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Concert Overview

Friday, September 21 | 6:30-9:30 pm

Groove to live music by Steely Dane – The Ultimate Steely Dan Tribute as you watch the glow from bonfires dance on the lawn, savor a variety of tasty foods from local restaurants and sip frothy Wisconsin and Green Bay brews.

Event Details

Food and beverages will be available for purchase including local brews and botanical inspired cocktails. There will be a variety of food vendors with gluten-free options available for purchase and breweries providing samples. No carry-ins, please.

Vendors

Not By Bread Alone

  • Assorted sandwiches with chips ($8.50)
  • Assorted salads ($9.50)
  • Sausage bread with marinara ($5)
  • Assorted desserts

Oley’s Pepperoni Cannoli

  • Wood-fired pizza by the slice ($5-6)
  • Wood-fired pizza whole ($15 + $1/topping)
  • Cannoli ($4)

Dos Chiles

  • Chili or torta ($5)
  • Nachos ($5-7)
  • Tacos ($3.50 or $6.50)
  • Burrito Bowl or Guacamole ($4-5)

Breweries & Brews

Wisconsin Brewing Company: Badger Club (Amber) and Patron Saint
South Shore Brewery: Nut Brown and Rhoades Scholar Stout
Door County Brewing Company: Pallet Jack and Polka King (Porter)
Fox River Brewing Company: Marble Eye (Ale) and Blu Bobber
Stone Arch Brewpub: Vanilla Stout and Scottish Ale
Keweenaw Brewing Company: Widow Maker Black Ale and Early Autumn Ale
Bent Paddle Brewing Company: Bent Hop IPA and Black Ale

No alcohol or beverage carry-ins are allowed inside the Garden. In compliance with our liquor license, the Garden is moving to a no beverage carry-in policy – this includes alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Bags and coolers may be searched and you may be asked to return items to your vehicle. Guests may bring in empty water bottles or other empty beverage containers to use for refills.


Volunteer

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THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

Presenting Sponsor

Supporting Sponsors

Oneida

Rasmussen College

Media Sponsor


Special Event Refund Policy

  • There are no refunds on any Garden special event tickets.
  • Tickets will not be replaced if lost, stolen or unused
  • Advance purchase highly recommended (when applicable).
  • Tickets are not refunded for any inclement weather including but not limited to snow, wind, rain, thunderstorm, mud, cold or extreme temperatures.
  • Refunds will not be given for dissatisfaction with any event, as opinions are subjective.
  • Event ticket purchases are non-transferable to another event, Garden membership or Garden education class.

Contact Us

For more information, contact Guest Services at 920.490.9457 or info@gbbg.org.

For more information on opportunities for corporate partnership including sponsorship, contact our Director of Development, Cindy Berton, at 920.491.3691 ext. 104 or cberton@gbbg.org.

Tickets

Purchase Tickets

Lawn Seating Ticket: $20/Garden Member; $25/Non-Member
Cowles Terrace Ticket: $35/Garden Member; $40/Non-Member

Day-of-show tickets may not be available based on advance ticket sales.

There are 3 easy ways to purchase tickets:

  1. Online:
    • $2 service fee applies per ticket
    • Tickets will be emailed to you, check your junk mail or spam folder if necessary. You can print the tickets out for admission. Have an iPhone, Android or Windows Phone? Open the email on your phone and click on the link. Tickets will be scanned right off of your phone at admissions.
Buy Lawn Seating Ticket Buy Cowles Terrace Ticket

 

  1. By Phone: 920.490-9457, check Garden hours before calling
    • $2 service fee applies per ticket
    • Tickets can be picked up night of the concert from 5-7:30 pm. Photo ID required of original purchaser.
    • Ticket Will Call: Tickets can be picked-up during general Garden hours. Tickets can be picked up night-of the Concert from 5-7 pm. The Garden’s will-call does not include tickets purchased online. Photo ID required of original purchaser to pick-up tickets.
  1. In Person: Green Bay Botanical Garden; check Garden hours before visiting
    • No service fee and ticket picked up immediately

Must show your ticket at the door for admission into the Concert. Please note that Garden General Admission vouchers and passes are not valid.

Proceeds support our environmental sustainability initiatives and help us serve over 6,000 children each year through field trips, outreach programs and family education.

Green Bay Botanical Garden Member Benefits

(Remember to log-in when purchasing online tickets with the email associated with your membership).

  • Tickets are $5 less per ticket than general public
    • Tickets Eligible to Purchase at Member Rate:
      • Individual-1
      • Plus One & Family-2
      • Garden Angel-4
      • Garden Patron-6
      • Garden Benefactor-8
      • Garden Ambassador-10
      • Garden Visionary-12
  • Access to the Members-Only line for faster entry the day of the show! The Members-Only line typically opens 10-15 minutes before doors open depending on artist discretion. Show your Green Bay Botanical Garden membership card to enjoy a members-only entrance line staffed by friendly Garden volunteers.
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Ticket Refund Policy

There are no refunds on any Garden special event tickets. Tickets will not be replaced if lost, stolen or unused. Tickets are not refunded for any inclement weather including but not limited to snow, wind, rain, thunderstorm, mud, cold or extreme temperatures. Refunds will not be given for dissatisfaction with any event, as opinions are subjective. Event ticket purchases are non-transferable to another event, Garden membership or Garden education class.

Seating

Lawn Seating Ticket includes first-come, first-served lawn seating. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcomed and highly encouraged. Guests can start setting up chairs after doors open at 5 pm. Blankets can be used for seating, but please be courteous of other guests by not saving larger-than-needed amounts of grass.

Cowles Terrace Ticket includes first-come, first-served standard-sized white resin folding padded chair located on the Cowles Terrace (hard paver surface in front of the Billie Kress Amphitheater). You must present your ticket at admissions to receive a wristband to enter the Cowles Terrace area. Guests can claim a chair after doors open at 5 pm.


Contact Us

For more information, contact Guest Services at 920.490.9457 or info@gbbg.org.

Frequently Asked Questions

Food & Drink

May I bring in my own food and/or will food be available for purchase at concerts?

No food or alcohol carry-ins allowed.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase. The Garden will be serving wine, beer, specialty alcoholic drinks, soda, water, ice cream treats, chips and popcorn from the concessions building. There will be a variety of food vendors with gluten-free options available for purchase and breweries providing samples. Vendor listing and menus coming soon!

Bags and purses may be subject to security searches. If prohibited items are found, customers will be asked to store items in their locked vehicle or dispose of item. There are no ATM’s on site.

What kind of beverages can I bring into the Amphitheater?

Beverages will be available for purchase, no carry-ins allowed. Beer, wine, specialty alcoholic drinks and non-alcoholic beverages are available at our concessions building. All guests consuming alcohol will have IDs checked at the concession stand for service.

Alcohol may not be brought on the premises. Our liquor license does not permit any outside alcohol to be brought onto the property. If prohibited items are found, customers will be asked to store items in their locked vehicle or dispose of item.

Additional beverage stations will be located throughout the Schneider Family Grand Garden. These stations will serve a limited selection of beer, wine and bottled water. Full service bar will be located in the concessions building.

Concert Guidelines, Parking & Weather

What happens in cases of rain or threat of severe weather?

Rain or shine! Bring your ponchos and/or smaller umbrellas if there’s a high probability of rain. Please be courteous to your neighbors by not blocking their views with large or golf umbrellas. Our weather policy states if there is inclement weather in our area, the concert will be delayed until the threat has passed. The decision to continue a concert after adverse weather passes will be determined on a case-by-case basis, based on consultation with appropriate weather experts. If a storm or tornado situation arises guests will be escorted into the Schneider Education Center and Fischer Visitor Center and if the concert needs to end, there will be no refunds.

Is the Billie Kress Amphitheater accessible? Where is the barrier-free ADA section?

It is our intent to make every concert experience accessible to every guest. Green Bay Botanical Garden is an accessible facility and proudly complies with ADA regulations. We encourage all guests with special needs to contact the Garden’s Events Department at 920.491.3691 ext. 103, and every reasonable effort will be made to accommodate the need. As accommodations are limited, we can better serve those who assist us with advance coordination.

Barrier-free and ADA areas are in the Fischer Overlook Arbor and Mabel Thome Patio. View a map of the barrier-free ADA seating locations. Guests wishing to sit in one of these areas may be accompanied by a companion (or more if room is available). Guests in wheelchairs have priority—a very limited number of wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Parking Staff will direct concertgoers with vehicles displaying an ADA license plate or card to the ADA parking areas (18 available spots). Guests with accessible needs can also be dropped off close to the Garden’s entrance by pulling into the circle driveway.

To reserve your ADA seat ahead of time, contact us at 920.491.3691 ext. 125.

What time do doors open?

The Garden’s admission area will open at 5 pm for entrance into the concert.

What time can I start lining up at the doors?

Guests may line up outside the Garden’s Fischer Visitor Center as early as they please. The Garden closes at 3 pm for general admission to the public. The Garden’s doors will re-open at 5 pm.

Where do I park?

Parking is free, but limited on the Garden’s grounds. Parking volunteers will direct you to available spots. Parking volunteers will direct vehicles to neighboring parking lots safely and as efficiently as possible. Please drive slowly when approaching the Garden and watch for directional parking signs. Shuttles from NWTC Lot G will be provided if needed, parking volunteers will direct you.

Is smoking allowed during the Concert?

The Garden is a smoke-free, environmentally-friendly facility. Smoking is not permitted anywhere on the grounds, including the parking lot.

Can I bring my pet with me?

The Garden only allows certified service animals that assist people with disabilities on site (no pets).

Are weapons allowed?

The Garden does not permit the right to carry concealed weapons on the grounds. If the customer refuses to return weapon to vehicle, he or she will be refused admittance to the Garden.

Can I record the concert on a video recording device?

Video recording is not permitted at the concert.

I have a specific question you haven’t answered. Who can I talk to?

For specific questions about concerts, please contact events@gbbg.org or call Guest Services at 920.490.9457.


Contact Us

For more information, contact Guest Services at 920.490.9457 or info@gbbg.org.