For nearly two decades, Sue McLean was the force behind great music at the Minnesota Zoo. There was rarely a show where you couldn't find Sue hanging out, talking to guests, and enjoying the music. Sue died in May of cancer at the age of 62. In her honor, the Zoo has created a memorial for the Sue McLean family and is naming the stage a the Weesner Family Amphitheater the 'Sue McLean Stage.'

A special ceremony will take place with Zoo officials and the McLean family on Wednesday, August 21st at 6:30pm at the Zoo's Weesner Family Amphitheater prior to the Lyle Lovett concert. A brief public dedication of the stage immediately prior to the start of the concert will also take place.

"Sue McLean was known to say, 'live music is good for your soul,' and so it's fitting that we honor her with this namesake," noted Zoo Director/CEO Lee Ehmke.

"The Sue McLean family is deeply humbled and touched to receive this honor," says Patricia McLean, president and new leader for Sue McLean and Associates. "We continue to honor Sue's legacy as SMA moves forward by bringing live music to the Twin Cities community. We are grateful to the Minnesota Zoo and our loyal sponsors for their partnerships and support throughout the years."

Source: Press Release