Minn. Zoo summer concerts include Brian Wilson, Pat Benatar, Cheap Trick

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More than 20 artists including Beach Boys legend Brian Wilson, as well as rockers Pat Benatar, Melissa Etheridge and Cheap Trick are slated to play the Minnesota Zoo's annual "Music in the Zoo" summer concert series June through August, the zoo announced Monday.

Tickets, which be sold though a variety of methods and venues, star going on sale April 19.

All shows will take place at the zoo's Weesner Family Ampitheater.

Legendary folk singer Joan Baez kicks off the series with a show June 6. Etheridge will take stage June 28, followed by Benatar and her husband, Neil Girarldo on June 30.

Cheap Trick will play the venue July 6, while Wilson will appear with Jardine July 27.

Others acts slated to appear include Los Lobos and Los Lonley Boys (July 7), Marc Cohn and Mary Chapin Carpenter (July 10 and 11), Dr. John (July 19), John Hiatt (Aug. 1) and the Robert Cray Band (Aug. 25).

Elvin Bishop will wrap up the Music in the Zoo series Aug. 28.

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