2016 Sounds of Summer Concert Series


Tuesday, July 12 through Aug. 23, 7pm

Listen to great local musicians in a beautiful setting during our Sounds of Summer Garden Concert Series. Each Tuesday, from July 12 through Aug. 23,we will feature different musical styles.


Arboretum hours are extended until dusk for visitors during the series, allowing them to stroll the trails, explore the natural areas and enjoy the beauty of a summer evenings on our grounds. The extended hours are included in our regular daily admission, and if you arrive after 5pm, admission is only $5.


Guests are encouraged to bring a picnic or purchase something to eat from our concert caterer, Chefs for Hire. Menus for each concert will be posted here before the performance. Due to the requirements of Holden’s liquor license, no alcoholic beverages may be brought on to the grounds by visitors. Holden will provide a cash bar with beer, wine and soft drinks each week.




Aug. 23 Menu
  • Aug. 23 - Red Light Roxy - Swing/Jazz/Blues


  • Grilled salmon with mango chutney served on herbed basmati rice
  • Two shrimp taco with fresh salsa, sour cream and cheese
  • Red wine braised beef short ribs on kaiser roll with caramelized onions
  • Cheese and fruit tray
  • Vegetable crudites with hummus and pita chips
  • Cherry pie with ice cream
  • Blackberry pie with ice cream
  • Bottled iced tea, water, flavored water and soft drinks

The Murch Canopy Walk and Kalberer Emergent Tower will not be open on Tuesday evenings.