Tunes & Blooms is Back!

Posted April 4, 2022

Enjoy FREE Concerts Every Thursday in April During Tunes & Blooms

Bands will rock the garden starting this Thursday evening

CINCINNATI, OH (April 4, 2022) — Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s Tunes & Blooms concert series, sponsored by Hard Rock Casino Cincinnati, offers FREE, family-friendly entertainment in a beautiful setting!  The fun happens every Thursday night in April, from 5 – 8:30 p.m.

“The cold weather slowed down the blooming process a bit, but the tulips are starting to open all around the Zoo,” said Cincinnati Zoo director Thane Maynard.   “Music doesn’t start until 6 p.m., so arrive a little early to tour the garden and see Zoo Blooms.  Free entry starts at 5 p.m.”

Concert lineup:

  • April 7 – Highly Likely | Loopman Dan
  • April 14 – Whiskey Bent Valley Boys | Plan
  • April 21 – The Cliftones | Emily Parker Trio
  • April 28 – Restless Leg String Band | Matt Cowherd


If you want to check out the music of any of these fine artists before you head over to the concerts, the Zoo has created a Spotify playlist of their tunes.

“April is the best time to see our garden at its best, especially when more than 100,000 tulips are in bloom,” said Maynard.  “Add live music, food, and beverages to that and you’ve got a perfect evening, if the weather cooperates!”

While you’re here, check out the beautifully hand-painted rain barrels displayed on the Swan Lake bridge. If one catches your eye, bid on it! It will brighten your backyard and is good for the environment! Bidding for the barrels starts 4/11 and ends on April 21. Proceeds Auction proceeds support the Zoo and Save Local Waters conservation initiatives.

Healthcare Worker Appreciation Days also start this Thursday and run through Sunday, April 10.  Healthcare and public health professionals will receive FREE admission and can purchase ½-price tickets for friends and family.  ID must be presented at the Zoo, so all sales for this promotion must be in person.

The Zoo opens daily at 10 a.m. Early Entry allows members to enter at 9 a.m.  Memberships are worth their wild and are on sale now through April 30! For more information, visit