Sunset Safari, presented by UBS

Upcoming Events

Sunset Safari, presented by UBS

09/20/2018, 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM

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Eats, drinks and animals galore await you at Sunset Safari, Nashville Zoo's premier annual fundraising event.

*Please note that the Zoo will close at 2:00 on Sept. 20 to prepare for this event.

Named one of NFocus magazine's Best Parties, wildlife meets nightlife at this unique social event, featuring food and drinks from over 50 of Nashville's best restaurants, plus live entertainment and special animal hosts.

Get your tickets today and join us for this wild occasion on Thursday, September 20!

Event Details

Thursday, September 20 | 6:30 - 10:00 pm
  • Benefactors & Patrons enjoy early entry at 5:30pm.
  • Dress: Safari Chic. Wear your strolling shoes.
  • Ages 21+ only. No exceptions.
  • Event will be held rain or shine.
Exclusive Lyft Discounts

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Already Have Lyft?: Save 10% off 2 rides to or from Sunset Safari with code SUNSET18.

Ticket Types

Tickets now on sale!

Admits two guests to the Patron Party in the VIP Lounge with unique animal experiences and special hors d'oeuvres, reserved parking and early entry at 5:30pm to the Main Event. All responses received by August 1 will be included on the invitation.

Admits one guest to the Patron Party in the VIP lounge with unique animal experiences and special hors d'oeuvres. Includes early entry at 5:30pm to the Main Event.

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

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 9/20/18 at midnight.
Tickets will be available for purchase at the Zoo on the night of the event.

Unable to attend? Make a tax-deductible donation to Sunset Safari.

Event Hosts

Presenting Benefactors

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

Event Co-Chairs

LeAnne Bottorff, Sara Dorfman, Karly Hart, Jordan Thompson

Honorary Chairs

Nashville Predators


Questions? Contact us.

For more information about Sunset Safari, please contact Amanda Holler at or 615-833-1534 x129.


Food & Drink Vendors

Sunset Safari features culinary delights from over 50 of Nashville's best restaurants and beverage purveyors.

Amerigo Italian Restaurant
BB King's Blues Club
Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream
Blue Moon Waterfront Grille
Buffalo Trace Bourbon
Chago's Cantina
Chauhan Ale & Masala House
Código Tequila
Dick's Last Resort
Fin & Pearl
Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey
Frothy Monkey
Granite City Food & Brewery
Hattie B's Hot Chicken
Infinity Events & Catering
Jack Cawthon's Bar-B-Que
Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville
Kayne Prime
Kickin' Coffee & Tea
Ludlow & Prime
Margot Cafe & Bar
McCabe Pub
Moto Cucina + Enoteca
Nashville Sweets
Natalie's Orchid Island Juice
Olive & Sinclair Chocolate Co.
Pickers Vodka
Plaza Mariachi
Pork Belly Farmhouse
Rodizio Grill
Saint Añejo
Saltine Fine Food & Drink
Sipsmith Gin
Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe
Tempered Cafe & Chocolate
The Melting Pot
The Mockingbird
Tin Roof
Von Elrod's Beer Garden & Sausage House
Whiskey Kitchen
Whisper Creek Tennessee Sipping Cream
White Claw

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