Roots series to end with 'Bourbon Street Night'

Pioneer Museum will resemble the French Quarter for one night as the Roots Concert Series ends with Bourbon Street Night on Saturday, Aug. 17.

Tickets are available online or at the gate for the blues, Cajun and Zydeco music concert. An adult ticket costs $12, while children under 18 years old do not have to pay admission. There is no charge for parking.

The entrance for the event will be off of South Milam Street, and the gates will open at 5 p.m.

The first 70 visitors can pay $5 to walk the half-mile nature trail down to the lower viewing area to see the bat emergence up close.

Tickets will go on sale about 6 p.m.

Seating for the lower viewing area is limited to 70 visitors.

Any remaining visitors can watch from the upper viewing area for free.

Approximately 20,000 people visit the state park each year, primarily to view the bats emerging from the abandoned rail tunnel in their nightly search for insects.

The tunnel is home to approximately 3,000 cave myotis bats and up to three million Mexican free-tailed bats from May through October.

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