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 another year of exciting performances in our breathtakingly gorgeous venue.
All tickets for the Live at the Gardens Concert Summer series are sold utilizing a dynamic pricing model—which means that for each performance, ticket prices will fluctuate depending on demand —with limited amounts of tickets available at varying price points. One of the benefits of being a Gardens Member and Lincoln Center Subscriber is receiving early access to tickets to the Live at the Gardens Summer Concert Series. Early access offers members and subscribers the opportunity to purchase tickets at the lowest prices. However, since ticket quantities and prices will vary based on demand, it is possible that the ticket prices will increase during the pre-sale period.
You can also add on the rental of a Gardens lawn chair 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 at the time of your ticket purchase or you can call The Lincoln Center Box Office at 970.221.6730.
Please note that The Gardens will close three hours prior to each concert. Entrance to the Butterfly House will end 45 minutes prior to The Gardens’ closing time.
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 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 at least 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. Due to City sound ordinances, all concerts will end at 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.
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 or through any other ticketing vendor.
Tickets will be available to order online at LCtix.com starting in April.
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.
Saturday, September 23 | Doors Open at 5 p.m. | Show Begins at 6 p.m.
Multi-platinum-selling WAR, the original street band, has been sharing its timeless music and message of brotherhood and harmony for 5 decades before millions across the globe.
WAR has sold more than 50 million records since its formation to include ten Billboard Top 10 hits. Top 40 hits include the timeless classics “Why Can’t We Be Friends,” “Low Rider,” “The World Is A Ghetto,” “The Cisco Kid,” and many more.
Fifteen of WAR’s albums have achieved Gold Status in the United States and many of them have gone multi-platinum, including “Eric Burdon Declares War” (1970), “Black Man’s Burdon” (1971), “All Day Music” (1971), “WAR Live” (1972), “The World Is A Ghetto” (1972), “Deliver The Word” (1973), “Why Can’t We Be Friends” (1975), “Greatest Hits” (1976), “Platinum Jazz” (1976), “Galaxy” (1977), “The Music Band” (1979) and “Best of WAR and More” (1986).
Former President, Barack Obama, placed “All Day Music” on his 2020 summer playlist, just the latest example of WAR’s influence being felt in modern times. With samples and nods by artists such as Kendrick Lamar, Flo-Rida, Thomas Rhett, Tupac, Smash Mouth, Janet Jackson, Dave Matthews, Korn, and countless others, it is evident that WAR remains a household name.
More recently, LA Weekly declared WAR in the top 10 concerts of 2018. The group has been honored numerous times by the City of Los Angeles for its community involvement, as well as many other communities throughout the world.
WAR has not only sealed their status as a household name, but has also proven that their music and messages continue to be as relevant today as they have always been.
This show is sold out.