Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Music in the Garden series continues at Georgeson

The Red Hackle Pipe Band, which started off this year's Music in the Garden
series, performs at Georgeson Botanical Garden. Photo by Charles Mason

A dozen Fairbanks-area bands and musical ensembles will perform Thursday evenings throughout this summer at the Georgeson Botanical Garden.

The 2017 Music in the Garden series concerts will be at 7 p.m. through Aug. 10. The series began May 25 with the Fairbanks Red Hackle Pipe Band and the Headbolt Heaters perform this week.

Concertgoers are encouraged to bring a blanket and picnic but are asked to leave pets at home. Parking will be available on West Ridge. A short walking path to the garden, which is located at the Fairbanks Experiment Farm, begins at the overlook. Concerts are free, but the garden will accept donations.

The schedule includes:
May 25 — Fairbanks Red Hackle Pipe Band
June 1 — Headbolt Heaters
June 8 — O Tallulah
June 15 — Marc Brown and the Blues Crew
June 22 — Rock Bottom Stompers
June 29 — Cold Steel Drums
July 6 — Emily Anderson
July 13 — Dry Cabin String Band
July 20 — Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival Celtic Ensemble
July 27 — Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival Brazilian Ensemble
Aug. 3 — Fairbanks Community Jazz Band
Aug. 10 — ET Barnette String Band

Music in the Garden is sponsored by UAF Summer Sessions and Lifelong Learning, with support from Alaska Coffee Roasting Co., Sound Reinforcement Specialists, Georgeson Botanical Garden and the School of Natural Resources and Extension, and KUAC. For more information, visit www.uaf.edu/summer/events or call 907-474-7021.

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