AUG. 22: Melissa Etheridge goes solo.

Tickets for the Atlanta Botanical Garden’s 13th annual Concerts in the Garden series go on sale to the public Friday (May 1) and, word to the wise, often sell out fast.

Tickets are available in person at the garden admissions office or online via Ticket Alternative. Garden members can get tickets now and at a lower price ($51.50 for nonmembers and $49.50 for members, plus fees, unless otherwise noted).

Here’s who’s coming to the garden party on the Great Lawn in Atlanta:

JOSH TURNER. 8 p.m. June 20. The South Carolina natives does a mix of country and pop-rock.

SMASHMOUTH, TOAD THE WET SPROCKET, TONIC. 7:30 p.m. July 23. A pop-rock triple bill.

THE BEACH BOYS. 8 p.m. July 24. $65.50 (members $63.50). Classic California surfing songs.

COLBIE CAILLAT. 8 p.m. Aug. 7. The contemporary pop-rock singer has been performing for 15 years.

AUG. 21: John Hiatt and friends.
AUG. 21: John Hiatt

JOHN HIATT AND THE COMBO AND THE TAJ MAHAL TRIO. 8 p.m. Aug. 21. $46.50 (members $44.50). One of the best singer/songwriters around, with music that ranges from idiosyncratic rock to progressive country. Taj Mahal will give you the blues.

MELISSA ETHERIDGE: THIS IS M.E. SOLO. 8 p.m. Aug. 22. $67.50 (members $65.50). The biggest name on the summer bill, the husky-voiced Etheridge is known mostly for her rock ‘n’ roll anthems (and a few headline-making moves).

THE MAVERICKS, LOS LOBOS. 8 p.m. Aug. 28. $45 (members $43). A double bill of country and Latin pop-rock-country.

Three additional concerts will take place at the new Ivester Amphitheater at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, Gainesville: country artists Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell on June 13; the Temptations on July 11; and country crooner Scotty McCreery on July 17. Those tickets ($37.50-$58.50) are also available at Ticket Alternative.





About Kathy Janich

Kathy Janich is a longtime arts journalist who has been seeing, working in or writing about the performing arts for most of her life. She's a member of the Theatre Communications Group, the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas, Americans for the Arts and the National Arts Marketing Project. Full disclosure: She’s also an artistic associate at Synchronicity Theatre.

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