June, 2011Described as “Fort Worth’s best seasonal outing!” (Star-Telegram), the 21st annual Concerts in the Garden summer music festival opens Friday, with 16 nights of outdoor concerts running through July 4 at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. This series offers music for every taste, from John Williams to the Old 97’s to Tchaikovsky’s explosive 1812 Overture, plus fabulous fireworks every night. Tickets start at $16 (advance lawn) and are on sale at our ticket office, at 817-665-6000 and at www.fwsymphony.org.
Gates open at 6:30 p.m. nightly, and performances begin at 8 p.m. Concerts are Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, June 3 through July Fourth weekend, with the final concert on Monday, July 4. For a complete schedule, see www.fwsymphony.org.
Friday, June 3: Asleep at the Wheel
“Western Swing never sounded so fresh.” — Dallas Morning News, 2010
A Texas institution, these Grammy Award-winning “kings of Western swing” perform their greatest hits, from Corrine, Corrina to Big Balls in Cowtown and more.
Saturday, June 4: Classical Mystery Tour
“All that was lacking … was the screaming of teenage girls.” — Star-Telegram, 2010
The Fab Four are back by popular demand! Hear your favorite chart-toppers by John, Paul, George and Ringo, the group that revolutionized music and helped define a decade. These guys deliver the best Beatles tribute anywhere.
Sunday, June 5: Best of the Big Bands
“A crackerjack band made up of Dallas-Fort Worth’s finest jazz players.” — Star-Telegram, 2009
Don’t miss this nostalgic tribute to the icons of the Big Band era. The upbeat music of Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, the Dorseys and more is sure to put you In the Mood.