Saturday, April 18, 2015

Botanical Roots Outdoor Concert Series


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Botanical Roots Concert Series
2015 Botanical Roots Concert Series Dates:  

July 31

August 7

August 14

August 21

August 28

September 4

Additional information TBA in the summer.

General Information

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 August 29. 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.

Botanical Roots is sponsored by Fort Wayne Metals Research, The Downtown Improvement District, PBS 39, 96.3 XKE Fort Wayne’s Classic Rock, Whatzup, and Mad Anthony Brewing.

Restrooms and concessions are conveniently located to the south of the Terrace in the Exploration Garden with additional restrooms located in the Conservatory. The Terrace area and Conservatory are non-smoking. Smoking is however allowed in the Exploration Garden. Smokers are encouraged to use extra caution disposing of smoking materials during drought conditions.

For more information phone 260/427-6446

2014 Sponsors

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Sponsorship opportunities for the 2015 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! 


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! Looking for new bands for 2015!

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

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Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory
1100 South Calhoun Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
(260) 427-6440


Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 8pm
Sunday Noon - 4pm
Closed: Mondays, New Years Day, Christmas Day


Adults $5
Children (ages 3-17) $3
Age 2 and under Free