Live Music by David Lee Murphy

B-105 welcomes David Lee Murphy to Zoo Brew!

Back in 1995, David Lee Murphy reached No. 1 on the country chart singing a lyrical metaphor about how “a little dust on the bottle” meant the wine inside was that much sweeter.

But don’t tell Murphy that he’s living out those lyrics today as he celebrates the sweetness of his second chart-topper 23 years after his first.

“I don’t have any dust on me,” the 59-year-old singer-songwriter tells PEOPLE with a laugh. “I’m running too fast to get dust.”

Live entertainment presented by B105.  


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How do I purchase a ticket?
Tickets must be purchased through this website at the dates and times listed above.  You can no longer purchase tickets over the phone.

If I have questions about the event or want to participate as a sponsor who can I contact?
For questions about the event you can send an email to [email protected].

What does my ticket include?
Included in your ticket is admission to the event, parking in the Zoo’s Vine Street lot, featured beverage sampling, light fare donated by local restaurants, live music and up-close animal encounters.

Where do I park?
Please park in the Zoo’s main parking lot at 3400 Vine Street. You can find directions and additional parking details at: Directions and Parking. Just look for the solar panels!

What if I don’t receive my ticket/confirmation email?
Your confirmation email will have an attached PDF which holds your ticket. Either show our ticketing team your mobile ticket as you enter or print a copy and bring with you to the event. If you did not receive an email, check your SPAM folder as well as your Trash folder.   If those turn up blank, please call or email our Visitor Experience Team at 513-475-6198 or [email protected] If you can’t find your email, but are positive your tickets were purchased- please feel free to arrive a little early to the event and have our Ticketing Team reprint your tickets for you at any Ticketing window.

With my Toast to the Wild ticket, am I able to come earlier in the day and enjoy the Zoo until the event starts?
These events are separate ticketed events, so you will not be able to enter the Zoo prior to the 6:30pm start time.  Please visit the ticketing page on our website to learn more about planning your visit to the Zoo!

Is there food at the event?
Light fare is provided through the generous donation of local restaurants. You will find a variety of food samples throughout the event. For most guests, it is more than enough food to complete your dinner!

Is the whole Zoo open during the event?
Each event features a different section of the Zoo and only that portion is open during the event.

Will you have nonalcoholic beverages available?
Yes, there will be stations serving both Pepsi products and water during the event.

Will there be vegetarian food options?
Our food samplings vary based on the restaurants who have donated to the event, so we may not always have vegetarian options available. Most restaurants are very accommodating and willing to remove a piece of their dish to serve you a ‘vegetarian version’ if feasible.

Will the event be held if there is inclement weather?
Yes, the events are held rain or shine – please make sure you dress comfortably for the weather. There are no refunds.

Will this event be inside or outdoors?
Both! Toast to the Wild events utilize both indoor and outdoor exhibits throughout the Zoo.

Where can I learn more about supporting CREW?
The Center for Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW) was the first of its kind, state-of-the-art research facility dedicated to saving endangered plants and animals from extinction. CREW is internationally recognized for their research with many projects including work with rhinos, small cats, endangered plants and most recently, the polar bear. The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is one of three Zoos in the United States to have a facility dedicated to conservation and research. You can read more about CREW at: CREW Homepage.

Can I bring my children to the event?
Toast to the Wild events are for adults as they feature alcoholic beverages – you must be at least 21 years old to attend. No exceptions!

If the event sells out, will there be tickets available at the door?
Once we have reached capacity via pre-purchased ticket sales, we are unable to sell any additional tickets at the door. We highly recommend you pre-purchase your tickets.

What do I wear?
Please dress comfortably for a fun evening at the Zoo – remember the events are rain/shine and feature both indoor and outdoor exhibits throughout the Zoo. We do not recommend wearing any sort of heel into the Zoo as there are many different terrains.

I am a Zoo member, can I purchase discounted tickets?
Since this is a fundraiser for CREW, there is one event ticket price.

Can I get a tax deduction for my ticket purchase?
$35 of each ticket is tax deductible.  You can find this information on your receipt.

Toast to the Wild General Info

Thank you for your interest in supporting “A Toast To The Wild – Tasting Series”. These events benefit the Lindner Center for the Conservation & Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW) at The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. CREW is internationally recognized for their signature research involving rhinos, small cats, exceptional plants and polar bears. The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is one of three Zoos in the United States to have a facility dedicated to conservation and research.

The series is comprised of four sampling events – Cocktails for Conservation, Wild About Wine (two events) and Zoo Brew. All events sell out very quickly. Thankfully, we have been given the opportunity to sell more tickets for all events this year!  $35 of each ticket goes directly to support CREW’s research both here and abroad.