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Friday, September 12, 2014 6–9 PM

Tickets are on sale now.
Tickets are only available online through Ticketmaster. To receive the FONZ member discount, please use your member number when prompted by Ticketmaster.

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Tickets will be available online via Ticketmaster and in person at the Zoo Visitor Center's Information Desk, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

General Admission Tickets:

$39 FONZ members
$55 nonmembers
$45 students

VIP Tickets:

$99 FONZ members
$125 nonmembers

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Members may purchase up to four tickets at the member price. Students may purchase one ticket at the student rate. Student ticket holders will be required to show a student ID when entering the event.

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Get ready to Rock-N-Roar at Friends of the National Zoo’s annual outdoor concert featuring the popular band, The Fray. Bring your blanket but be ready to dance. You’ll also enjoy animal demonstrations, wine and beer vendors, all in the intimate setting of the Zoo. Proceeds benefit animal care and conservation at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo.

Ticket Information

General Admission Ticket

Includes access to the main event, and much more.

VIP Ticket

Ticket holders receive exclusive access to the Whole Foods Market VIP Lounge where they will enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and desserts catered by Whole Foods Market, private viewing of the great cats, complimentary parking, two drink tickets, and a commemorative Rock-N-Roar lanyard.

The Band

Topping the charts since 2005, The Fray is an unbeatable experience live. With home grown lyrics and keyboard riffs to rival Queen, The Fray are a classic band perfect for summer listening—and what better venue than the Zoo? The Fray will play their classic hits like ‘How To Save a Life’ as well as selections from their new album Helios, released in February. Don’t let this once a year concert go Over Your Head.

What to Bring

Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket or low seated lawn chairs to enhance your experience. Food, non-alcoholic beverages, beer and wine will be available for purchase at the Zoo throughout the concert. To be served alcohol, you must present a valid photo ID. Outside food and beverages will not be permitted.

How to Get to Rock-N-Roar

FONZ encourages you to take public transportation and to drink responsibly. Take the Red Line to the Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan stop of the Cleveland Park stop. The Zoo entrance lies halfway between these stops, and both are a short walk from the Zoo.

Sponsor This Event

Companies interested in sponsoring the event will receive valuable recognition benefits, sampling opportunities, and complimentary tickets. For more information, email Jackie Vinick.

The Fine Print

Tickets are non-refundable, non-transferable, and non-replaceable. Please note that smoking is not permitted at the Zoo. Rock-N-Roar will be held rain or shine.

Frequently Asked Questions

Transportation and Parking

Friends of the National Zoo encourages you to use public transportation and drink responsibly. To visit the Zoo by Metro, take the Red Line to the Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan stop or the Cleveland Park stop. The Zoo entrance lies halfway between these stops, and both are a short walk from the Zoo. VIP ticket holders receive complimentary parking. The cost to park for general admission ticket holders is $22.

Do I Need a Photo ID?

Yes, photo ID is required to buy alcohol.

Where is the Event Located?

Rock-N-Roar will be located in the lower portion of the Zoo by Lion/Tiger Hill. Lion/Tiger Hill is about a 10 minute walk from the top of the Zoo.