Rock Hall of Famer Mavis Staples
Star Tribune photo by Jeff Wheeler
 
Call it a tease. About half of the concerts for the Minnesota Zoo will be announced this morning. Many of these names, including the Monkees, Go-Go’s and Trombone Shorty, have already been reported here and elsewhere. The full lineup will be announced on Monday.
The big news (so far) Mavis Staples with Taj Mahal on June 29; local heroes the Suburbs and the Suicide Commandos on July 15; Boyz II Men on Aug. 18, and “Hippiefest” with Dave Mason, Rick Derringer, Gary Wright, Mark Farner of Grand Funk and Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals on Aug. 21.
Other shows feature some Zoo repeat visitors:
June 14 the Go-Go’s
June 23 Trombone Shorty
June 30 Matisyahu and North Mississippi Allstars
July 1-2 the Monkees
July 9 Toots & Maytals
July 13 Indigo Girls
Aug. 17 George Thorogood & Destroyers

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