Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden presents Cool Thursdays Concert Series

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Cool Thursdays Concert Series at Dallas Arboretum
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The Dallas Arboretum’s Cool Thursday Concert Series will return as the place to listen to some favorite and new bands perform. Bands perform on the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage and Lawn overlooking White Rock Lake, a picturesque view that includes the sun setting in the background during the concerts.

City of Dallas guidelines allow the Dallas Arboretum to hold outdoor events at 50 percent capacity with COVID safety standards in place. There is a social distance plan for the lawn with squares drawn in the grass and a limit to the amount of bags and coolers allowed. Tables are not allowed, and only small low-to-the-ground beach style chairs are allowed to help fit everyone onto the Concert Lawn safely. High beach chairs, tables and/or multiple bags/coolers will be turned away at the entrance gate. Face coverings are required for the duration of one’s visit.

Attendees can bring picnics and beverages or purchase food items from some of Dallas-Fort Worth's favorite food trucks.

Schedule of events

  • April 1 – Emerald City, Dallas party band
  • April 8 – The Motowners. a tribute to the music of Motown
  • April 15 – Desperado, a tribute to the Eagles
  • April 22 – Nearly Diamond, a tribute to Neil Diamond
  • April 29 – Turnstiles, a tribute to Billy Joel
  • May 6 – JT, a tribute to Justin Timberlake
  • May 13 – Dancing Dream, a tribute to ABBA
  • May 20 – Limelight Band, an Emerald City Ensemble Party Band
  • May 27 – Absolute Queen, a tribute to Queen
  • June 3 – Kids In America, a Totally '80s Tribute Band
  • June 17 – The Troubadour Experience, a tribute to George Strait
  • June 24 – Sounds of Summer, a tribute to The Beach Boys
  • July 1 – Kraig Parker, a tribute to Elvis Presley
  • September 2 – Hotter Than July, a tribute to Stevie Wonder
  • September 9 – Willie and Family, a tribute to Willie Nelson
  • September 16 – The Jersey Tenors, a tribute to The Four Seasons
  • September 23 – Escape, a tribute to Journey
  • September 30 – Rocket Man, a tribute to Elton John
  • October 7 – The British are Coming, a tribute to British Rock
  • October 14 – Garth Tribute Live, a tribute to Garth Brooks
  • October 21 – Petty Theft, a tribute to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
  • October 28 – Emerald City, Dallas’ Favorite Party Band

Event Details


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Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
8525 Garland Rd.
Dallas, TX 75218


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