Music in the Garden concerts begin May 25

A crowd of concert-goers is seated outside in a garden on picnic blankets and lawn chairs under a flowering tree.
UAF photo by Eric Engman
People gather at the Georgeson Botanical Garden for a musical performance in June 2022. UAF Summer Sessions and Lifelong Learning will host the Music in the Garden series of concerts on Thursday evenings starting May 25.

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Music in the Garden concert series will kick off May 25 at the Georgeson Botanical Garden. The concert series offers 12 weeks of family-friendly performances throughout the summer.

The series, which is organized by UAF Summer Sessions and Lifelong Learning, will be held at 7 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 10. Concerts are free, but donations to support the botanical garden are welcome.

Starting at 5:30 p.m., welcome bands will play as people settle in for the concerts. Because parking is limited, attendees are encouraged to use a free shuttle that departs from the Nenana Parking Lot, located across from the Patty Center, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

This summer’s Music in the Garden schedule includes the following bands. Welcoming bands are listed in parentheses.

  • May 25 – Fireweed Fiddle (Steve Brown and the Bailers)
  • June 1 – South Cushman Social Club (Ice Jam)
  • June 8 – Fairbanks Community Jazz Band (Ice Jam)
  • June 15 – Red Hackle Pipe Band (Ice Jam)
  • June 22 – Emily Anderson (Ice Jam)
  • June 29 – Cold Steel Drums (Ice Jam)
  • July 6 – Dry Cabin String Band (Sourdough Rizers)
  • July 13 – Jameson Effect (Badger Street Jazz)
  • July 20 – Kinky Slinky (TBA)
  • July 27– Serevende (TBA)
  • Aug. 3 – Headbolt Heaters (Ice Jam)
  • Aug. 10 – The ET Barnette String Band (Ice Jam)

Music in the Garden is sponsored by SRS, 529 Alaska, Design Alaska, College Rotary, Toy Quest, Carpenters Local 1243, Denali State Bank and the Georgeson Botanical Garden.

For more information, visit the Summer Sessions events page or call 907-474-7021.