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Concert Overview

Sunday, August 26 | 12–7 pm

Enjoy a variety of bluegrass, roots, Americana and folk music from area artists presented in partnership with Mile of Music.

Featured Bands & Line-up

12:00 pm–12:50 pm | The Raglanders
1:15 pm–2:15 pm | Burnt Toast & Jam
2:50 pm–3:40 pm | Feed the Dog
4:05 pm–4:55 pm | The Barefoot Movement
5:20 pm–6:30 pm | Ginstrings

Event Details

Food and beverages will be available for purchase including local brews and botanically inspired cocktails. Stone Arch Brewpub will provide a variety of food options and gluten-free options for purchase. No carry-ins, please.

  • Locally-raised bison burger $8
  • Locally-sourced Wisconsin brat $5
  • Black bean burger $7
  • Hummus and local, organic vegetables $6
  • Tabouli $5 (veggie burger)

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 Sponsor

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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

All guests must have a ticket to attend the Grass Roots Festival.

Lawn Seating Ticket: Register for a Free ticket below
All guests need to pre-register for free lawn seating.

Cowles Terrace Ticket: $10/Person
Cowles Terrace has limited seating and tickets may not be available at the door. 

There are 3 easy ways to purchase tickets:

  1. Online:
    • $2 service fee per ticket applies for Cowles Terrace only. No service fee for lawn seating if tickets purchased online.
    • 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 admission.
Register for a Free Lawn Seating Ticket Buy Cowles Terrace Ticket

 

  1. By Phone: 920.490-9457, check Garden hours before calling
    • $2 service fee per ticket applies.
    • Ticket Will Call: Tickets can be picked-up during general Garden Admission hours. Tickets can be picked up day-of the festival from 11 am-6 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
    • Lawn Seating: $2 service fee per ticket applies.
    • Cowles Terrace: No service fee applies.

Must show your ticket at the door for admission into the festival. 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

  • Members get early entry at 11 am day-of the festival.
  • Access to the Members Only line for faster entry the day of the Festival! Show your Green Bay Botanical Garden membership card to enjoy a members-only entrance line staffed by friendly Garden volunteers.
Learn About Membership

 

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 FREE to the community lawn seating. Please register online for your free lawn seating ticket. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcomed and highly encouraged. Guests can start setting up chairs after doors open at 11 am for Garden Members and the general public at 11:30 am. 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 11 am for Garden Members and 11:30 am for the general public.


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, alcohol or beverage 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.

Stone Arch Brewpub will be serving a variety of food items and gluten free options available for purchase.

  • Locally-raised bison burger $8
  • Locally-sourced Wisconsin brat $5
  • Black bean burger $7
  • Hummus and local, organic vegetables $6
  • Tabouli $5 (veggie burger)

Gluten-free options will be available.

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 event 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.

Concert is rain or shine unless there is severe weather as previously stated.

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 serve basis.

Parking Staff will direct concertgoers with vehicles displaying an ADA license plate or card on the review mirror 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 the doors open?

The Garden’s admission area will open at 11 am for Garden Members and for the general public beginning at 11:30 am.

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.

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.


Contact Us

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