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The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel a la Carte

August 15-18, 2013

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel a la Carte

Updated July 2013

The Milwaukee County Zoo invites all to “Feast with the Beasts” at this year’s Milwaukee Journal Sentinel a la Carte, August 15 through August 18. Top national and local bands will perform throughout Zoo grounds and more than 25 restaurants will offer scrumptious food!

The Zoo welcomes these headliners:

Thursday, August 15, at 8 p.m. – JGB featuring Melvin Seals

JGB featuring Melvin Seals

From blues to funk to jazz to R&B and gospel, JGB featuring Melvin Seals will rock the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s a la Carte on Thursday, August 15, at 8 p.m. Seals is best known for his past powerful performances on Hammond B-3 organ and keyboards in the Jerry Garcia Band.

JGB featuring Melvin Seals features both acoustic and electric music with combinations of guitar, mandolin, slide and lap steel with bass, drums, and of course, Seals on Hammond B-3 organ and keyboards.

Friday, August 16, at 8 p.m. – Ed Kowalczyk, founding member and former lead singer of Live

Ed Kowalczyk

Ed Kowalczyk, founding member and former lead singer of Live, will perform at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s a la Carte on Friday, August 16, at 8 p.m. Kowalczyk, who launched his solo career in 2009, will perform both his own original music and hits from the music of Live.

Live sold over 20 million albums and produced nine top-ten hit songs including “Lightening Crashes,” “I Alone,” “Selling the Drama,” “The Dolphins Cry” and “Heaven.”

Saturday, August 17, at 8 p.m. – The Family Stone

The Family Stone

The Family Stone, featuring Sly and the Family Stone founding members, Jerry Martini, Cynthia Robinson and Greg Errico, will headline at Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s a la Carte, on Saturday, August 17, at 8 p.m. These Rock and Roll inductees best known for their classic hits, “I Want to Take You Higher,” “Everyday People,” “Dance To the Music,” “Hot Fun In The Summertime,” “Family Affair” and “Sing a Simple Song,” will provide the audience with an energizing show.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s a la Carte runs Thursday, August 15, through Sunday, August 18. Click here for the entire a la Carte entertainment lineup.

For Your Grazing Pleasure:

Aladdin’s
Alioto’s
Applebee’s
Bella Caffe
Burke’s Lakeside
Café el Sol
Café Hollander – Tosa Village
Charcoal Grill & Rotisserie
Hue Vietnamese Restaurant
Jake’s Deli
Joey’s Seafood & Grill
Kalua Hawaiian BBQ
Machine Shed Restaurant
Robert’s Frozen Custard
Rock Bottom Brewery 
Saz’s
Simma’s
The Soup Market
Suzy’s Cream Cheesecakes
Thunder Bay
Trinity Three Irish Pubs
Ultimate Confections
Wasabi Sushi Lounge
Water Street Brewery
Whole Foods Market
Wong’s Wok


Something for Everyone:

  • For Kids Express creativity with Kohl’s Color Wheels, a mobile art experience featuring activities including self-portraits and creature creations, at the Northwestern Mutual Family Farm.
  • For Thirsty, Music-Loving AdultsRelax and sample a smooth glass of wine while also enjoying soothing sounds from popular local bands, at the Giraffe Village Wine Tent.
  • For The Entire Family – 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.)

Admission Rates & Hours:

Admission rates for 2013 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. Zoological Society membership is valid for a la Carte. Food tickets, Zoo rides and special attractions can be purchased for an additional charge. 

Admission discounts available at all Tri City National Banks August 1-18:

  • 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 ticket: Adults: $11.25; Children: $8.25
  • (Credit cards are not accepted.)

a la Carte Hours:

9 a.m. – 10 p.m., Thursday, August 15 through Saturday, August 17
9 a.m. – 8 p.m., Sunday, August 18

For additional information, please contact the Zoo’s 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
US Cellular