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 2015 Schedule

Concert schedule subject to change

June 4* Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Experience one of the finest orchestras in the nation!
June 11 Rebel Grace A mix of current country/rock hits and originals from highly regarded veteran musicians.
June 18 Reverend Raven & The Chain Smokin' Altar Boys Traditional Blues straight up with a big dose of passion.
June 25 Orquesta Veneno Modern 13 piece Latin salsa band lead by local great Sergio Poventud.
July 2 Platinum Ten piece contemporary but classic show and variety band.
July 9 Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound Funky, Afro-Carib-inflected Americana with spontaneous soul!
July 16 Concord Chamber Orchestra Intimate and stimulating classical pops performed by talented volunteer musicians.
July 23 Naima Adedapo Milwaukee's American Idol favorite, pop vibe mixed with smoky and soulful vocals.
July 30 Peter Mac & Janet OMahony, Mark Thierfelder, Brian Dale, Chris Kringel Guitar-driven rock exhibiting sensitivity to Jazz.
August 6 5 Card Studs A unique blend of Las Vegas attitude and 70's TV game show schmaltz, with a washed-up lounge/wedding singer veneer.
August 13 Cold Sweat & The Brew City Horns Wisconsin's premiere show band will wow you with their talent, energy, and non-stop fun!
August 20 The Liam Ford Band Award winning Country, Rockabilly, Western Swing band.
August 27 The Jimmys An exhilarating mix of powerhouse blues, funk, and rock 'n roll.


*June 4 Concert begins at 7:30 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.