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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel a la Carte

Presented by Meijer

August 20-23, 2015

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel a la Carte, presented by Meijer

One of Milwaukee’s favorite traditions is back at the Milwaukee County Zoo for the 31st year. This year’s Milwaukee Journal Sentinel a la Carte, presented by Meijer, August 20 through August 23, welcomes top national and local bands performing throughout Zoo grounds and 28 area restaurants that will offer fare to please the palate!

National Headliners

  • CASSADEE POPE – Thursday, August 20 at 8 p.m.
  • SAM LLANAS (formerly of BoDeans) – Friday, August 21 at 7 p.m.
  • GIN BLOSSOMS – Friday, August 21 at 8 p.m.
  • DON FELDER (formerly of the Eagles) – Saturday, August 22 at 8 p.m.
  • 52ND STREET-THE MUSIC OF BILLY JOEL – Sunday, August 23 at 5:15 p.m.
Cassadee Pope
Cassadee Pope
(August 20)
Sam Llanas
Sam Llanas, formerly of Bodeans (August 21)
Gin Blossoms
Gin Blossoms
(August 21)
Don Felder
Don Felder, formerly of the Eagles (August 22)

For a complete schedule of entertainment, click here.

Family Fun

  • For Kids Get creative at the Northwestern Mutual Family Farm with Kohl’s Color Wheels, a mobile art experience featuring fun and imaginative 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, sponsored by Guardian Home Improvements.
  • For Families – When you’ve had your fill of food, be sure to visit our robotic residents whose appetites can never be satisfied! Visit Expedition Dinosaur, sponsored by Sendik’s Food Markets, and come face to face with our prehistoric pals ($2.50 after regular Zoo admission)!

For Your Grazing Pleasure

Burke’s Irish Castle – NEW !
Cafe’ el Sol
Hue Vietnamese Restaurant
Jake’s Deli
Joey’s Seafood & Grill
Kalua Hawaiian BBQ
Kealoha Hawaiian Shaved Ice
Lake Park Bistro
Milwaukee Brat House – NEW!
Miss Beverly’s Deluxe Barbeque – NEW!
Peter Sciortino Bakery – NEW!
Robert’s Frozen Custard
Simma’s Bakery
Suzy’s Cream Cheesecakes
The Soup Market
Three Lions Pub
Thunder Bay
Trinity Three Irish Pubs
Ultimate Confections
Vagabond – NEW!
Water Street Brewery
Whole Foods Market
Wisconsin Machine Shed
Wong’s Wok

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel a la Carte, presented by MeijerAdmission rates for 2015 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 1-23. Credit cards are not accepted.

The 2015 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 and presented by Meijer. The Lakeview Stage is sponsored by Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.® For additional information, please contact the Zoo’s Public Affairs and Services Division at 414-771-3040.

Special thanks to our a la Carte sponsors:
Name-in-title Sponsor: Presenting Sponsor: With major support from:
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Meijer Miller Lite
Miller - Great Beer, Great Responsibility
Stage Sponsor:
Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.