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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. 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.

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 Quartet

Guitarist Pete Pancrazi, recognized by Downbeat Magazine as “one to watch,” returns to the Garden stage with his jazz quartet. Enjoy the sounds of jazz standards and original compositions from some of the Valley’s favorite musicians.

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
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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.
  • 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.

Sponsored in part by:

Sound FX Lighting, Inc.


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