Upcoming Events

Sunset Safari, presented by UBS

09/28/2017, 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

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Sunset Safari is our annual celebration in support of Nashville Zoo. Spend a memorable evening enjoying food and drinks from the city’s best restaurants, live entertainment and special animal hosts. This year's event celebrates the Zoo's 20th Anniversary. Get your tickets today and join us for this momentous occasion on Sept. 28!


Event Details

Thursday, September 28 | 6:30 - 9:30 pm
  • 6:00 pm - Benefactors Reception begins in the VIP Lounge
  • 6:00-8:30 pm - Patrons Party in the VIP Lounge
  • 6:30-9:30 pm - Main Event

Dress: Safari Chic. Wear your strolling shoes.
Ages 21+ only. No exceptions.
Event will be held rain or shine. All ticket sales are final.


Ticket Levels

Benefactors - $1000

Admits two guests to the Benefactors Reception, which includes early admission to the VIP Lounge, more intimate conversation with Zoo President Rick Schwartz, reserved parking and access to the Patrons Party and Main Event. All responses received by August 7 will be included on the invitation.

Patron - $250

Admits one guest to the Patrons Party in the VIP lounge with unique animal experiences and special hors d'oeuvres. Includes Main Event.

Main Event - $150

Admits one guest to enjoy unlimited food and beverage from Nashville's finest restaurants and beverage providers.

Junior Main Event - $75

Admits one guest ages 21 to 29 to enjoy unlimited food and beverage from Nashville's finest restaurants and beverage providers.

Buy tickets

Online ticket sales end on 9/28/17 at midnight.
Tickets will be available for purchase at the Zoo on the night of the event.

If you would like to make a donation to Sunset Safari, please contact Belle Roberts at broberts@nashvillezoo.org or 615-833-1534 x129 for more information.

Invite your Facebook friends to Sunset Safari!


Presenting Benefactors

Cathy and Jerry Johnson
Nora and Kent Kirby
Wanda and Jerry Lyle


Event Hosted By


Barbara Hagood
Karly Hart
Maxine Majors
Whitney Musser

Honorary Chairs

Connie Britton
Kim & Brad Paisley



Food & Drink Vendors

Amerigo Italian Restaurant
Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream
Blue Chair Bay Rum
Chago's Cantina
Chauhan Ale & Masala House
Dick's Last Resort
Edley's Bar-B-Que
Granite City Food & Brewery
Hattie B's Hot Chicken
I Love Juice Bar
Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville
Kayne Prime
Kickin' Coffee & Tea
Ludlow & Prime
Mission BBQ
Moto Cucina + Enoteca
Nashville Farmers' Market
Nashville Sweets
Nordstrom's Ebar
Nordstrom's Grill
Nucci's Gelato
Olive & Sinclair Chocolate Co.
Padrino's Pops
Paul's Chocolate
Rodizio Grill
Saint Añejo
Sidekicks Cafe
Table 3 Restaurant & Market
TailGate Beer
Tempered Cafe & Chocolate
The Bridge at Renaissance Hotel
The Melting Pot
The Mockingbird
Tin Roof
Vui's Kitchen
Whiskey Kitchen
Wildhorse Saloon



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