Cool Thursdays 2018 Fall Concert Series Subscriptions Available NOW

Presented by Wells Fargo

The Cool Thursdays Fall Concert Series runs March 29 to June 28 and September 6 to October 25, 2018.

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Concert Subscription Pricing

Fall Series Subscription (8 shows)

Member: $108

Nonmember: $141

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Single ticket prices

Adults

Member: $20
Nonmember: $30

Seniors

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.

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2018 Spring and Fall Lineup

The Cool Thursdays Fall Concert Series runs March 29 to June 28 and September 6 to October 25, 2018.

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Spring 2018

  • April 26 – Majesty of Rock (NEW): A Journey/Styx Tribute Experience
  • May 3 – Walk the Line: Authentic Johnny Cash
  • May 10 – The Molly Ringwalds: The World’s Greatest 80’s Tribute Band
  • May 17 – Motown Magic (NEW): A Tribute to Motown
  • May 24 – Bruce in the USA: The World’s #1 Tribute Band to Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band
  • May 31 – U2 by UV: Authentic U2 Tribute Band
  • June 7 – Memphis Soul: One of Dallas’ most popular party bands
  • June 14 – Rio (NEW): The Ultimate Duran Duran Tribute Band
  • June 21 – The Prince Experience: A Moving Tribute to Prince
  • June 28 – Sounds of Summer (NEW): Beach Boys Tribute

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Fall 2018

  • September 6 – The Wildflowers (New): A Tribute to Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
  • September 13 – Satisfaction: The International Rolling Stones Show
  • September 20 – Rocket Man: The Elton John Tribute Experience
  • September 27 – Hard Night’s Day: Beatles Tribute Band
  • October 4 – Emerald City: Dallas’ Favorite Party Band
  • October 11– Absolute Queen: The Absolute Best Queen Tribute Band
  • October 18 – Le Freak: The Greatest Disco Band in the World
  • October 25 – Man in the Mirror: A Tribute to the Late, Great Michael Jackson

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Schedule and pricing subject to change.

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April 26: Majesty of Rock (NEW)

A Journey/Styx Tribute Experience

April 26
7:30 - 9:30 pm
Gates at 6:00 pm

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It all started when Chain Reaction banded together in South Florida and began recreating the sounds of the American super group, Journey. They wanted to pay special homage to Journey's best years (1977-1998), when Steve Perry fronted the band. While the band has enjoyed performing their tribute to Journey, front man John D'Agostino also loved another American super group, Styx. Turns out that the other band members were also huge Styx fans, so they began adding some of Styx's best tunes to their already expansive repertoire of Journey material. Audience response was so positive, they formed the concert extravaganza, Majesty of Rock.

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May 3: Walk the Line

Authentic Johnny Cash

May 3
7:30 - 9:30 pm
Gates at 6:00 pm

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Walk the Line has performed throughout the United States and Europe for years - the sights and sounds resemble the Johnny Cash country fans fell in love with years ago. It is a must see for any Johnny Cash fan.

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May 10: The Molly Ringwalds

The World’s Greatest 80’s Tribute Band

May 10
7:30 - 9:30 pm
Gates at 6:00 pm

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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.

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Sponsored by Sendero

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May 17: Motown Magic (NEW)

A Tribute to Motown

May 17
7:30 - 9:30 pm
Gates at 6:00 pm

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Motown Magic is the North West’s number one Motown and Soul band. Performing two hours of nonstop hits from the best musical era.

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Sponsored by Gray Reed & McGraw

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May 24: Bruce in the USA

The World’s #1 Tribute Band to Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band

May 24
7:30 - 9:30 pm
Gates at 6:00 pm

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Bruce in the USA is much more than just another tribute - this high-energy musical experience is a note-perfect and visually accurate recreation of a Bruce Springsteen and E Street Band show. The Bruce in the USA Band consists of seasoned world class professional musicians, from such acts/bands as Queen/Paul Rogers, Meatloaf, Blue Oyster Cult, Hall and Oats, Joe Cocker, The Ojays, Aretha Franklin, David Cassidy, The Temptations, Slash... and so many more. This high-end, powerhouse band has taken this genre of performance art to a whole new level, making it the World's #1 Tribute to the E Street Band's musical legacy. To millions of diehard fans around the world, it's Springsteen's marathon, party-like performances that have elevated him to hero status.

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May 31: U2 by UV

Authentic U2 Tribute Band

May 31
7:30 - 9:30 pm
Gates at 6:00 pm

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The U2 Concert Experience. U2 by UV was formed in 2004 and has toured throughout South America, Mexico, Canada, and the United States.

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Sponsored by JP Morgan Chase

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June 7: Memphis Soul

One of Dallas’ most popular party bands

June 7
7:30 - 9:30 pm
Gates at 6:00 pm

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Memphis Soul is a classy, high energy 8 piece group showcasing a distinctive sound and style inspired by such artists as Earth, Wind and Fire, Otis Redding, Al Green, Sam Cooke, and Aretha Franklin. Memphis Soul features a solid rhythm section, fiery horns, and dynamic male and female vocalists. Our style displays the rich musical legacy of the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s, mixed with current popular classic soul and R&B styles.

Food trucks: Ruthie's and Yim Yam

Sponsored by University of Texas at Dallas

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June 14: Rio (NEW)

The Ultimate Duran Duran Tribute Band

June 14
7:30 - 9:30 pm
Gates at 6:00 pm

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Rio, the world’s premiere Duran Duran tribute band, is based in Southern California and composed of dynamic live performers who epitomize the look and sound of the quintessential mid-1980’s Duran Duran. Gil, Jake, Danny, Curt and Daniel deliver high-energy, note-for-note renditions of Duran Duran songs spanning the band’s catalogue from Planet Earth to Electric Barbarella. Rio has played top venues across North America and is currently the only high-profile, full-time working Duran Duran tribute band in the United States.

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June 21: The Prince Experience

A Moving Tribute to Prince

June 21
7:30 - 9:30 pm
Gates at 6:00 pm

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Since 2002 Gabriel Sanchez has been portraying Prince in his critically acclaimed show The Prince Experience. What started off as a small local theatre production of Purple Rain, has expanded into what has become a night of unbelievable entertainment that keeps anyone who has seen it, talking long after the last encore is played.

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June 28: Sounds of Summer (NEW)

Beach Boys Tribute

June 28
7:30 - 9:30 pm
Gates at 6:00 pm

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Sounds of Summer: A Beach Boys Tribute is a tribute based out of Indiana that includes over 30 familiar hits and tells the story of America’s band - the Beach Boys. Connor, David, Eric and Matt have sold out theaters, met members of The Beach Boys, and performed an hour long special on AXS TV's 'World's Greatest Tribute Bands', broadcasted live from Hollywood, CA.

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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Sponsored by JHP Architecture/Urban Design

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Sponsored by Kessler Collins

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