Music in the Garden concerts begin Thursday, May 23

Dozens of people seated on the grass, many under a large flowering tree, at an outdoor concert.
UAF photo by Eric Engman
Concertgoers enjoy the music of O Tallulah during Music in the Garden at the Georgeson Botanical Garden in June 2022.

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Music in the Garden concert series will kick off Thursday, May 23, at the Georgeson Botanical Garden. 

Part of UAF’s Summer Sessions and Lifelong Learning, the concert series offers 12 weeks of family-friendly performances on Thursday evenings throughout the summer.

Each concert features two bands. The first band starts at 6 p.m., and the second plays at 7:30 p.m. 

Concerts are free, but donations to support the botanical garden are welcome.

Because parking is limited, concertgoers 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.

  • May 23 – Fireweed Fiddle, Steve Brown and the Bailers
  • May 30 – Cold Steel Drums, Marc Brown and the Blues Crew
  • June 6 – Ice Jam, Sourdough Rizers
  • June 13 – UAF Summer Music Academy, Red Hackle Pipe Band
  • June 20 – Serevende Marimba Ensemble, Valley Below
  • June 27 – Almost a Minyan, O Tallulah
  • July 11 – WT Effington, Badger Street Jazz Band
  • July 18 – Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival Stepwise: Liam Lewis and Olivia Breidenthal; FSAF American Roots: Emily Anderson and Ryan Bowers
  • July 25 – Muskie Pines, South Cushman Social Club
  • Aug. 1 – Diamond Fuller, Ryan Bowers and the Brain Trust
  • Aug. 8 – Headbolt Heaters, Fairbanks Community Jazz Band
  • Aug. 15 – Susan Grace, ET Barnette String Band

Music in the Garden is sponsored by SRS, 529 Alaska, Design Alaska, College Rotary, Toy Quest, Carpenters Local 1243, Denali State Bank, Michael Baker International, Golden Heart Emergency Physicians and the Georgeson Botanical Garden.

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