Lineup Announced for Concerts in the Garden 2023

Pat Green to Headline as Closing Act and Drone Show to Replace Fireworks

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra - Concerts in the Garden 2023

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra is delighted to announce the lineup for the Concerts In The Garden Summer Music Festival, offering 11 outdoor concerts at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden May 26 – June 11 with a drone show in place of the traditional fireworks presentation.

Location: Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76107

Times: Parking lot, box office, and venue gates open at 6:30 PM and concerts begin at 8:30 PM

On-sale dates:

  • March 27: VIP at 9:00 AM and Subscriber Pre-Sale at 1:00 PM
  • March 28: Botanic Garden VIP and Member Pre-Sale
  • March 29: Public On Sale


Lawn tickets are $28. Children age 10 and under are admitted free on the lawn with a ticket if accompanied by an adult. Reserved seating at round tables of 4 is $40–$79 with a 20% discount for children 10 and under in price levels B and C. All single tickets go on sale to the general public beginning March 29. Purchase tickets online at or by calling the FWSO Box Office at 817-655-6000.


Parking options include the following:

Valet Parking $37*

North/South Self-Park $22 in advance/$25 at the gate

Dickies Yellow Lot Prices vary and are available at the gate.

Shuttle service from the South Lot drops off at the South Entrance. A second CITG shuttle stop is also located in the middle of the Dickies Arena Yellow Lot. All shuttle service begins at 6:30 p.m. and runs continuously until 30 minutes after the concert ends. ADA-accessible shuttles are available from the South Lot only. A convenient designated Uber/Lyft Drop-Off is also available in the South Lot.

Parking may be purchased in advance at or by calling the FWSO Box Office at 817-665-6000.

*Limited quantities available


Friday, May 26 | Windborne’s The Music of Queen

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra 

Brent Havens, conductor

MiG Ayesa, vocalist

Performed by the FWSO and amplified with a full rock band and vocals, conductor/arranger Brent Havens will capture Queen’s distinct sound while presenting some familiar and lots many new musical colors.


Saturday, May 27 | Patriotic Pops

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra 

Taichi Fukumura, conductor

Michael Adams, baritone

In this all-American Memorial Day celebration at Concerts in the Garden, hear your favorite patriotic songs and marches in our exhilarating, first-ever, Memorial Day celebration, which offers a brand new “drone” fireworks display in the area. A celebration not to be missed!

Sunday, May 28 | The Music of Harry Potter

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

Taichi Fukumura, conductor

Hear the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra conjure your favorite tunes from the films that took young witches and wizards to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. 


Thursday, June 1 | Preservation Hall Jazz Band*

*This concert will be performed without orchestra

This year, the world-famous ensemble is touring to celebrate 60 years of making great music in the Crescent City and around the world. The band’s singular style is filled with unmistakable harmonies, melodies, and rhythms that are the lifeblood of saloons, riverboats, street parades, and festivals that make New Orleans a musical mecca.


Friday, June 2 | Radio Highway Performs The Music of The Eagles*

*This concert will be performed without orchestra

Radio Highway returns to the Concerts In The Garden series to perform The Music of The Eagles featuring vocalists Glenn DeLaune, H.L. Wilson, Danny Miranda, and Eldon Sully. This rock ensemble captures The Eagles’ amazing vocal harmonies in a concert rich with melodies as you’ve never heard before! 


Saturday, June 3 | Chicago Nights starring Jason Scheff

Jason Scheff, vocalist/bassist for CHICAGO

Martin Herman, conductor

A tribute to this worldwide phenomenon by CHICAGO Nights starring Jason Scheff, long-time Lead Vocalist for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted band CHICAGO—“The Voice of CHICAGO across four decades.”

Sunday, June 4 | Classical Mystery Tour: A Tribute to The Beatles*

*This concert will be performed without orchestra

The four musicians in Classical Mystery Tour look and sound just like The Beatles, but Classical Mystery Tour is more than just a rock concert. The show presents more than two dozen Beatles tunes transcribed note-for-note and performed exactly as they were originally recorded. Hear “A Hard Day’s Night” live, experience the beauty of “Yesterday” with an acoustic guitar and string quartet, and sway the night away with “Hey Jude.”


Thursday, June 8 | The Music of Led Zeppelin

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

Taichi Fukumura, conductor

The Music of Led Zeppelin lets audiences experience the music of one of the greatest rock bands of all time, Led Zeppelin, like never before—with a full symphony orchestra. With a full band and orchestra playing Led Zeppelin’s hits such as “Immigrant Song,” “Kashmir” “Stairway to Heaven,” “Whole Lotta Love,” and more! 


Friday, June 9 | REWIND: The Music of the 80s

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

Alex Amsel, conductor

This concert will feature the greatest 80s songs with a set list including George Michael, Mister Mister, Kool & The Gang, Joan Jett, The Cure, and more!


Saturday, June 10 | Star Wars

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

Taichi Fukumura, conductor

Hear selections from several of the Star Wars films that will take you to a galaxy far, far away. 


Sunday, June 11 | Pat Green*

*This concert will be performed without orchestra

Credited as one of Texas country’s modern-era founding fathers, Green has traveled many roads in the 25 years since his debut album, Dancehall Dreamer. A Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter with a restless creative spirit, his career has gone beyond the bounds of a “country star” to include the work of a painter, sculptor, philanthropist, family man and more. But one constant has remained – his vision.

About the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra under Music Director Robert Spano is deeply committed to uniting its community through performance, education, and outreach, reaching an audience of more than 200,000 annually. Since its beginnings in 1912, the FWSO has been an essential thread in the city’s cultural fabric and the very foundation of Fort Worth’s performing arts. The FWSO has performed at Carnegie Hall and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts as part of SHIFT: A Festival of American Orchestras. The FWSO has released 13 recordings – with several being world premiere releases – garnering international acclaim. The FWSO has embraced creative collaborations through residencies, partnerships, and commissions. As the principal resident company of the acoustically superb Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Performance Hall, the Orchestra performs a full season of concerts featuring internationally acclaimed guest artists and works by living composers. The Orchestra performs and partners with the Texas Ballet Theater, Fort Worth Opera, The Cliburn, and Performing Arts Fort Worth. Each summer at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, the FWSO presents Concerts In The Garden – a series of family-friendly concerts that have become a city-wide tradition. The FWSO keeps exceptional musical experiences at the heart of its community. 




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