Sanimax Concert Series

Sanimax Concert Series

Thursdays, June 16–August 11 | 6–8 pm

No concert June 30.

Enjoy live music from local musicians in the spectacular Schneider Family Grand Garden. Guests are encouraged to bring picnics, lawn chairs, blankets, and their dancing shoes! No beverage carry-ins.

Chairs can be set out at 4:30 pm.


Garden Members
Free at-the-door admission. Series is considered a member special event and is not covered under reciprocal admission.

General Public
The general public can purchase advance tickets or at-the-door tickets the evening of the concert based on availability.

Buy Tickets

$24/Family (2 adults and children 17 & under in the household or grandchildren)
$10/Seniors (62+), AAA Members, AARP, Military
$5/Child (3-17)
Free/Children 2 & under
Free with Current ID/NWTC faculty & students

Service Fees

General PublicOnline: $2 per order
Walk–in or Call–in (during Garden hours): $5 per order

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

Performer Change to July 14 Concert
Due to an illness, Patchouli &  Terra Guitarra will not be headlining the Sanimax Concert on Thursday, July 14. Instead, we’re welcoming Daddy D Productions back to the Billie Kress Amphitheater for an entertaining night of singing, dancing, and acting!

2022 Series Lineup

June 16

Trapper Schoepp (Rock/Americana)

June 23

N.E.W. Piano Guys (Interactive Dueling Pianos)

July 7

Rändi Fay & Limited Edition (Lyrical Jazz)

July 14

Daddy D Productions (Singing, dancing, and acting)

July 21

Big Mouth and the Powertool Horns (Eclectic mix of Jazz and Blues)

July 28

Listening Party (Bluegrass/Americana)

August 4

Vento Winds (Wind Ensemble Music)

August 11

Pegasis (World/Latin)

Other Activities | 4:30–8 pm

Families can enjoy drop-in activity stations and lawn games in the Schneider Family Grand Garden.

4:30–6 pm | Seeds to Snacks

Dig into gardening activities and investigations, then enjoy a fresh garden snack from our harvest each week. Watch for signs. Weather permitting. No program June 30.

4:30–8 pm | Picnic in the Garden

Feel free to bring in your own picnic. The Garden will feature a small concessions area with snacks and both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. A variety of light foods (salads, desserts, etc.) will be available for purchase from Not By Bread Alone. No beverage carry-ins allowed.

Pre-Order a Boxed Dinner from Not By Bread Alone
Pre-order your boxed meal online by Tuesday at 12 pm to guarantee a delightful dinner at the concert. You can also pre-order your boxed meal by calling Not By Bread Alone at 920.429.9422.

Pre-Order Your Boxed Dinner Not By Bread Alone Pre-Order Menu

Frequently Asked Questions

What does COVID-19 mean for Sanimax Concerts this year?
  • With the wellbeing of our Garden community in mind, all COVID–19 safety requirements are determined based on guidelines from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and the Brown County Public Health Department. All programs, events, and policies are subject to change at any time.
  • Sanimax Concerts will be available to both members and the general public at a limited capacity.
  • Pre-order your boxed dinner from Not by Bread Alone. Not by Bread Alone will be located on the Mabel Thome Patio only.
  • Volunteer ushers will help you find your space on the Grand Lawn, ensuring groups can maintain the necessary physical distancing.
  • In the event of inclement weather, a decision will be made on Thursday morning if the concert will be canceled as it cannot be moved indoors. Watch our website and Facebook page for an update. Rain dates will be determined individually with the performers.

Food & Drink

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

Feel free to bring in your own picnic. The Garden will feature a small concessions area with snacks and both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. A limited variety of light foods (salads, desserts, etc) will be available for purchase from Not By Bread Alone. No beverage carry-ins are allowed.

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 and pick up your meal on the Mabel Thome Patio on Thursday night. Guests can also call Not By Bread Alone at 920.429.9422 to place an order.

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, pre-mixed 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.

Concert Guidelines, Accessibility, Parking, & Weather

What time can I arrive for the concert?

Chairs can be set out at 4:30 pm.

There will be ushers who will help you find your space once you check in on the Grand Garden lawn, ensuring groups maintain the necessary physical distancing. Ushers will be in the Fischer Overlook Arbor to direct guests.

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

On Thursday morning a decision will be made if the Sanimax Concert will be canceled. Please watch our website and Facebook page for an update. Rain dates will be determined individually with the performers.

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. 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). In addition, staff will be located in the Fisher Overlook and Mabel Thome Patio to offer beverage service to guests, including taking drink orders, picking up drinks, and delivering them to guests.

Guests using wheelchairs have priority—a very limited number of wheelchairs are available to use at the Garden on a first-come, first-served basis.

A golf cart will assist guests 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 Johnson 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 can pull into the Garden’s circle driveway to drop off other guests. Once guests check in, they can ask for a golf cart ride from the Fischer Visitor Center down to the Schneider Family Grand Garden.

To reserve your ADA seat ahead of time, contact us at 920.491.3691 ext. 103.

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 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, and 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 guest refuses to return weapon to their vehicle, they 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.


Sign up for a variety of volunteer positions in parking, admissions, and more! Contact our Volunteer Coordinator at or 920.491.3691 ext. 131 to learn more.

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Thank You to Our Sponsors

Title Sponsor


Lead Sponsor

Investor Sponsor

Les Stumpf Ford

Mary Zaborski

Supporting Sponsor

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Mary and the Late Rawson Price

Beverage Sponsor

Dean Distributing

Seeds to Snacks Sponsor



For more information, contact our Guest Experience Team at 920.490.9457 or

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


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 Events at 920.491.3691 ext. 103 or

Please provide contact information (official group name, contact name, phone, and email), 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.