B52s Rock the National Zoo Published August 11, 2011 • Updated on August 12, 2011 at 9:37 am The Rock ’n’ Roar concert raised money for zoo programs. 6 photos 1/6 Smithsonian Institution The B-52s headlined the National Zoo’s first-ever Rock ’n’ Roar concert fundraiser on Wednesday night. 2/6 Smithsonian Institution The band best known for “Love Shack" took the stage at Lion and Tiger Hill. 3/6 Smithsonian Institution All proceeds from the concert will go to support animal care, conservation, sustainability programs and more at the zoo. 4/6 Smithsonian Institution The lawn filled up with blankets and chairs, while a special VIP section granted others priority seating in front of the stage, dinner from Whole Foods, drinks, a commemorative T-shirt, and exclusive viewing of the Zoo’s lion pride at dusk. 5/6 Smithsonian Institution The B-52s played their first gig at a friend's house on Valentine's Day in 1977. 6/6 Smithsonian Institution The zoo hopes to offer more big-name summer concerts in the future, said Bob Lamb, executive director of Friends of the National Zoo. 0 More Photo Galleries Brag on Your Grad: Celebrating 2020 Graduates in DC, Maryland and Virginia Photos: Protests, Unrest in DC Following George Floyd’s Death Protesters, Enraged by Black Americans Killed, Gather Nationwide NBC4-T44 Friday Fun: Show and Tell!