Due to the pandemic, JazZoo was suspended in 2020 and 2021. We hope to resume as soon as circumstances permit.

Each Summer, the Jazz Arts Group takes jazz to a wilder place as the Columbus Jazz Orchestra takes center stage at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium for JazZoo!

JazZoo Rain Policy

It’s summer in Central Ohio, and that means unpredictable weather. But in 12 seasons of JazZoo at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium featuring the Columbus Jazz Orchestra, not a single concert has ever been cancelled due to weather.

JazZoo concerts take place rain or shine, and may start late due to inclement weather. The decision to cancel or delay the start of a concert will not be made until the scheduled concert time, or shortly thereafter.

So grab your umbrella, poncho and picnic basket and join the many faithful patrons who love jazz and the musicians who play their hearts out at every JazZoo concert –rain or shine!

Concerts will be deemed complete if performed up to intermission. In the very rare event that a concert should be cancelled, ticket holders will be eligible for a complimentary ticket to any future JazZoo concerts, or regular Columbus Jazz Orchestra concerts held at the Southern Theater between October and April.

This four-concert series takes place at the Water’s Edge Events Park at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, a beautiful waterfront setting along the O’Shaughnessy Reservoir. Gates open at 6:30 PM and concerts begin at 8 PM.

Single tickets and full tables can be purchased for individual concerts or all four concerts in the series by contacting the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium at 1.614.724.3485 or 1.800.MONKEYS (1.800.666.5397) or visit www.columbuszoo.org.

The purchase of any concert ticket includes free zoo admission for the entire day! So come early, enjoy the sights at the Columbus Zoo and then join us in the evening at the Water’s Edge Events Park to experience the swinging sounds of the Columbus Jazz Orchestra.

Those who purchase a table will enjoy reserved seating for eight, providing the perfect opportunity for entertaining business associates or catching up with friends. The reservation includes complimentary zoo admission, and an advanced catering option with your JazZoo table.

All guests are allowed to bring in their own food, however bringing in your own alcohol is strictly prohibited and will be confiscated. Please note that beer and wine will be available for onsite purchase. For the safety of the animals no glass is permitted into the park.

For your convenience JazZoo admission wristbands purchased less than 14 days prior to the event will be placed at Will-Call at the front entrance to the Zoo.