Face coverings are required for all indoor spaces due to Dallas County executive order. Garden reservations required for members and non-members.

8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218

Cool Thursdays Concert Series

Cool Thursdays Concert Series

With ten new bands and the return of our most popular performers, the 2021 Cool Thursdays Concert Series is the best event of the year for music lovers.


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 fall series features a number of returning favorites and runs from September 2–October 28. Gates open at 6pm and concerts start at 7pm. Fall Concert Subscriptions are sold out – limited single tickets remaining.

Martin Rutchik Concert Stage & Lawn

Season Subscription Pricing

Complete Series22 concerts Spring Series13 concerts Fall Series9 concerts
Member Sold Out Sold Out Sold Out
Non-Member Sold Out Sold Out Sold Out

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

Sold out

Order Food from Amor Y Queso!

Order your charcuterie plate now to pick up when you arrive at the concert from Deep Ellum local, Amor Y Queso. Each option features cheese & charcuterie, olives, fruits, nuts and crackers from local makers. Presales end each week on Wednesday at 10pm. You can also purchase onsite from 6-7:30pm. Amor Y Queso will be located next to the food trucks. Order your charcuterie plate online using the button below or call 469.522.3890. (P.S. Amor Y Queso doesn’t sell concert tickets, just boards!)

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amor y queso snack box

Fall 2021 Lineup

September 9 – Willie and Family***

The tribute to Willie Nelson (NEW)

***Bronze concert

Sponsored by Baker Botts LLP

Food trucks: The Butcher’s Son, Frios Pops

September 16 – The Jersey Tenors***

A Four Seasons tribute (NEW)

***Bronze concert

Sponsored by Capital One

Food trucks: Street Bites, Frios Pops

September 23 – Escape***

Dallas Journey Tribute Band

***Bronze concert

Sponsored by Dallas Trial Lawyers Association

Food trucks: Ruthie’s, Yummy Pizza, Denmore Delights

September 30 – Rocket Man*

The ultimate Elton John tribute show

*Gold concert

Sponsored by UMB Bank

Food trucks: The Butcher’s Son, Cuates Kitchen, Cone Creamery

October 7 – The British Are Coming***

World’s greatest British rock tribute group (NEW)

***Bronze concert

Food trucks: Tacos Bites and Beats, Steel City Pops

October 14 – Garth Tribute Live***

The #1 tribute to Garth Brooks (NEW)

***Bronze concert

Sponsored by Gaedeke Group

Food trucks: The Butcher’s Son, Street Bites, Snowbaby

October 21 – Petty Theft***

The music of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

***Bronze concert

Sponsored by Camelot Strategic Marketing & Media

Food trucks: The Butcher’s Son, Parlor’s Handcrafted Ice Cream

October 28 – Emerald City*

Dallas’ favorite party band

*Gold concert

Sponsored by Kessler Collins

Food trucks: Ruthie’s, Cuates Kitchen, Snowbaby

Inclement Weather

In the event of inclement weather, tickets will be canceled and guests will be notified with additional information. Due to restrictions, we have limited indoor space and cannot move the concert inside.

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.


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.

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