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El Paso Zoo to host first ever Rock N Roar music festival

El Paso Zoo to host first ever Rock N Roar music festival (Photo: CBS4/KFOX14)
El Paso Zoo to host first ever Rock N Roar music festival (Photo: CBS4/KFOX14)
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You're going to hear them roar! Not just the animals at the El Paso Zoo, but some local bands, too!

Put on your dancing shoes for the first ever Rock N Roar music festival, presented by the El Paso Zoo Society.

Head to the zoo between 6:30-10:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 2, 2022 for a sure night of fun!

A number of local bands are slated to take center stage at the zoo, where you'll also find dozens of local vendors, artists, carnival games, raffles and much more!

In addition to the music, all normal zoo attractions will be open, including the Kids Zone, Tree House and ropes course. You'll also find a silent disco, free face painting, an electric zoo carnival, photo booths and axe throwing.

While fun for humans is sure to be had, the El Paso Zoo Society wants to be sure to highlight the real reason for the celebration, which is the animals.

"Of course we want to have fun. It's gonna be a blast," said Oliva Siqueiros, the Events and Social Media Manager for the El Paso Zoo Society, "but at the end of the day we're here to advocate for the wildlife, and we want people to get as excited about wildlife as we are."

The event will include several opportunities for animal encounters, specifically in the Chihuahuan Desert exhibit, so El Pasoans can lean about animals in their own backyard.

And the fun doesn't stop there. There will even be an orchestra performing specifically for the zoo's Asian elephant, Savannah, who is turning 70-years-old this year! She's the oldest Asian elephant in the country!

"Not only can humans enjoy the music, but our animals can enjoy the music too, and I really want guests to see that interaction between music and wildlife and how they are essentially tied together, or inspired by one another," Siqueiros said.

Make sure you bring a blanket to sit and enjoy the music for yourself! Click here for the full lineup of artists and bands playing at the festival.

Remember, outside food and alcohol will not be allowed.

Tickets cost $20 for ages two and up. You can purchase six tickets for $100 by clicking here.

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