Rhinormous Fun planned for Sunset Safari 2016
Join Nashville Zoo on September 22nd for Nashville’s “wildest” social event, Sunset Safari, presented by UBS. This year Sunset Safari celebrates the upcoming opening of a new White Rhino habitat 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 and sweets from over 40 Nashville restaurants. Animal encounters and live entertainment will accompany the culinary delights along the trail. The Patron Party, which begins at 6 p.m., features exclusive food and beverages and special photo opportunities with animals.
The main event kicks off at 6:30 p.m. To prepare for the evening, the Zoo will be closing at 2 p.m. on Thursday, September 22. Tickets are $150 for the main event, $250 for the patron level and $1,000 for the benefactor level, which includes tickets for two. A special junior level main event ticket is available for guests ages 21 – 29 for $75. Sunset Safari is for adults ages 21 and over, and children will not be allowed to attend the event. Tickets can be purchased at www.nashville.org/sunset-safari.
The event is chaired by Lisa Henderson, Cile Scanlan, and Melanie Tigrett and honorary chairs Lily Aldridge and Caleb Followill. Sunset Safari is presented by UBS and is sponsored by FedEx, Humphreys and Partners Architects, Service Systems Associates, including supporting sponsors Benefit Communications Incorporated, Classic Party Rental, DEX Imaging, Frugal MacDougal, Langley Property Group, Neely Coble Company, Sunrise Contracting, Tennessee Titans, and Lewis Communications. Additional sponsors include Allen Printing, Blue Chair Bay Rum, Brasfield Gorrie, Clint Newman D.D.S., Coca-Cola, Ironhorse Capital, and Park ‘N Fly.
Sunset Safari food and beverage participants include: A Taste of the Wild Catering, Adele’s, Amerigo, Aquarium, Bajo Sexto Taco, Ben & Jerry’s, Blue Chair Bay Rum, Chauhan Ale & Masala House, City House, City Winery, Dick’s Last Resort, Edley’s Bar-B-Que, Flip Burger Boutique, Frothy Monkey, I Love Juice Bar, Kayne Prime, Kickin Coffee and Tea, Krispy Kreme, Little Debbie, Local Taco, Moto, Nashville Sweets, Nordstrom Grill, Noshville Deli, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Olive and Sinclair Chocolate Company, Padrino’s Pops, Paul’s Chocolate, Pinewood Social, Saint Anejo, Sambuca, Seersucker Candy Company, Silo, Stones River Baking, Table 3, Tailgate Beer, Tavern, Taziki’s, Tempered Café and Chocolate, The Bridge at the Renaissance Hotel, The Honeysuckle, The Hook, The Melting Pot, The Row, Trattoria Il Mulino, Virago, Vui’s Kitchen, Whiskey Kitchen, and Wildhorse Saloon.
About Nashville Zoo
Nashville Zoo is accredited by the prestigious Association of Zoos and Aquariums, assuring the highest standards of animal care and husbandry. Attracting more than 800,000 visitors annually, the Zoo is considered one of the top things to do in Nashville. The Zoo is a non-profit organization located at 3777 Nolensville Pike and is open every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. The mission of Nashville Zoo is to inspire a culture of understanding and discovery of our natural world through conservation, innovation and leadership. For more information about Nashville Zoo, call 615-833-1534 or visit www.nashvillezoo.org.