After a year of virtually no live music, signs of live shows are popping up. The latest: Woodland Park Zoo’s popular ZooTunes, which this week announced a partial lineup of summer concerts.

The zoo is partnering this year with Seattle radio station KEXP, which is curating a lineup of local musicians. On the schedule so far:

  • The Posies, July 18
  • Naked Giants, Aug. 8
  • Polyrhythmics, Aug. 25

Tickets for those shows go on sale May 21 at

Seven more artists, to be announced at a later date, will be added to the lineup, according to a zoo spokesperson.

Tickets are $55 per show for general admission; $85 for premium.

Some of the COVID-19 safety policies the zoo is putting in place:

  • Tickets are available online only (not sold at zoo gates).
  • Full-price tickets are needed for children 3 and older.
  • Reserved pod seating is available for two-person, four-person, six-person or 10-person pods.
  • The member online-only presale starts two days before the general on-sale.
  • Concert entry will be at the north gate, inside the bear parking lot on North 59th Street.
  • No outside food and beverage (other than sealed water bottles) are allowed at concerts.
  • At bag check, clear bags 16″ x 16″ x 5″ or smaller allowed, provided they don’t contain items on the zoo’s list of prohibited items.

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This post has been updated to add ticket price information.