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Ringo Starr kicks off the Toledo Zoo's Summer Concert Series

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The Toledo Zoo announced yesterday that Ringo Starr will be the first artist to perform this summer as part of the Circle K Concert Series in the zoo’s amphitheater.

The line up for the concert series includes a variety of musical genres from country, classic rock to bluegrass, but the former Beatle Ringo Starr may be the biggest name to perform at the zoo this summer. Starr will perform with his All-Starr Band on July 1 at 7:30 p.m. Members of this band include some well-known musicians including Todd Rundgren, Greg Rollie, Richard Page and Steve Lukather. Tickets range from $125, $69.50 and $50.

Five other acts will also perform this July within the zoo’s confines. Country artists Little Big Town will appear July 11 at 7:30 p.m. with special guests Sam Hunt and Chris Stapleton. Grammy award winner Sarah McLachlan takes the stage on July 13 at 7:30 p.m. On July 17, two newcomers to Toledo Gavin DeGraw and Matt Nathanson will play at 6:30 p.m. Iconic country western musicians Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss perform July 18 at 6:30 p.m. with special Guest Jason Isbell. Finally, on July 30 at 8 p.m. John Fogerty returns to the zoo to play some of his classic Creedence Clearwater Revival tunes along with some of his newer material.

During the month of August only two acts are scheduled so far. The Avett Brothers kick things off on Aug. 5 at 7:30 p.m. They will perform traditional folk and bluegrass tunes. On Aug. 20, The Moody Blues will once again play at the zoo. The group takes the stage at 7:30 p.m.

Concert tickets will not be available for public purchase until Friday, March 21 starting at 10 am. Tickets will be available for purchase through the Toledo Zoo box office near the Anthony Wayne Trail entrance for a nominal handling charge of $5.00. Tickets may also be purchased online or by phone through Ticketmaster. Ticketmaster handling fees will be applied. Toledo Zoo Members may purchase tickets early starting Wednesday, March 19. For more information, see the Toledo Zoo's website.

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