Great Garden Escape

As a fan of live music, I appreciate the storytelling that makes for great entertainment. That is why I am so fond of this concert series.  This season we share with you artists new to the Garden as well as some local fan favorites!  We will all discover something new with each song and artist.  It is that combined storytelling and Great Garden Escape experience that teaches us to appreciate music more. Please join us and enjoy!

~ Adan David Callsen, Event Director

 

 


Great Garden Escape is every Thursday evening, June through September and features upbeat dancing music and friends.

Bring your own low back chairs or blanket.  Picnic baskets are welcome or guests can purchase selections from the on-site food and beverage vendors.

Please help us keep the garden clean by packing in and packing out your picnic!

 

Event Dates & Times
Thursdays, June 14 – September 27, 2018

June – July
6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Gates open at 5:30 p.m.

August – September
6 – 9 p.m. Gates open at 5:00 p.m.

 

Great Garden Escape 2018 Schedule

Thursday, June 14
6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Band: Sherpa

Sherpa always aims to get the crowd up and moving, so it’s no surprise this four-piece band has such a contagious sound. With a mix of their unique original material and an eclectic arsenal of covers, Sherpa at the Idaho Botanical Gardens won’t be a night to miss.

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Thursday, June 21 – BONUS Duck Club Concert Presented by Lysi Bishop
6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Band: Shy Boys with Thick Business

Indie pop favourite! Trio band with Brothers Collin and Kyle Rausch and Konnor Ervin. This will be their first time playing at the Garden!

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**Wednesday**, June 27
6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Band: Frim Fram Four

Drawing inspiration from the classic tunes of the ’30s and early ’60s, the Frim Fram 4 take us on a musical journey that will be sure to make us swing and jive. With a repertoire spanning from Nat King Cole and Duke Ellington to Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett, the Frim Fram 4 have warmed our hearts with their time-honored renditions and refreshing sounds.

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Thursday, July 5
6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Band: Boise Rock School and Ryan Peck

Boise Rock School is a non-profit geared towards communal musical excellence and promoting positive social interactions through group performances. The Boise rock school welcomes all ages, so come and hear Boise’s musical community rock out.

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Thursday, July 12 – BONUS Duck Club Concert Presented by Lysi Bishop
6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Band: Trout Steak Revival

Trout Steak Revival is a Denver-based band that is well known for its stylistic mix of indie roots, folk, and bluegrass; producing a truly authentic sound. Named Denver’s best Bluegrass band by Westword, this five-member band delivers catchy tunes with delicate harmonies, unique vocals, and acoustic instrumentation.

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Thursday, July 19 – BONUS Duck Club Concert Presented by Lysi Bishop
6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Band: Old Salt Union

The Old Salt Union brings a  revitalizing approach to bluegrass with its diverse sound and styles. Incorporating elements of indie rock and jazz fusion, the group brings a unique, novel sound to bluegrass.

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Thursday, July 26
6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Band: Hillfolk Noir

Led by singer, songwriter and multi-instrumental Travis Ward, Hillfolk Noir is a trio of neo-traditionalists playing traditional music on traditional instruments for non-traditional times. They call it Junkerdash, and it’s a sound brewed from folk, bluegrass, punk, string-band blues and other infuences musical and otherwise.

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Thursday, August 2
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Band: Encore Band

The Encore band sets the entertainment bar high in the Treasure Valley, featuring 4 unique lead vocalists producing an impressive array of complex harmonies and dynamic tunes. This band is sure to get the crowd moving with one-of-a-kind covers of all our favorite hits.

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Thursday, August 9
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Band: Blues Brothers Rockin’ Soul Review

“We are here for a good time, maybe not for a long time. . . Rock and Soul music is what we do. Honoring Rock and Soul music, with our hearts.”

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Thursday, August 16
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Band: Tylor & The Train Robbers

Tylor & The Train Robbers have created a unique blend of gritty American and outlaw honky-tonk that has struck a chord within the Northwest music scene. The band’s name was inspired by his late relative the infamous, train-robbing, Black Jack Ketchum.

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Thursday, August 30
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Band: Simple Ruckus

Come and welcome Simple Ruckus to the Idaho Botanical Gardens. This high energy band provides covers from every style and decade. Simple Ruckus is a local band that you won’t want to miss.

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Thursday, September 6 – BONUS Duck Club Concert Presented by Lysi Bishop
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Band: Karl Blau

American indie rock and folk musician based in Anacortes, Washington, and a member of the Knw-Yr-Own/K Records collective. His music is eclectic, incorporating elements of folk, dub, R&B, bossa nova, grunge, hip-hop, drone, and worldbeat.

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Thursday, September 13
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Band: Boise Straight Ahead

An ensemble since 1996, Boise Straight Ahead is a jazz big band made up of volunteer musicians. This band seeks to rehearse and perform big band jazz music in the SW Idaho/Treasure Valley area. This is Big Band Jazz that will get you jumpin’ and jivin’ on the dance floor.

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Thursday, September 27 – BONUS Duck Club Concert Presented by Lysi Bishop
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Band: Ryley Walker

Influenced by blues, indie folk, and psychedelic rock, Ryley Walker creates soothing and soulful musical journey. Come and enjoy this great American guitarist’s ambient rifts and “holistic” sound.

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Purchasing Tickets

Admission:
$7 IBG Member
$10 Non-Member
$6 Youth (ages 5-12)
Children 4 and younger are free.

Bonus Concerts Presented by Duck Club Admission:
$7 IBG Member
$12 Non-Member
$6 Youth (ages 5-12)
Children 4 and younger are free.

Admission may be purchased night of at the gate, in advance online, or by visiting the Garden office:

Garden Box Office Hours: Monday-Friday from 9-4 p.m.

Tickets will also be available for purchase at the gate the evening of the concert.

E-tickets (delivered in a separate e-mail) can be taken straight to the gate to be taken the night of. For online sales, members receive their discount at the check out screen once they sign in or register with the online sales program.

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Seating is limited in the Meditation Garden.

Food & Drink

Visitors are welcome to bring in their own food and non-alcoholic beverages.

Adult beverages may only be served by appropriately licensed vendors. We know all who enjoy supporting the Garden and Garden events are also proponents of buying local efforts, so we are happy to announce the change has brought about a new level of partnerships with local vendors. Guests will enjoy a plethora of wineries and breweries at Garden events.  These partnerships ensure there are reasonably priced beverages for purchase at each event. We look forward to seeing you in the Garden soon and hope to raise a glass with you.  Please help us thank those vendors who are also supporting the Garden this year as a portion of every sale will return to the Garden!

Willowcreek Grill & Raw Sushi

Sawtooth Winery

County Line Brewing