ZooTunes returning to Woodland Park this summer

SEATTLE — The ZooTunes concert series at Woodland Park Zoo is returning to the meadow for a 37th year.

Radio station and ZooTunes partner KEXP will select this year’s lineup, which will be focused only on local musicians.

The idea is to support local communities during the pandemic while bringing people together with music.

The concerts will have safety measures in place, such as pod seating, capacity limits, bag checks and no outside food or beverages.

“We have made some changes to ensure the safety and health of our guests and the artists so that we can fully celebrate the return of live, local music to our green oasis in the city,” said Alejandro Grajal, president and CEO of Woodland Park Zoo.

Tickets are only available online this year and will not be sold at zoo gates.

Here is the lineup so far, with more bands to be announced soon:

Sunday, July 18: The Posies www.theposies.net

Doors: 4:30 p.m. (Section 1), 5:00 p.m. (Section 2) Show: 5:30 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 8: Naked Giants www.nakedgiants.com

Doors: 4:30 p.m. (Section 1), 5:00 p.m. (Section 2) Show: 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 25: Polyrhythmics www.polyrhythmics.com

Doors: 4:30 p.m. (Section 1), 5:00 p.m. (Section 2) Show: 5:30 p.m.

For more information about the changes made to this year’s ZooTunes concert series, visit zoo.org/zootunes.

ZooTunes is a key fundraising event for Woodland Park Zoo. Proceeds support the zoo’s animal care and wildlife conservation projects in the Pacific Northwest and around the world.