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8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218

Cool Thursdays Concert Series

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Cool Thursdays Concert Series

With ten new bands and the return of our most popular performers, the 2021 Cool Thursday Concert Series is sure to be the most anticipated event of the year for music lovers.


April 1–July 1, 2021 &
September 2–October 28, 2021

Pricing | Lineup | Inclement Weather | Refunds | Parking

2021 Cool Thursdays Concerts

With ten new bands and the return of our most popular performers, the Dallas Arboretum’s 2021 Cool Thursdays Concert Series is sure to be the most anticipated event for music lovers.

The spring series kicks off on April 1 with Emerald City and wraps up on July 1. The fall series features a number of returning favorites and runs from September 2–October 28.

Martin Rutchik Concert Stage & Lawn

Season Subscription Pricing

Complete Series22 concerts Spring Series13 concerts Fall Series9 concerts
Member $264 $169 $125
Non-Member $333 $210 $185

Purchase Subscription

Subscriptions are on sale to everyone on December 1. All packages purchased by December 3 are delivered in time for the holidays.

Single Ticket Pricing

Gold: Popular returning bands that are sure to sell out! Denoted with (*)
Silver: Returning fan favorites! Denoted with (**)
Bronze: Great new bands joining our concert line up! Denoted with (***)

Member / Non-Member
Ages 65 and up
Member / Non-Member
ChildrenAges 2-12
Gold concerts $25 / $35 $23 / $33 $10
Silver concerts $23 / $33 $21 / $31 $10
Bronze concerts $21 / $31 $19 / $29 $10

Purchase link coming soon. For spring concerts, single tickets go on sale to members on February 15, 2021 and to the public on March 1, 2021.

Spring 2021 Lineup

April 1 – Emerald City*

Dallas’ favorite party band

*Gold concert

Sponsored by Jackson Walker LLP

April 8 – The Motowners**

A tribute to Motown

**Silver concert

April 15 – Desperado***

Texas’ premiere Eagles tribute

***Bronze concert

Sponsored by Baker Triangle

April 22 – Hot August Night***

A tribute to Neil Diamond (NEW)

***Bronze concert

Sponsored by Camelot Strategic Marketing

April 29 – Turnstiles**

The ultimate Billy Joel tribute band

**Silver concert

Sponsored by Wells Fargo Advisors

May 6 – JT***

The incredible tribute to Justin Timberlake (NEW)

***Bronze concert

May 13 – Dancing Dream**

ABBA tribute band

**Silver concert

May 20 – Limelight Band**

An Emerald City ensemble party band

**Silver concert

Sponsored by Gray, Reed & McGraw LLP

May 27 – Absolute Queen*

The Queen tribute experience

*Gold concert

Sponsored by Baker Botts LLP

June 3 – Kids In America***

Totally 80s tribute band (NEW)

***Bronze concert

June 17 – The Troubadour Experience***

A tribute to George Strait (NEW)

***Bronze concert

June 24 – Sounds of Summer**

Beach Boys tribute

**Silver concert

July 1 – Kraig Parker**

World premier Elvis tribute

**Silver concert

Fall 2021 Lineup

September 2 – Hotter Than July***

Stevie Wonder tribute band (NEW)

***Bronze concert

September 9 – Willie and Family***

The tribute to Willie Nelson (NEW)

***Bronze concert

September 16 – The Jersey Tenors***

A Four Seasons tribute (NEW)

***Bronze concert

Sponsored by Capital One

September 23 – Infinite Journey***

The music of Journey (NEW)

***Bronze concert

Sponsored by Dallas Trial Lawyers Association

September 30 – Rocket Man*

The ultimate Elton John tribute show

*Gold concert

Sponsored by UMB Bank

October 7 – The British Are Coming***

World’s greatest British rock tribute group (NEW)

***Bronze concert

October 14 – Garth Tribute Live***

The #1 tribute to Garth Brooks (NEW)

***Bronze concert

October 21 – Petty Theft***

The music of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

***Bronze concert

October 28 – Emerald City*

Dallas’ favorite party band

*Gold concert

Sponsored by Kessler Collins

Inclement Weather

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 3pm 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.

Concert Parking

  • 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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