Fort Worth’s Concerts in the Garden runs June 5 through July 5

May 5, 2009 · Filed Under Events and News 

Published By Pegasus News wire May 4, 2009


Described as “Fort Worth’s best seasonal outing!” (Star-Telegram), the 19th annual Concerts In The Garden Summer Music Festival offers 16 nights of outdoor concerts, June 5 through July 5, at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden located on University Drive and Interstate 30. This series offers a variety of music for every taste, from Elvis to the Beatles to Tchaikovsky’s explosive 1812 Overture, plus fabulous fireworks every night and three nights of Old-Fashioned Family Fireworks Picnic on July 2, 3 and 4! Tickets go on sale to the general public May 4 at or by calling 817-665-6000.

The festival features outdoor performances in a casual setting. Bring a picnic and relax on a blanket under the stars or reserve your own table for added comfort. Patrons may bring their own refreshments or purchase light refreshments on site. Then it’s time to relax and enjoy Texas’ best music surrounded by the lush beauty of the Botanic Garden!

The summer music series is a great bargain for families! Children 10 and under are admitted free on the lawn if accompanied by an adult, and children’s table tickets are available at more than half off the adult price in select areas.

Gates open at 6:30 p.m. nightly. Performances begin at 8 p.m. Concerts are Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, June 5 through July 5, with one Thursday performance on July 2. All performances end with a glorious fireworks display!


Lawn tickets are only $15 in advance and $18 at the gate day of show. Children age 10 and younger are admitted free on the lawn if accompanied by an adult. Sections of the lawn area are designated for blankets and lawn chairs. Patrons may also rent lawn chairs. Prices for adult table seats range from $22-$42 in advance and $25-$45 at the gate for all concerts. Tickets for children 10 and younger are available at more than half off the advance adult ticket prices in selected table seating areas. Children’s table tickets range from $10-$42 in advance and $10-$45 at the gate. A reserved table ticket provides one chair at a patio style table.

Tickets go on sale May 4 at , by phone at 817-665-6000, or in person at 330 E. Fourth Street, Suite 200, in downtown Fort Worth. Ticket office hours are 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday and 10 a.m.  – 4 p.m. on Saturday.


Pack your own picnic and beverages or enjoy concessions, beer, wine and soft drinks available on-site.


There are several parking options. Parking costs $5 cash per car at Farrington Athletic Field, at the intersection of University Drive and Lancaster Avenue, and patrons may ride the FREE shuttle to the Botanic Garden. There is a wheelchair-accessible van available from Farrington Athletic Field. Free shuttle service begins at 5:30 p.m. and runs continuously throughout the concert. (No Farrington Field parking on June 27. Substitute parking is located on Linden Street, just off of Montgomery Street. Easy walking access to concert grounds through the Japanese Garden area. Free shuttle service also available.) Self-parking is available at the Botanic Garden for $10 per car in two locations (North and South lots) and VIP self-parking costs $20. Valet parking costs $20 per vehicle. Handicapped parking is available for vehicles with a posted handicapped-parking permit and costs $10 for valet parking or self parking.

Parking passes must be purchased in advance with a ticket order for self-park in the South or North lots, VIP self-park and valet parking. Farrington Field parking may only be purchased with cash at the performance―no advance orders.


Listen to WRR 101.1 FM for information on concert delays or cancellations. If a concert must be cancelled, lawn tickets will be honored at any remaining performance except June 27and 28 and July 2, 3 and 4. Guests with paid table tickets should call 817-665-6000 to exchange reserved seats for another performance except June 27 and 28 and July 2, 3 and 4. Parking passes and complimentary tickets may not be exchanged.


For the second year, patrons will be able to recycle their aluminum cans and plastic bottles and cups at Concerts In The Garden. Paper programs and cardboard will also be recycled this year. The summer music series, with an annual attendance of more than 45,000 people, is one of the first major events to be adopted by the City of Fort Worth for recycling. This eco-friendly effort is made possible by the Fort Worth Parks and Community Services Department and the Environmental Management Department as well as Abitibi Bowater.


Concerts In The Garden receives major support from BNSF Railway, Frank Kent Cadillac, Hawk Electronics, Star-Telegram, Wells Fargo and XTO Energy. Admission for children 10 and under is made possible by a generous grant from the Crystelle Waggoner Charitable Trust. Other support comes from Atlas Enterprises, Ben E. Keith Beers, Buchanan Associates, WFAA-Channel 8, Metro Golf Cars, and the Arts Council of Fort Worth and Tarrant County. Concerts In The Garden is presented in cooperation with the City of Fort Worth Parks and Community Services and the Fort Worth Botanical Society.


The first Concerts In The Garden performances at the present site were given in June of 1991 with three concerts. Since then, Concerts In The Garden has grown to a festival of up to 21 performances enjoyed annually by a regional audience of more than 45,000, with visitors from 24 states.

Source: FWSO


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