2016 Botanical Roots Concert Series:
Friday nights, July 29 – September 2, 8:30-11:00 p.m.
Now available for download-the Botanical Roots Summer Concert Series flyer
The Botanical Conservatory invites the community to grab a lawn chair, settle in, and enjoy music that’s fun and funky, creative, and upbeat. Bands are selected from regional and national touring acts with an emphasis on uniqueness, quality and representation of a specific musical style.
Shows are Friday nights through September 2. Local bands will warm up the scene. Food and beverage will be available for purchase from Mad Anthony Brewing; no outside food or beverage allowed. Admission is $6 at the gate. Youth ages 12 and under are admitted free with a parent or guardian. Gates open at 7:30 p.m.; shows start at 8:30 and the events take place outdoors, rain or shine. The Conservatory is located in downtown Fort Wayne at 1100 S. Calhoun Street.
July 29th CJ Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band (Zydeco)
Local Opener: U.R.B.
August 5th Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound (Omni-Pop)
Local Opener: Kitchen Table Players
August 12th Roots Rock Society (Reggae)
Local Opener: Black Cat Mambo
August 19th Gangstagrass (Bluegrass/Hip-Hop)
Local Opener: The Snyders
August 26th John Primer (Blues)
Local Opener: Bloody Tambourine
September 2nd Zion Lion (Reggae)
Local Opener: G. Money
Zion Lion. www.ZionLionReggaeBand.com
Sponsorship opportunities for the 2016 season are NOW available. For more information contact Mitch Sheppard 260/427-6441.
Official Lodging Sponsor Holiday Inn at IPFW Coliseum is our official lodging sponsor and has special rates for Parks & Recreation participants! Click the Holiday Inn link and you will be directed to the Holiday Inn's reservation page that already has the special rate loaded. Or call today to book your room! 260-482-3800.
Enjoy some photos from previous Botanical Roots Concerts!
U.R.B (Opener) (Previous show)
The Ark Band (Previous show)
The Botanical Conservatory's Terrace is the perfect outdoor setting for enjoying music downtown!
The Rewinders (Opener) (Previous Show)
The New Familiars (Previous Show)
Otis Gibbs (Opener) (Previous Show)
Country Joe McDonald (Previous Show)
The Staggerers (Opener) (Previous Show)
The Tossers (Previous Show)
The crowd enjoys the music of the Tosser's on a beautiful night.
Dan Smyth Band (Opener) (Previous Show)
John Primer and the Real Deal Blues Band (Previous Show)
John Primer-Couples dance to the blues music.
Whiskey Hollar (Opener) (Previous Show)
Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience (Previous Show)
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