Yep, as promised last week, here's the full Denver Botanic Gardens 2011 concert schedule. Of course, this is way more information than I can type without risking carpal tunnel syndrome and a ton of typos. So here, in true cut-and-paste blogging tradition, here's today's Swallow Hill Music Association press release — followed by a clip from Piano Players Rarely Ever Play Together, in which Allen Toussaint performs and talks about his most beautiful song, ever.
2011 SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
AT DENVER BOTANIC GARDENS
DENVER— Denver Botanic Gardens and the Swallow Hill Music Association, the Gardens’ concert promotions partner, today announce the 2011 Summer Concert Series lineup.
Situated inside one of the nation’s top botanic gardens, the 2011 Summer Concert Series at Denver Botanic Gardens’ UMB Bank Amphitheater will offer an unrivaled ambience of thousands of blooming plants and the crystal clear music of some of the world’s most sought-after artists.
June 1 Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings ($50 members, $55 non-members)
June 14 Dr. John & the Lower 911 ($56 members, $61 non-members)
& Mavis Staples
July 8 Chris Isaak ($67 members, $72 non-members)
July 14 Natalie MacMaster ($53 members, $58 non-members)
& Great Big Sea
July 15 Allen Toussaint & ($56 members, $61 non-members)
The Dirty Dozen Brass Band
& Buckwheat Zydeco
July 21 India Arie & Idan Raichel ($52 members, $57 non-members)
July 22 Chris Botti ($61 members, $66 non-members)
July 24 Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers ($51 members, $56 non-members)
& Béla Fleck & the Flecktones
Chatfield Green at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield
*Show starts at 6 p.m.; gates open at 4 p.m.
July 29 Roseanne Cash w/ Nina Storey ($54 members, $59 non-members)
Aug. 4 k.d. lang & The Siss Boom Bang ($65 members, $70 non-members)
Aug. 7 Keb’ Mo’ ($57 members, $62 non-members)
Aug. 9 David Sanborn, George Duke ($53 members, $58 non-members)
& Marcus Miller
Aug. 21 B.B. King ($78 members, $83 non-members)
All shows start at 7 p.m.; gates open at 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
Ticket sales for Denver Botanic Gardens members begin on April 25, 2011. Six tickets per membership, per show are allowed. Membership to the Gardens does not guarantee availability of tickets.
Ticket sales dates:
DATE TIME MEMBERSHIP LEVEL
April 25 Starting at 4 p.m. Contributing Members (Garden Leader;
Director’s Circle; Four Seasons)
April 26 Starting at 10 a.m. Patron; Supporter Members
April 27 Starting at 10 a.m. Family Plus/General Plus Members
April 28 Starting at 10 a.m. Family/General Members
April 29 Starting at 10 a.m. Individual Plus One; Individual Members
May 2 Starting at 10 a.m. General Public Ticket Sales Begin
In order to purchase member tickets by the dates above, memberships must be active and current as of April 20, 2011 with an expiration date of April 30, 2011 or later.
Tickets can be purchased the following ways:
Online — www.concerts.botanicgardens.org (recommended method)
Phone — 1-888-440-9568
Walk-in to the box office — Swallow Hill Music Association
71 East Yale Ave., Denver, CO 80210