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Fireworks every night! Tickets start at only $22.


JUNE 1 – JULY 4, 2018 Pack a picnic and gather the family for the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra’s Concerts In The Garden. Enjoy 17 nights of music under the stars with something for everyone.

lawn seating FREE

for kids 10 and under.

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WEEK 1

JUNE 1 – 3 TEXAS TENORS FRIDAY | JUNE 1 Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Ron Spigelman, conductor Since their whirlwind debut eight years ago on NBC’s America's Got Talent, The Texas Tenors have accumulated a long list of awards and accolades including three Emmy Awards for the PBS special “You Should Dream,” and an enthusiastic fan base. Be there when the Texas Tenors return to Concerts In The Garden with their unique blend of country, classical and Broadway, breathtaking vocals, humor, and a touch of cowboy charm.

DENNIS DEYOUNG: THE MUSIC OF STYX SATURDAY | JUNE 2 Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Arnie Roth, conductor He was a founding member of the band Styx and the lead vocalist and writer for seven of the band’s eight top ten hits. Travel back in time for hits like “Lady,” “Babe,” Come Sail Away,” “Best of Times,” “Mr. Roboto,” and much more when Dennis DeYoung joins the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra for an evening showcasing the music of Styx.

1812 OVERTURE AND SYMPHONIC SPARKLERS* SUNDAY | JUNE 3 Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Ron Spigelman, conductor There is simply nothing quite as awe-inspiring as experiencing some of classical music’s greatest hits performed by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra in the idyllic setting of the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Don’t miss the annual evening of symphonic masterpieces including Tchaikovsky’s popular 1812 Overture set to a stunning fireworks display! It’s the perfect soundtrack for your picnic under the stars. *Donor Appreciation Night

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Fireworks every night! Tickets start at only $22.


WEEK 2

JUNE 8 – 10 THE MUSIC OF MICHAEL JACKSON FRIDAY | JUNE 8 Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Martin Herman, conductor James Delisco, vocalist From his early years with The Jackson 5 to his mega-hit album Thriller and beyond, Michael Jackson stormed the music industry with hit after hit. Windborne's "Music of Michael Jackson" takes you through each era of this storied performer from “ABC,” “I'll Be There,” to “Beat It,” “Thriller,” “Rock With You,” “The Way You Make Me Feel,” and many, many more. Join us for an evening filled with fabulous music spanning 40 years of Michael Jackson's influential and celebrated career!

THE MUSIC OF QUEEN SATURDAY | JUNE 9 Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Martin Herman, conductor Brody Dolyniuk, vocalist “We will, we will rock you” when The Music of Queen returns to Concerts In The Garden for the first time since 2010. Experience your favorite hits by the classic rock band including “I Want It All,” “You’re My Best Friend,” “We Are The Champions,” and the chart-topping “Bohemian Rhapsody” in the beautiful setting of the Fort Worth Botanic Garden.

TRIBUTE TO BENNY GOODMAN

FEATURING DAVE BENNETT SUNDAY | JUNE 10

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Martin Herman, conductor Dave Bennett, clarinet Benny Goodman will forever be the King of Swing! Clarinetist Dave Bennett celebrates Goodman’s legacy in a program that features new arrangements of his popular hits and jazz classics, including “Moonglow,” “I’ve Got Rhythm,” “Slipped Disc,” “Sing Sing Sing,” and many others. It’s the perfect concert to help you swing into summer!

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WEEK 3

JUNE 15 – 17 STAR WARS AND BEYOND: A LASER LIGHT SPECTACULAR FRIDAY | JUNE 15 - SUNDAY | JUNE 17 Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Alejandro Gómez Guillén, conductor The force is strong in Fort Worth, and due to popular demand, this year’s Star Wars and Beyond concert is expanding to THREE performances just in time for Father’s Day! First, you will delight in music from the wonderful world of Disney films. Then after the sun sets, get ready to fire up your light saber and enjoy some fantastic music from the Star Wars franchise, enhanced by a stunning laser light show. Luke, this weekend is for your father!

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Fireworks every night! Tickets start at only $22.


WEEK 4

JUNE 22 – 24 THE MUSIC OF THE ROLLING STONES FRIDAY | JUNE 22 Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Brent Havens, conductor Brody Dolyniuk, vocalist Introduced to the festival lineup in 2013, The Music of The Rolling Stones thrilled fans with hits like “Get Off of My Cloud,” “Paint it Black,” “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” and more, backed by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. “Satisfaction” is guaranteed when the music of the Rolling Stones fills the Fort Worth summer night once again!

THE MUSIC OF JOURNEY SATURDAY | JUNE 23 Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Brent Havens, conductor Brody Dolyniuk, vocalist “Don’t Stop Believin’” in one of Concerts In The Garden’s most popular events. Fire up that phone lighter app because The Music of Journey is back once again this summer! Enjoy some of the most legendary anthems of all time including “Faithfully,” “Open Arms,” “Any Way You Want It,” and more. Then when the “Lights” go down in the city, you will enjoy a stunning fireworks finale.

OLD 97’S † SUNDAY | JUNE 24 Since the Old 97’s roared out of Dallas more than twenty years ago, they have blazed a trail through alt-country and power-pop, led by the piercingly observant lyrics of lead singer Rhett Miller. Be there when the Old 97’s return to Concerts In The Garden for the first time since 2012, and get ready to rock to some of their greatest hits.

† The orchestra does not perform at this concert

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WEEK 5

JUNE 29 − JULY 4 1950s DANCE PARTY John Mueller's Official Tribute to Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and The Big Bopper

FRIDAY | JUNE 29 Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Ron Spigelman, conductor Break out the bobby socks and get ready to twist the night away when Concerts In The Garden takes you back to the 1950s for a stirring tribute to rock legends Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper, and Ritchie Valens. You’ll experience timeless hits like “That’ll Be The Day,” “Peggy Sue,” “La Bamba,” and “Chantilly Lace” in an unforgettable concert that will make you think you’ve traveled back in time.

HOTEL CALIFORNIA: "A SALUTE TO THE EAGLES" SATURDAY | JUNE 30

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Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Ron Spigelman, conductor Get ready to enjoy that “Peaceful, Easy Feeling” when Eagles tribute band Hotel California joins the FWSO for an evening of hits by the legendary group. Get up and dance with your sweetheart during ballads like “Best of My Love” or “Tequila Sunrise,” then rock out to “Life in the Fast Lane,” “Heartache Tonight” and of course, “Hotel California.” Be sure to get your table tickets before we tell you they are “Already Gone.”

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Fireworks every night! Tickets start at only $22.


MONDAY | JULY 2 TUESDAY | JULY 3 WEDNESDAY | JULY 4

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OLD-FASHIONED FAMILY FIREWORKS PICNIC

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Alejandro Gómez Guillén, conductor Mark your calendar for another round of the best fireworks in town. The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra honors our Independence Day with a bombastic display of musical patriotism. Pack a picnic, bring the whole family, and join our annual all-American July 4th celebration at the Old-Fashioned Family Fireworks Picnic.

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Fireworks every night! Tickets start at only $22.


Seating Options Table Seating Reserved seating. Smaller tables seat four, and larger tables seat eight.

BLUE TABLES (1) $52 - $62 WHITE TABLES (2) $42 - $52* RED TABLES (3) $32 - $42* *Half-price tickets available for children 10 and under at White and Red tables.

Lawn Seating (4) $22 First-come, first-served non-reserved seating. Bring your own chairs and blankets and find your spot in the expansive lawn section. Free lawn tickets for children 10 and under. Please note: Ticket prices increase when purchased at the gate on the performance day.

Plan your #CITG2018 Outing What to Bring Pack a picnic and bring a blanket or chairs. Concerts In The Garden has a casual, family-friendly, fun, festival atmosphere, so just about anything goes! You will see that some of our patrons really get into the picnic planning. In fact, you may be dazzled by some of the culinary arts on display! You can even bring your own beverages – including beer and wine – as glass containers are allowed. Please note that smoking (including vaping), personal fireworks, firearms, open flames, pets, and tents/ canopies are not permitted in the concert venue.

Food and Merchandise You can order ahead from our Official Picnic Partner, Central Market , which has created a special Concerts In The Garden menu. Simply order by phone and then pick up your picnic dinner when you arrive. On concert nights, The Gardens Restaurant provides concessions onsite. The Fort Worth Botanic Garden manages a gift shop where you can purchase your official festival T-shirt along with other fun items for the kids (and kids at heart). Chair rental is also available from the Fort Worth Botanic Society. Just look for the big tent in the center of the lawn area.

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When to Arrive On concert days, the parking lots open at 5:00 p.m. and the box office, with locations at both the North and South entrance to the garden, opens at 5:30 p.m. The gates open for seating at 6:30 p.m., and concerts begin at 8:15 p.m. If you have tickets on the lawn, please be aware that for some of our more popular concerts, such as Star Wars & Beyond, The Music of Journey, and the Old-Fashioned Family Fireworks Picnic, patrons often begin lining up at the gate fairly early to secure their preferred spot on the lawn, as lawn seating is firstcome, first-served.

Weather For information on delays and cancellations, check the FWSO’s Twitter or Facebook feeds, call our Ticket Office at 817-665-6000, or visit www.fwsymphony.org. If a concert must be cancelled, tickets will be honored at remaining performances based on availability. Parking passes and complimentary tickets may not be exchanged.

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Accessibility The facilities at Concerts In The Garden are wheelchair accessible. Accessible parking is available inside the Fort Worth Botanic Garden for $20 for vehicles with a posted parking permit. Additionally, there is wheelchair accessible transportation available from Farrington Athletic Field and is included in the $10 parking fee. Patrons with impaired mobility are encouraged to use the South entrance to the concert grounds, as it is closest to the most accessible seating areas.

Social Media We love to see how YOU enjoy Concerts In The Garden! Taking and sharing photos before and even during the concert is encouraged! We invite you to share them with us using #CITG2018. Please refrain from using flash photography during the performance.

Parking Options There are multiple parking options for Concerts In The Garden. ADVANCE PURCHASE Reserve your parking space in advance and guarantee your spot. VIP/Valet Parking $25 Accessible Parking $20 North/South Self-Parking $15 DAY OF PERFORMANCE Park for $10 per car (cash only) at the Farrington Athletic Field parking lot on the corner of Foch St. and West Lancaster Avenue, and ride the free shuttle to the gate. Shuttle service begins at 5:30 PM and runs continuously until 30 minutes after the concert. Shuttles are wheelchair accessible. The North and South lots often sell out in advance; however, if there is still availability on the evening of the performance, you may park in the North or South lots for $20 (cash only) on the day of performance.

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Fireworks every night! Tickets start at only $22.


Generous Support Provided by the following sponsors:

OFFICIAL PICNIC PARTNER

MEDIA SPONSOR

HOTEL SPONSORS

Free admission for children 10 and under made possible by the Crystelle Waggoner Charitable Trust, Bank of America, Trustee.

Ordering is easy! ONLINE www.fwsymphony.org BY PHONE (817) 665-6000 Monday - Friday, 9 AM - 5 PM IN PERSON Visit us during business hours inside Maddox-Muse Center, one block east of Bass Performance Hall at 330 E. Fourth Street, 2nd Floor DAY OF CONCERT The Box Office will open at 5:30 PM on each performance date, with locations at both the North and South entrances to the garden. Please note that ticket prices increase when purchased at the gate.

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Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Music Director

Photo: Julien Lambert

Tickets start at only $22 | Kids 10 and under FREE on the lawn!

Many of our shows sell out year after year, reserve your tickets now! fwsymphony.org | 817-665-6000

JUNE 1 – JULY 4

330 EAST FOURTH ST., SUITE 200 | FORT WORTH, TX 76102

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