Ringo Starr highlights Toledo Zoo concert series
Willie Nelson, Alison Krauss, Sarah McLachlan, Avett Brothers, John Fogerty also set to perform
BY KIRK BAIRD
BLADE STAFF WRITER
Published: Saturday, 3/15/2014
A Beatle, a country music legend, and a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer headline this summer's Circle K Concert Series at the Toledo Zoo.
The series kicks-off at 7:30 p.m. July 1 with Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band, featuring Todd Rundgren, Gregg Rollie, Richard Page, and Steve Lukather. Tickets are $50, $69.50, and $125.
Country artist Little Big Town, with special guests Sam Hunt and Chris Stapleton, takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. July 11, with tickets priced at $32.50 and $45.
Multiplatinum singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan returns to the Toledo Concert series at 7:30 p.m. July 13 to promote a new album due in May. Tickets are $38.50, $56, and $76.
Gavin DeGraw, formerly of ’90s alt-rock act Bush, and folk and rock singer-songwriter Matt Nathanson, along with opening act Mary Lambert, share the bill for a 6:30 p.m. July 17 concert. Tickets are $35, $42.50, and $49.50.
Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss & Union Station are performing July 18 at the Toledo Zoo amphitheater as part of their national tour. Former Drive-By Truckers guitarist now acclaimed solo artist Jason Isbell will get things started at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $47.50, $59.50, and $85.
John Fogerty, forever known as lead singer, lead guitarist, and chief creative force of Creedence Clearwater Revival — Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum class of 1993 — despite his solo success, performs at 8 p.m. July 30. Tickets are $49.50, $59.50, and $85.
Americana band the Avett Brothers, which features siblings Scott on vocals and banjo and Seth on vocals and guitar, performs at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 5, with tickets priced at $38.50 and $42.50.
Rounding out the series’ line-up — at least, so far — is the Moody Blues, a band familiar to many Toledo Zoo concert-goers. The group performs at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 20, and tickets are $42.50, $59.50, and $79.50.
Tickets for all shows go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, and are available at all TicketMaster locations, livenation.com, by phone at 800-745-3000 or 419-385-5721, or visit the Toledo Zoo main box office Monday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The box office is in the Visitor Service/Guest Information Building. Enter from the Anthony Wayne Trail side of the Toledo Zoo. Toledo Zoo members can purchase their tickets early through TicketMaster beginning at 10 a.m. Wednesday. All concerts are at the Toledo Zoo Amphitheater, near the box office.
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