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Music in the Gardens 2021 :: Sundays @ 6:30p

When the Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens constructed the Packard Pavilion as a venue for outdoor concerts, the Dubuque Arts Council joined us and began presenting a number of our summer evening events that we call Music in the Gardens (MITG). We’re very grateful for their partnership over the years.

Held Sunday evenings at 6:30p — during June, July, and August — thousands of tri-state area residents gather on the lawn with family and friends to enjoy a wide variety of popular musical attractions that range from swing to country, jazz to blues, classical to show choirs on steroids, and more. Local, regional, and national acts have played the Arboretum.

Printable Events Calendar:

EVENTS CALENDAR 2021 / Dubuque Arboretum

 

The 2021 Lineup:

JUNE 6 | The Sax Section of the Neophonic Jazz Orchestra | Jazz

5 Saxes + Piano + Bass + Drums + Vocalist: An abbreviated alternative to the full Neophonic Jazz Orchestra … with the same great neophonic sound!

Sponsor: The McNamer Family

Presented by: The Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens


JUNE 13 | Mama Tess & the Chain of Fools | Rock + Blues + Jazz

This powerful nine-piece band based in Dubuque, Iowa, offers a wide, eclectic variety of music. 

Sponsor: Riley Subaru

Presented by: The Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens


JUNE 20 | Hunter Fuerste and the American Vintage Orchestra

Presented by: The Dubuque Arts Council


JUNE 27 | Dubuque Symphony Orchestra

Presented by: The Dubuque Arts Council


JULY 4 | Rita Harvey Trio – Heart Like a Wheel | Linda Ronstadt Tribute

Presented by: The Dubuque Arts Council


JULY 11 | Carole King Tribute | with Luke Viertel

Presented by: The Dubuque Arts Council


JULY 18 | June’s Got the Cash | Johnny and June Cash Tribute

Presented by: The Dubuque Arts Council


JULY 25 | The Moonlighters | Rock + Motown + Pop + Country

Presented by: The Dubuque Arts Council


AUGUST 1 | Kids from Wisconsin | Song-and-Dance Band

Presented by: The Dubuque Arts Council


AUGUST 8 | Carol Montag | Joni Mitchell Tribute

Performing singer/songwriter Carol Montag has been described by folk music legend Tom Paxton as a “genuine discovery” and “the best thing to come out of Iowa since Bonnie Koloc.” Her influences include Joni Mitchell, Judy Collins, John Denver, and James Taylor to name a few. Carol performs original songs, traditional and contemporary folk, and songs from the Great American Songbook on acoustic guitar and piano.

 

 

Sponsor: Premier Bank

Presented by: The Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens


AUGUST 15 | Ted Vigil Trio | John Denver Tribute

Singer/songwriter and musician Ted Vigil performs as John Denver. In addition to an uncanny resemblance to the late country star, Vigil sounds remarkably similar to Denver during his live concert performances featuring Denver’s greatest hits including “Take Me Home, Country Roads,” “Leaving on a Jet Plane,” “Annie’s Song,” and “Rocky Mountain High.”

A past interview with Ted Vigil and performance clips:

Sponsors: Cottingham & Butler + ITC Midwest

     

Presented by: The Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens


AUGUST 22 | Denny Diamond | Neil Diamond Tribute

A grandstanding presence around the country and one of the most sought-after acts since he started gracing venues and events nationwide over the last 20 years, Denny Diamond’s baritone vocal approach is reminiscent of Neil himself.

Sponsor: Fidelity Bank

Presented by: The Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens


AUGUST 29 | Ralph Kluseman & Johnnie Walker with Special Guests I The Beatles & More

All your favorite Beatle songs and more. You’ll find that each song is instantly recognizable and you’ll find yourself singing along.

Sponsor: Anderson-Weber

Presented by: The Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens


 

About Music in the Gardens bookings. Are you interested in booking your musical group for Music in the Gardens? We make our booking decisions for each summer season between October and December. Call our office at 563.556.2100.

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