Cool Thursdays Concert Series

All concerts are held on the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage & 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 our homepage or our Facebook page for updates the day of the concert.

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2016 Subscriptions are now on sale!

You won’t want to miss this exciting new 2016 lineup which includes 10 new bands featuring tributes to musical greats such as Michael Jackson, Sting & the Police, Santana and some of best up-and-coming local party bands in the Metroplex. And you can still enjoy the “tried and true” crowd-pleasing favorites including Rocket Man, Emerald City, A Hard Night’s Day, Bruce In The USA and All Funk Radio Show Band, just to name a few! This year, we’ve added three additional concerts to the lineup. So start planning your gourmet picnics, 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 2015 concerts full sell-outs, make sure you get your tickets early!

Single tickets will be on sale in early 2016. 

2016 Subscriptions

Complete Series, Spring & Fall

25 concerts 3 New Dates Added

$338 (Members $225)

Buy The Complete Series

Spring Series Only

16 concerts 3 New Dates Added

$192 (Members $160)

Buy The Spring Series

Fall Series Only

9 concerts

$144 (Members $108)

Buy The Fall Series

Spring Concert Series

March 17: Downtown Fever – Favorite Variety Party Band (NEW)

March 24: Don’t Tell Momma – Rhythm-section Funk/Rock (NEW)

March 31: Le Freak – The Greatest Disco Band in the World

April 7: Emerald City – Dallas’ Favorite Variety Band

April 14: Turnstiles – The Ultimate Billy Joel Tribute Band

April 21: Escape – The Dallas-Based Journey Band

April 28: The La Bamba Show – Tribute to Richie Valens (NEW)

May 5: Fast Lane – A Tribute to the Eagles

May 12: The Molly Ringwalds – The World’s Greatest 80s Tribute Band

May 19: Bruce In The USA – The World’s #1 Tribute Band to Bruce Springsteen & E Street Band

May 26: All Funk Radio Show Band – Dallas’ Own High Energy Motown, R&B & Authentic Funk Cover Band

June 2: Walk the Line – Authentic Johnny Cash (NEW)

June 9: Paul McCartney Tribute – Paul McCartney After the Beatles

June 16: Satisfaction – The International Rolling Stones Show

June 23: Supernatural – The Ultimate Tribute to Santana (NEW)

June 30: The Dallas Winds – A Patriotic Tribute to America

Fall Concert Series

September 1: Paisley Craze – 60’s Music Anthology Band (NEW)

September 8:  The Limelight Band – Dallas’ Hottest New Party Band

September 15: Sting Police – A Tribute to Sting and the Police (NEW)

September 22: Memphis Soul – Premier Motown Band (NEW)

September 29: The Prince Experience – Prince Tribute (NEW)

October 6: Emerald City – Dallas’ Favorite Variety Band

October 13: Rocket Man – The Elton John Tribute Experience

October 20: A Hard Night’s Day – A Tribute to the Beatles

October 27: Man in the Mirror – Michael Jackson Tribute (NEW) 

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. Please drink responsibly. Dallas Police Department will be on site during all concerts. 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.


The Martin Rutchik Concert Stage & Lawn is within a five-minute walk from any of the Arboretum’s entry gates. Please plan accordingly. You may bring blankets and lawn chairs.

To ensure clear sightlines and enhance enjoyment for all our guests, we ask all concert goers to respect the following:

  • Only low-profile lawn chairs and picnic blankets may be in the area closest to the stage.
  • Chairs with seats higher than 4 inches from the ground are welcome further back on the concert lawn.

This policy will be enforced for the comfort of all guests. To see a visual representation of the above rules, please see our seating guide.

Group Discount

Groups of 15 or more may purchase tickets to the Cool Thursdays Concert Series for a discount of $2 off the non-member price. Group tickets will be available when single tickets go on sale in early 2016.

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