Big Bear Lake, CA, August 1, 2011, noon – This year’s Blues for the Zoo benefit concert will take place on Saturday, August 6th. The concert features three of Chicago’s great blues guitarists and will help raise money for Moonridge Animal Park’s rehabilitation programs for orphaned and injured alpine wildlife. Singer-songwriter Brother Yusef opens the concert, followed by Maria Muldaur. The Chicago Blues Shootout is the headlining act, an all-star group featuring Lurrie Bell, Ronnie Baker Brooks and Larry McCray. Blues for the Zoo is Saturday, August 6th at Swim Beach Outdoor Amphitheater at 41220 Park Avenue in Big Bear Lake. The gates open at 1pm and the concert starts at 3pm. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the gate. Parking is $3. Children 10 and under get in free with an adult ticket holder. You can bring your own lawn chairs and blankets for seating. Swim Beach is open during the concert for ticket holders only and no coolers allowed. To purchase tickets in advance or to book lodging and ticket packages log onto or call 800-424-4232. You can also get tickets at the Big Bear Visitor Center, 630 Bartlett Road or Moonridge Animal Park, 43285 Goldmine Dr. in Big Bear Lake. 

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