Fort Worth Zoo’s Beastro combines food, fun, rock & roll

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Fort Worth Zoo’s Beastro combines food, fun, rock & roll

Sixth annual tasting and music event features Sister Hazel

FORT WORTH, Texas – The Fort Worth Zoo’s 6th annual Beastro is scheduled for Friday, June 8, 2012, from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Proceeds from this premier tasting and music event support the Zoo’s local and international wildlife conservation and education efforts.

Beastro features the finest area restaurants stationed throughout the Zoo serving sample appetizers, entrées and desserts. In addition to the delectable cuisine, the event will feature open bars throughout the park and live entertainment from Sister Hazel and Time Machine. Several animal exhibits are expected to remain open until sunset, and the Zoo’s Wild Wonders Outreach animals will greet this year’s partygoers.

Beastro tickets, $95 for non-members and $85 for Zoo members, include all food, drinks and entertainment. VIP tickets, $150 each, include early event access at 7 p.m. and a private bar in the VIP area. All tickets are available for purchase online through noon on June 8. A limited number of tickets will be available for purchase the night of the event for $110 each.

To date, the 2012 participating restaurants include: Blue Mesa Grill, Bonnell’s Fine Texas Cuisine, Buffalo Cantina, Café Brazil, Cast Iron at the Omni Fort Worth, Central Market, Chadra Mezza & Grill, Corner Bakery Cafe, Daddy Jack’s Lobster & Chowder House, Fletchers Corny Dogs & Funnel Cakes, Fred’s Truck Wagon, H3 Ranch at the Stockyards Hotel, Hot Chocolates, Kona Ice of Fort Worth, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Red Cactus Fresh Mexican Food, Red Jett Sweets, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Simply Fondue Fort Worth, Texas de Brazil, The Lunch Box, The Tavern Bar & Grill, The Wild Mushroom Restaurant & Lounge, Tokyo Cafe, Wiener Man, Winslow’s Wine Cafe, YES! Taco, YO! Frozen Yogurt Lounge and Zoës Kitchen. More restaurants are being added daily, so visit the Zoo’s website for the most current list.

Attire for Beastro is summer chic, and comfortable shoes are highly recommended, as the event requires walking throughout the Zoo. All guests must be at least 21 years old to attend, no exceptions.

For more information, contact the Beastro ticket hotline at 817-759-7373.

The nationally acclaimed Fort Worth Zoo has been ranked the No. 5 zoo in the nation by USA Travel Guide and the No. 1 attraction in the DFW Metroplex by Zagat survey. The Zoo is home to more than 500 animal species and a world-famous reptile collection, housed in the brand new Museum of Living Art (MOLA). The institution’s focus on education and conservation is second to none, enhancing the lives of more than 1 million visitors a year.


For further information, contact:

Alexis Wilson, Communications Director