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2020 Summer Concert Series

poeple enjoying summer concert seriesJuly 14 - August 25

Tuesdays, 7 p.m.

Summer Concerts at Olbrich Gardens are a well-loved tradition and we are thrilled to be able to continue them during this challenging year.

Concerts will feel a bit different this year with a limited capacity and social distancing. Here are some of the changes you will see:

  • For each concert there will be a limit of 25 people allowed on the Great Lawn and 25 people on the rooftop terrace.
  • Individual households must sit at least 6 feet apart from other groups on the Great Lawn and rooftop terrace. A volunteer with a 6 foot measuring tool will be available to assist groups in social distancing.
  • Because of the limited capacity, tickets must be purchased in advance online or over the phone. The ticket links for each concert are listed below. If you do not have internet access, please contact Mike Gibson at 608-243-0156 to purchase tickets.
  • In order to support local musicians there is a $10 ticket cost for each Summer Concert. A limited number of reduced fee tickets are available. To request a fee waiver, please contact Mike Gibson at mgibson2@cityofmadison.com or 608-243-0156.
  • All visitors should bring their own lawn chair seating or blankets.
  • Carry in picnics are allowed. No sharing of food or drinks between different households. Please carry out all trash.
  • Facemasks are required indoors and strongly encouraged outside when not eating or drinking.

Weather Policy

Concerts will be cancelled and tickets refunded in the event of bad weather. Call will be made by 3 p.m. and posted on this page, on the homepage, and on Facebook.


Lo MarieJuly 21 - Lo Marie

Purchase Tickets Here

Lo Marie is a multi-award winning jazz-tinged R&B musician from Madison, WI. She is a confident artist with a focused vision who has three albums of original material to her name.

Lo Marie's latest, a seven-song collection called Le Rêve, came out as singles throughout 2019 and celebrates freedom of creativity and expression. Looking forward, Lo hopes to connect people through shared experiences and intimate moments in performance.



Raine SternJuly 28 - Raine Stern

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Raine Stern is a young, brilliant songwriter, phenomenal guitarist, and unique singer. Mixing an array of genres centered around pop, Raine has truly created something of their own. It's timeless, meaningful, complex and yet obtainable.

There's a place with the warmth of true home and the etherealness of the stars. This space is where you go with Raine's music - music that forces you to sit and compels you to fly.



August 4 - The whiskey Farm

The Whiskey Farm

Purchase Tickets Here

The Whiskey Farm was born in Madison in 2010. Winners of multiple Madison Area Music Awards, the band is known for their multi-instrumentalists, layered harmonies, and lyric-driven songs. The Onion A.V. Club described The Whiskey Farm as straddling the line between bluegrass and folk, blending technical wows with accessible songwriting for very pop-minded Americana," and Isthmus called them a big boost for the little music scene thriving here in the middle of America.

The Whiskey Farm has released four studio albums, and they frequently partner with social organizations to support their work through their Music for Good series.


New BreedAugust 11 - The New Breed

Purchase Tickets Here

The New Breed originally began as the house band for Madison's longest running jazz jam session, over 20 years and counting, now hosted at The North Street Cabaret.

Today, the trio features Paul Hastil on Fender Rhodes, Nick Moran on Bass, and Michael Brenneis on drums. The New Breed performs a mixture of jazz ranging from swinging classics to ballads and groove based standards to exciting originals.



August 18 - To Be Determined

Ticket link will be posted here when available.


August 25 - To Be Determined

Ticket link will be posted here when available.




Olbrich is always looking for new solo and group performers to keep our concert series fresh. If you are interested in performing for one of Olbrich's concert series, please contact:

Mike Gibson

Program Specialist

Olbrich Botanical Gardens

3330 Atwood Avenue

Madison, WI 53704




Please provide contact information (official group name, contact name, address, phone, and e-mail), music genres, and music samples.

If the entertainment committee would like to inquire further about booking you as a solo artist or the group you represent, we will contact you with available concert dates at the contact information you provide.



Canopy Sessions | Friday, March 6

Spring Flower Show | March 7-22

Spring Flower Show Plant Sale | Monday, March 23

Cocktails in the Conservatory | Friday, March 27

Canopy Sessions | Friday, April 3

Olbrich Botanical Gardens is operated as a public-private partnership between the City of Madison Parks Division and the Olbrich Botanical Society.
Olbrich Botanical Gardens | 3330 Atwood Avenue, Madison, WI 53704. | Phone: (608)246-4550 | Fax: (608)246-4719