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Nashville Zoo to hold Sunset Safari October 1st


Nashville ZooNashville, TN – Epicurean delights, surprise animal hosts and drinks from our city’s top beverage purveyors await you at Sunset Safari 2015 set for Thursday, October 1st. This year’s event, Swing On By, celebrates the 2016 arrival of spider monkeys at Nashville Zoo.

UBS is the title sponsor for this year’s Sunset Safari. Guests can stroll the lush habitat of the Zoo as they enjoy appetizers, entrees and sweets from over 40 Nashville restaurants. Special animal hosts and live entertainment will also be posted along the trail. The Patron Party features exclusive food and beverages and special picture opportunities with animals.

Nashville Zoo's Sunset Safari. (Amiee Stubbs)

Nashville Zoo’s Sunset Safari. (Amiee Stubbs)

Sunset Safari kicks off at 6:30pm. To prepare for the event, the Zoo will be closing at 2:00pm on Thursday, October 1st.

Tickets are $150.00 for the main event, $250.00 at the patron level and $1,000 at the benefactor level.

A special junior level main event ticket is available for guests ages 21 – 29 for $75.00. Tickets can be purchased at

The event is chaired by Shelley Logan, Anne Elizabeth McIntosh and Brenda Oslin and includes honorary committee members Jennifer and Josh Turner and Anne Davis and Nashville Mayor Karl Dean. Junior chairs are Eileen Campbell Hart and Ashley Herod Brockman. Sunset Safari is presented by Humphreys & Partners Architects L.P. and Service Systems Associates.

The event is sponsored by Frugal MacDoogal, Pilot Flying J, RJ Young and Sunrise Contracting. Supporting sponsors are Allen Printing, Brand Imaging Group, Genesco, Park ‘N Fly, Lewis Communications, Classic Party Rentals and Ernst and Young.

Additional sponsors include Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp., DSi, Grand Avenue, Mid-South Wire, Paycor, Dex Imaging, Action Nissan, and Renasant Bank.

Sunset Safari food and beverage participants include:  A Taste of the Wild Catering, Acme Feed and Seed, Amerigo Italian Restaurant, Aquarium Restaurant, Ben & Jerry’s, The Bridge at the Renaissance Hotel, Burger Republic, Chauhan Ale & Masala House, Chef’s Market, City Winery, Dick’s Last Resort, Edley’s Bar-b-que, Frothy Monkey, Gigi’s Cupcakes, Hard Rock Café, Kayne Prime, Kickin Coffee and Tea, Krispy Kreme, The Melting Pot, Moto, Nordstrom Sixth & Pine, Noshville, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Olive & Sinclair Chocolate, Padrino’s Pops, Rainforest Café, Rodizio Grill, Saffire, Saint Anejo, Sambuca, The Southern Steak & Oyster, Strategic Hospitality, TailGate Beer, Tavern, Trattoria Il Mulino, Valentino’s, Virago, Watermark and Whiskey Kitchen.

About Nashville Zoo

Nashville Zoo is accredited by the prestigious Association of Zoos and Aquariums, assuring the highest standards of animal care and husbandry.  Attracting more than 830,000 visitors annually, the Zoo is considered one of the top things to do in Nashville.

The Zoo is a non-profit organization located at 3777 Nolensville Pike and is open every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. The mission of Nashville Zoo is to inspire a culture of understanding and discovery of our natural world through conservation, innovation and leadership.

For more information about Nashville Zoo, call 615.833.1534 or visit




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