Garden Gigs

Live Music in the Gardens

For three fridays in July, enjoy the perfect summer evening with Garden Gigs.

Bask in the magic of live music at twilight with Garden Gigs, returning to the Dallas Arboretum for its third season this July. This is live music the way Dallas loves it. Each Friday event features a curated selection of multiple local artists and musicians performing intimate sets in picturesque settings throughout the 66-acre gardens, creating an immersive experience accompanied by delicious food trucks, beautiful sunsets, and relaxing ambiance.

Garden Gigs runs from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., offering fabulous views of Dallas at sunset, vibrant summer plantings, along with late access to the garden on the shores of White Rock Lake. Guests can bring their own picnics and beverages, or take advantage of delicious offerings from some of DFW's most popular food trucks. Tickets are $8 for members, $10 for nonmembers and parking is included.

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Musician Schedule

July 14: Jonathan Fox (in Lay Family Garden), Zach Coffey (in Pecan Grove), Becky Middelton (in the Sunken Garden) - (Food Trucks: Rick's BBQ & Fried Pies for All)

July 21: David Tribble (in Pecan Grove), John Lefler & Camille Cortinas (in Lay Family Garden), Micah Peacock (in the Sunken Garden) - (Food Trucks: Rick's BBQ & Eggstand)

July 28: Kate Miner (in the Sunken Garden), Parker Twomey(in Lay Family Garden), Shayne Green (in Pecan Grove) - (Food Trucks: Rick's BBQ & Eggstand)

Musician Info

July 14 Jonathan Fox

Austin, TX independent singer/songwriter, Jonathan Fox, tests the boundaries of pop-rock and Americana in his sophomore record with the Jonathan Fox Band, “Loverlust”. With self-aware lyrics from a young idealist, Fox wrote, produced, and mixed all 12 tracks on the upcoming LP (July 26th, 2016), as well as performing many of the instruments heard on the record, along with percussionist and co-producer Tristan Boyd, and guitarist Stephen Cinti. “Music doesn’t have to hold any one form or arrangement. It just has to be honest,” Fox said.
JonathanFoxBand.com | IG: @jfoxya | TW: @jonathanfoxband

July 14 Zach Coffey

Zach Coffey and band burst into the Texas music scene, almost immediately after its inception in the summer of 2013. Coffey grew up singing on various Opry stages and honed his vocal skills by performing opera music while at Oklahoma Baptist University. His love for popular country and knowledge of the "classical" era blends with his Red Dirt roots for a sound that is uniquely "Zach Coffey". In his young career, he has shared the stage with Mark McKinney, Deryl Dodd, Brandon Jenkins, Curtis Grimes, and many others. He has also been featured on RFD-TV's, The Penny Gilley Show, and is a regular performer on KSBI-TV's Rodeo Opry. Come see why Coffey is the next name you're going to hear about in Texas music.
ZachCoffey.com | FB: Zach Coffey Music | IG: @ZachCoffeyMusic | TW: @ZackCoffey

July 14 Becky Middleton

Becky Middleton is an up-and-coming singer-songwriter from Texas, captivating audiences with poignant lyrics and an honest and emotional delivery of songs about love, loss, pain, life, and faith. Becky’s artistry mixes folk, soul, and roots/country in a moving, eclectic fashion.

BeckyMiddleton.com | FB: Becky Middleton Music | IG: @bmiddletonmusic | TW: @bmiddletonmusic

July 21 David Tribble

Singer/songwriter David Tribble hails from Texas with a soulful sound and honest lyrics. Tribble started playing music in the church and over the years has developed an original and authentic sound giving a sense of belonging and purpose to the listener. Playing a wide variety of venues from coffee shops to popular festivals, always connecting to an audience no matter how big or small the stage, Tribble hopes audiences will relate to his strong melodies and lyrics while making an impact in their lives.

DTribMusic.com | FB: DTrib Music

July 21 John Lefler and Camille Cortinas

Singer and songwriter John Lefler, formerly of Dashboard Confessional and The Wimbledons, teams up again with Dallas native songstress and songwriter Camille Cortinas. Both artists appear together and individually locally performing sets that blend storytelling with an indie rock and Texas country sound.

FB: Captain and Camille | IG: @CamilleCortinas

July 21 Micah Peacock

Texas-based singer-songwriter Micah Peacock can attest to music's potent play in our spiritual lives. As worship leader for The Well at St. Andrew United Methodist Church, a 2000-member congregation located in the sprawling Dallas suburb of Plano, every week Micah witnesses the impact music can have in the day-to-day life of a Christ follower. "To see people embrace fresh ways of worshiping the Lord," Micah relates, "and what that kind of encounter with Jesus can mean for our lives, is amazing."

July 28 Kate Miner

Kate Miner Moebel is an artist who "can't separate her performance from the song. The song, singer, and performance are one and the same, inseparable," said Chuck Plotkin, who has produced a host of artists, including Bruce Springsteen. Kate also refuses to compartmentalize her life – thus, her art, spirituality, humanity, and her calling from God are inextricably intertwined. Her listeners experience this raw transparency in her music, which crosses all demographic boundaries and cuts swiftly to the listener’s heart; she can “move you and soothe you in equal measure," wrote Chris Willman of the L.A. Times.

FB: Kate Miner Music | TW: @kateminer

July 28 Parker Twomey

Born and raised in the musically-fertile city of Dallas, TX, Parker has had the opportunity to see a multitude of shows by talented local artists as well as his favorite national groups - he quickly cites his parents taking him to see the Drive-By Truckers, and Centro-Matic when he was 10-years-old as a seminal moment in pursuing music as a career. With influences like Elliott Smith, Brian Wilson, Ryan Adams and Ben Kweller, it would make sense that Twomey’s music is introspective and sensitive much of the time - an earnest voice alone with an acoustic guitar or piano - but he is equally comfortable creating carefully constructed arrangements with other musicians.

ParkerTwomey.com | FB: Parker Twomey Music | TW: @ParkerTwomey | IG: @ParkerTwomeyMusic


July 28: Shayne Green

Songwriter, producer, composer, and multi-instrumentalist Shayne Green spent his formative years as a professional, highly versatile session and working musician. After years of recording/touring and performing locally and abroad, he began to focus on his own artist work as a songwriter and composer. Shayne Green continues to release vibrant, engaging music as a recording artist while composing music for film/tv.

www.shaynegreen.com | FB: Shayne Green Music | IG: @ShayneWGreen | TW: @ShayneWGreen

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