Cool Thursdays Concert Series

October 30 - Thriller Night with Who's Bad (Sold Out) Click for More

Who’s Bad has earned its name by paying studious attention to Michael Jackson’s every original groove and gravity-defying dance move, boasting over 100 years of professional experience and a team of dancers with resumes that include Broadway productions such as Phantom of the Opera. Vamsi Tadepalli (Who’s Bad founder, composer, and saxophonist) assembled a cast of North Carolina’s premiere musicians and, from Who’s Bad’s inception, believed in the band’s boundless possibilities. The velvety vocals and pinpoint choreography of frontmen Joseph Bell and Taalib York’s combined with the six-piece band’s synchronized dance routines, blaring horns and down-deep rhythms, results in a performance delivered with soul and precision superseded by no one but the King himself. They’ve shared stages with the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, The Backstreet Boys, The Four Tops, Boys II Men, and hip hop superstar, Pitbull. Captivated fans include LIVENATION’s Anthony Nicolaidis who calls Who’s Bad, “the real deal,” and Michael Jackson’s longtime friend and manager Frank DiLeo who proclaimed after Who’s Bad show in Nashville, TN, “the show was great….Michael would have been proud!”

Sponsored by WPO


Food Trucks

Cajun Tailgators (Cajun Food)

Bobaddiction (Tea and shaved snow)

Ruthie's Rolling Creperie (Crepes)


Costume Contest

Best Dressed Zombie Award. Let's see your spookiest zombie!

Prize: Roger Staubach autographed photo


Special Individual Spring Break Concert 2015 Click for More

The Molly Ringwalds Return!​


March 12, 2015 - The Molly Ringwalds **


They are The World's Greatest 80's Experience. Hailing from Sheffield, England, this legendary quintet has been able to combine their individual and very formidable talents to create the true essence of the most radical decade to ever be called "The 80's." The Molly Ringwalds create an 80's Experience by honing their abilities to apply make-up and tease their hair while showcasing all the musical genres of the decade. From their days of building a following at a pub located in a large portion of a big city near a small village located south of a place you've never heard of, to selling out large venues in the United States, The Molly Ringwalds are an indescribable act. Luck and circumstance brought these young lads together. The rest is the history of the 80's.


** Spring Break Concert is NOT part of the series; only available in Single Tickets


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Spring Concert Series 2015 Click for More

Buy now for the best value - Save more than 60%!

You won't want to miss this exciting new 2015 lineup! The series includes eight new bands featuring tributes to musical greats such as Elton John, Billy Joel, Chicago, The Doobie Brothers and Buddy Holly. And you can still enjoy the crowd-pleasing favorites including The Molly Ringwalds, Emerald City, A Hard Night’s Day, Bruce in the USA and Le Freak, just to name a few! So start planning your gourmet picnic, or lighten the load and get your dinner from some of the best food trucks in Dallas! Either way, the food will taste great with the beautiful backdrop of White Rock Lake. But don’t delay -- with nearly all of the 2014 concerts complete sell-outs, make sure you get your subscriptions early!


And remember that Cool Thursdays concert subscription packages make great gifts for any occasion, including Christmas – purchase by December 5 and tickets will be mailed in time to wrap and put under the tree! Any subscription purchases made after December 5 will be sent by email.

April 9 - Rocket Man: The Elton John Tribute Experience (NEW)

April 16 - Asleep at the Wheel: The Kings of Texas Swing

April 23 - Emerald City: Dallas' Favorite Variety Band

April 30 - Turnstiles: The Ultimate Billy Joel Tribute Band (NEW)

May 7 - Escape: The Dallas-Based Journey Tribute Band

May 14 - Blaze of Glory: The Bon Jovi Experience

May 21 - Fast Lane: A Tribute to the Eagles

May 28 - All Funk Radio Show: Dallas' Own High Energy Motown, R&B and Authentic Funk Cover Band (NEW)

June 4 - Bruce in the USA: The World's #1 Tribute Band to Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band

June 11- Four Way Street: Crosby Stills and Nash Tribute Band (NEW)

June 18 - Le Freak: The Greatest Disco Band in the World

June 25 - The Buddy Holly Revue: A Tribute to Buddy Holly (NEW)

July 2 - The Dallas Winds: A Patriotic Tribute to America

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Early Bird SEASON SUBSCRIPTION Packages Available NOW – BEST VALUE!
​Save more than 60% with a season subscription!

Subscription Pricing

ALL Season, 22 concerts: $298 (Members $198)

All Season Subscription Packages


Spring Only, 13 concerts: $156 (Members $130)

Spring Series Subscription Packages


Fall Only, 9 concerts: $144 (Members $108)

Fall Series Subscription Packages


Buy Single Tickets

Single Ticket Pricing (Single Tickets available after the first of the new year.)
$27 per person for Adults (Members $17)
$25 per person for Seniors, age 65 and older (Members $15)
$10 per person for Children, age 3-12
Free – Children under 3


Members must log in to purchase discounted packages
Prices increase $5 at the door day of show. Please note that if a concert is indicated as SOLD OUT online, no tickets will be available at the door.

Fall Concert Series 2015 Click for More

Buy now for the best value - Save more than 60%!

You won't want to miss this exciting new 2015 lineup! The series includes eight new bands featuring tributes to musical greats such as Elton John, Billy Joel, Chicago, The Doobie Brothers and Buddy Holly. And you can still enjoy the crowd-pleasing favorites including The Molly Ringwalds, Emerald City, A Hard Night’s Day, Bruce in the USA and Le Freak, just to name a few! So start planning your gourmet picnic, or lighten the load and get your dinner from some of the best food trucks in Dallas! Either way, the food will taste great with the beautiful backdrop of White Rock Lake. But don’t delay -- with nearly all of the 2014 concerts complete sell-outs, make sure you get your subscriptions early!


And remember that Cool Thursdays concert subscription packages make great gifts for any occasion, including Christmas – purchase by December 5 and tickets will be mailed in time to wrap and put under the tree! Any subscription purchases made after December 5 will be sent by email.

Sept. 3 - China Grove: The Doobie Brothers All Star Tribute Band (NEW)

Sept. 10 - A Hard Night's Day: A Tribute to The Beatles

Sept. 17 - Warehouse: A Tribute to The Dave Matthews Band (NEW)

Sept. 24 - The Limelight Band: Dallas' Hottest New Party Band

Oct. 1 - Make Me Smile: An Authentic Tribute to Vintage Chicago (NEW)

Oct. 8 - Satisfaction: The International Rolling Stones Show

Oct. 15 - The Landsharks: The World's Premier Jimmy Buffet Tribute Band

Oct. 22 - The Molly Ringwalds: The World's Greatest 80s Tribute Band

Oct. 29 - Emerald City: Dallas' Favorite Variety Band


Click here for the full 2015 Cool Thursdays Concert Series


Early Bird SEASON SUBSCRIPTION Packages Available NOW – BEST VALUE!

Save more than 60% with a season subscription!

Subscription Pricing

ALL Season, 22 concerts: $298 (Members $198)

All Season Subscription Packages


Spring Only, 13 concerts: $156 (Members $130)

Spring Series Subscription Packages


Fall Only, 9 concerts: $144 (Members $108)

Fall Series Subscription Packages


Buy Single Tickets

Single Ticket Pricing (Single Tickets available after the first of the new year.)
$27 per person for Adults (Members $17)
$25 per person for Seniors, age 65 and older (Members $15)
$10 per person for Children, age 3-12
Free – Children under 3


Members must log in to purchase discounted packages
Prices increase $5 at the door day of show. Please note that if a concert is indicated as SOLD OUT online, no tickets will be available at the door.

All concerts are held on the Martin Rutchik Concert Lawn. Gates open at 6 p.m.; music is from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. for Spring/Summer concerts and from 7 – 9 p.m. for Fall concerts. Garden closes at the conclusion of each concert. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be moved inside to Rosine Hall. A determination of weather-altered plans will be made by 3 p.m. on the day of the concert. Check back on our website or on our Facebook page for updates.


Food and Beverage

Guests are encouraged to bring picnic baskets, ice chests and coolers with their choice of favorite snacks and drinks. And some of Dallas’ favorite food trucks will also be on site for food and beverage purchase. Alcoholic drinks are permitted to be brought on site but will not be available for purchase from food vendors. The weekly food truck schedule will be posted for each individual concert. Make sure to check out each food truck’s website and social media pages for menus and other information about what they will be serving.

Seating

The Martin Rutchik Concert Lawn is within a five-minute walk from any of the Arboretum’s entry gates. Please plan accordingly. You may bring blankets and low-backed, sand/beach chairs (approximately four inches from the ground) for the main area of the concert lawn. All other chairs which are taller than sand chairs will only be permitted at the top and sides of the concert lawn so as to not obstruct the view of others behind. This policy will be enforced for the comfort of all guests.

Group Discount

Groups may purchase tickets to the Cool Thursdays Concert Series for a discount of $2 off the non-member price. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call 214-515-6520 or email groupsales@dallasarboretum.org.

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