Roarin' Mornings! Beginning June 1st, Summer Zoo Hours will be 8:00AM-4:00PM

Rock & Roar

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June 14, 2024 @ 5:30PM

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live music

Rock and Roar to featured artist, Rodney Atkins and opener artist, Jon Stork!


up-close animal encounters & activities

Get wild with your favorite animals and enjoy complimentary train and carousel rides, yard games and giraffe feeding from 5:30 to 8:00 pm



Brisket plate – Sliced brisket, bread, and choice of two sides

Kids meal – Hot dog, chips and drink

Jalapeño poppers


5:30 - 8:00 PM

Complimentary train and carousel rides, yard games and free giraffe feeding!

7:30 - 8:30 PM

Jon Stork @ Rock & Roar stage

9:00 - 10:30 PM

Rodney Atkins @ Rock & Roar stage



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With eight top 5 singles, six No. 1s, and 2.3 billion career streams under his belt, Rodney Atkins is one of country music's most prominent artists.

Continuing to be recognized as a powerful voice on country radio, his platinum-selling no.1 “Watching you” earned the songwriter a BMI “Million-air” award and the top spot on country aircheck’s top played songs of the decade list. Atkins was the second most-played male artist of the decade overall.

Rodney Atkins is as authentic as they come. Whether he’s working on his land, spending time with his family, or entertaining thousands of fans with one of his many mega-hits, Atkins expresses a refreshing simplicity and sincerity that reflects the values he holds so dear – putting family first, making the most of what you have, and staying true to yourself in a rapidly-changing world. 

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Jon Stork is a young singer-songwriter from Southeast Texas, he has quickly made a name for himself with his 'RockyTonk' flare and soulful sound. Influenced by gospel music and artists like Garth Brooks and Travis Tritt, Stork's unique style blends classic country with the timeless sounds of Tom Petty and Bob Seger. 

Stork's career took off with his debut EP, In Your Radio, reaching the top 10 of the iTunes country chart. His album Radio Cowboy produced several hit singles, including the number one "Facts and Lies."

In 2022, Stork released "Blood," which reached the top three on Texas radio. His subsequent singles, "Forever Man" and "Fast Horse," garnered attention from new fans. With engaging storytelling and heartfelt lyrics, Stork has become a notable voice in country music.

Know Before You Go: 

Spirits, wine and beer will be for sale during the event

Non-alcoholic drinks will be available

Must bring valid I.D. for consumption of adult beverages

Parking is first come, first serve

Tickets include admission to the entire zoo. 

Proceeds support wildlife conservation, animal care, and educational programs at your Abilene Zoo.



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