Zoo Ala Carte is one of Milwaukee’s most unique and popular festival. The Milwaukee County Zoo is turned into a virtual Taste of Milwaukee. Many of Milwaukee’s restaurants are represented and have food stands set up in various locations around the zoo. There are stages set up at these locations for live music. So you can walk around the zoo, take in the fantastic setting that has been created, see the amazing exotic animals, have some great food and drinks and enjoy a variety of local and touring musicians. It’s one of my favorites.
The load in is interesting because you can’t drive your truck right up to the stage. They pick up your gear in the parking lot and transport it with golf carts to your stage. They have to by pass the crowded areas so the ride can be interesting.
Neil Hawes, a local talent agent coordinates the entertainment and the loading and unloading.
I play on the Lakeview Stage where there is a beautiful lake set behind the stage.
The sea lions are popular here at the zoo, too.
It tt’s definitely a family affair. The kids all have a great time.
As you can see the stage and the lake are a perfect setting for some Florida Swamp Music.
Careful these peacocks are hungry.
It was a great way to end my stay in my hometown of Milwaukee, WI.