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


Minnesota Zoo

13000 Zoo Blvd.Apple Valley, MN


Date: Ended 06/2/14

Upcoming events

05/28 – Dinosaurs
06/11 – Blondie
06/12 – Home Free
06/13 – Ziggy Marley
06/18 – Soul Asylum
06/19 – Los Lobos
06/24 – Buddy Guy
07/01 – The Jayhawks
07/06 – Guster
07/13 – Trevor Hall
07/15 – The Willis Clan
07/25 – Indigo Girls
07/27 – Tower of Power
07/29 – Marc Cohn
07/31 – Laurie Berkner
08/07 – Grace Potter
08/09 – The Mavericks