Denver Botanic Gardens announces Evenings al Fresco Presented by UMB Bank for summer 2021

Evenings al Fresco at Denver Botanic Gardens
Visitors to Denver Botanic Gardens stroll the grounds during Evenings al Fresco, summer 2020. Evenings al Fresco returns to the Gardens for 20 evenings in 2021. Photo by Scott Dressel-Martin

Denver Botanic Gardens is proud to announce the return of Evenings al Fresco Presented by UMB Bank to its York Street location over 20 evenings this summer.

Unlike at a traditional concert, during Evenings al Fresco visitors stroll through the Gardens and encounter small, socially distanced ensembles or musicians performing works designed to underscore and bring delight to their evening visit.

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This collaborative series at the York Street urban oasis enhances the beauty of the Gardens with musical performances, providing respite and renewal in nature. Performers include Front Range artists and groups like Patrick Dethlefs, Sugar Moon, Los Mochochetes (Trio), Matt Skellenger, Andrew Sturtz and Courtlyn Carpenter, Antonio Lopez, Bret Billings and Greg Schochet, Chandler Holt and Eric Wiggs, Barry Osborne and Olivia Shaw, and more.

Timed tickets for Evenings al Fresco must be purchased in advance and go on sale Thursday, May 20. Tickets are limited in each 30-minute time slot. Timed entry begins at 4:30 p.m., music begins at 5:30 p.m.

Admission is $20 for Denver Botanic Gardens Members, $30 for non-members, admission for children 2 and under is free and they do not require a ticket. For complete details on how to enter the event, mask requirements, and more, visit the FAQ at the bottom of the event page.

The Hive Garden Bistro will be open until 8 p.m., with in-person and online ordering available. Limited deck seating is available. Guests are welcome to eat at benches and chairs throughout the Gardens and may bring picnic blankets.

Evenings al Fresco is produced in partnership with Swallow Hill Music.

Casey Cormier at Denver Botanic Gardens
Swallow Hill Instructor and Denver musician Casey Cormier performs at Evening al Fresco at Denver Botanic Gardens in 2020. Photo by Scott Dressel-Martin

Evenings al Fresco Presented by UMB Bank at Denver Botanic Gardens
Mondays: 7, 21, 28
Wednesdays: 2, 9, 23, 30

Mondays: 12, 19, 26
Wednesdays: 14, 21, 28

Mondays: 2, 9, 16, 30
Wednesdays: 4, 11, 18

Due to continued COVID-19-related restrictions, and out of an abundance of caution the 2021 Denver Botanic Gardens Summer Concert Series has been postponed. Information about the series in 2022 will be shared when those plans are finalized.