Concerts in the Garden

Summer Concert Series

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 20 – August 8 at 7 p.m. A $2 admission donation is suggested.

2017 Summer Concerts in the Garden Series

June 20

Auralai – Cello Folk / Pop

June 27

Wrenclaw – Country rock

July 4


July 11

Americana Spectacular – A collaboration between Lost Lakes and the Backroom Harmony Band, with special guests Evan Murdock and Josh Harty, performing variations on the genre.

July 18

Peter and Lou Berryman – Folk / Cabaret

July 25

Madtown Mannish Boys – Blues

August 1

Ken Lonnquist featured performer for the Madison Public Library’s

Summer Reading Club Concert

August 8

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:

Missy Jeanne

Special Events Manager

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.