July 16, 2010 – Join us on Thursday, August 5, for this region’s premier annual evening mixer, Moonlight on the Mountain at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Mix and mingle under the stars and enjoy our animals in a unique, adults-only evening event at the Zoo!

Mix and mingle under the stars and enjoy our animals in a unique, adults-only evening event at the Zoo! Guests will enjoy delicious food compliments of award-winning Chef Beau and WildThings Catering, quenching beverages served by Bristol Brewing and Sovereignty Wines, and a live 3-hour performance by Martini Shot, an original six-piece Pop-Rock band with horns based out of Southern Colorado! All event proceeds benefit the care of our animals. This evening is for adults 21 and older only.

The entire Zoo will be open for guests throughout the evening – including the Skyride. There will also be some special animal shows and behind-the-scenes experiences for guest to enjoy.

TIME & PLACE: Thursday, August 5, 2010 6 pm - 10 pm - Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

COST & TICKETS: $25/per person pre-purchased online through Monday, August 2 at 5 p.m. - or - $35/per person at the door.

“In planning this event, we wanted to create an evening that only Cheyenne Mountain Zoo could provide: the full Zoo experience with fantastic food and beverages…not to mention live entertainment all throughout the Zoo. The nighttime views from our neck of the woods are spectacular!” said Jean Gordon, Director of Marketing.

One ticket price offers guests the full Zoo experience plus some behind-the-scenes animal encounters, four complimentary drinks (beer or wine courtesy of Bristol Brewery and Sovereignty Wines), heavy appetizers throughout the Zoo, and a concert by Martini Shot in the amazing Lodge at Moose Lake! There will be additional music in both Giraffe Plaza and at the top of the Sky Ride to kick-off the evening. There will also be multiple cash bars available. Walk-ups are welcome; tickets will be available at the door.

Tickets available online: http://www.cmzoo.org/guestInformation/events/moonlightMountain.asp

Sponsors for Moonlight on the Mountain include Coldwell Banker, Wahoo’s Fish Tacos, Allegiant Airlines, Bristol Brewing Company, Sovereignty Wine, MaggieMoo’s Ice Cream and Treatery, Colorado Springs Young Professionals, WildThings Catering, Y96.9, KLite106.3, My 99.9, Fox 21.