Music in the Garden 2017 at Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix

••• Big Nick & the Gila Monsters perform at Music in the Garden. Photo provided courtesy of Desert Botanical Garden

The Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, Arizona is the place to be for musical entertainment in a lovely, desert environment. Visitors to the Garden can enjoy an array of musical styles including Blues, Latin, Jazz, and more.

Light refreshments are available for purchase. No outside food or beverages are permitted.

Music in the Garden 2017: Who, Where, When and How Much

Where: Desert Botanical Garden in central Phoenix.

 All concerts are held outdoors on the Garden’s Ullman Terrace unless otherwise indicated. 

Who: No children are permitted, even if accompanied by an adult. This is a 21+only event unless otherwise indicated.

What time:

  • February - April doors open at 5:30 p.m. Concerts 7 to 9 p.m.
  • May - June doors open at 6:30 p.m. Concerts 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

How much: Members $25; Non-Members $30. Ticket price includes Garden admission.

Order tickets:

  • online
  • call 480-941-1225 (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
  • at the Admissions Box Office (8 a.m. – 8 p.m.)
  • for groups of 10 or more, please call 480-481-8104 to learn about discounted group tickets.

Tickets are limited and advance purchase is strongly recommended. General seating only.

Parking: free

Music in the Garden 2017 Fall Schedule

Friday, Oct. 6
Mother Road Trio
Combining elements of blues, swing, gypsy soul and jazz.

Friday, Oct.13
The Sugar Thieves
Blues, country, folk, gospel, rock and roll and elements of jazz. 

Friday, Oct.20
Traveler
Passionate violin and vocal performance

Thursday, Oct. 26 (all ages welcome for this performance)
Walt Richardson & Friends
singer, songwriter, storyteller, guitarist and local music legend Walt Richardson and friends.

Friday, Nov. 3
Ronstadt Brothers & Los Tucsonenses
Five generations of music in North America, with Southwestern and Mexican songs of their heritage sung in English and Spanish and accompanied by cello and guitar.

Friday, Nov. 10
Big Nick and the Gila Monsters 
Performing fan favorites from their eclectic blues catalogue. 

Thursday, Nov. 16 (all ages welcome for this performance) and Friday, Nov.17
April Verch: fiddler, singer and stepdancer, with her fellow trio members present traditional Canadian, American and Appalachian music.

In late November and in December Music in the Garden takes another break while patrons enjoy a different kind of event, Las Noches de las Luminarias. Yes, there's music then, too!

Are you visiting from out-of-town and need a place to stay? Here are my recommendations for hotels near desert Botanical Garden.

All dates, times, prices and offerings are subject to change without notice.