Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Botanical Roots Outdoor Concert Series


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Botanical Roots Concert Series
2015 Botanical Roots Concert Series   

Fridays, July 31 through September 4
Doors open 7:15 p.m. for Members; 7:30 pm for General Public
Opening Act 8:30 p.m.

It’s our tenth season!! Six concerts feature zydeco, blues, reggae and other roots genre music, with local bands performing the opening act. Concerts are held, rain or shine, in our Terrace Garden. Seating is limited so please feel free to bring your own chair. Food and beverage will be available for purchase from Mad Anthony Brewing; no outsidefood or beverage allowed.

Admission: $6/13 years and older, age 12 and under free.
Member entrance and early admission.

For more details, call (260) 427-6440 or visit us on Facebook-Botanical Roots 

Sponsored by Fort Wayne Metals Research, the Downtown Improvement District, PBS 39, 96.3 XKE, WhatzUp, and Mad Anthony Brewing.

2015 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