Cool Thursdays Concert Series

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Cool Thursdays return to the Concert Stage with new and exciting national cover bands, some of the Metroplex’s best food trucks, and weekly costume contests and prizes.

Don't miss new acts like The Official Blues Brothers Revue – produced by Judy Belushi Pisano and Dan Aykroyd and returning favorites such as Emerald City, Asleep at the Wheel and the Molly Ringwalds. Most concerts have sold out, so get your tickets fast!

All concerts are held on the Martin Rutchik Concert Lawn. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be moved inside to Rosine Hall. A decision 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.

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Full Series, 22 Concerts - $298 (Members $198)

Spring Series, 13 concerts - $156 (Members $130)

Fall Series, 9 concerts - $144 (Members $108)

2014 Parking Pass - $110 Sold Out

Single Tickets

$25 per person for adults (Members $15)

$22 per person for seniors - age 65 and older (Members $12)

$10 per person for children - age 3-12

Free - children under 3

Premium Concerts Single Tickets

$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

*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.

Time and Place

Martin Rutchik Concert Lawn | Gates open at 6 p.m. | Garden closes at the conclusion of the concert

Spring/Summer concerts 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Fall concerts 7 – 9 p.m.

Food and Beverage

Guests are permitted to bring picnic baskets, food, coolers and beverages. Alcohol is permitted, but will not available for sale. Food trucks will also be on site. Check the concert listings below or visit our Concert Fare page to see the weekly food truck schedule. Make sure to check out each food truck's website and social media pages for more information about what they will be serving that night.


Concerts are held on the Martin Rutchik Concert Lawn, which is a five minute walk from the front gate. Please plan accordingly. You may bring blankets and low backed, sand chairs (four inches from the ground) for the main concert area. All chairs with legs longer than four inches are only permitted in the back and sides of the concert lawn. This will be enforced for 2014 Concerts.

Group Discount

Groups may purchase tickets to the 2014 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


* Indicates a prime concert with an increased ticket price

September 18 - Hunter Sullivan Click for More

Dallas' Favorite Big Band

Sponsored by UMB Bank

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Food Trucks

Pompeii (Italian Cuisine)

Guava Tree (Cuban Dishes)

Cup Cakin' (Cupcakes)

Costume Contest

The Hale to Glenn Miller & Count Basie Award. Dress in your best swing dance gear!

Prize: One night stay at Holiday Inn Express at Fair Park with two passes to the State Fair

September 25 - *The Official Blues Brothers Revue Click for More

Produced by Judy Belushi Pisano & Dan Aykroyd

Sponsored by Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP

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Food Trucks

Tutta's Pizza (Gourmet Pizza)

Cajun Tailgators (Cajun Food)

Bobaddiction (Boba Tea and Shaved Snow)

Costume Contest

The Favorites of 'SNL' Award. Let's see your best Saturday Night Live character!

Prize: Warwick Melrose Hotel - overnight stay for two with valet parking

October 2 - The Molly Ringwalds Click for More

The World's Greatest 80's Tribute Band

Sponsored by Oral Surgery Associates of North Texas

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Food Trucks

Ruthie’s Rolling Cafe (Grilled Cheese)

Enticed (Gourmet Shaved Ice)

Pompeii (Italian Cuisine)

Costume Contest

The Champion of Breakfast Award. Your favorite breakfast food or morning pajama attire!

One weekend stay (two nights) at the Wyndham Love Field with breakfast for two

October 9 - Brave Combo Click for More

Grammy Award-Winning Polka Band

Sponsored by JHP Architecture

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Food Trucks

Nammi (Vietnamese Fusion)

Coolhaus (Gourmet Ice Cream Sandwiches)

Guava Tree (Cuban Dishes)

Costume Contest

Best Combo of Polka 'Dots' Award. Wear your most extreme polka dots!

October 16 - *Asleep at the Wheel Click for More

The Kings of Texas Swing

Sponsored by Storage Assessments, LLC

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Food Trucks

Cajun Tailgators (Cajun Food)

Flatlanders Taco Co. (Tacos)

Cup Cakin' (Cupcakes)

Costume Contest

I was country when country wasn't cool Award. Come dressed in western gear!

October 23 - *A Hard Night's Day Click for More

A Tribute to the Beatles

Sponsored by Slalom, LLC

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Food Trucks

Gandolfo's (New York Deli)

Rock'n Ricks (Gourmet Cajun/American Infusion)

Cup Cakin' (Cupcakes)

Costume Contest

Honoring the Yellow Submarine Award. Dress like your favorite Beatle.

October 30 - *Thriller Night with Who's Bad Click for More

The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band

Sponsored by WPO

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Food Trucks

Cajun Tailgators (Cajun Food)

Mojo A Gogo (Coffee)

Ruthie's Rolling Creperie (Crepes)

Costume Contest

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

Prize: Roger Staubach autographed photo

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