Olbrich Home Rooted and Growing

poeple enjoying summer concert seriesSummer Concert Series

June 19 - August 14, 2018

Tuesdays, 7 p.m.

Enjoy the summer evening with a concert on the Great Lawn of Olbrich's outdoor gardens. A wide variety of music is highlighted, including jazz, folk, honky-tonk, and much more. Olbrich's Summer concerts are Tuesdays, June 19 - August 14 at 7 p.m. A $2 admission donation is suggested.

2018 Summer Concerts in the Garden Series
June 19


June 26


July 3


July 10


July 17


July 24


July 31
August 7

Madison Public Library's

Summer Reading Club Concert

August 14
Fresco Opera - roaming performances through the Gardens (no seating provided)



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 case of inclement weather, concerts will be held indoors, and the Kiwanis brat and hotdog stand will not be available.

Ice Cream

Beat the heat with all-you-can-eat ice cream! Keep Wisconsin Warm/Cool will be at the summer concerts with cool ice cream treats. For $5 per adult and $3 per child, 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.



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:

Tom Fullmer

Marketing & Special Events Coordinator

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.


Winter Concerts | Select Sundays in Feb. & March

Children of the Rainforest | February 17

Primula Sale | March 10

Spring Flower Show | March 10 - 25

Bolz Conservatory Exhibit - Maria Sibylla Merian: The Suriname Expedition 1699-1701 | November 4 - March 4

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