Concerts in the Gardens

Concerts in the Gardens

Mission Statement

We are committed to providing an extraordinary experience for live performance celebrating the emotion and sense of community that music creates by showcasing musical talent and creativity while providing a superior experience for our audience.

The Concerts in the Gardens is a summer event proudly sponsored by Wimmer Communities, which is held at The Boerner Botanical Gardens in Hales Corners, Wisconsin.

Performances occur every Thursday throughout the summer beginning at 6:30 p.m. and ending at approximately 8:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted.  Admission to The Boerner Botanical Gardens to attend the summer concerts is free after 6:00 p.m. and attendees are welcome to walk through the gardens afterward at no additional cost.

These concerts allow Milwaukee residents the opportunity to appreciate the The Boerner Botanical Gardens while enjoying a mixture of musical genres.  Food and beverages are available for purchase at the concerts, however, guests are also allowed to bring their own food. 

Concerts in the Gardens 2014 Schedule

Concert schedule subject to change

June 12* MSO Experience one of the finest orchestras in the nation!
June 19 The All-Star SUPERband Milwaukee's best Big Band, featuring high-level improvisation.
June 26 Sam Llanas Singer, songwriter, and acoustic guitarist with a distinctive voice (former member of BoDeans and Absinthe).
July 3 Semi-Twang Exciting and complex story-songs infused with blues, pop, and R&B.
July 10 Vivo Lively and contemporary jazz, pop bossa, samba music ensemble.
July 17 Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound Funky, Afro-Carib-inflected Americana with spontaneous soul!
July 24 The Jimmys An exhilarating mix of powerhouse blues, funk, and rock 'n roll.
July 31 Naima Adedapo Milwaukee's American Idol favorite, pop vibe mixed with smoky and soulful vocals.
August 7 Concord Chamber Orchestra Intimate and stimulating classical pops performed by talented volunteer musicians.
August 14 The 52nd Street Band A full concert show playing the music of Billy Joel.
August 21 Swing Nouveau This sassy Big Band will swing your socks off with danceable, high-energy tunes.
August 28** Old Shoe Diverse roots rock band with influences ranging from bluegrass to prog-rock to jazz.

*Concert begins at 7:30 p.m.

**Extended finale show ends at 9:30 p.m.


View our past concert posters and images in our concert gallery.

Admittance to the Boerner Botanical Gardens is free after 6:00 p.m. on concert evenings

Boerner Botanical Garden Tours


Why not arrive early for the concert to enjoy a tour of the gardens?  CLICK HERE  to view a printable Gardens Map  for a walking tour of the Boerner Botanical Gardens.    The Concerts in the Gardens location is indicated in the top left of the map.

CLICK HERE for a printable Boerner Botanical Garden Tour Guide. 

For more information about Boerner Botanical Gardens' location, hours, partners, mission, events and activities, CLICK HERE or visit Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens.

The Concerts in the Gardens are provided as a community service in partnership with Milwaukee County Parks.