includes 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, two science museums, three aquariums and Jennette’s Pier, 39 state parks and recreation areas, the N.C.  Zoo, the nation's first state-supported Symphony Orchestra, the State Library, the State Archives, the N.C. Arts Council, State Preservation Office and the Office of State Archaeology, along with the Division of Land and Water Stewardship. For more information, please call (919) 807-7300 or visit