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Music in the Garden

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 except for Phoenix Boys Choir on February 20, which will take place in Dorrance Hall. 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. (*Exception: Feb. 20 Phoenix Boys Choir Performance is an all ages show)

Special Pricing for February 20 all ages show:

  • Members: $20 , Child: $10
  • General Public: $25, Child: $12
  • Child ticket is for ages 3 - 12.

February 6


Domingo DeGrazia Spanish Guitar Band

Spanish Guitar

The Domingo DeGrazia Spanish Guitar Band blends Spanish guitar with the flair of Flamenco music. Dynamic rhythms are coupled with vibrant Latin, salsa and rock beats as well as elements of pop, gypsy-folk, and classical.

February 13


The Swingtips | Buy Tickets


Be treated to an all-around good time with one of the best swing bands in town. Having performed in a variety of venues, The Swingtips know how to entertain a crowd and are returning to the Garden for what is sure to be an unforgettable performance.

February 20*


Phoenix Boys Choir | Buy Tickets


Enjoy the magnificent sound of the Phoenix Boys Choir at this all-ages show as they sing music performed during coronation ceremonies, including the British Crowning Coronation Anthem by Handel, the Austrian Emperor Crowning and “Te Deum” by Franz Joseph Haydn.

Show is all ages and will be held in Dorrance Hall.
Members: $20 , Child: $10 / General Public: $25, Child: $12
Child ticket is for ages 3 - 12.

February 27


Novo Mundo | Buy Tickets


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


The Brazen Heads | Buy Tickets

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


Chuck Hall Band | Buy Tickets


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


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


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


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


Adam Roberts Trio | Buy Tickets


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


Ritmo Latino | Buy Tickets


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


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


Jaleo | Buy Tickets


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 Guitar

Recognized by Downbeat Magazine as “one to watch,” Pete Pancrazi returns to the Garden stage. Enjoy the sounds of original Latin jazz guitar compositions from one of the Valley’s best.

June 5


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


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


Cold Shott and the Hurricane Horns
Buy Tickets


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


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.


  • 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. (*Exception: February 20 concert is all ages).
  • 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.

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