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Twilight at the Zoo Presented by Scene Magazine on August 3rd

CLEVELAND – AUGUST 3, 2012 –The Cleveland Zoological Society hosts the SOLD OUT Twilight at the Zoo, on Friday, August 3, 2012 from 7:00 p.m. to midnight. With more bands than ever before, guests will have even more opportunities to check out Cleveland’s best musical talent performing on stages all throughout Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. In alignment with its joint conservation mission and vision with Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, The Zoo Society has coordinated with Aramark, Rosby Resource Recycling, and other event sponors to make Twilight at the Zoo a ZERO WASTE event for the first time ever. The majority of the more than 2.5 tons of waste created during the evening is compostable or recyclable and will be collected and separated properly, keeping those materials from going to a landfill. Twilight at the Zoo is expected to raise $560,000 for the Zoo Society, the advancement partner of Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. Presented by Scene Magazine, the 19th annual Twilight at the Zoo spotlights 18 local bands, and offers a large variety of music that ranges from funk to folk, rock to reggae. Admission for all partygoers includes cover charge, hors d’oeuvres, complimentary Samuel Adams beer and Jacob’s Creek wine, Twisted Tea and soda. Food stations located throughout the Zoo allow guests to graze as they enjoy the summer’s largest fundraising event. Festivities kick-off with the SOLD OUT VIP party from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. VIP guests will have access to premier parking, high-end cocktails and premium hors d’oeuvres from AMP 150, Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Mitchell’s Fish Market. 2012 Stage Sponsors include: Metro Toyota, Cleveland Hopkins Airport, Bonne Bell, Q104, The Wave, WDOK, WKRK, WKYC and WNCX. Twilight at the Zoo is enjoyed by guests 21 and over, rain or shine. Proper ID is required to enter. The Cleveland Zoological Society promotes Cleveland Metroparks Zoo as a civic funding priority and maintains the largest membership program in Northeast Ohio (46,500 households). Zoo Society donors help underwrite the Zoo’s margin of excellence by contributing 50% of the funding for major capital improvements and 15% of the Zoo’s annual operating budget. ###