*Timed tickets are required for members and non-members. Face coverings required for ages 5 and up for the duration of your visit.

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 Thursdays Concert Series is the best event of the year for music lovers.

Dates

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. Gates open at 6pm and concerts start at 7:30pm. The fall series features a number of returning favorites and runs from September 2–October 28.

City guidelines now allow us to hold outdoor events at 50% capacity with COVID safety standards in place. There is a social distance plan for the lawn with squares drawn in the grass and a limit to the amount of bags, coolers and tables allowed. Face coverings are required for the duration of your visit.  

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 (***)

Adults
Member / Non-Member
Seniors
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

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Spring 2021 Lineup

April 22 – Nearly Diamond (SOLD OUT)***

A tribute to Neil Diamond (NEW)

***Bronze concert

Food trucks: Chiaves Italian Street Food, Street Bites, Steel City Pops

April 29 – Turnstiles (SOLD OUT)**

The ultimate Billy Joel tribute band

**Silver concert

Food trucks: Ruthie’s, Fletcher’s, Cone Creamery

May 6 – JT (SOLD OUT)***

The incredible tribute to Justin Timberlake (NEW)

***Bronze concert

Sponsored by Boston Consulting Group

Food trucks: The Butcher’s Son, Cuates Kitchen, Denmore Delights

May 13 – Dancing Dream (SOLD OUT)**

ABBA tribute band

**Silver concert

Sponsored by SHM Architects

Food trucks: Chiaves Italian Street Food, Tacos Bites and Beats, Parlor’s Homemade Ice Cream

May 20 – Limelight Band (SOLD OUT)**

An Emerald City ensemble party band

**Silver concert

Food trucks: Ruthie’s, Street Bites, Steel City Pops

May 27 – Absolute Queen (SOLD OUT)*

The Queen tribute experience

*Gold concert

Food trucks: The Butcher’s Son, Yummy Pizza, Snowbaby

June 3 – Kids In America (SOLD OUT)***

Totally 80s tribute band (NEW)

***Bronze concert

Sponsored by Boston Consulting Group

Food trucks: Chiaves Italian Street Food, Cuates Kitchen, Frios Pops

June 17 – The Troubadour Experience (SOLD OUT)***

A tribute to George Strait (NEW)

***Bronze concert

Food trucks: Ruthie’s, Tacos Bites and Beats, Denmore Delights

June 24 – Sounds of Summer**

Beach Boys tribute

**Silver concert

Sponsored by RREAF Holdings 

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Food trucks: The Butcher’s Son, Street Bites, Steel City Pops

July 1 – Kraig Parker**

World premier Elvis tribute

**Silver concert

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Food trucks: Chiaves Italian Street Food, Fletcher’s, Frios Pops

Fall 2021 Lineup

September 2 – Hotter Than July***

Stevie Wonder tribute band (NEW)

***Bronze concert

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Food trucks: Ruthie’s, Cuates Kitchen, Denmore Delights

September 9 – Willie and Family***

The tribute to Willie Nelson (NEW)

***Bronze concert

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Sponsored by Baker Botts LLP

Food trucks: The Butcher’s Son, Tacos Bites and Beats, Steel City Pops

September 16 – The Jersey Tenors***

A Four Seasons tribute (NEW)

***Bronze concert

Sponsored by Capital One

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Food trucks: Street Bites, Frios Pops

September 23 – Infinite Journey***

The music of Journey (NEW)

***Bronze concert

Sponsored by Dallas Trial Lawyers Association

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

September 30 – Rocket Man*

The ultimate Elton John tribute show

*Gold concert

Sponsored by UMB Bank

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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

Sponsored by Jackson Walker LLP

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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

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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

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

October 28 – Emerald City*

Dallas’ favorite party band

*Gold concert

Sponsored by Kessler Collins

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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.

Refunds

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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