ANNOUNCEMENTS

The entire Garden (buildings and grounds) is temporarily closed from Wednesday, March 25 through 9 am on Friday, April 24 in accordance with Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers' Safer at Home order. All Garden events, classes and programs throughout the rest of March and April have been canceled. See updates below.

Concert Series Overview

Les Stumpf Ford Grand Concert Series

An eclectic variety of talented regional and national musicians will grace the Billie Kress Amphitheater surrounded by stunning views of the Schneider Family Grand Garden. Guests are invited to stroll through the summer Garden and enjoy food and cocktails on the lawn – making it the perfect evening for music lovers across all genres and generations.

Concert Series Details

 

Sanimax Concert Series

Surrounded by the spectacular views of the new Schneider Family Grand Garden, music lovers across all genres and generations will enjoy live music from local musicians in the Billie Kress Amphitheater. Concert-goers can stroll through the Garden, enjoy live music, wine, beer and dining.

Concert Series Details

 

Strike a Green Chord

Help us continue making earth-friendly choices and create a “waste-free” concert experience!

Learn More

 

Contact Us

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

Performers/Bookings

The Garden is always looking for new solo and group performers to keep our concert series fresh. If you are interested in performing for one of the concert series, please contact our Sales & Events Manager, Eileen Metzler, at 920.491.3691 ext. 103 or events@gbbg.org.

Please provide contact information (official group name, contact name, phone, and e-mail), music genre and links to music samples.

If the Garden would like to inquire further about booking you as a solo artist or the group you represent, we will contact you with available concert dates at the contact information you provide.

Sponsorship

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.

Les Stumpf Ford Grand Concert Series

les stumpf ford grand concert series

An eclectic variety of talented regional and national musicians will grace the Billie Kress Amphitheater surrounded by stunning views of the Schneider Family Grand Garden. Guests are welcomed to bring in their own picnics. Please no beverage carry-ins.


7–9 pm | Live music on the Billie Kress Amphitheater

Doors open at 6 pm. Garden will close at 5 pm for setup.

Tickets

May 1–15: Members Only Pre-Sale! Additional $5 off member pricing for each ticket based on membership level.
May 16: Tickets open to the General Public.

*If any concert would need to be canceled due to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Wisconsin Department of Health Services guidelines, tickets will be refunded for amount purchased.

2020 Concert Line-Up
Date Headliner (7–9 pm)
Saturday, June 20 Sweet Caroline Tour featuring Jay White
A Las Vegas tribute to Neil Diamond.
Friday, July 17 Simply Billy
A one–of–a–kind tribute experience to Billy Joel.
Friday, July 31 Yesterday and Today: The Interactive Beatles Experience
An all-request show. Fill out song cards when you arrive and help create the set list!
Friday, August 14 Sounds of Nashville
3rd annual event featuring your favorite country songs performed by the songwriters themselves. Featuring all-new songwriters!
Saturday, August 29 Jazz Uncorked with Steve March–Torme`
Wine samples and jazz music under the stars.
Friday, September 11 Brews, Bistros & Bonfires
Craft brew samples and music with Heartache Tonight A Tribute to the Eagles. Must be 21 and older to attend.
Frequently Asked Questions

FOOD & DRINK

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

The Garden will feature a small concessions area with popcorn, chips, ice cream and beverages. Bar stations will offer local brews and botanically inspired cocktails.

A variety of sandwiches, salads, snacks and desserts will be available for purchase from Cheese Cake Heaven.

New This Year! Pre-order your boxed dinner from Cheese Cake Heaven before the concert and you will be guaranteed a fresh, delightful summer meal to enjoy at the concert. Order (link coming soon) by 12 pm the Wednesday before the concert and pick up your meal on the Mabel Thome Patio night of the concert.

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 ATMs on site.

What kind of beverages can I bring into the Amphitheater?

Beverages will be available for purchase, no carry-ins allowed. In compliance with our liquor license, the Garden has a no beverage carry-in policy – this includes alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Bags 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. Any exceptions to this policy could result in loss of our license. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.

Beer, wine, cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages are available at our concessions building. All guests consuming alcohol will have IDs checked at the concession stand for service. Additional beverage stations will be located on the Mabel Thome Patio. These stations will serve a limited selection of beer, wine, soda and bottled water.

CONCERT GUIDELINES, PARKING, TICKETS & 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. 125, 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.

A golf cart will assist guest with mobility needs around the Schneider Family Grand Garden from the lower level patio to the Concessions Building, Cowles Terrace, etc. during the concert and after the concert. This service is provided to Garden guests with mobility issues. Service starts when doors open and is located by the light pole at the Woodland Garden entrance. The service will last 30 minutes after the concert ends to help with shuttling guests back up to the lower level patio.

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. There are two golf carts to assist guests with mobility needs from the Garden’s parking lot to the Garden’s front door.

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 6 pm for entrance into the concert. If sound check is completed and the performer deems appropriate, doors will open 15 minutes prior to door open time for Garden Members only.

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 5 pm for general admission to the public. The Garden’s doors will re-open at 6 pm.

Where do I park?

Parking is free, but limited on the Garden’s grounds. Parking volunteers will direct you to available spots. Please drive slowly when approaching the Garden and watch for directional parking signs. Overflow parking is made available near the Garden, please watch for parking volunteers directing traffic and overflow parking signage.

Is smoking allowed during the Concert?

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

Can I bring my pet with me?

Service animals are welcome, but please leave pets and Emotional Support Animals (ESAs) at home. Please let us know you have a service animal when you arrive so we can make our staff aware. View frequently asked questions about service animals and the ADA.

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.

CONTACT US

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

6–9 pm | Picnic in the Garden

Feel free to bring in your own picnic. No beverage carry-ins. Families and friends can enjoy drop-in activity stations and lawn games in the Schneider Family Grand Garden.

The Garden will feature a small concessions area with popcorn, chips, ice cream and beverages. Bar stations will offer local brews and botanically inspired cocktails.

A variety of sandwiches, salads, snacks and desserts will be available for purchase from Cheese Cake Heaven.

New This Year! Pre-order your boxed dinner from Cheese Cake Heaven before the concert and you’ll be guaranteed a fresh, delightful summer meal to enjoy at the concert. Order by Wednesday at 12 pm and pick up your meal on the Mabel Thome Patio the night of the concert!


Volunteer

Sign up for a variety of volunteer positions in parking, admissions, concessions and more. Shifts coming soon.


Strike a Green Chord

Help us continue making earth-friendly choices and create a “waste-free” concert experience!


Thank You to Our Sponsors

Title Sponsor

Les Stumpf Ford

Beverage 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.

Sponsorship

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.

Sanimax Concert Series

Sanimax Concert Series

Thursdays, June 18–August 20 | 6–8 pm

Surrounded by the spectacular views of the Schneider Family Grand Garden, music lovers across all genres and generations can enjoy live music from local musicians in the Billie Kress Amphitheater. Stroll through the Garden, enjoy live music from local musicians, wine, beer and dining. Guests are encouraged to bring picnics, lawn chairs, blankets and their dancing shoes! Please no beverage carry-ins. No concert on July 2.

6–8 pm | Live music in the Billie Kress Amphitheater

2020 Concert Line-Up
Date Headliner (6–8 pm)
Thursday, June 18 John Kelley and Fusion Express Orchestra (Jazz and Broadway tunes)
Thursday, June 25 Salsa Manzana (Salsa band of Lawrence University students, alumni and professors)
Thursday, July 9 Daddy D Productions (Singing, acting and dancing)
Thursday, July 16 Listening Party (Bluegrass/Americana)
Thursday, July 23 Big Mouth and The Power Tool Horns (Eclectic mix of Jazz and Blues)
Thursday, July 30 Rhythm Kings (Motown hits)
Thursday, August 6 Copper Box (Roots/Americana)
Thursday, August 13 Patchouli & Terra Guitarra (Folk)
Thursday, August 20 N.E.W. Piano Guys (Dueling pianos)
Concert Admission

Concert admission goes on sale at 4 pm night of the concert. No advance ticket sales for the Sanimax Concert Series.

General Public Admission

$20/Family (2 adults and children 17 & under in the household or grandchildren)
$10/General Public Adult
$8/Senior (62+)
$5/Child (3-12)
Free/Children 2 & under

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

Garden Member Admission

Free admission for Green Bay Botanical Garden Members is based on membership level. Become a member before the first concert and enjoy the whole Sanimax Concert Series for free!

Frequently Asked Questions

FOOD & DRINK

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

The Garden will feature a small concessions area with popcorn, chips, ice cream and beverages. Bar stations will offer local brews and botanically inspired cocktails.

A variety of sandwiches, salads, snacks and desserts will be available for purchase from Not By Bread Alone. New This Year! Pre-order your boxed dinner from Not By Bread Alone before the concert and you will be guaranteed a fresh, delightful summer meal to enjoy at the concert. Order by Tuesday at 12 pm (link with menu coming soon!) and pick up your meal on the Mabel Thome Patio on Thursday night.

La Java will be serving coffee, lattes, fresh lemonade and iced tea.

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 ATMs on site.

What kind of beverages can I bring into the Amphitheater?

No beverage carry-ins. In compliance with our liquor license, the Garden has a no beverage carry-in policy – this includes alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Bags 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. Any exceptions to this policy could result in loss of our license. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.

Beer, wine, cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages are available at our concessions building. All guests consuming alcohol will have IDs checked at the concession stand for service. Additional beverage stations will be located on the Mabel Thome Patio. These stations will serve a limited selection of beer, wine, soda and bottled water.

CONCERT GUIDELINES, PARKING & WEATHER

What time do the doors open?

The Garden’s admission area will open at 4 pm. Guests can set up chairs on Cowles Terrace or the Grand Lawn starting at 4 pm.

The Butterfly House will remain open until 6 pm for concerts guests to visit.

Seeds to Snacks will be from 4:30-6 pm allowing guests to dig into gardening activities and investigations, then create a fresh garden snack to enjoy from our harvest each week in the Partnership Gardens, watch for signs. Weather permitting.

Food, beverages and family yard games will be available starting at 5 pm.

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

Rain or shine! On Thursday morning a decision will be made if the Sanimax Concert will be moved inside to the Garden’s Cornerstone Foundation Hall. Please watch our website and Facebook page for updates. A limited number of chairs are made available to guests first come, first served. There will be food and beverages made available.

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. 125 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. 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 serve basis.

A golf cart will assist guest with mobility needs around the Schneider Family Grand Garden from the lower level patio to the Concessions Building, Cowles Terrace, etc. during the concert and after the concert. This service is provided to Garden guests with mobility issues. Service starts when doors open and is located by the light pole at the Woodland Garden entrance. The service will last 30 minutes after the concert ends to help with shuttling guests back up to the lower level patio.

Parking Staff will direct concertgoers with vehicles displaying an ADA license plate or placard to the ADA parking areas (18 available spots). Guests with accessibility needs can also be dropped off close to the Garden’s entrance by pulling into the circle driveway. A golf cart will be available for transport for those needing assistance to and from the parking lots. Golf cart transport will also be available immediately following the end of the concerts.

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

Are seats reserved? How do I find a seat?

All seating is general admission, first-come, first-served lawn seating and Cowles Terrace seating (hard paver surface). Lawn chairs and blankets are welcomed. Guests can start setting up chairs beginning at 4 pm

What is the Sponsored Seating area?

The Sponsored Seating section is a special area on the Cowles Terrace in front of the Billie Kress Amphitheater for Sanimax Concert Series sponsors. If you would like to be a Sanimax Concert Series sponsor, please contact our Director of Development, Cindy Berton, at 920.491.3691 ext. 104 or cberton@gbbg.org for more information.

Where do I park?

Parking is free, but limited on the Garden’s grounds. Parking volunteers will direct you to available spots. Please drive slowly when approaching the Garden and watch for directional parking signs. Overflow parking is made available near the Garden, please watch for parking volunteers directing traffic and overflow parking signage.

Is smoking allowed during the Concert?

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

Can I bring my pet with me?

Service animals are welcome, but please leave pets and Emotional Support Animals (ESAs) at home. Please let us know you have a service animal when you arrive so we can make our staff aware. View frequently asked questions about service animals and the ADA.

Are weapons allowed at the Garden?

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.

Other Activities

4:30–6 pm | Seeds to Snacks

Dig into hands-on gardening activities and investigations, then create a fresh garden snack to enjoy from our harvest each week in the Partnership Gardens, watch for signs. Weather permitting. No program July 2.

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5–6 pm | Butterflies & Blooms Tour

Experience and enjoy our summer exhibit and butterfly house during this special extended hour for concert goers.

5–8 pm | Picnic in the Garden

Feel free to bring in your own picnic. Families and friends can enjoy drop-in activity stations and lawn games in the Schneider Family Grand Garden.

The Garden will feature a small concessions area with popcorn, chips, ice cream and beverages. Bar stations will offer local brews and botanically inspired cocktails.

A variety of sandwiches, salads, snacks and desserts will be available for purchase from Not By Bread Alone. La Java will be serving coffee, lattes, fresh lemonade and iced tea. No beverage carry-ins allowed.

New This Year! Pre-order your boxed dinner from Not By Bread Alone before the concert and you’ll be guaranteed a fresh, delightful summer meal to enjoy at the concert. Order by Tuesday at 12 pm and pick up your meal on the Mabel Thome Patio on Thursday night.

Order your dinner online:

Guests can also call Not By Bread Alone directly to place an order at 920.429.9422.


Volunteer

Sign up for a variety of volunteer positions in parking, admissions, concessions and more. Signup coming soon!


Strike a Green Chord

Help us continue making earth-friendly choices and create a “waste-free” concert experience!


Thank You to Our Sponsors

Title Sponsor

Sanimax

Lead 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.

Performers/Bookings

The Garden is always looking for new solo and group performers to keep our concert series fresh. If you are interested in performing for one of the concert series, please contact our Director of Sales & Events, Eileen Metzler, at 920.491.3691 ext. 103 or events@gbbg.org.

Please provide contact information (official group name, contact name, phone, and e-mail), music genre and links to music samples.

If the Garden would like to inquire further about booking you as a solo artist or the group you represent, we will contact you with available concert dates at the contact information you provide.