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8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218

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 April 6-June 29

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! Spring gates open at 6pm and concerts begin at 7:30pm.

Pre-order Beyond the Box for your next Concert: Order Now

Martin Rutchik Concert Stage & Lawn

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 Spring Lineup

April 6: Emerald City, Dallas’ Favorite Party Band (SOLD OUT)

Food Trucks:  Black Cherry BBQ, 88 Bites Gourmet, Tongue in Cheek Ice Cream, El Chifrijo Puerto Rican, Herbs House Coffee

April 13: Hotter than July, Stevie Wonder Tribute Band

Sponsored by Marsh McLennan Agency 

Food Trucks: GapCo Pizza, Freshnez, Parlors Ice Cream, Mister Softee


April 18: An Enchanting Evening with Barbra NEW, Barbra Streisand Tribute

Food Trucks:  Magdalenas, Dog Haus, Parlors Ice Cream, Bondi Bowls and Herbs House Coffee



April 20: Seger System NEW, Ultimate Bob Seger Tribute

Sponsored by RREAF Holdings

Food Trucks: Ruthies Rolling Cafe, Magdalenas, Tongue in Cheek Ice Cream, Frios Pops


April 27: Hard Nights Day, The Beatles Tribute Band (SOLD OUT)

Sponsored by Wells Fargo Advisors

Food Trucks: 88 Bites Gourmet, Ruthies Rolling Cafe, Frios Pops, Bondi Bowls and Herbs House Coffee


May 4: Soul Sacrifice NEW, A Santana Tribute

Sponsored by ADP 

Food Trucks:  GapCo Pizza, Freshnez, Frios Pops and Parlors Ice Creams


May 11: The Molly Ringwalds, The World’s Greatest 80s Tribute Band (SOLD OUT)

Sponsored by Gray Reed

Food Trucks:  Black Cherry BBQ, Magdalenas, Paleteria San Marcos, Monster Yogurt, Herbs House Coffee


May 18: Karen as Dolly! NEW, A Tribute to Dolly Parton

Sponsored by SHM Architects

Food Trucks: 88 Bites Gourmet, El Chifrijo Puerto Rican, Monster Yogurt, Ruthies Rolling Cafe


May 25: Bruce in the USA, Worlds #1 Tribute to Bruce Springsteen

Food Trucks: Ruthies Rolling Café, Magdalenas, Frios Pops, Tongue in Cheek Ice Cream, Herbs House Coffee


June 1: Dancing Dream, ABBA Tribute Band (SOLD OUT)

Food Trucks: 88 Bites Gourmet, El Chifrijo Puerto Rican, Monster Yogurt, Bondi Bowls

June 8: Havana NRG!, Dallas’ go to Latino Party Band

Food Trucks: GapCo Pizza, El Chifrijo Puerto Rican, Frios Pops, Tongue in Cheek Ice Cream, Herbs House Coffee


June 15: Scott Keo NEW, Michael Buble Tribute

Sponsored by The Women’s Philanthropy Institute at The Dallas Foundation

Food Trucks: Freshnez, Magdalenas, Monster Yogurt, Bondi Bowls 


June 22: Windbreakers, Ultimate Yacht Rock Experience

Food Trucks: Black Cherry BBQ, Ruthies Rolling Café, Mister Softee, Dog Haus, Herbs House Coffee 


June 29: Sounds of Summer, Beach Boys Tribute

Food Trucks: Black Cherry BBQ, GapCo Pizza, Paleteria San Marcos, Monster Yogurt


2023 Fall Lineup

September 7: Infinite Journey, The Music of Journey

Sponsored by Caruth Protection Services

Food Trucks: Mister Softee, Jugoos


September 14: The Rat Pack Now NEW, A Tribute to Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin & Sammy Davis, Jr.

Sponsored by Wells Fargo

Food Trucks: Chiaves, Easy Sliders, Scoop n Buns


September 21: Jordan Kahn Orchestra, Luxury Party Entertainment

Sponsored by Slalom, Inc.

Food Trucks: Mr Gumbo, Mister Softee


September 28: WHITNEY NEW, The Incredible Whitney Houston Tribute Band

Sponsored by UMB Bank

Food Trucks: Mr Gumbo, Chiaves, Scoop n Buns, Taco Bites and Beats


October 5: Absolute Queen, The Queen Tribute Experience

Sponsored by Camelot Strategic Marketing & Media

Food Trucks: Chiaves, Easy Sliders


October 12: Windy City NEW, A Chicago Tribute Band

Sponsored by Kessler Collins

Food Trucks: Mr Gumbo, Chiaves, Mister Softee


October 19: Garth LIVE , The #1 Tribute to Garth Brooks

Food Trucks: Chiaves, Easy Sliders


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

Sponsored by Jackson Walker LLP

Food Trucks: Mr Gumbo, 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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