Lehigh Valley Zoo
April 24, 2023
Fifth-Annual Event, Presented by Service Electric, to be held Saturday, June 24
(Schnecksville, PA) – Lehigh Valley Zoo is pleased to announce the much-anticipated Zoocoustic Night lineup, featuring an incredible selection of seven local music artists. This year’s fifth-annual Zoocoustic Night will take place Saturday, June 24, from 5-9 p.m. and is presented by Service Electric Cable TV & Communications and co-sponsored by 99.9 The Hawk, Cat Country 96 and 100.7 WLEV.
The lineup includes Kendal Conrad, Jeiris Cook, Stacy Gabel, Hayley Jackson, Shaun Lally, John Strasburger and Seth Witcher. Each artist brings a unique sound to the event, ensuring a wide variety for all types of musical tastes. The event features four separate stages hosting acoustic performances, allowing guests to enjoy music throughout the zoo while the animals are most active and enjoying their dinner meals.
Kendal Conrad is a singer-songwriter from Pottstown, Pa. Her single Leader of the Pack garnered over 26 million views on Tiktok and over 1 million plays on Soundcloud. She sang a duet onstage with Keith Urban at Musikfest in Bethlehem, Pa. She also opened for 37 of country’s hottest artists, including Blake Shelton at the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open to a crowd of 18,000; Alabama at the Santander Arena, and Kane Brown. She has performed the National Anthem for the New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies and NASCAR.
Jeiris Cook has been musically active since the age of 5, coming from a musical family background. In 2020, Cook was a semi-finalist in the International Songwriting Competition and in 2021, he was a semi-finalist in the Unsigned Only songwriting competition. His hits include Date Night (2001) and Drunk (2022), which was recorded at Hybrid Studios in Nazareth, Pa. He released an EP with Vern Miller in 2022 entitled The Vern Miller/Jeiris Cook Project and has a full-length album due out later this year.
Stacy Gabel is an award-winning recording artist and a popular performer with her Broadway meets Pop original style, performing in music festivals, public venues as well as at high profile sporting & corporate events. Her original hits include Straight to Voicemail, High Heeled Shoes, Sunny Days. Gabel has won several artist and performing awards, including: Global Music Awards winner for best song, lyrics, and songwriter; Winner of Lehigh Valley Music Awards; and Best Song in the Pinnacle Film Awards.
Hayley Jackson, is a singer-songwriter and guitarist who plays locally at bars, wineries and private events across Lehigh Valley. Hayley has played guitar since she was 12 years old and has been singing all of her life. Inspired by artists such as Adele, Amy Winehouse, and Sam Smith; Hayley is known to put her own “pop-soul-RnB-inspired spin” on popular covers.
Shaun Lally is a highly experienced, live gigging solo musician renowned for delivering exceptional performances that showcase his guitar and piano playing skills, as well as his impressive vocal range. With an extensive repertoire of over 500 songs, Lally’s musical style is incredibly versatile, so he can seamlessly transition from classic hits to modern tunes, ensuring there is something for everyone in his shows.
John Strasburger, a solo musician from Northeast PA, has been performing for over a decade at various events such as weddings, bars, restaurants and social events. His music style blends classic and modern hits, making it an ideal choice for any audience. Strasburger is proud to have been featured on radio stations like 98.5 KRZ, 99.9 The Hawk, Cat Country 96, and 100.7 WLEV.
Seth Witcher is a music artist, producer, performer, and visual creator from Allentown, Pa. Witcher has been featured nationally on Fox 29, 6ABC, NBC10 and PBS for his ability to capture an audience with his thought-provoking lyrics and emotional performances. Through his catchy and emotionally inspired songs, Witcher dreams of connecting with the masses and helping them get through the darkness that they face in life. He makes music in a variety of genres ranging from Pop-Punk, Pop, Indie Rock, Singer-Songwriter, and RnB.
Attendees who are 21-and-older will have the opportunity to sample the offerings of several local wineries, while Geakers at the Zoo will offer gourmet tacos, burgers, and more. A range of food, beer, wines, seltzers and ciders will also be available for purchase.
Tickets can be obtained through www.lvzoo.org/zoocoustic. Adult tickets cost $30 (ages 12+) and child tickets are priced at $20 (ages 2-11) up to the event date. LV Zoo members are entitled to discounted prices of $20/adult and $10/child. There is no cost for children below the age of two. All proceeds from this event will go towards the Zoo’s conservation mission of saving species and creating a greener future.
As a member-supported non-profit organization, Lehigh Valley Zoological Society was founded in 2004, but it has been treasured community landmark for centuries. Located in the Lehigh Valley’s Trexler Game Preserve, the mission of the Lehigh Valley Zoo is to connect its community with nature to empower people to protect wildlife. We have achieved our mission and educated more than five million people. Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), the Lehigh Valley Zoo hosts year-round, family-friendly events and activities, educational programs, and camps. To learn more about Lehigh Valley Zoo, we invite you to visit our website, www.lvzoo.org, or follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.