Toledo Zoo to host symphony & swing concerts


The Mercy Health Music Under the Stars at the Toledo Zoo Amphitheater will begin Sunday, July 8.

Unwind on a warm Sunday evening and enjoy great music performed by the Toledo Symphony Concert Band, Toledo Symphony Chamber Players, Toledo Jazz Orchestra, and more. This year, each show will feature a fun musical theme aimed at family enjoyment.

Each performance will be held at the Toledo Zoo’s Amphitheatre at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.

July 8 – Stars, Stripes, and Sousa with the Toledo Symphony Concert Band
July 15 – Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones, and Star Wars: The Music of John Williams with the Toledo Symphony Concert Band
July 22 – Christmas in July with the Toledo Symphony Chamber Players
July 29 – Swing, Swing, Swing: Music of the Big Band Stars with the Toledo Jazz Orchestra.

The Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority (TARTA) will be offering its Music Under the Stars Shuttle once again for those wishing to participate in the Park-N-Ride Service.

Music Under the Stars Shuttle Park-N-Ride locations are:

Maumee – St. Luke’s Hospital (5901 Monclova Road)
Sylvania – Centennial Terrace (main parking lot, 5773 Centennial Road)
Toledo – Franklin Park Mall (parking lot behind Old Navy; pick up at shelters on Royer Road)
Toledo – Miracle Mile Shopping Center (near the shelter, 1727 West Laskey Road)
Waterville – Kroger (8730 Waterville Swanton Road)

Patrons are to arrive at any TARTA Music Under the Stars Shuttle Park-N-Ride location at 6:30 PM for a direct round trip ride to the Toledo Zoo’s Broadway entrance. Bus fare is $1.25 per person each way (60 cents for Seniors 65+ and Medicare cardholders) and is payable before each trip from the Toledo Zoo’s Amphitheatre aboard shuttle. Return trips will leave 20 minutes after the end of each concert.