Evenings al Fresco Photo

A guitarist and fiddle player perform at Evenings al Fresco at Denver Botanic Gardens.

Evenings al Fresco at Denver Botanic Gardens has become an essential part of Denver’s summer musical landscape and returns on select Monday and Wednesday evenings in June and August.

At Evenings al Fresco, Colorado musicians and small ensembles perform throughout the Gardens’ York Street location as visitors stroll and explore at their own pace. Reduced capacity allows for a more socially distanced experience. This collaborative series enhances the beauty of the Gardens with musical performances, providing respite and renewal in nature.

Music in the Gardens is presented by UMB Bank

Do you have questions about what to expect at the event? Please check out the FAQ page on the Denver Botanic Gardens website at this link

Food is available for purchase at the Gardens, but alcohol is not. You may bring alcohol in its original container to Evenings al Fresco, as well as our own food Offshoots Café and the Hive Garden Bistro will be open during Evenings al Fresco.

The first evening event takes place June 1st. Tickets for these unique, family friendly events are selling quickly, get yours now. See below for the initial lineup of artists, more will be added soon.

Tickets: Evenings al Fresco at Denver Botanic Gardens

June 1

  • Cody Sisters (Americana Duo)
  • Deborah Solo & Chadzilla (Acoustic Indie)
  • Martin Gilmore (Singer-songwriter)
  • Nina De Freitas (Acoustic Indie)
  • Wellington Bullings (Indie Blues)

June 6

  • Austen Grafa (High & Dry Folk)
  • Bluebook (Indie Acoustic with Standup Bass)
  • El Javi (Spanish Guitar)
  • Liat Arochas (Singer-songwriter)
  • Zanib (Contemporary Soul)

June 8

  • Barry Osborne & Olivia Shaw (Contemporary Old Time Banjo & Fiddle)
  • Clay Kirkland (Americana)
  • Felix Fast4Ward (Multi-genre Singer-songwriter) 
  • Matt Skellinger (Jazz) 
  • Wes Watkins (Soul & Jazz)

June 13 

  • Harmony Rose (Ukulele Indie Pop)
  • Mule Gazers (Old Time Folk)
  • Patty Jackson (Folk with a Twist of Country)
  • More performers to be announced

June 20

  • Avourneen (Irish Traditional)
  • Porlolo (Indie Acoustic)
  • Rhythm of Tabla (Tabla)
  • Sam Armstrong-Zickefoose (Banjo)
  • More performers to be announced

June 22 – Pride Night

Performers to be announced

August’s performer’s to be announced!

Tickets: Evenings al Fresco at Denver Botanic Gardens