June 6, Kansas City Zoo
One of the city’s most anticipated parties—with 5,000 of your closest friends—includes food from more than 65 local restaurants, 10 bars serving specialty cocktails and other drinks and plenty of live entertainment. Four stages will feature music by Drew Six, Victor and Penny, Patrick Lentz and more. And, as always, it’s the best people watching in town.
This year returns to the event’s black-tie roots (no jeans, please) to celebrate the 25th anniversary and the arrival of the penguins. Make that “creative” black-tie; guests are encouraged to add animal-themed flair to their attire. The party meanders throughout the Kansas City Zoo, so by the end of the evening, those wearing comfortable shoes are purring. Gates (the human kind) open at 6:30 p.m. for VIP patrons; Jazzoo begins at 7:30 p.m.
Individual tickets are $175. Visit jazzookc.org or click the image below to purchase them.