B52s Rock the National Zoo

The Rock ’n’ Roar concert raised money for zoo programs.

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The B-52s headlined the National Zoo’s first-ever Rock ’n’ Roar concert fundraiser on Wednesday night.
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The band best known for “Love Shack" took the stage at Lion and Tiger Hill.
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All proceeds from the concert will go to support animal care, conservation, sustainability programs and more at the zoo.
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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.
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The B-52s played their first gig at a friend's house on Valentine's Day in 1977.
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The zoo hopes to offer more big-name summer concerts in the future, said Bob Lamb, executive director of Friends of the National Zoo.
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