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The Desert Botanical Garden is pleased to bring another notable lineup to the Spring Music in the Garden concert series.


Dining and Beverage Options

Plan ahead and enjoy dinner at Gertrude’s, the Garden’s restaurant, or enjoy the following options at Ullman Terrace: Patio Café, Chef-Attended Station, Full Cash Bar, Boutique Wine Sales.

February 6 – June 26, 2015

Members: $20 / General Public: $25

  • February – May / Doors open at 5:30 p.m. / Concerts 7 - 9 p.m.
  • June / Doors open at 6 p.m. / Concerts 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
  • Concerts take place on Ullman Terrace. In case of inclement weather, concerts will be held at Dorrance Hall.
  • Group rates are available for parties of 10 or more adults by calling 480 481.8104.
  • Guests must be 21 or older to attend.

February 27

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Novo Mundo | SOLD OUT

Brazilian

Novo Mundo’s salsa, bossa nova, and samba beats are sure to get you up on your feet! Since 1998, this band has been playing their own special mix of jazz fused with Brazilian rhythms.


March 6

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Pick & Holler | Buy Tickets

Old Time Appalachian

Enjoy reincarnations of “old dead fiddlers and banjo pickers” with a unique and enchanting old time string band performance from Pick & Holler.


March 13

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The Brazen Heads  | SOLD OUT

Celtic Rock / Irish

The Brazen Heads are bringing a full lineup of high-energy Celtic melodies to the stage just in time for St. Patrick’s Day.


March 20

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Chuck Hall Band | Buy Tickets

Blues

Longtime inductee in the Arizona Blues Hall of Fame, living legend Chuck Hall fronts a charismatic ensemble with a strong Southern roots influence. The Chuck Hall Band’s lively performance is sure to be enjoyed by any blues fan!


April 3

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Quetzal Guerrero | Buy Tickets

Brazilian Soul

With his combined Native American, Brazilian, and Mexican background, Quetzal Guerrero is well versed in many musical styles and instruments. This dynamic performer blends salsa, jazz, Brazilian, and funk creating a captivating musical experience.


April 10

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Tony Duncan and Darrin Yazzie | Buy Tickets

Native American Music and Dance

Native American flutist Tony Duncan and guitarist Darrin Yazzie present melodies influenced by Duncan's artistry as a world-class hoop dancer and supported by Yazzie's graceful arrangements. Duncan will also demonstrate the grace and skill with hoops that made him five-time world champion.

Photograph by Robert Doyle/Canyon Records


April 17

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Traveler | Buy Tickets

World

After spending their summer performing abroad, Traveler is making their way back to the Garden. This energetic and charismatic group captivates audiences with their unique rhythms and impressive stage presence. Don’t miss this entertaining performance featuring a variety of world music!


May 1

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Adam Roberts Trio | Buy Tickets

Jazz

Tenor saxophonist Adam Roberts leads this charming, irreverent jazz ensemble, featuring some of the Valley's best improvisers, in a diverse repertoire. The evenings playlist includes jazz standards, pop tunes and original compositions chosen to entertain and relax audiences of all ages.


May 8

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Ritmo Latino | Buy Tickets

Latin

The Garden welcomes back Ritmo Latino to the Ullman stage! Come ready to hear the beautiful blends of cha cha cha, Latin jazz, salsa, and cumbia styling for an incredible musical experience.


May 15

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Big Pete Pearson Blues Band | Buy Tickets

Blues

Big Pete Pearson Blues Band is coming back to the Garden! Don’t miss another noteworthy performance by the King of Blues and Valley legend Big Pete Pearson.


May 22

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Jaleo | Buy Tickets

Salsa/Latin

Inspired by their Colombian roots, Jaleo taps into a variety of genres, creating a wonderful blend of Latin beats. Join Jaleo at Ullman Terrace as they explore their multicultural influences while delivering a performance that will have guests dancing all night long.


May 29

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Pete Pancrazi | Buy Tickets

Jazz Quartet

Guitarist Pete Pancrazi, recognized by Downbeat Magazine as “one to watch,” returns to the Garden stage with his jazz quartet. Enjoy the sounds of jazz standards and original compositions from some of the Valley’s favorite musicians.


June 5

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Grupo Liberdade | Buy Tickets

Brazilian / World / Batucada

Grupo Liberdade is bringing their energetic Brazilian beats and contagiously captivating stage presence to Ullman Terrace. This phenomenal ensemble brings an upbeat and lively performance that will bring you to your feet!


June 12

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Carmela y Más | Buy Tickets

Latin Jazz

Carmela y Más is back at the Garden bringing a rhythmic blend of cha cha, merengue, salsa, and mambo! This dynamic group blends Afro Cuban rhythms and jazz to create an unmatchable Latin Jazz Salsa sound.


June 19

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Cold Shott and the Hurricane Horns
Buy Tickets

Blues

Performing an enticing mix of funk, soul, and rhythm and blues, Cold Shott and the Hurricane Horns will be back at Ullman Terrace for another impressive performance.  Nominated “Best Local Band” by AZ Central, join us for an exciting show by this band of blues greats!


June 26

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The Cal Tjader Tribute Band | Buy Tickets

Latin Jazz

Pay tribute to the vibrant music of Cuba, the Caribbean, and Latin America that became the lifelong passion of Cal Tjader. Enjoy original compositions of Tjader as well as other Latin Jazz favorites performed by some of the most seasoned musicians in the Valley.


Questions?

  • Call 480 481.8188 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily
  • Visit the Admissions Box Office (8 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily)


The Fine Print

  • Must be 21 or older to attend and show proper identification to be admitted. Children will not be admitted even if a parent or guardian is present.
  • Proper identification is required for admission.
  • No outside food or beverage will be allowed into the venue.
  • Venue is open seating only. Advanced ticket purchase recommended.
  • All concerts take place on Ullman Terrace. In case of inclement weather, concerts will be held in Dorrance Hall.
  • No refunds or exchanges on tickets purchased.
  • Programming subject to change.
  • This event may be photographed/videotaped for promotional purposes.


Sponsored in part by:

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