Cool Thursdays Concert Series

2015 Cool Thursdays Concerts presented by Wells Fargo

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 back on our website or on our Facebook page for updates.

Tickets are now on sale

Adults: $27 (Members $17)

Seniors, 65 & older: $25 (Members $15)

Children, ages 3-12: $10

Under 3: Free

September 10: A Hard Night's Day (A Tribute to the Beatles) Click for More


September 10

7 - 9 p.m.

6 p.m. Gates open

Sponsored by: Brierley + Partners

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Beatle fans will appreciate that A Hard Night’s Day has played at the Cavern Club, the Kaiserkeller in Hamburg, and recorded in Abbey Road Studios in Studio 2. This makes them a bona fide “tribute” band with clout. With a catalog of over 200 songs, they are at the top of the heap- so much so that Allan Williams, self-proclaimed original manager of the Beatles, introduced A Hard Night’s Day in Liverpool’s Town Hall once during Beatle Week and gave them a “9 out of 10″ rating.Voted “Best Local Cover Band” in Dallas in both 2003 and 2004.


Food Trucks: 

The Butchers Son

Cajun Tailgaters

Big D Kona Ice

September 17: Warehouse (A Tribute to Dave Matthews Band) Click for More


September 17

7 - 9 p.m.

6 p.m. Gates open


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Warehouse is a Dallas/Ft. Worth-based band formed in the fall of 2013. Focusing on the extensive catalog of Dave Matthews Band - the pop-rock jam-band that came out of Charlottesville, Virginia, in the early 1990's - the five-piece band plays radio hits and deep cuts alike, with stunning violin and saxophone solos coupled with a running acoustic guitar and a tight rhythm section. 


Food Trucks: 

Bellatrino

Yim Yam Truck

Cup Cakin

September 24: The Limelight Band (Dallas' Hottest New Party Band) Click for More


September 24

7 - 9 p.m.

6 p.m. Gates open

Sponsored by: Accenture


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Limelight is guaranteed to make any event unforgettable. Expanding on the experience and talent of The Emerald City Band, Limelight has entertained audiences from all over with their high-energy approach and style. This ten-piece party band provides a musical range that spans decades of standards and classics to the current hits of today, and will get you moving and grooving for sure!


Food Trucks:

Texas Burrito

Eat Jo Dawgs

My Cupcake Garden

October 1: Make Me Smile (A Tribute to Vintage Chicago) Click for More


October 1

7 - 9 p.m.

6 p.m. Gates open


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Make Me Smile, a tribute to the music of Chicago, focuses primarily on the band’s pre-1980 repertoire. Join us for a trip down memory lane as we perform the greatest hits of one of America’s most legendary bands.


Food Trucks:

Cajun Tailgaters

Bombay Street Food

Crickles Curbside

October 8: Satisfaction (The International Rolling Stones Tribute Show) Click for More


October 8

7 - 9 p.m.

6 p.m. Gates open

Sponsored by: JHP Architecture / Urban Design

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Satisfaction is the international touring tribute show dedicated to the Rolling Stone. This glamourous show has been in production and touring since 2001 with over 2,000 performance dates to its credit. This highly acclaimed production showcases the most authentic cast and costuming audiences have ever witnessed. The likes of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and supporting cast bring a colorful performance to over 50 years of classic hits.


Food Trucks:

Easy Sliders

Guava Tree

Big D Kona Ice

October 15: The Landsharks (Jimmy Buffett Tribute Band) Click for More

October 15

7 - 9 p.m.

6 p.m. Gates open

Sponsored by: Storage Assessments


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As one of the most well-known, well-liked, and in-demand bands in the country, the Landsharks have performed throughout the world in thousands of concerts and shows. The Landsharks have appeared with Jimmy Buffett in Key West, Florida, and opened up for The Beach Boys! The Landsharks are a fun, interactive band with lots of audience participation and enjoyment. The Landsharks play a set encompassing songs from every decade and are guaranteed to have you singing along.


Food Trucks:

Eat Jo Dawgs

Guava Tree

Bobaddication

October 22: The Molly Ringwalds (The World's Greatest 80's Tribute Band) Click for More


October 22

7 - 9 p.m.

6 p.m. Gates open

Sponsored by: Regions Bank,Montgomery Coscia Greilich LLP and McGuire Woods LLP


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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. Luck and circumstance brought these young lads together. The rest is the history of the 80's.


Food Trucks:

Gandolfo’s

Texas Burrito

Cup Cakin

October 29: Emerald City (Dallas' Favorite Variety Band) Click for More


October 29

7 - 9 p.m.

6 p.m. Gates open

Sponsored by: Slalom Consulting 


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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. This 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 has shared the stage with such artists as Martina McBride, Michael McDonald,Huey Lewis and the News, Justin Timberlake, Garth Brooks, Mariah Carey, Dan Aykroyd, Sinbad, and more. 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. At every performance the band takes the audience to a higher level in entertainment. 


Food Trucks:

Yim Yam Truck

Easy Slider

The Bomb Fried Pies

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.

Seating

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 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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Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day
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