Concert Overview

Sunday, August 25 | 1–6 pm

Enjoy a variety of bluegrass, roots, Americana, and folk music presented in partnership with Willems Marketing, producers of Mile of Music.

Event Details

Featured Bands & Line-Up

1 pm–1:50 pm | Nickel & Rose
2:10 pm–3:10 pm | The Belle Weather
3:35 pm–4:35 pm | Feed The Dog (Encore performance from last year)
5 pm–6 pm | The Honeygoats

Doors open at 12 pm.

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.

  • Hamburger-$6
  • Blackbean Burger-$5
  • Bratwurst-$5
  • Hummus w/ Veggies-$5
  • Kettle Chips-$1

Band Bios

The Belle Weather (Sheboygan)

The Belle Weather is a hurricane. We are the heavy, rhythmic storm of an acoustic guitar, the deep pulse of an upright bass and the soaring elegance of cello, violin and voice. We are the eye of the storm and the damage done – equal parts modern folk and indie rock – that represents a fusion of inspired anthems and the art of simple storytelling.

Nickel&Rose (Milwaukee)

Nickel&Rose is an American folk-music duo made up of upright bassist Johanna Rose and guitarist Carl Nichols. The two have influences that span the spectrum of American music. Carl’s background brings elements of West African music and blues while Johanna brings her experience playing bluegrass, folk and jazz. From loss to heart break to love, Nickel&Rose address the human experience with gentle harmonies and soul-stirring cries. With a shared appreciation for traditional music and a desire to break the rules, the two have created a unique sound that embodies Americana’s past and future.

Feed the Dog (Appleton)

Feed the Dog can be described as an eclectic, action-packed, high-energy, jam-rock-grass band. The Appleton-based group features masterfully crafted fiddle, Kottke-like finger pickin,’ acoustic 6- and 12-string guitar, funky bass lines and percussive soul. The band started in July 2015 and has been relentless in playing festivals, theaters and clubs alongside regional and national touring acts ever since. Feed the Dog’s freshman album “Sheep” and sophomore album “Tenderloin” are out now.

The Honeygoats (Plymouth)

The Honeygoats are the result of 5 guys’ mutual desire to make music that would bring the party to any stage they set foot on. With influences ranging from James Brown to Punch Brothers, Waylon Jennings to A Tribe Called Quest, Bill Monroe to Led Zeppelin, there’s no limit to what avenues the ‘goats may wander down. Bringing carefully crafted songwriting, blinding solos, and raw energy, the ‘goats are here to put on a show. Be it dive bars or country clubs, there’s no audience too young, old, rich, poor, rugged, wild, or weird for The Honeygoats. Play fast, bring the groove, and ‘Goat On.’


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Thank You to Our Sponsor

Title Sponsor

Les Stumpf Ford

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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 events@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: $10/Adult
Child (age 3-17) Lawn Seating: Free with one paid adult ticket.

Includes first-come, first-served seating. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcomed and highly encouraged. Guests can start setting up chairs after doors open at 12 pm. Blankets can be used for seating, but please be courteous of other guests by not saving larger-than-needed amounts of grass.

Advance ticket sales end 24 hours prior to event start time. At the door, tickets are $5 more per ticket based on availability.

Please purchase tickets at the door. Tickets are no longer available to purchase online or by phone. 

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

Green Bay Botanical Garden Member Benefits

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

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.


Contact Us

For more information, contact Guest Services at 920.490.9457 or events@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, cocktail, soda, and water from the concessions building. Stone Arch Brewpub will be providing a variety of food options and gluten-free options available for purchase.

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 throughout the Schneider Family Grand Garden. These stations will serve a limited selection of beer, wine, soda and bottled water.

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. 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 four-passenger 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.

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 12 pm for entrance into the concert. If sound check is completed and the performer deems it 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 11 am for general admission to the public. The Garden’s doors will re-open for GrassRootsJam at 12 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. Please drive slowly when approaching the Garden and watch for directional parking signs. Shuttles from NWTC Lot F/G will be provided, parking volunteers will direct you.

Lot F/G Shuttle Parking Map

 

Is smoking allowed during the Concert?

The Garden is a smoke-free, vape-free and environmentally friendly facility. Smoking 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 events@gbbg.org.