Upcoming Events

Sunset Safari, presented by UBS

09/22/2016, 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 upcoming opening of our new white rhinoceros exhibit. Get your tickets today and join us for rhinormous fun on Sept. 22!


Event Details

Thursday, September 22 | 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 July 25 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 9/22/16 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


Lisa Henderson
Cile Scanlan
Melanie Tigrett

Honorary Chairs

Lily Aldridge
Caleb Followill



Food & Drink Vendors

Aquarium Restaurant
Bajo Sexto Taco
Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream
Blue Chair Bay Rum
Buffalo Trace Bourbon
Chauhan Ale & Masala House
City House
Código Tequila
Dick's Last Resort
Edley's Bar-B-Que
Fireball Cinnamon Whisky
Flip Burger Boutique
Frothy Monkey
I Love Juice Bar
Kayne Prime
Kickin' Coffee & Tea
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
Little Debbie
Local Taco
MATI Healthy Energy
Moto Cucina + Enoteca
Nashville Sweets
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Olive & Sinclair Chocolate Co.
Padrino's Pops
Paul's Chocolate
Pickers Vodka
Pinewood Social
Rodizo Grill
Saint Añejo
Seersucker Candy Co.
Table 3
TailGate Beer
Tempered Cafe & Chocolate
The Bridge at Renaissance Hotel
The Honeysuckle
The Hook
The Melting Pot
Trattoria II Mulino
Vui's Kitchen
Whiskey Kitchen
Whisper Creek
Wildhorse Saloon



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