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Live at The Gardens Summer Concert Series

Live at The Gardens Summer Concert Series

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.

Charcuterie box sales will end at 5:00 p.m. on the Thursday prior to each performance. You can purchase a charcuterie box from your basket at the time of purchase or you can call The Lincoln Center Box Office at 970.221.6730.

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.

2022 Series Remaining Shows


Stewart Copeland

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.

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Food Trucks:  The Goodness Truck and Panhandlers Pizza


Angélique Kidjo
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.

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Food Trucks:  The Goodness Truck and Panhandlers Pizza

Ticketing / Box Office Information

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

The Lincoln Center Box Office

  • Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, Noon - 6 p.m.
  • Phone: 970.221.6730
  • Location: 417 West Magnolia Street, Fort Collins

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.

The Gardens Venue

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 to three feet by three feet, or nine square feet, per patron.

Blankets and tables are discouraged. We reserve the right to consolidate your blanket spread or other personal items to allow space for others.

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 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 Policy: 
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.

Show Length:
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:
Prohibited items include but are not limited to:  

  • Outside alcohol, marijuana and tobacco in any form
  • Glass containers
  • Pets (service animals as defined by the ADA are allowed)
  • Tents, canopies or umbrellas
  • Recording devices
  • Noisemakers
  • Laser pointers
  • Confetti or glitter
  • Fires of any kind including grills, fireworks and candles
  • Bikes, skateboards and roller skates (bike parking is available outside venue)

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.

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