City’s Best: Jazzoo

Lions, tigers, polar bears and nearly 5,000 supporters are necessary ingredients to hold Jazzoo, this year’s Best Fundraiser and the Kansas City Zoo’s largest annual charity event.

This fun summer fundraiser featured guests in “creative” black tie attire—feel free to use the Zoo’s Humboldt Penguins for fashion inspiration—special Jazzoo cocktails, live entertainment on three stages and culinary samplings from dozens of restaurants around the city.

Guests reveled the night away amongst the Zoo’s more permanent residents, and lucky supporters purchase their own Animal Experiences—feed the lions, breakfast with the kangaroos, cocktails with portrait-painting orangutans or morning coffee with the polar bears.