Tickets for Zoo Tunes 2012 Go On Sale Friday

This Friday (April 27), tickets go on sale for the annual Zoo Tunes concert series, always staged on a grassy lawn at Woodland Park Zoo. From a young virtuoso ukelele player to long-time crooner Melissa Etheridge touting a new album, the artists this year (as always) represent a good mix, if you like folk, country, jazz or world music.

The concerts usually sell out quick, so heed the ticket sales starting time: 8:00 a.m. online; 9:30 a.m. at the box office (aka any zoo entrance). Once you've got your tickets in hand, start planning what mix of treats you're going to pack in your picnic basket.

Here's the full lineup, as presented on the Zoo Tunes website:

June 27 - Leo Kottke / Jake Shimabukuro ($24)

July 3 - k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang ($38)

July 18 - Grace Potter & The Nocturnals ($22)

July 19 - Ziggy Marley ($28)

Aug 1 - Los Lobos / Steve Earle and the Dukes ($28)

Aug 5 - The Johnny Clegg Band / Ladysmith Black Mambazo ($28)

Aug 12 - An Evening with Melissa Etheridge ($39.50)

Aug 15 & 16 - An Evening with Pink Martini ($34)

Aug 22 - Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue / Robert Randolph & the Family Band ($26)

Aug 29 - Rosanne Cash / Madeleine Peyroux ($26)