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The Milwaukee County Zoo Celebrates 30 Years of Feasting with the Beasts!

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel a la Carte

August 14-17, 2014

The Milwaukee County Zoo has been “Feasting with the Beasts” since 1985, and this year’s festival marks the 30th year for this Milwaukee tradition! This year’s Milwaukee Journal Sentinel a la Carte, August 14 through August 17, welcomes top national and local bands performing throughout Zoo grounds and 28 restaurants will offer fare to tempt even the most discriminating of tastes!

National Headliners:

Dan + Shay
Thursday, August 14 at 8 p.m.
Dan + Shay
Jana Kramer
Friday, August 15 at 8 p.m.
Jana Kramer
Saturday, August 16 at 8 p.m.
Sam Llanas
Sunday, August 17
at Noon and 2 p.m.
Sam Llanas
(formerly of BoDeans)

All headliners appear on the Miller High Life Caribou Stage; and are included in regular Zoo admission. There is no reserved seating.

Click here for a complete schedule of entertainment.

Family Fun:

  • For Kids Get creative at the Northwestern Mutual Family Farm with Kohl’s Color Wheels, a mobile art experience featuring fun and creative projects, inspired by art in the Milwaukee Art Museum!
  • For  AdultsRelax and sample a premium glass of wine while also enjoying soothing sounds from popular local bands, at the Giraffe Village Wine Tent.
  • For Families – When you’re done feeding yourself, please be sure to feed our
    sting rays! Visit our Sting Ray & Shark Bay exhibit, sponsored by Sendik’s Food Markets, to pet and feed our rays! ($2 after regular Zoo admission.)

For Your Grazing Pleasure:

Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro
Bella Caffe’
Burke’s Lakeside
Café el Sol
Charcoal Grill & Rotisserie
Hue Vietnamese Restaurant
Jake’s Deli
Joey Gerards – A Bartolotta Supper Club
Joey’s Seafood & Grill
Kalua Hawaiian BBQ
Kealoha Hawaiian Shaved Ice
Machine Shed Restaurant
Robert’s Frozen Custard
The Soup Market
Suzy’s Cream Cheesecakes
Three Lions Pub
Thunder Bay
Trinity Three Irish Pubs
Ultimate Confections
Wasabi Sushi Lounge
Water Street Brewery
Whole Foods Market
Wong’s Wok

Admission rates for 2014 a la Carte:

Adults: $14.25
Juniors (ages 3 to 12): $11.25
Children (ages 2 and under): FREE
Seniors (ages 60 and older): $13.25
Parking: $12

All musical entertainment is free with regular admission. Food tickets, Zoo rides and special attractions can be purchased for an additional charge. Zoological Society membership is valid.

For extra savings* take advantage of the following a la Carte admission discounts:

  • a la Carte Value Ticket – Includes multi-day passes valid Thursday, Friday, Saturday OR Sunday! Adult Value Ticket: $26.00; Child Value Ticket: $18.00
  • Advanced/reduced single admission tickets. Adults: $12.25; Children: $9.25

*Extra savings tickets available at all Tri City National Banks August 1-17. Credit cards are not accepted.

The 2014 festival is open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday. A la Carte is sponsored by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, with major support from Miller Lite. The Lakeview Stage is sponsored by Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. For additional inquiries for the 2014 a la Carte festival, please contact the Public Affairs and Services Division at 414.256.5466.

Special thanks to our a la Carte sponsor:
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
With major support from:
Miller Lite
Miller - Great Beer, Great Responsibility
Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.