The Monkees

Sure, it seems kinda cute to have the Monkees — a band with an animal name — kick off this year’s Music in the Zoo series. But it won’t be as fun as the Monkees’ rain-interrupted debut at the Minnesota Zoo in 2011 because, sadly, Davy Jones — the cute one in the Pre-Fab Four — died of a heart attack a few months later. While this show will mark the zoo debut of Michael Nesmith (who returned to the reunited group after a long absence), I’m not much of a believer in the Davy-less Monkees. As they did last year at the State Theatre, Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork and Nesmith will salute Davy and do their best to create nostalgia for those 1960s days of “Last Train to Clarksville” and “Daydream Believer.” Jon Bream

Price: $70

Where

Minnesota Zoo

13000 Zoo Blvd.Apple Valley, MN

When

Date: Ended 06/2/14

Upcoming events

06/02 – Los Lonely Boys
06/15 – Trombone Shorty
06/17 – Gomez
06/20 – Xavier Rudd
06/23 – Keb' Mo'
06/27 – Jonny Lang
06/28 – Buddy Guy
06/29 – Chaka Khan
07/02 – Black Violin
07/15 – The Jayhawks
07/23 – Joe Jackson
07/25 – Guster
08/10 – Marc Cohn
08/11 – The Mavericks
08/13 – Son Volt
08/27 – Ziggy Marley