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  • Writer's pictureMary Ann

Tickets Now on Sale for Sunset Safari Premier Fundraising Event

Join Nashville Zoo on September 20th for Sunset Safari 2018, presented by UBS. This year’s event celebrates the anticipated opening of our renovated Sumatran tiger exhibit and features some of Music City’s most popular restaurants, live music and special animal guests.  

Guests can take an evening stroll through the lush pathways of the Zoo as they enjoy appetizers, entrees, sweets and beverages from more than 50 of Nashville’s finest restaurants. Animal encounters and live entertainment will accompany the culinary delights along the trail.

Sunset Safari kicks off at 6:30 p.m. To prepare for the event, the Zoo will be closing at 2 p.m. on Thursday, September 20. Tickets are $150 for the main event, $250 at the patron level and $1,000 at the benefactor level, which includes tickets for two. A special junior level main event ticket is available for guests ages 21 – 29 for $100. Tickets can be purchased here.

Some of the restaurants attending this year's event are: Chago's Cantina, Fin & Pearl, Kayne Prime, Margot Cafe & Bar, Saltine Fine Food & Drin and Von Elrod's Beer Garden & Sausage House. 

Co-chairs for the event are LeAnne Bottorff, Sara Dorfman, Karly Hart and Jordan Thompson. Honorary chairs for this event are the Nashville Predators. Presenting benefactors for this event include Cathy and Jerry Johnson, Nora and Kent Kirby and Wanda and Jerry Lyle. Sunset Safari is presented by UBS and supported by Big Visual Group, Famous Footwear, Frugal MacDoogal, Humphreys & Partners Architects, Liberty Party Rental, Middle Tennessee Honda Dealers, Neely Coble Company, NovaTech, Office Furniture + Related Services, Pinnacle Financial Partners, Service Systems Associates, Sunrise Contracting and TAKL. Additional sponsors include Allen Printing, Benefit Communications, Coca-Cola, Peffen Cline Masonry Group, Renasant Bank, Southwest Value Partners and White Claw Hard Seltzer. 

About Nashville Zoo Nashville Zoo is a nonprofit organization and an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, assuring the highest standards of animal care and husbandry. The Zoo is actively engaged in conservation research, habitat protection, breeding programs and education initiatives around the globe as well as in our own backyard. The Zoo attracts more than 980,000 visitors annually and is considered one of the top attractions in Nashville. Nashville Zoo is located at 3777 Nolensville Pike and is open every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. For more information about Nashville Zoo, visit


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