For three Fridays in July, enjoy the perfect summer evening with Garden Gigs.

Fridays, July 13, 20 & 27, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

$10 members ($15 non-members)

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Bask in the magic of live music at twilight with Garden Gigs, returning to the Dallas Arboretum for its fourth season this July. This is live music the way Dallas loves it. Each Friday event features a curated selection of three local artists and musicians performing intimate sets in picturesque settings throughout the 66-acre gardens, creating an immersive experience accompanied by delicious food trucks, beautiful sunsets, and relaxing ambiance.

Garden Gigs runs from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., offering fabulous views of Dallas at sunset, vibrant summer plantings, along with late access to the garden on the shores of White Rock Lake. Guests can bring their own picnics and beverages, or take advantage of delicious offerings from some of DFW's most popular food trucks. Please note trams and golf carts are not available to transport guests during evening hours.

2018 Performers

  • July 13: Haylee and Amanda, Zach Coffey and Kirk Thurmond
  • July 20: Rahim Quazi, Reinventing Jude and John Tipton
  • July 27: Jake Paleschic, Becky Middleton and Leoncarlo

July 13: Haylee and Amanda, Zach Coffey and Kirk Thurmond

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Haylee & Amanda (Of Sister) – Haylee & Amanda are a duo who also perform as a full band called Sister. The band is a project based around a love for lyrics, melody, tight harmonies, and music that can make you want to dance or remind you of a memory you can relate to.

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Zach Coffey - Zach Coffey grew up singing on various Opry stages and honed his vocal skills by performing opera while at Oklahoma Baptist University. His love for popular country and knowledge of the "classical" era blends with his Red Dirt roots for a sound that is uniquely his.

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Kirk Thurmond - Born in Dallas, Texas, Kirk Thurmond is a singer/songwriter with a distinctive sound that spans several genres, including soul, pop, and R&B, with authenticity remaining at the core. Kirk’s engaging voice pulls you in while his raw lyrics convey a compelling sense of vulnerability, creating relatable songs that honor the truth and integrity of a musical golden age.

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Food trucks: Bellatrino, Grub Tub

July 20 – Rahim Quazi, Reinventing Jude and John Tipton

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Rahim Quazi - Rahim writes and performs pop folk melodies more comfortable than a feather bed and comfortable as your favorite sneakers. A Troubadour or full band, Rahim gets you with his feel good melodies.

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Reinventing Jude - Fronted by one of the most admired female artists in Texas, Jude Gonzalez RJ, blends soul, indie rock and blues seamlessly into a symphony of musical bliss. Drawing inspiration from Billie Holiday and Radiohead, RJ is unlike any artist you have heard before.

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John Tipton - John Tipton has been entertaining all over Texas for 10 years. Performing favorites from Johnny Cash to Bob Dylan, to The Beatles and Eric Clapton, and many more.

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Food trucks: Grub Tub, Yim Yam

July 27 – Jake Paleschic, Becky Middleton and Leoncarlo

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Jake Paleschic is a singer songwriter from Fort Worth, TX. His music firmly rooted in American soil, even while the band collectively explores newer frontiers of folk, rock and roll, and country.

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Becky Middleton- Flowing between soul, pop, and roots music, Becky Middleton has found her groove not only as a sought-after vocalist but an artist stopping strangers in their tracks on first listen. The soulful songstress released her critically-acclaimed single "I'm Still Here" in December 2016 with a full-length release on the way, produced by Beau Bedford (The Texas Gentlemen, Paul Cauthen, Larry Gee).

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Leoncarlo Canlasis a musician & violinist based in North Texas, with over twenty years of experience. Classically trained, he attended the University of NorthTexas for violin and went on to collaborate with a number of national acts, namely Seryn and Botany. Leoncarlo's career has sent him all over the world, including festivals such as SXSW and Telluride, and shows with Dave Brubeck, George Clinton, and many others. Leoncarlo released his debut album Still Forms in 2016.

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Food trucks: Bellatrino, Ruthies

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