Big Bear Lake, CA, July 16, 2010, 3:00pm – The Moonridge Animal Park turns 50 this year. To help celebrate the zoo’s golden anniversary of providing sanctuary and rehabilitation for orphaned and injured alpine wildlife is a special benefit concert “Blues for the Zoo”.  Internationally recognized blues artists take the stage lakeside at McDill Swim Beach’s outdoor amphitheater on Saturday, August 7th from 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  The Blues for the Zoo headliner will be The Delta Guitar Slingers, an all-star group featuring three heralded guitarists from the blues current generation of virtuosos, which includes Lucky Peterson, Michael Burks and Sherman Robertson.  Guy Davis, guitarist and singer-songwriter, opens the concert with his blend of east coast acoustic folk blues and renditions of delta blues favorites.  Café R & B also performs with a mix of originals and Chicago Blues classics.  All proceeds from the concert will go towards providing medical supplies and equipment for the park’s rehabilitation programs.  Ticket prices are $30 in advance or $35 at the gate. Children 10 and under are free with a paying adult. Parking is $3. Beach chairs are welcome for festival-style lawn seating. To purchase tickets in advance log onto or call 800-424-4232. Tickets can also be purchased at the Big Bear Visitor Center on Bartlett Road or at the Moonridge Animal Park on Goldmine Drive across the street from Bear Mountain Resort.  Between now and August 7th, the artists of “Blues for the Zoo” will be showcased right here on KBHR Friday night’s from 6 to 8pm on Blues on the Bear with Rick Bates.