Photo Credit: Wes Schilling Photography

OUR 32nd MUSIC IN THE GARDENS SEASON!

The Line-Up: 13 weeks of stellar, live music in a variety of genres.

What to Bring: a chair (or blanket) + family + friends!

No Admission Fee: freewill donations at intermission.

SUN . JUNE 2 . 6:30-8:30p 

MUSIC IN THE GARDENS

Whiskey Road

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Presented by: the Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

Location: Packard Pavilion Amphitheater

Sponsor: TBA

SUN . JUNE 9 . 6:30-8:30p 

MUSIC IN THE GARDENS

Elton Jeff & the Honky Cats

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Presented by: the Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

Location: Packard Pavilion Amphitheater

Sponsor: TBA

SUN . JUNE 16 . 6:30-8:30p 

MUSIC IN THE GARDENS

Hunter Fuerste | American Vintage Orchestra

This 14-piece big band + vocalists present an authentic musical recreation of the Big Band era, featuring hits of Glenn Miller, Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Bennie Goodman, Harry James, Count Basie and more.

Presented by: the Dubuque Arts Council

Location: Packard Pavilion Amphitheater

Sponsor: TBA

SUN . JUNE 23 . 6:30-8:30p

MUSIC IN THE GARDENS

Luke Viertel

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Presented by: the Dubuque Arts Council

Location: Packard Pavilion Amphitheater

Sponsor: TBA

SUN . JUNE 30 . 6:30-8:30p

MUSIC IN THE GARDENS

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra

This casual, family-friendly concert features a range of musical styles including popular light classics, movie soundtracks, and patriotic pieces plus a sneak preview of the orchestra’s 2024-2025 season. [Arrive by 5:15 to catch the Youth Summer String Camp’s final performance.]

Presented by: the Dubuque Arts Council

Location: Packard Pavilion Amphitheater

Sponsor: TBA

SUN . JULY 7 . 6:30-8:30p

MUSIC IN THE GARDENS

Secrets | 60s + 70s + 80s Variety

This regional favorite band performs a wide variety of hits from the 1960s to the 1980s, including rock 'n' roll, country, and rhythm and blues ... songs that everyone can dance and sing along to!

Presented by: the Dubuque Arts Council

Location: Packard Pavilion Amphitheater

Sponsor: TBA

SUN . JULY 14 . 6:30-8:30p

MUSIC IN THE GARDENS

Sail On | a Beach Boys Tribute Band

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Presented by: the Dubuque Arts Council

Location: Packard Pavilion Amphitheater

Sponsor: TBA

SUN . JULY 21 . 6:30-8:30p

MUSIC IN THE GARDENS

10 of Soul

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Presented by: the Dubuque Arts Council

Location: Packard Pavilion Amphitheater

Sponsor: TBA

SUN . JULY 28 . 6:30-8:30p

MUSIC IN THE GARDENS

Kids from Wisconsin | Song-and-Dance Band

Back by popular demand -- and celebrating their 56th year -- the Kids from Wisconsin feature music that has withstood the test of time and has become beloved classics. More than 30 of Wisconsin’s most potential-filled youth give a performance of fun, choreographed, musical entertainment.

Presented by: the Dubuque Arts Council

Location: Packard Pavilion Amphitheater

Sponsor: Fuerste Eye Clinic

SUN . AUGUST 4 . 6:30-8:30p

MUSIC IN THE GARDENS

Ocean's Rat Pack

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Presented by: the Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

Location: Packard Pavilion Amphitheater

Sponsor: TBA

SUN . AUGUST 11 . 6:30-8:30p

MUSIC IN THE GARDENS

Fortunate Sons | a Tribute to CCR Music

Fortunate Sons is a tribute band dedicated to keeping the tradition of Creedence Clearwater Revival's timeless music in the Southern rock style alive.

Presented by: the Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

Location: Packard Pavilion Amphitheater

Sponsor: TBA

SUN . AUGUST 18 . 6:30-8:30p

MUSIC IN THE GARDENS

Anthem's Grand Illusion | a Tribute to Music of Styx

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Presented by: the Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

Location: Packard Pavilion Amphitheater

Sponsor: TBA

SUN . AUGUST 25 . 6:30-8:30p

MUSIC IN THE GARDENS

Jonny Lyons

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Presented by: the Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

Location: Packard Pavilion Amphitheater

Sponsor: TBA

Other Supporters of Music in the Gardens 2024

Forester: $1,000+

Master Gardener: $750-$999

Gardener: $500-749

Are you a business interested in supporting Music in the Gardens (MITG)?

Supporter funds help cover the costs that are incurred for this series of free musical events for the community. Your business will also get recognition:

  • on a shared banner at the Dubuque Arboretum’s concerts with your logo on it,
  • on this website (your logo on this page),
  • in Facebook posts, and
  • on other marketing materials as well.

If you're interested and want more info, please call and ask for the Executive Director. If you already know you want to support Music in the Gardens 2024, you can also pay online. Thank you!

Music in the Gardens 2025

If your band is interested in performing at a future Music in the Gardens, you're invited to submit your information to be considered for Season 2025. [Our booking timeframe: We book our six concerts each year during the time period November through January.]