Cool Thursdays 2019 Fall Concert Series

Presented by Wells Fargo

The Cool Thursdays Fall Concert Series runs March 28 - October 24, 2019 and pre-order season subscriptions go on sale November 19.

Purchase Link Coming November 19 HERE

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Subscription Price


Full Series (22 concerts): $340.

Spring series only (14 concerts): $225

Fall series only (8 concerts): $140


Full Series (22 concerts): $230

Spring series only (14 concerts): $175

Fall series only (8 concerts): $110

Single ticket prices


Member: $20
Nonmember: $30


Member: $18
Nonmember: $28
All children 2-12: $10

All concerts are held on the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage & Lawn. Gates open at 6 p.m. Spring concerts are 7:30 - 9:30 p.m., fall concerts 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. The garden closes at the conclusion of each concert.

The premier concert series "Cool Thursdays" season subscriptions, sponsored by Wells Fargo, are on sale now at the Dallas Arboretum and feature six new exciting tribute bands. As Dallas' only concert series overlooking the picturesque White Rock Lake on the award-winning Martin Rutchik Concert Stage and Lawn, concert subscriptions have a history of selling out quickly. Cool Thursdays spring concert series kicks off on March 28 with "Emerald City", Dallas' Favorite Party Band. New additions for 2019 include "King George", A Tribute to George Strait; "Desperado", The #1 Eagles Tribute Band; and "Philip Bauer", The Legend of Johnny Cash.

Spring 2019 Cool Thursdays Concert Series features new bands including, "King George", A Tribute to George Strait and "Desperado", The #1 Eagles Tribute Band. George Strait, "King of Country", is one of the most influential and popular recording artists of all time. King George brings the music of George Strait to audiences with the sights and sound that mimic one of his shows. Desperado was founded in 2002 by lead singing guitarist and keyboardist Aaron Broering, and has become one of the best and most well-known Eagles tributes in the United States. For the past 15 years and counting, Aaron and Desperado have displayed pin-point accuracy and care in delivering a completely live show demonstrating their mastery of the timeless musical and lyrical arrangements of the Eagles.

New bands for the Fall 2019 Cool Thursdays Concert Series include "Honkytonk Bar Association", A Tribute to Garth Brooks; "The Purple Madness", America's #1 Prince Experience Band; and "Philip Bauer", The Legend of Johnny Cash. Inspired by Garth Brooks in the 90s, Shawn Gerhard of Honkytonk Bar Association grew up singing along with his radio to his favorite Garth tunes. He cultivated his silky-smooth vocals while performing in numerous venues throughout the United States and has shared the stage with countless recording artists like Brooks & Dunn, Alan Jackson and Martina McBride.

"The Purple Madness" is the ultimate celebration of the most widely beloved entertainer and profoundly influential artist of all-time. Bobby Miller presents an electrifying performance that can be best described as, high energy and a "must see" performance. Philip Bauer began his entertainment career in 1985. Throughout the 90s, Bauer played in bands performing his own music as well as his many impersonations of various artists. This award winning entertainer was a proud member of the Oklahoma Opry Association. Bauer considers it a blessing to be able to bring the music and memories of Johnny Cash to all his audiences. His show has taken him all across the U.S., Canada, Mexico, New Zealand and Australia.

Weather Concerns

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 3 p.m. 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.


  • 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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Full Lineup

Spring 2019 Lineup

March 28 - Emerald City, Dallas' Favorite Party Band

April 4 - King George (NEW), A Tribute to George Strait

April 11 - Desperado (NEW), The #1 Eagles Tribute Band

April 18 - Asleep at the Wheel, 9-time Grammy Award Winners from Austin, TX

April 25 - The Molly Ringwald's, The World's Greatest 80's Tribute Band

May 2 - Rocket Man, Elton John Tribute

May 9 - Limelight Band, An Emerald City Ensemble Party Band

May 16 - Dancing Dream, ABBA Tribute Band

May 23 - Bruce in the USA, The World's #1 Tribute Band to Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band

May 30 - The Motowners (NEW), An Incredible Tribute to the History of Motown

June 6 - Journey Unauthorized, The #1 Journey Tribute Band in America

June 13 - Turnstiles, Billy Joel Tribute Band

June 20 - Man in the Mirror, A Tribute to the Late, Great Michael Jackson

June 27 - Sounds of Summer, Beach Boys Tribute

Fall 2019 Lineup:

September 5 - Neon Circus, Brooks & Dunn Tribute Band

September 12 -Philip Bauer (NEW), The Legend of Johnny Cash

September 19 -The Purple Madness (NEW), America's #1 Prince Experience Band

September 26 - Hard Night's Day, Beatles Tribute Band

October 3 - Honkytonk Bar Association (NEW), A Tribute to Garth Brooks

October 10 - Absolute Queen, The Queen Tribute Experience

October 17 - Emerald City, Dallas' Favorite Party Band

October 24 - Kraig Parker, World Premier Elvis Presley Tribute Artist

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March 28 - Emerald City

Emerald City

Dallas' Favorite Party Band

March 28
7:30 - 9:30 pm
Gates at 6:00 pm

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As a corporate and special event band, Emerald City, sponsored by UMB Bank, burst onto the Dallas music scene in 1983 and never looked back. The 13-piece, 3-horn section super group electrifies every audience with a combination of high-energy dance songs from the past with the hits of today. Emerald City’s ability to entertain is only rivaled by their extensive ability to get the audience up on the dance floor. This super group has taken their energy all over the world, from Dallas to New York, Paris, Dublin, Los Angeles and South America.

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