Tue, Jun 27, 2023 – Tue, Aug 22, 2023 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Weekly on Tuesday

Summer Concert Series

Enjoy an evening concert in one of Madison's most delightful outdoor venues! Concert attendees should bring their own lawn chairs or blankets. Carry in picnics and beverages are allowed. No concert on July 4th.

Everyone/All Ages
At Olbrich

Concerts are FREE; a $5 suggested donation is appreciated.

Weather Policy

Concerts will be moved indoors, rescheduled or cancelled in the event of inclement weather. Call will be made by 3 p.m. and posted on this page, on the homepage, and on Olbrich's Facebook page.

Thank You to Our Series Sponsors

2023 Concert Series Sponsors

Greater Mt. Sinai Judah Singers

Tuesday, June 27 | 7 - 8:30 pm

Greater Mount Sinai Church of God in Christ is one of the predominant Black gospel churches in Wisconsin. Join us as their 10+ piece music staff shares an evening of energetic, danceable gospel music, as well as an interactive praise and worship experience.

Third Coast Bluegrass

Tuesday, July 11 | 7 - 8:30 pm

Third Coast Bluegrass (TCB) is a band of longtime friends and musical cohorts with deep roots in the Great Lakes bluegrass scene going back to the 70's. Since their debut in June 2021, they’ve built a sizable following and a reputation as one of the top Bluegrass bands in the Upper Midwest. The lineup speaks (and picks and sings) for itself. Featuring Marc Edelstein – Bass & Vocals, Ken Finkel – Banjo & Vocals, Peter Knupfer – Fiddle, Don Stiernberg – Mandolin & Vocals, and Jerry Wicentowski – Lead Vocals and Guitar.

TCB’s repertoire spans bluegrass classics, hidden gems, originals, and adaptations from amazing songwriters. The band highlights Jerry’s “true to the tradition” vocals, seamless trios and masterful instrumentals. With world class soloists Don and Peter stepping out front on the instrumentals with rock solid banjo from Ken, it’s as powerful as it is tasteful. Marc’s bass and Jerry’s rhythm guitar lay down the essential rhythmic foundation. As Don says, “Back to the roots of the hard grass with admired colleagues who are also great friends. What could be better?”


Tuesday, July 18 | 7 - 8:30 pm

Kainalu is a psychedelic funk recording project by independent multi-instrumentalist and producer, Trent Prall. Drawing influence from modern psychedelia and classic motown artists he grew up listening to, Kainalu’s unique sound has gained international appeal. Kainalu’s core is rooted in Prall’s Japanese-Hawaiian heritage; the word roughly translating to ocean waves, but more personally the concept of the ocean rising and breaking down the islands through time and the impermanence of life. Kainalu explores this meaning through both its sound and visuals. Joined by guitarist Joe Waldbillig, bassist Evan Nelson, drummers Matthew Allen and Julian Russell, and conguero Aaron Gochberg, Prall creates a more jam-oriented live interpretation of his recorded music.

Madison Mystery Tour

Tuesday, July 25 | 7 - 8:30 pm

Driven by love for the timeless music of the Beatles, Madison Mystery Tour is an ensemble dedicated to studying and performing every song in the core catalogue of the Fab Four, note-for-note. Formerly “Get Back Wisconsin,” the group was established in 2012 and has performed numerous times to sold-out audiences at key venues and festivals in Madison and around the state. The group members are Geoff Blake Horst, Sean Michael Dargan, Bill Guetschow, Aviv Kammay, and Steve Morgan.

Latin Pride Orquesta

Tuesday, August 1 | 7 - 8:30 pm

Latin Pride Orquesta formed in early 2017 with 12 musicians from around the world - Puerto Rico, México, República Dominicana, Peru and Madison. Their exhilarating brand of salsa music and charged live shows have quickly earned them a reputation as one of the most exciting acts to emerge from Madison’s Latin Salsa Music scene. The group’s complex and dynamic sound along with their resonating live performances helped the band quickly rise to prominence.

Opera in the Gardens

Tuesday, August 8 | 7 - 8 pm

Fresco Opera is back! Stroll through the Gardens and take in roaming performances of several operatic scenes performed in a variety of garden areas. A magical experience for all your senses!

Invisible Cartoons

Tuesday, August 15 | 7 - 8:30 pm

Invisible Cartoons blends catchy melodies, intoxicating voices, bounce-inducing beats, dynamic guitar/bass rhythms, spine-tingling keytar riffs, and dramatic wordplay about love, friendship, and fun. The band includes Chris Shern (lead vocals), Jeff Goluszka (drums & backup vocals), Ryan Caldwell (keytar & backup vocals), Ryan Worthy (bass & backup vocals), and Justin Bichard (guitar & backup vocals).

Grupo Candela (Member Exclusive Concert)

Tuesday, August 22 | 7 - 8:30 pm

Grupo Candela is a 12-piece Latin music powerhouse. Formed in 2005, it is among the longest-running Latin bands in town. Featuring an all-star lineup of Latin music legends from right here in Madison, Grupo Candela is sure to get you up on your feet! Playing a wide range of salsa classics, as well as cha cha, merengue, bachata and cumbia, Candela brings the best of Latin music from around the world right to your doorstep.

This concert is offered exclusively to current Olbrich members as part of Member Appreciation Week. Consider joining today!


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.