Music in the Garden series begins May 26

Peonies bloom at the Georgeson Botanical Garden
UAF photo by Julie Stricker
Peonies bloom at the Georgeson Botanical Garden in 2021. The garden will host live music on Thursdays throughout the summer.

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Music in the Garden concert series will kick off on May 26 at the Georgeson Botanical Garden, offering 12 weeks of family-friendly performances throughout the summer.

The series, which is organized by the University of Alaska Fairbanks Summer Sessions and Lifelong Learning, will be held at 7 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 11. Concerts are free, but donations to support the botanical garden are welcome.

This year the concerts also will include welcoming bands at 5:30 p.m. 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, which is across from the Patty Center, beginning at 6 p.m.

This summer’s Music in the Garden schedule includes:

May 26 – Fireweed Fiddle

June 2 – Cold Steel Drums

June 9 – O Tallulah

June 16 – Headbolt Heaters

June 23 – Jameson Effect

June 30 – Kinky Slinky

July 7 – Red Hackle Pipe Band

July 14 – Serevende

July 21 – Emily Anderson

July 28 – Dry Cabin String Band

Aug. 4 – Fairbanks Community Jazz Band

Aug. 11 – The E.T. Barnette String Band

The series is sponsored by Design Alaska, SRS, The Toy Quest, Alaska 529, College Rotary, Carpenters Local 1243 and the Georgeson Botanical Garden. For more information, go visit the Summer Sessions events page or call 907-474-7021.