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Bring the family for the Brookfield Zoo’s Summer Nights celebration, Fridays and Saturday nights June 16-August 12, and stay at the nearby and affordable Best Western Plus Chicago Hotel at Hillside!

Summer nights are cooler, summer nights are for fun, summer nights are for music, and summer nights bring out the zoo animal in you! From 4-6 pm, there is an opening act on the Main Stage. 6 pm is kid’s entertainment on the Kid’s Stage! 7 pm is headliner music acts on the Main Stage. 9 pm closes out the fun with a spectacular Laser Light Show!

June 16: Opening Act Valentine Bennett. Kid’s Stage features a special music show. The Main Stage Headliner Act is the Gina Glocksen Band playing Top 40 hits. June 17: Opening Act Mike Vinopal. Kid’s Stage features a Comedy and Magic Show. The featured act is the Indie Rock band, In the Valley Below. Beatles fans will want to come July 23 for the American English (a Beatles tribute band) show!

What does the family do before and during the shows? Go to the Zoo! And enjoy dining, a beer and wine garden, and roaming performers!

The Brookfield Zoo is located at 3300 Golf Road in Brookfield. For tickets and a full schedule of Summer Nights events, go online to https://www.czs.org and follow the prompts.

Best Western Plus Chicago Hotel at Hillside, just minutes away from the Brookfield Zoo’s Summer Nights Celebration, offers free shuttle service to and from O’Hare Airport in Chicago. The hotel offers affordable, comfortable rooms, a breakfast bar and restaurant and much more. The hotel is pet friendly and offers AAA rates.