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The Desert Botanical Garden is pleased to bring another notable lineup to the Music in the Garden Concert Series. Rediscover beloved favorites from years past and welcome Valley legends to the Ullman Terrace stage for the first time, all while enjoying the stunning atmosphere of the Garden.

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 7 – June 27, 2014

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 pm.

April 18


Chuck Hall | SOLD OUT

Blues / Guitar

Blues legend Chuck Hall boasts a belting ensemble that will take the Garden stage this spring. With a strong Southern roots influence, this is a performance not to be missed by any blues fan!

This concert includes admission to the Chihuly in the Garden exhibit.

May 2

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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 stringband performance from Pick & Holler.

This concert includes admission to the Chihuly in the Garden exhibit.

May 8 - Thursday*


Ritmo Latino | Buy Tickets


The Garden welcomes back Ritmo Latino to the stage! Come ready to hear the beautiful blends of cha cha cha, Latin jazz, salsa, and cumbia stylings that will create a one-of-a-kind musical experience.

This concert includes admission to the Chihuly in the Garden exhibit.

*Concert re-scheduled.

May 9


Domingo deGrazia Spanish Guitar Band

Spanish Guitar

Domingo DeGrazia Spanish Guitar Band will bring back their Flamenco and Spanish flair to the Ullman Terrace. This impressive ensemble puts on a dynamic performance.

This concert includes admission to the Chihuly in the Garden exhibit.

May 16

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Grupo Liberdade | Buy Tickets

Brazilian / World/ Batucada

Feel the pulse of the Brazilian beats of Grupo Liberdade. This 10 piece ensemble brings an upbeat and lively performance that will be sure to bring you on your feet!

This concert includes admission to the Chihuly in the Garden exhibit.

May 30

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Big Pete and the Gamblers | Buy Tickets


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

June 6

**June Concerts begin at 7:30, doors open at 6 p.m.**

Bad Cactus Brass Band | Buy Tickets


Bad Cactus Brass Band is back and ready to turn the Garden into a New Orleans Second Line. Experience the funky flair and festive atmosphere that has quickly turned the Bad Cactus Brass Band into a Garden favorite.

June 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 large crowds and are returning to the Ullman Terrace stage.

June 20


Fuerza Caribe | Buy Tickets

Latin Jazz / Percussion

Charismatic front man Mitchell De La Cruz ignites the Ullman Terrace stage backed by seasoned musicians delivering a performance true to their Dominican roots.

June 27


Cold Shott and the Hurricane Horns
Buy Tickets


Cold Shott and the Hurricane Horns have been playing blues beats for over 20 years. Recently nominated “Best Local Band,” by AZ Central, join us for an exciting performance by this band of blues greats!


  • 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. No exceptions.
  • Children will not be admitted even if a parent or guardian is present.
  • 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 unless otherwise noted.
  • Programming subject to change.

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