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Cool Thursdays Concert Series

Cool Thursdays Concert Series

Starting in April 2023, the Dallas Arboretum’s nightlife reignites with our annual concert series featuring the area’s greatest performers.


Every Thursday from September 7-October 26

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

2023 Cool Thursdays Concerts

Make your 2023 one to remember at the coolest spot in Dallas as we celebrate our 26th 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! Fall gates open at 6pm and concerts begin at 7:00pm.

Pre-order food and snacks for your next concert:

2023 Single Ticket Pricing

(available to all members December 14)

Adults SeniorsAges 65+ ChildrenAges 2–12
Member $29 $27 $12
Nonmember $39 $37 $12

2023 Fall Lineup

October 5: Absolute Queen, The Queen Tribute Experience (SOLD OUT)

Sponsored by Camelot Strategic Marketing & Media

Food Trucks: Magdalenas, Mama Lama Sweets, Easy Sliders, Frios Gourmet Pops, Parlors Ice Creams, and Yummy Pizza

October 12: Windy City NEW, A Chicago Tribute Band (SOLD OUT)

Sponsored by Kessler Collins

Food Trucks: Mr. B’s Gumbo, El Chifrijo Puerto Rican, Mister Softee, Mint Kitchen, GapCo Pizza, and Herbs House Coffee

October 19: Garth LIVE , The #1 Tribute to Garth Brooks (SOLD OUT)

Sponsored by Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLC

Food Trucks: Easy Sliders, Frios Gourmet Pops, Not Just Q, GapCo Pizza, and Herbs House Coffee


October 26: Emerald City, Dallas’ Favorite Party Band (SOLD OUT)

Sponsored by Jackson Walker LLP

Missed out on tickets? Don’t worry! Sign up for the Pegasus City Brewery Tasting which includes a ticket to the concert.

Food Trucks: Magdalenas, Mint Kitchen, Mama Lama Sweets, Yummy Pizza, Bondi Bowls, and Scoop N Buns


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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