Outdoor Concerts

Outdoor Concerts at Friendship Botanic Gardens

Friendship Botanic Gardens is a beautiful and unique setting for outdoor concerts! Each year we host several live music events. Some of the events are specific outdoor concerts, while others have a different focus but still have live music in the background. See the live music events below.

May 29 - Taste & Tunes - A Johnny V Summer Event Series (#1) 6:30-8:30 p.m. - Enjoy an evening with the amazingly talented Johnny V at the new Celebration Pavilion overlooking the color-changing fountain in beautiful Lake Lucerne.  You may bring your own blanket or relax in our lawn chairs. There will be different food & beverage options each month so be sure to mark your calendars. Kids can enjoy the ArcelorMittal Children’s Garden before, during, or after the event.

June 26 - Taste & Tunes - A Johnny V Summer Event Series (#2) 6:30-8:30 p.m. - Enjoy an evening with the amazingly talented Johnny V at the new Celebration Pavilion overlooking the color-changing fountain in beautiful Lake Lucerne.  You may bring your own blanket or relax in our lawn chairs. There will be different food & beverage options each month so be sure to mark your calendars. Kids can enjoy the ArcelorMittal Children’s Garden before, during, or after the event.

July 31 - BATTLELUX: Battle of the Bands 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. (Central Time) - Join us for our first-ever battle of the bands on July 31! Spend this beautiful summer evening listening to music of several genres from local bands while sitting among the beauty and natural habitat of Friendship Botanic Gardens. Doors will open at 5:00 p.m. and music will start at 6:00 p.m. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. No outside food or beverage permitted. Please check back later for a lineup of bands! Tickets will soon be available on Eventbrite: $15 adults, $10 ages 13-17, 12 & under free. We can't wait to have you!

August 28 - Taste & Tunes - A Johnny V Summer Event Series 6:30-8:30 p.m. (#3) - Enjoy an evening with the amazingly talented Johnny V at the new Celebration Pavilion overlooking the color-changing fountain in beautiful Lake Lucerne.  You may bring your own blanket or relax in our lawn chairs. There will be different food & beverage options each month so be sure to mark your calendars. Kids can enjoy the ArcelorMittal Children’s Garden before, during, or after the event.

August 30 - Opera in the Gardens 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. (Central Time) - Enjoy an enchanting afternoon with a wonderful performance at this annual event! The first hour (3:00-4:00) will be a cocktail hour for guests to enjoy a drink and take in the garden scenery. The performance will start promptly at 4:00. Advanced ticket purchase recommended.

September 25 - Taste & Tunes - A Johnny V Summer Event Series (#4) 6:30-8:30 p.m.- Enjoy an evening with the amazingly talented Johnny V at the new Celebration Pavilion overlooking the color-changing fountain in beautiful Lake Lucerne.  You may bring your own blanket or relax in our lawn chairs. There will be different food & beverage options each month so be sure to mark your calendars. Kids can enjoy the ArcelorMittal Children’s Garden before, during, or after the event.