Cool Thursdays 2018 Fall Concert Series

Presented by Wells Fargo

The Cool Thursdays Fall Concert Series runs September 6 to October 25, 2018.

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Purchase a subscription package for a discounted price to attend the seven remaining concerts this fall (Emerald City is sold out).

Price: $85 for Members | $115 for non-Members

Single ticket prices


Member: $20
Nonmember: $30


Member: $18
Nonmember: $28
All children 2-12: $10

All concerts are held on the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage & Lawn. Gates open at 6 p.m. Spring concerts are 7:30 - 9:30 p.m., fall concerts 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. The garden closes at the conclusion of each concert.

In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be moved inside to Rosine Hall. Due to limited space, inside seating is based on a first come, first served basis. Guests are encouraged to arrive early, bring low-to-the-ground chairs and blankets as no seating is provided. A determination of weather-altered plans will be made by 3 p.m. on the day of the concert. Check our homepage or our Facebook page for updates the day of the concert.

There are no refunds or exchanges for concert tickets.
Schedule and pricing subject to change.


  • Due to limited parking at Gate #2 and in the interest of safety, all concert parking is limited to the main lot at Gate 1 or the Parking Garage.
  • We also ask guests not to try and drop off anything, neither people nor personal effects such as coolers, at Gate #2.
  • Parking in the Camp lot and check in at the Camp ticket booth are reserved for concert sponsors and “Friends” level donors.
  • Complimentary wheelchairs available at the Information booths, based on first come, first served basis.
  • Tram and Golf Cart service are not available to transport guests on concert evenings.

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Remaining Performances

  • September 6 Wildflowers
  • September 13 Satisfaction
  • September 20 Rocket Man
  • September 27 Hard Nights Day
  • SOLD OUT October 4 Emerald City
  • October 11 Absolute Queen NEW
  • October 18 Le Freak
  • October 25 Man in the Mirror
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Fall Reduced Subscription Package

Price: $85 for Members | $115 for non-Members

Save up to $55 (Members) or $95 (non-Members) on the price to attend all seven remaining concerts!

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September 6: The Wildflowers (New)

A Tribute to Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers

September 6
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Gates at 6:00 pm

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“Who doesn’t love Tom Petty?” bassist Darryell Stone asked himself one day while listening to the radio. There was only one answer he could imagine, “Nobody.” Testing his hypothesis, Stone polled friends, family and fellow musicians how they felt about Petty. The result was always the same. Everyone loves Tom Petty.

One of these fellow musicians just happened to be Tom Petty’s doppelganger, guitarist and lead vocalist Jonathan Guthrie. Guthrie was an avid fan and had always fantasized about being a Heartbreaker. As two seasoned musicians and Tom Petty fans, there was really only one thing for them to do – form a tribute band. Equipped with decades of experience and a passion for Tom Petty’s magic way with songs, The Wildflowers bring music lovers of all stripes what they crave. More Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers.

Food trucks: Ruthie's, Bellatrino, Yim Yam

Sponsored by Top Golf

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September 13: Satisfaction

The International Rolling Stones Show

September 13
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Gates at 6:00 pm

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Chris LeGrand is the executive producer and cast member in the role of Mick Jagger for Satisfaction/The International Rolling Stones Show. Chris founded the show in 2001 with the goal of producing the first touring tribute show in honor of the World's Greatest Rock & Roll Band. With over 35 years’ experience in the music industry and a bachelor's degree in business, Chris has grown the Satisfaction show into a 150 date annual touring entity along with developing the two additional shows "A Symphony For The Devil" and "Gimme Abbey.”

Food trucks: Ruthie's, Rick's BBQ, So Cal Tacos and dessert truck Guava Tree

Sponsored by Wells Fargo Private Bank

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September 20: Rocket Man

The Elton John Tribute Experience

September 20
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Gates at 6:00 pm

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Rocket Man gives an insanely energetic performance time after time, throwing around jams such as "Saturday Night's Alright" and "Pinball Wizard" before sending audiences exploding into space with extended 70's instrumental versions of "Rocket Man," "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" and "Levon." With thousands of performances under their belts ranging from festivals, to concert halls, to casinos, to cruise liners, Rocket Man musicians actually portray Elton John's intense 70's & 80's concerts down to the finest detail.

Food trucks: Ruthie's, Bellatrino, Grub Tub and dessert truck Bobaddiction

Sponsored by Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate

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September 27: Hard Night’s Day

Beatles Tribute Band

September 27
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Gates at 6:00 pm

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We appreciate the musical genius of the four lads from Liverpool, and faithfully recreate their songs down to the very last note. A Hard Night’s Day has been spreading the gospel of John, Paul, George and Ringo around the world for 20 years.

Food trucks: Ruthie's, Rick's BBQ, Easy Slider and dessert truck Baldo's

Sponsored by JHP Architecture/Urban Design

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SOLD OUT October 4: Emerald City

Emerald City Promo from EC Bands on Vimeo.

Dallas’ Favorite Party Band

October 4
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Gates at 6:00 pm


As a corporate and special event band, Emerald City burst onto the Dallas music scene in 1983 and never looked back. The 13-piece, 3-horn section super group electrifies every audience with a combination of high-energy dance songs from the past with the hits of today. Emerald City’s ability to entertain is only rivaled by their extensive ability to get the audience up on the dance floor. This super group has taken their energy all over the world, from Dallas to New York, Paris, Dublin, Los Angeles and South America.

Food trucks: Ruthie's, Bellatrino, Rick's BBQ and dessert truck Kona Ice

Sponsored by UMB Bank

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October 11: Absolute Queen

The Absolute Best Queen Tribute Band

October 11
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Gates at 6:00 pm

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Lead vocalist Martyn Jenkins performed for years across Europe as Freddie in the show “Night at the Opera” performing for the Queen Fan club and Brian May! Absolute Queen has performed at large outdoor Amphitheaters and Festivals and top venues. Expect all of the great hits and Queen classics that will make you sing along and remember those great concerts of the 70s and 80s.

Sponsored by Slalom

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October 18: Le Freak

The Greatest Disco Band in the World

October 18
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Gates at 6:00 pm

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Le Freak is a unique, high-energy band that keeps audience members on their feet. Dubbed "The Greatest Disco Band in the World," it's hard not to dance when the band takes the stage.

Sponsored by Storage Assessments

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October 25: Man in the Mirror

A Tribute to the Late, Great Michael Jackson

October 25
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Gates at 6:00 pm

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This is Michael Jackson represented in his prime in the 80s, with all of the massive hits and signature stage moves. Man in the Mirror can be a solo show with dancers and tracks, or a full 7 piece amazing band. All designed to fit your budget. This show is based in Florida and will travel anywhere on the planet. The Miami Dolphins chose this show to play their massive tailgate event and more offers are pouring in.

Sponsored by Kessler Collins

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