Cool Thursdays 2018 Fall Concert Series

Presented by Wells Fargo

The Cool Thursdays Fall Concert Series runs through October 25, 2018.

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Single ticket prices


Member: $20
Nonmember: $30


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.


  • Due to limited parking at Gate #2 and in the interest of safety, all concert parking is limited to the main lot at Gate 1 or the Parking Garage.
  • We also ask guests not to try and drop off anything, neither people nor personal effects such as coolers, at Gate #2.
  • Parking in the Camp lot and check in at the Camp ticket booth are reserved for concert sponsors and “Friends” level donors.
  • Complimentary wheelchairs available at the Information booths, based on first come, first served basis.
  • Tram and Golf Cart service are not available to transport guests on concert evenings.

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Remaining Performances

  • September 27 Hard Nights Day
  • SOLD OUT October 4 Emerald City
  • October 11 Absolute Queen NEW
  • October 18 Le Freak
  • October 25 Man in the Mirror
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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.

Food trucks: Ruthie's, Rick's BBQ, Easy Slider and dessert truck Baldo's

Sponsored by JHP Architecture/Urban Design

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SOLD OUT 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


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.

Food trucks: Ruthie's, Bellatrino, Rick's BBQ and dessert truck Kona Ice

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.

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.

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.

Sponsored by Kessler Collins

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