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Music in the Gardens 2020 :: Sundays in August @ 6:30p


When the Dubuque Arboretum and 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.


[July 2020] With no way of controlling the size of crowds, enforcing social distancing, or any other measures we might require, the Board of Directors of the Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens recently made the tough decision to cancel all 2020 concertsWe will work with the bands to have the same line-up next year. We look forward to seeing your smiling faces on the lawn in 2021.

[May 2020] The Dubuque Arts Council has announced that it “… has canceled its portion of Music in the Gardens summer concert series for the 2020 season at the Dubuque Arboretum … [but] will be back better than ever starting on Father’s Day 2021 for seven consecutive concerts.” While we’re sorry that the Arts Council won’t be a part of Music in the Gardens 2020, we look forward to Season 2021 when they’ll rejoin us!


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.  

No admission | Free will offerings 




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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