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poeple enjoying summer concert seriesSummer Concert Series

June 18 - August 13, 2019

Tuesdays, 7 p.m.

Enjoy the evening with a concert on the Great Lawn of Olbrich's outdoor gardens. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Picnics are allowed in the Gardens for Tuesday concerts only. Hot dogs and brats available for purchase from the Madison East Kiwanis Club. In case of rain, concerts will be held indoors.

$2 Suggested Donation

2019 Summer Concerts in the Garden
June 18

The Rascal Theory

Rock / Soul / Blues / Funk

June 25

Bosky Point

Alt Rock / Soul

July 2

Gin, Chocolate & Bottle Rockets


July 9

Down From The Hills


July 16


Hot Hawaiian & French Guitar

July 23

Proud Parents

Power Pop Rock

July 30

Panchromatic Steel

Island Music

August 6

Madison Public Library's Summer Reading Club Concert

August 13

Fresco Opera

Roaming performances throughout the Gardens (no seating provided)


Weather policy

Summer Concerts will be held indoors in the event of bad weather. Call will be made by 3 p.m. and posted on this page, on the Olbrich homepage, and on Facebook.

If concert is held indoors:

  • Please do not bring lawn chairs or blankets, as chairs will be provided.
  • The Madison East Kiwanis brat & hot dog stand will not be available.
  • Please leave picnic at home or eat beforehand.



Brats & Hotdogs

Bring a lawn chair or blanket, pack a picnic, or purchase hotdogs and brats at the Gardens from the Madison East Kiwanis. Picnics are allowed in the Gardens for Tuesday concerts only. In the case of inclement weather, the Kiwanis brat and hot dog stand will not be available.

Ice Cream

Beat the heat with delicious ice cream! Keep Wisconsin Warm/Cool will be at the summer concerts with cool ice cream treats. For $3 a bowl, enjoy a variety of ice cream flavors and support two non-profit causes; proceeds from the ice cream sales will benefit Olbrich Botanical Gardens and Keep Wisconsin Warm/Cool.


Thanks to our 2018 Series Sponsor

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Olbrich is always looking for new solo and group performers to keep our concert series fresh. If you are interested in performing for one of Olbrich's concert series, please contact:

Mike Gibson

Program Specialist

Olbrich Botanical Gardens

3330 Atwood Avenue

Madison, WI 53704




Please provide contact information (official group name, contact name, address, phone, and e-mail), music genres, and music samples.

If the entertainment committee would like to inquire further about booking you as a solo artist or the group you represent, we will contact you with available concert dates at the contact information you provide.



LOOK: Tropical Tessellations | Daily, through March 24

Winter Concert Series | Sunday Afternoons through March 31

Cocktails in the Conservatory | March 22

Guided Garden Strolls | Sundays, May 5 - October 13

Plant Sale with the Pros | Friday, May 10 & Saturday, May 11

Mother's Day Concert | Sunday, May 12

Olbrich Botanical Gardens is operated as a public-private partnership between the City of Madison Parks Division and the Olbrich Botanical Society.
Olbrich Botanical Gardens | 3330 Atwood Avenue, Madison, WI 53704. | Phone: (608)246-4550 | Fax: (608)246-4719