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City of Knoxville, Tennessee
Madeline Rogero, Mayor

For Immediate Release
Knoxville Zoo's Feast with the Beasts Tickets Now On Sale

Feast with the BeastsJuly 13, 2010 - Feel like doing a little grazing, trying out a new watering hole, and shaking your tail feathers? Then join Knoxville Zoo for Feast with the Beasts on Saturday, August 14, from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. for a wildly good time at one of the zoo's biggest annual fundraisers.

Guests can eat, drink and dance their way throughout the zoo for the evening, sampling some very tasty food and drinks from more than 25 restaurants, wineries, breweries and distributors. Adventurous eaters can enjoy a variety of cuisines to suit all types of palates, from appetizers to desserts. Participating vendors include The Crown and Goose, Highland Brewing Company, Rooster's Bar and Grill, Bayou Bay Seafood House, Puleo's Grille, Regas Restaurant, Texas Roadhouse, O'Charley's, Romano's Macaroni Grill, and Smoky Mountain Brewery, just to name a few. A complete list of participating vendors can be found on Knoxville Zoo's Web site at www.knoxville-zoo.org.

Knoxville ZooMusic on three stages promises to keep the evening lively. Mic Harrison and the High Score will entertain on the main Plaza stage, bringing their rough-andtumble style of Americana music that has made them Knoxville favorites. Dream On Alice will rock the Kids Cove stage with hits from the 70's to the present and for those who are on "island time", Jim Asbell and The Tropiholics will be performing the best-loved songs of Jimmy Buffet on the Animal Encounter Village stage. Another crowd favorite has returned this year, too; the zoo's chapter of the American Association of Zookeepers (AAZK) will be hosting their famous silent auction featuring one-of-a-kind animal art and great gift packages.

Tickets for Feast with the Beasts are $60 per person in advance and $70 the day of the event. Zoo members receive a $5 discount. Want to bring the whole herd? Buy nine tickets and get the tenth ticket free! Tickets are on sale at area ORNL Federal Credit Union branches and Knoxville Zoo's ticket window during zoo hours. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.knoxville-zoo.org or by calling (865) 637-5331. Feast with the Beasts is for guests 21 years of age and over and guests must show a valid photo I.D. to enter the event. All proceeds directly benefit Knoxville Zoo. For a more information, visit www.knoxville-zoo.org.

Special thanks to ORNL Federal Credit Union, Regal Entertainment Group, DeRoyal, WIVK FM, WNOX NewsTalk 98.7 FM, WBIR TV, MetroPulse, and Knoxville Magazine.

Knoxville Zoo is Knoxville’s largest year-round attraction. Located off exit 392A from Interstate 40, the zoo is open every day except Christmas Day. Knoxville Zoo is nationally accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and is committed to the highest standards in animal care and well-being, ethics, conservation, and education. Currently, the zoo is open daily from 9:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Admission and ticket sales stop one-hour before the zoo closes. Next-day admission is free after 3 p.m. For more information, please call 865-637-5331 ext. 300 or visit www.knoxville-zoo.org.

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