Described as “Fort Worth’s best seasonal outing!” (Star-Telegram), the 22nd annual Concerts in the Garden music festival opens Friday, June 1, with 17 nights of outdoor concerts running through July 4 at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. This series offers a variety of music — John Williams, classic rock tributes, Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, and country, jazz and mambo nights — plus fireworks after every show. Tickets start at $16, on sale now at 817-665-6000 and www.fwsymphony.org.
Gates open at 6:30 p.m. nightly, and performances begin at 8:15 p.m. For the complete concert schedule and full pricing and parking details, please seewww.fwsymphony.org.
Friday, June 1: Trombone Shorty
The festival opens big with the multitalented trombonist/trumpeter/singer who sizzled in his Concerts in the Garden debut last year. Trombone Shorty and his band deliver a rich New Orleans brew of jazz, funk, rock and hip-hop in a high-energy show that shouldn’t be missed.
Saturday, June 2: Old 97’s
Local heroes the Old 97’s helped invent the alternative country genre when they roared out of Dallas in the 1990s. Charismatic lead singer Rhett Miller provides the brilliant, piercing lyrics, over a sound that ranges from alt-country to power pop and appeals to rock and country fans alike.
Sunday, June 3: A Tribute to Elvis with Kraig Parker
Elvis lives — again! — through the uncanny talents of Kraig Parker. The King of tribute artists drives crowds wild with his perfect renditions of Blue Suede Shoes, All Shook Up and many more.