8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218

Cool Thursdays Concert Series

Cool Thursdays Concert Series

Starting in April 2024, the Dallas Arboretum’s nightlife reignites with our annual concert series featuring the area’s greatest performers.

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

2024 Cool Thursdays Concerts

Make your 2024 one to remember at the coolest spot in Dallas as we celebrate our 27th 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!

2024 Series Pricing

Complete Series22 Concerts Spring Series13 Concerts Fall Series9 Concerts
Member $360 $243 $179

2024 Single Ticket Pricing

Adults SeniorsAges 65+ ChildrenAges 2–12
Member $31 $29 $15
Nonmember $41 $39 $15

Spring Lineup

Spring gates open at 6pm & concerts begin at 7:30pm

April 4: Emerald City, Dallas’ Favorite Party Band

Sponsored by Baker Triangle


April 11: Satisfaction, The Tribute to the Rolling Stones

Sponsored by Marsh McLennan


April 18: Simply Tina, Tribute to Tina Turner


April 25: Neon Circus, Brooks & Dunn Tribute


May 2: Caribbean Chillers, Jimmy Buffett Tribute Band

Sponsored by ADP Inc


May 9: Desperado, Eagles Tribute Band

Sponsored by Gray Reed


May 16: King of Diamonds, A Neil Diamond Tribute


May 23: Derek Spence, A Tribute to George Strait

Sponsored by Vinson & Elkins LLP


May 30: Dancing Dream, ABBA Tribute Band

Sponsored by Norton Rose Fulbright


June 6: Slippery When Wet, The Ultimate Bon Jovi Tribute


June 13: Turnstiles, The Ultimate Billy Joel Tribute Band


June 20: The Motowners, Ultimate Motown Tribute Band


June 27: The Windbreakers, Ultimate Yacht Rock

Sponsored by Wells Fargo Advisors


Fall Lineup

Fall gates open at 6pm & concerts begin at 7pm

September 5: Greggie and the Jets, Elton John Tribute Band


September 12: Havana NRG, Dallas’ Go To Latino Party Band


September 19: Phil Collins Experience, A Tribute to Phil Collins


September 26: Sharon Owens as Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga Tribute


October 3: Scott Keough, Michael Bublé Tribute


October 10: Red, A Taylor Swift Tribute

Sponsored by Kessler Collins


October 17: Jersey Tenors, A Four Seasons Tribute

Sponsored by Jackson Walker LLP


October 24: Willie and Family, A Tribute to Willie Nelson

Sponsored by Slalom Consulting


October 31: Emerald City, Dallas’ Favorite Party Band


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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