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Summer Concert Series

2011 Concert Series Performances

For concert info, select the artist name below or click here for a complete listing of all shows and ticket sales at LiveNation.com:
Lady Antebellum
New date:8/10/11
  Steely Dan
Wednesday, July 20
  Poison + Warrant
Thursday, July 28
  Bob Dylan
Wednesday, August 3
  Darius Rucker
Thursday, September 8

2011 Summer Concert Series
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Please note: Concerts are rain or shine. Umbrellas are not permitted in the Amphitheatre. We encourage patrons to bring a rain poncho. We also do not permit any bottles, cans, cameras, camera phones or recording devices.

The Toledo Zoo is not responsible for booking the Summer Concert Series, nor are we responsible for canceling them due to weather. Unless otherwise determined by LiveNation, refunds will not be given in the event of rain.

Please see below for additional ticket information or to contact LiveNation.

Detailed seating chart

Lady Antebellum
New Date: Wednesday, August 10

Lady Antebellum, originally scheduled to perform on, July 15, at the Toledo Zoo’s Historic Amphitheatre, has postponed the performance due to the death of Hillary Scott’s grandmother. The new concert date will be Wednesday, August 10. All tickets to the July 15 concert will be honored on August 10.

Lady AntebellumSelling out headlining concerts in New York, Los Angeles and Nashville, ACM and CMA Vocal Group of the Year Lady Antebellum brings its Need You Now Tour to the Toledo Zoo Amphitheater on Friday, July 15.  Fans can purchase tickets at www.livenation.com , all ticketmaster locations, the Toledo Zoo box office or charge by phone 800-745-3000. Reserved seat tickets are $57.50 and $37.50.
“I feel like we were just writing songs for our very first show at this small club in Nashville,” said Hillary Scott. “I can remember being so nervous to perform in front of just a handful of people that night and to think now we’re beginning to headline our very own tour is unbelievable. We have our fans to thank for following us every step of the way and can’t wait to show them what we’ve worked up!”
The Hollywood Reporter commented of the group’s momentum, “In only a few short years, country trio Lady Antebellum has risen from obscurity to superstardom…the group is attracting the sort of rabid fandom that clearly signals they're no flash in the pan.”
The GRAMMY Award winning trio’s TRIPLE PLATINUM album NEED YOU NOW debuted at number one on Billboards Top 200 chart and has already spawned the multi-week number one smash hits “Need You Now”, “American Honey”, and “Our Kind Of Love”.
Lady Antebellum first took country music by storm in 2008 with the release of their self-titled PLATINUM certified debut album, which generated the hits "Love Don't Live Here," "Lookin' for a Good Time" and their #1 hit, "I Run to You."

For a full list of tour dates and ticket info, visit www.ladyantebellum.com

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Steely Dan
Wednesday, July 20
$79.50, $59.50, $49.50

Steely DanRock & Roll Hall of Famers Steely Dan dazzled the public and critics alike in 2009 with their classic-albums-in-full “Rent Party” tour. Now the band is responding to overwhelming popular demand and returning to give fans more Steely Dan action with a new summer tour, Shuffle Diplomacy Twenty Eleven.  Greatest hits and deep cuts alike will be showcased when the tour hits the Toledo Zoo Amphitheater on July 20.  Acclaimed jazz artist Sam Yahel is on board as the tour’s main support act.

For Shuffle Diplomacy Twenty Eleven, Donald Fagen and Walter Becker are back with their awesome group of players, now dubbed the Miles High Big Band, and their saucy backup trio, the Embassy Brats. The Band and the Brats include Keith Carlock (drums); Jon Herington (guitar); Freddie Washington (bass); Jim Beard (keys); Michael Leonhart, Walt Weiskopf, Roger Rosenberg and Jim Pugh (horns); plus background singers Carolyn Leonhart, Cindy Mizelle, and Catherine Russell.

Tickets go on sale to the public beginning Friday, March 11 at 10am. Reserved Seat tickets are $79.50, $59.50 and $49.50 available at www.livenation.com, all Ticketmaster locations or charge by phone 800-745-3000. Fans should check local listings for updated tour and ticketing information.

Steely Dan has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide and helped define the soundtrack of the '70s with hits including “Do It Again,” “Reelin’ in the Years,” “Bodhisattva,” “Rikki Don't Lose That Number,” “F.M.,” “Peg,” “Deacon Blues,” “Hey Nineteen” and “Babylon Sisters.” They reunited in the early '90s and have toured throughout the decade and beyond, releasing multi-Grammy winner Two Against Naturein 2000 and its acclaimed follow-up Everything Must Go in 2003. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001. 

Critics raved about the performances on the Rent Party 2009 tour, with the New York Times stating that Fagen “was deep in the music… a cross between Count Basie and Ray Charles.” The Chicago Sun-Times proclaimed: “This was different. This was live. This was vibrant. This was a cascade of color carried along by Fagen, Becker, eight brilliant supporting musicians and three superb backing vocalists.” The Los Angeles Times raved: “Everyone gathered Friday evening was a believer – and they were treated to something close to rapture.”

Visit www.steelydan.com for updates, details, and further developments.

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Poison with special guest Warrant
Thursday, July 28
$75, $55, $37.50

Poison was formed in 1984 by singer Bret Michaels, bassist Bobby Dall, guitarist C.C. Deville and drummer Rikki Rockett. The group was signed to Enigma Records in 1986, where they released their first album, Look What the Cat Dragged In. The record, spawning the Top Ten hits "I Want Action," "Talk Dirty to Me," and "I Won't Forget You," was a surprise success, selling two-million copies within a year following its release.

In November 2010, a double cd package titled Nothin' But A Good Time: The Poison Collection was released which includes one compilation album The Best of Poison: 20 Years of Rock and one live album Swallow This Live - single disc edition.

On March 1st, Poison announced a 2011 Summer tour with Motley Crue and New York Dolls to celebrate Poison's 25th anniversary and Motley Crue's 30th Anniversary. Also for Poison's 25th Anniversary, 35 of the multi-platinum band's top hits and fan favorites have been gathered for Double Dose Of Poison: Ultimate Hits, a new career-spanning 2CD and digital collection released May 3, 2011 by Capitol/EMI.

For more information on Poison, please visit www.poisonweb.com

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Bob Dylan
Wednesday, August 3
$79.50 / $59.50 / $49.50 / $39.50
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Bob Dylan’s influence on popular music is incalculable. The Grammy, Golden Globe and Academy Award-winning American singer-songwriter, author, musician, and poet returns to Toledo for a legendary show at the Toledo Zoo Amphitheater.

Most of Dylan’s notable work dates from the 1960s, when he became an informal documentarian and reluctant figurehead of American unrest. Some of his songs, such as “Blowin’ in the Wind,” “The Times They Are a-Changin’” and “Like a Rolling Stone” became anthems of the anti-war and civil rights movements. For five decades, Bob Dylan has shared his music and vision all over the world with countless accolades, including his induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame & Museum. Don’t miss your chance to see this living legend live in concert.

For additional tour information please visit www.bobdylan.com.

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Darius Rucker
Thursday, September 8
$42.50, $27.50
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Darius RuckerDarius Rucker is riding high with the release of his sophomore country album, Charleston, SC 1966, on Capitol Records Nashville. USA Today raved, "Rucker has made a fine-sounding country album, full of singable choruses, bittersweet fiddle and steel, and guitars with bottomless twang," and Rolling Stone said, “On his Nashville debut, Rucker's rich baritone, sentimental ballads and bright hooks made him the most successful African-American country singer since Charley Pride. Rucker amps up that formula on album number two." The debut in referral is his chart-topping 2008 release, Learn To Live – an album that produced three consecutive No. 1 singles and Top 5 smash, “History In The Making,” Rucker’s success in the country music format was recently recognized at the 43rd Annual CMA Awards when he received the Top New Artist title and again with ACM, Teen Choice, and AMA Award nominations. Charleston, SC 1966--a title which pays tribute to one of Rucker's biggest influences, Radney Foster--includes the multiple-week #1 hit single, "Come Back Song," and his current Top 10 single, "This."

For more information, please visit www.dariusrucker.com.

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All Ticketmaster locations, www.livenation.com, charge by phone at (800)745-3000,
or visit the Toledo Zoo main box office Monday - Sunday from 9am – 5pm, (beginning on Friday, March 11 at 10:00 AM)
The main Toledo Zoo box office is located in the Visitor Service/Guest Information Building. 
Enter from the Anthony Wayne Trail side of the Toledo Zoo.
On concert days ticket sales/will call move to the box office located at the
Broadway Street entrance gate at 6:00PM. 

Visa/Mastercard/Discover/American Express and cash are accepted.

The 2011 Circle K Summer Concert Series is presented by LiveNation. The Toledo Zoo is not responsible for scheduling entertainment for the concert series. For additional concert information, visit www.livenation.com.

All media inquiries can be directed to LiveNation at 1-440-247-2722 or via e-mail.