Music in the Gardens
Sundays: June 4–August 27, 6:30 PM
@ Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens Packard Pavilion (3800 Arboretum Dr)
Music in the Gardens, a free summer concert series offers a wide variety of family-friendly music in the beautiful surroundings of Dubuque’s Arboretum. The concert series is sponsored by a variety of area businesses and presented by the Dubuque Arts Council June 18–July 30 and the Arboretum on the other dates. Bring lawn chairs or blankets and your own picnic and refreshments!
Held Sunday evenings at 6:30 p.m., thousands of Tri-State area residents gather on the lawn with family and friends to enjoy a wide variety of local, regional, and national musical attractions that range from swing to country, jazz to blues, classical to show choirs, and more.
The series kicks off on June 4 with Sam and The Others, a local 4-piece acoustic band that plays classic rock with a classical twist. The band features a young cello player who plays with the Dubuque Youth Symphony.
The first show presented by the Dubuque Arts Council is June 18 with Hunter Fuerste and His American Vintage Orchestra, a classic big band with a huge sound. An authentic recreation of the big band era, the music of 1935 to 1945, the show features recreations of the original hits of Glenn Miller, Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Harry James, Count Basie and many others, coming from a 14 piece band featuring some of the most talented musicians in the Midwest.
For more information, visit DubuqueArboretum.net or call 563-556-2100.