Botanical Roots Concert Series
Check back for next year's line up in 2014.
Doors open at 7:30 pm
Opening act 8:30 pm
Get ready for our ninth year of musical fun! Six concerts with regionally and nationally touring artists featuring zydeco, blues, reggae and more, with local bands opening. We’re still searching for a few more bands to round out the schedule, so check back with us. Concerts will be held outdoors in our Terrace Garden, rain or shine. Seating is limited, so please bring your own chair. Food and beverage will be available for purchase from Mad Anthony Brewing; no outside food or beverage allowed.
Admission: $6/13 years and older. Free for ages 12 and under.
For more details, call (260) 427-6440 or visit us at
www.botanicalconservatory.org or at Facebook Botanical Roots.
Sponsored by Fort Wayne Metals Research, the Downtown Improvement District, Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation, WhatzUp, Rock 104, and PBS39. For more information, call (260) 427-6440 or visit our website at www.botanicalconservatory.org.
Official Lodging Sponsor
Holiday Inn at IPFW Coliseum is our official lodging sponsor and has special rates for Parks & Recreation participants! Show your Park & Recreation receipt when you arrive to get your special rate. Call today to book your room! 260-482-3800.
Improvements have been made at the Botanical Conservatory to enhance the visitor experience. A newly constructed restroom and concessions building will provide convenient comfort for concert goers on the south side of the main terrace. The main terrace is now a non-smoking area, while the (south) Exploration Garden will be designated for smoking. Smokers are encouraged to use extra caution while smoking outdoors during extremely dry conditions that are expected to continue through the concert season.
Sponsorship opportunities for the 2013 season are NOW available. For more information contact Mitch Sheppard 260/427-6441.
For information about additional concerts and movies, check out the Foellinger Theatre page too!
Enjoy some photos from past Botanical Roots Concerts!
The Ark Band
The Botanical Conservatory's Terrace is the perfect outdoor setting for enjoying music downtown!
The Rewinders (Opener)
The New Familiars
Otis Gibbs (Opener)
Country Joe McDonald
The Staggerers (Opener)
The crowd enjoys the music of the Tosser's on a beautiful night.
Dan Smyth Band (Opener)
John Primer and the Real Deal Blues Band
John Primer-Couples dance to the blues music.
Whiskey Hollar (Opener)
Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience
The crowd dances to Terrance Simien's Zydeco music.
Audience members playing the rubboard with Terrance Simien
Photos courtesy of Greg Hughes
Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory
1100 South Calhoun Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 8pm
Sunday Noon - 4pm
Closed: Mondays, New Years Day, Christmas Day
Children (ages 3-17) $3
Age 2 and under Free