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Jazzoo Celebrates 25 Years

Jazzoo Celebrates 25 Years




Julie Neemeyer

Director of Marketing & Membership

Jazzoo Celebrates 25 Years

May 30, 2014

Kansas City Zoo: It’s time once again for the Kansas City Zoo’s biggest and wildest fundraiser of the year. Celebrating a very special 25th anniversary this year, Jazzoo, presented by American Century Investments, is Friday, June 6. The festivities begin at 7:30pm and go late into the night for our nocturnal partygoers.

A ticket to Jazzoo helps feed the Zoo’s animals and you! Jazooo is filled with delicious dishes, drinks and enticing entertainment. Guests will have the opportunity to sample bites from more than 60 restaurants from all over the greater Kansas City metro and enjoy beverages of all kinds from 10 full and specialty bars. From light appetizers to the most decadent desserts, you can try it all at Jazzoo!

While guests are enjoying the fabulous cuisine, they will also be entertained by some of the best bands the city has to offer. Victor & Penny, Perpetual Change, Patrick Lentz, Decoy, Drew Six, Wonderland and Synergy will all be performing on four stages placed around the Zoo. In addition to those phenomenal artists, we will also have DJ Kirby spinning the beats that inspire you to move your feet.
Jazzoo was founded in 1990 by the Junior League of Kansas City, Mo. More than 5,000 guests attend each year as it has become one of Kansas City’s premier fundraising events. Since its inception, Jazzoo has raised more than twelve million dollars which is used to support the Zoo Learning Fund and the operational costs of the Kansas City Zoo.

New this year, Jazzoo guests will be able to bid on incredible experiences at our silent auction. We have amazing packages available for bidding and animal experiences available for instant purchase. Help us reach our fundraising goals by participating in the silent auction, located in Helzberg Penguin Plaza. Learn more about the items available for bidding at www.qtego.net/auc/jazzoo

It takes an army to put on such a spectacular event and the hard work and dedication of our sponsors and volunteers does not go unnoticed. Without the support of our presenting sponsor American Century Investments, and sponsors like Arvin Gottlieb Charitable Foundation, Brief Media, Burns & McDonnell, Drug Free Sport, DST Systems, Inc., Garmin International, Inc., Jean & Don Wagner Charitable Foundation, Kiewit Power, Lockton Companies, Maxus Properties/Sandy & Dave Johnson, Service Management Group, Sprint, Sybil & Greg Orman and UMB Bank, Jazzoo would not be possible. We also want to recognize the tireless efforts of our steering committee and 250 volunteers that make Jazzoo such a spectacular event.
Join us for JAZZOO on Friday, June 6.

Tickets are $175 per person and available now online and at the door, the night of the event.