News exclusive: The full Denver Botanic Gardens concert line-up

We told you last week that we’d have the exclusive on the full Denver Botanic Gardens’ concert line-up — and here it is. This year’s schedule has some tried and true performers — some familiar names to say the least. But there’s also a surprise or two in there. (Imagine shuckin’ and jivin’ on the Garden lawn to the tune of Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings.)

All shows are at the Denver Botanic Gardens’ main location in Congress Park — with gates at 6 p.m. and show at 7 p.m. — unless otherwise noted. (Scroll waaaay down for on-sale dates.)


June 1: Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings ($50 members, $55 non-members)

June 14: Dr. John & the Lower 911 with Mavis Staples ($56 members, $61 non-members)

July 8: Chris Isaak ($67 members, $72 non-members)

July 14: Natalie MacMaster with Great Big Sea ($53 members, $58 non-members)

July 15: Allen Toussaint with the Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Buckwheat Zydeco ($56 members, $61 non-members)

July 21: India.Arie with Idan Raichel ($52 members, $57 non-members)

July 22: Chris Botti ($61 members, $66 non-members)

July 24: Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers with Béla Fleck & the Flecktones at the Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield ($51 members, $56 non-members; Gates at 4 p.m., show at 6)

July 29: Rosanne Cash with Nina Storey ($54 members, $59 non-members)

Aug. 4: k.d. lang & The Siss Boom Bang ($65 members, $70 non-members)

Aug. 7: Keb’ Mo’ ($57 members, $62 non-members)

Aug. 9: David Sanborn with George Duke and Marcus Miller ($53 members, $58 non-members)

Aug. 21: B.B. King ($78 members, $83 non-members)

This on-sale is always a little complicated, as the more you pay in annual membership dues, the better position you’ll have for buying tickets. But here they are.

4 p.m. April 25: Contributing Members

10 a.m. April 26: Patron/Supporter

10 a.m. April 27: Family Plus/General Plus

10 a.m. April 28: Family/General

10 a.m. April 29: Individual/Swallow Hill Music

10 a.m. May 2: General public

Purchase tickets via or 877-435-9849.

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Ricardo Baca is the founder and co-editor of Reverb and an award-winning critic and journalist at The Denver Post.