Tickets on sale for Brew at the Zoo festival Memorial Day weekend

Brew at the ZooTickets are on sale for The Maryland Zoo "Brew at the Zoo" outdoor festival Memorial Day weekend, Saturday, May 28, and Sunday, May 29, 2016. Full-price adult tickets are $55, but lower prices are available based on when purchased. Tickets purchased by Monday, Feb. 29, are only $39.

Tickets for those younger than 21 or designated drivers are $25. Zoo members save an extra $10 off all tickets.

The festival is held at the Waterfowl Lake Pavilion, 1-7 p.m., both days.

During Brew at the Zoo, guests can sample an unlimited number of local and national beers and wines while enjoying live music by local bands and visiting food and crafts vendors.

Tickets include zoo admission so guests can enter as early as 10 a.m. to tour the zoo before entering the event area at 1 p.m. A "Brew at the Zoo" ticket includes access to food, artisans and other vendors, a commemorative tasting glass sponsored by World of Beer-Baltimore, and entertainment by three bands each day. Attendees can also visit with the zoo's animal ambassadors.

Three bands play each day.

Brew at the Zoo stageBrew at the Zoo daily entertainment includes:

Saturday, May 23
1 p.m.: The 8-Balls - Upbeat classic rock/top 40 tunes covered by real classic rockers
3 p.m.: Kilmaine Saints - High-energy Celtic rock
5 p.m.: The Kelly Bell Band - Phat Blues music

Sunday, May 24
1 p.m.: Brooks Long & The Mad Dog No Good - Vintage R&B and Blues
3 p.m.: Crushing Day - Classic and modern rock cover
5 p.m.: Bosley - Funk, soul, rock and pop

DJ Steve Huber will keep the music going from noon-6 p.m. between bands.

A limited number of premium Super Sipper tickets are available. These tickets include early entry to the event at noon and a commemorative "mason jar" style tasting glass that is more than double the size of the general admission glass (21 and older only). Super Sipper tickets are $69 per person, 21 and over only, and are limited.

Proceeds from the event helps support The Maryland Zoo programs and conservation.

When purchasing tickets online, double check the date you are purchasing tickets for, as there are no refunds or exchanges. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore and its conservation efforts.

This year's Brew at the Zoo sponsors are BB&T, World of Beer-Baltimore adn Towson, Subaru, Maryland Lottery and Pet+ER.

For more information, and to purchase tickets, visit the Maryland Zoo Brew at the Zoo event page online.

Updated Feb. 24, 2016.

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