Concert Update! Despite the weather's mood swings, the show must go on! To ensure everyone's comfort and safety, tonight's Simply Tina concert has been moved indoors to Rosine Hall.

8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218

Cool Thursdays Concert Series

Cool Thursdays Concert Series

Starting in April 2024, the Dallas Arboretum’s nightlife reignites with our annual concert series featuring the area’s greatest performers.

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Pricing | Lineup | Inclement Weather | Refunds | Parking | Lawn Chair Etiquette

2024 Cool Thursdays Concerts

Make your 2024 one to remember at the coolest spot in Dallas as we celebrate our 27th season with returning favorites and NEW acts!

Don’t miss the most spectacular view of the sunset over White Rock Lake while enjoying bands from all over the country. Grab your friends, pack a picnic and make this your Thursday night routine. With the return of your favorites and some exciting new bands, you won’t be able to stay seated. That’s right – our dance floor is open!

Pre-order food and snacks for your next concert:

Beyond the Box Catering

2024 Series Pricing

Complete Series22 Concerts Spring Series13 Concerts Fall Series9 Concerts
Member Sold Out Sold Out $179

Fall Series

2024 Single Ticket Pricing

Adults SeniorsAges 65+ ChildrenAges 2–12
Member $31 $29 $15
Nonmember $41 $39 $15

Spring Lineup

Spring gates open at 6pm & concerts begin at 7:30pm

April 18: Simply Tina, Tribute to Tina Turner

Concert Update! Despite the weather’s mood swings, the show must go on! To ensure everyone’s comfort and safety, tonight’s Simply Tina concert has been moved indoors to Rosine Hall.

Here’s what you need to know:

Indoor Venue: Rosine Hall (Main Gate) will host the concert tonight. We’re making this change to allow our dedicated team and the band ample time to set up for an unforgettable performance.

Outdoor Arrangements: Don’t worry if you were looking forward to an outdoor experience! We’ll have all the Rosine Hall overhangs, plus two extra large tents in the plaza. Feel free to bring your own chairs and/or blankets. Additionally, outdoor speakers will ensure you catch every note of the music.

Indoor Seating: Inside Rosine Hall, garden chairs will be set up for your viewing pleasure. Please note that due to space constraints, we won’t be able to accommodate personal chairs or blankets inside the venue.

Food Options: Elite BBQ will be ready to tantalize your taste buds outside the main gate, while La Duni will be stationed in the plaza. If you’ve pre-ordered from Beyond the Box, you can pick up your delicious treats at the Main Information Booth.

Timing: Gates will still open at 6:00 PM, with the concert commencing at 7:30 PM. Be sure to arrive early to secure your spot and soak in the atmosphere!


April 25: Neon Circus, Brooks & Dunn Tribute


Food Trucks: El Chifrijo, Easy Sliders, Lobster Made Easy, Not Just Q, La Duni, Aguas Chicas

May 2: Caribbean Chillers, Jimmy Buffett Tribute Band

Sponsored by ADP Inc


Food Trucks: Magdalenas, Elite BBQ, GapCo Pizza, Mr B Gumbo, La Duni, Jamba Juice

May 9: Desperado, Eagles Tribute Band (SOLD OUT)

Sponsored by Gray Reed

Food Trucks: Mr B Gumbo, Mint Kitchen, Dog Haus, Not Just Q, Parlor’s Ice Creams, Aguas Chicas

May 16: King of Diamonds, A Neil Diamond Tribute


Food Trucks: GapCo PIzza, Elite BBQ, Mr B Gumbo, Lobster Made Easy, Mama Lama Sweets, La Duni

May 23: Derek Spence, A Tribute to George Strait

Sponsored by Vinson & Elkins LLP


Food Trucks: Elite BBQ, Easy Sliders, Dog Haus, Mama Lama Sweets, Scoop N Buns, Aguas Chicas

May 30: Dancing Dream, ABBA Tribute Band

Sponsored by Norton Rose Fulbright


Food Trucks: El Chifrijo, Easy Sliders, Fletcher’s, Lobster Made Easy, Parlor’s Ice Creams, Aguas Chicas

June 6: Slippery When Wet, The Ultimate Bon Jovi Tribute


Food Trucks: Easy Sliders, Mint Kitchen, Mr B Gumbo, Lobster Made Easy, Monster Yogurt, Scoop N Buns

June 13: Turnstiles, The Ultimate Billy Joel Tribute Band

Sponsored by Haynes Boone


Food Trucks: Easy Sliders, Monster Yogurt, Mr B Gumbo, Mama Lama Sweets, Jamba Juice, La Duni

June 20: The Motowners, Ultimate Motown Tribute Band


Food Trucks: Magdalenas, Easy Sliders, Mr B Gumbo, Winter’s SNOW, La Duni, Aguas Chicas

June 27: The Windbreakers, Ultimate Yacht Rock

Sponsored by Wells Fargo Advisors


Food Trucks: Easy Sliders, Lobster Made Easy, Dog Haus, Monster Yogurt, La Duni, Jamba Juic

Fall Lineup

Fall gates open at 6pm & concerts begin at 7pm

September 5: Greggie and the Jets, Elton John Tribute Band


September 12: Havana NRG, Dallas’ Go To Latino Party Band


September 19: Phil Collins Experience, A Tribute to Phil Collins

Sponsored by HilltopSecurities


September 26: Sharon Owens as Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga Tribute


October 3: Scott Keough, Michael Bublé Tribute


October 10: Red, A Taylor Swift Tribute

Sponsored by Kessler Collins


October 17: Jersey Tenors, A Four Seasons Tribute

Sponsored by Jackson Walker LLP


October 24: Willie and Family, A Tribute to Willie Nelson

Sponsored by Slalom Consulting


October 31: Emerald City, Dallas’ Favorite Party Band


Inclement Weather

A determination of weather-altered plans will be made by 3pm on the day of the concert. Check our home page or our Facebook page for updates the day of the concert.

In the event of a cancellation, guests will be notified with additional information.


The option to receive a refund will be offered if we must cancel a concert due to weather. We do not honor refunds on tickets purchased from a third party. 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.

Lawn Chair Etiquette

We think seeing the band is as much fun as hearing the band. Please help your neighbor on the concert lawn keep their view clear by staying low. To ensure clear sightlines and enhance enjoyment for all our guests, we ask all concert goers to respect the following:

  • The lawn will be split into two sections. The area closest to the stage will be reserved for those who have beach style lawn chairs that do not exceed 4 inches in height from the ground.
  • Chairs with seats higher than 4 inches are welcome further back on the lawn.
  • Picnic blankets are welcome anywhere.

Thank you from the Dallas Arboretum, the band, and your concert neighbors!

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