Get ready for a summer filled with live music in the most beautiful setting in Fort Collins! The Gardens on Spring Creek and The Lincoln Center are delighted to partner for the 2022 Live at The Gardens Summer Concert Series presented by BMW and Mini of Loveland. From June to September, enjoy the sounds of summer with a season of full-capacity shows in our breathtakingly beautiful venue.
Please continue reading for the lineup, ticketing information and venue information.
You can also add on the rental of a Gardens lawn char or a charcuterie box from Get Plattered to complete your concert experience. Individual boxed platters feature seasonally-selected ingredients such as delicious cheeses, cured meat, crackers, fresh produce, nuts, honey and jam, sweet delicacies and more.
Please note that The Gardens will close at 3 p.m. on the day of each concert. The last entry to the Butterfly House will be at 2:15 p.m. and the grounds will be cleared at 3 p.m.
Saturday, July 9
For more than two decades, Grammy Award-winning master trumpeter and composer Chris Botti has amassed a spectacular variety of honors, including multiple Gold and Platinum albums, to become the largest selling instrumental artist in the United States. There’s nothing like a Chris Botti concert. He’s the complete package: a dazzling trumpeter at home in everything from jazz to pop to rock, a brilliant bandleader who lets his players shine and a born showman whose joy at being onstage is infectious. See him live and you’ll understand why some of the world’s biggest musical stars have been eager to share his stage.
His mesmerizing performances with a stunning array of legends such as Sting, Barbra Streisand, Tony Bennett, Yo-Yo Ma, Frank Sinatra, Paul Simon and Andrea Bocelli have cemented his place as one of the most brilliant and inspiring forces of the contemporary music scene. Whether he’s performing with illustrious symphonies or at renowned venues around the globe, his unparalleled crystalline and poetic sound transcends musical boundaries.
The Wood Brothers
Sunday, July 17 | Sold Out
Dubbed "masters of soulful folk" by Paste, The Wood Brothers formed after brothers Chris and Oliver Wood pursued separate musical careers for 15 years. Chris already had legions of devoted fans for his incomparable work as one-third of Medeski Martin & Wood, while Oliver toured with Tinsley Ellis before releasing a half-dozen albums with his band King Johnson. With drummer Jano Rix added as a permanent third member, it's become quite clear that The Wood Brothers is indeed the main act.
The Wood Brothers’ seventh studio release, Kingdom In My Mind, is their most spontaneous and experimental collection yet. Recorded over a series of freewheeling, improvised sessions, the record is a reckoning with circumstance, mortality and human nature, one that finds strength in accepting what lies beyond our control. Thoughtfully honing in on the bittersweet beauty that underlies our doubt and pain, the songs grapple with the power of our external surroundings to shape our internal worlds (and vice versa) through vivid character studies and unflinching self-examination. The lyrics dig deep, but the arrangements always manage to remain buoyant, drawing from across a broad sonic spectrum to create a transportive, effervescent listening experience that’s indicative of the trio’s unique place in the modern musical landscape.
Kingdom In My Mind follows The Wood Brothers’ most recent studio release, 2018’s One Drop Of Truth, which hit number one on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart and garnered the band their first Grammy Award-nomination for Best Americana Album. NPR praised the record’s “unexpected changes and kaleidoscopic array of influences,” while Uncut hailed its “virtuosic performances and subtly evocative lyrics,” and Blurt proclaimed it “a career-defining album.” Tracks from the record have racked up roughly eight million streams on Spotify alone, and the band took the album on the road for extensive tour dates in the United States and Europe, including their first-ever headline performance at Red Rocks, two nights at San Francisco’s legendary Fillmore (captured on their 2019 release, Live At The Fillmore), and festival appearances everywhere from Bonnaroo to XPoNential.
Please note this show is sold out.
Three Dog Night
Sunday, August 7 | Sold Out
Hits by legendary band Three Dog Night weave through the fabric of pop culture today, whether on the radio where they are heard day in and day out, in TV commercials or in major motion pictures, songs like “Mama Told Me (Not To Come),” “Joy to the World”, “Black and White,” “Shambala” and “One” serve to heighten our emotions and crystallize Three Dog Night's continuing popularity.
Created in 1968 by Danny Hutton, Three Dog Night recorded the music of the best (and mostly undiscovered) new songwriters of their time including Harry Nilsson, Randy Newman, Elton John, Laura Nyro, Paul Williams and Hoyt Axton among many others.
The group’s eclectic taste, combined with their ability to recognize and record hits in a unique, distinctive and appealing style, resulted in Three Dog Night dominating the charts for years.
Marking over 50 years on the road, Three Dog Night continues to grow its fan base by keeping up a full schedule of concerts. Since 1986, the band has performed more than 2,500 shows including two Super Bowls.
Please note that this show is sold out.
Stewart Copeland: Police Deranged with the Fort Collins Symphony
Saturday, September 17
Stewart Copeland: Police Deranged for Orchestra is a high energy orchestral evening celebrating the work of legendary rock star and composer, Stewart Copeland and focuses on the epic rise of his career in music that has spanned over four decades.
Copeland is a unique figure in world music. Renowned as the founder of The Police, a band that became a defining force in rock music from the ‘80s through to the present day, he is also a seasoned and prolific composer in opera, ballet and orchestral music.
This concert will be an evening bursting with The Police’s biggest hits including "Roxanne," "Don’t Stand To Close To Me" and "Message in a Bottle." With Copeland on drums, three singers and guest guitarist and bassist, Maestro Wes Kenney leads the Fort Collins Symphony in this one-of-a-kind concert experience.
Sunday, September 25
Five-time Grammy Award winner Angélique Kidjo is one of the greatest artists in international music today and a creative force with sixteen albums to her name. As a performer, her striking voice, stage presence and fluency in multiple cultures and languages have won respect from her peers and expanded her following across national borders. Kidjo has cross-pollinated the West African traditions of her childhood in Benin with elements of American R&B, funk and jazz, as well as influences from Europe and Latin America.
Time Magazine has called her "Africa's premier diva", and named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world for 2021. The BBC has included her in its list of the continent's 50 most iconic figures and in 2011, The Guardian listed her as one of their Top 100 Most Inspiring Women in the World. Forbes Magazine has ranked Angelique as the first woman in their list of the Most Powerful Celebrities in Africa. She is the recent recipient of the prestigious 2015 Crystal Award given by the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the 2016 Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience Award and the 2018 German Sustainability Award.
Official and authentic tickets for the Live at The Gardens Summer Series are only available through The Lincoln Center Box Office. Tickets are not available at the Gardens on Spring Creek.
Tickets can be ordered online anytime at LCtix.com.
The Lincoln Center Box Office
A temporary on-site Box Office will be located at The Gardens the day of the show and will open one hour prior to the start of each performance.
Everyone, regardless of age, is required to have a ticket for entry, including infants. This requirement ensures capacity limits are observed. No complimentary tickets for youth or infants are available.
All sales are final. No refunds. All concerts are rain or shine.
Ticket delivery options include 1) mobile, 2) print at home or, 3) Will Call, available at the Gardens on Spring Creek starting once doors open the day of the show.
Ticketing fees apply. Phone orders are $5 per order, online orders are $1.50 - $6 per ticket, dependent on ticket price, and in-person orders are not charged a fee.
Accepted payment methods include Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express and The Lincoln Center gift cards for online, phone and in-person transactions. For in-person transactions only, additional accepted payment methods also include cash, check and Downtown Fort Collins gift cards. Full payment is due at the time of purchase.
All Live at the Gardens Summer Concert Series performances will be held at the Everitt Pavilion and Great Lawn, outdoors at the Gardens on Spring Creek.
Clear Bag Policy:
The Gardens on Spring Creek will be enforcing a clear bag policy during all concert events.
Guests are welcome to bring clear plastic, vinyl or PVC bags that do not exceed 12 x 6 x 12 inches. Small clutches that are the size of a hand (4.5 x 6.5 inches or smaller) are also permitted. No coolers will be allowed inside the Gardens during concert events.
All bags must comply with this policy, including diaper bags.
Chairs / Seating:
Guests are welcome to bring their own folding lawn chairs. No canopies, tents or umbrellas are permitted. Seating is first-come, first-served. We ask that all patrons respectfully consolidate their seating area as much as possible.
Blankets are discouraged. We reserve the right to limit the size of blankets used to three feet by three feet, or nine square feet, per patron.
Accessible seating areas are available for guests with disabilities, such as those who use a wheelchair or have limited mobility. These areas will be reserved for patrons from the time when doors open until the start time of the concert. There is space for one companion per person requiring accessible seating.
Auxiliary aids and services are available for people with disabilities; please contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org or 970.416.2486 at least two weeks prior to the concert date.
All concerts are scheduled to take place rain or shine. Attendees are encouraged to bring items for comfort including hats, sunscreen, sunglasses and jackets/raincoats in order to be prepared for shifting weather during events. In the event of severe weather, concert staff will communicate any necessary updates.
Free parking is available in The Gardens lot, along Botanical Lane or in the USDA's Natural Resources Research Center lot across the street.
The Gardens is also easily accessed by the Spring Creek Trail with ample bike parking and a separate bike gate entrance located directly on the trail.
Entry / Doors:
Gates will open to concert ticketholders one hour prior to the scheduled show start time. Note that regular daily Gardens operations will close to guests three hours prior to the beginning of scheduled concert performances.
Ticketholders may enter the venue through the main Visitor Center entrance, the Rock Garden gate west of The Gardens’ main parking lot, and through the gate south of the Spring Creek Trail. Please have your tickets ready to scan upon entrance. One admission per ticket.
Re-entry is prohibited. Guests cannot leave and later regain entry into the venue. Please plan accordingly.
Food and Drink:
The Gardens will have a variety of food and drink offerings inside the venue including food trucks, a full cash bar and water fountains for refillable water bottles. Outside alcohol is strictly prohibited.
Guests are permitted to bring factory-sealed non-alcoholic beverages, empty reusable water bottles and food for personal consumption. Food must be packed in transparent bags or containers according to the clear bag policy outlined above. No glass is allowed.
Concerts will be approximately 90 minutes long; this may vary by performer. All concerts will end by 8 p.m.
There is no smoking allowed. This includes but is not limited to cigarettes, e-cigarettes, marijuana or tobacco in any form.
Prohibited items include but are not limited to:
Policies are subject to change at any time and may vary by performer. Any person observed in violation of the outlined policies will be subject to ejection without refund.
Only service animals are permitted at The Gardens. Service animals must be restrained and must remain with the owner. If a service animal interferes with other guests, corrective action may include rearranging seating or removal of the service animal from the amphitheater. Emotional support animals, comfort animals and therapy dogs are not service animals as defined by the 2010 ADA Guidelines and are not allowed at concerts.
Some productions may contain mature language or content. The Gardens on Spring Creek does not censor or guarantee the content of any production.