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Live at the Garden concerts are back!

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That's right Memphis, our favorite garden party is back! And the music won't stop when summer ends, because this year's Live at the Garden concert series lasts through the end of October.
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If you don't know about Live at the Garden, it's an outdoor concert series at the Memphis Botanic Garden that's been going on for 20 years. The series is comprised of five concerts playing country, pop, and classic rock shows with favorite current artists and some pretty well known blasts from the past! I'm not ashamed to admit that the REO Speedwagon show a few years ago had me all giggly and singing along like it was 1984 again. It’s the perfect mix of live music with a community feel, so grab your friends and pack your coolers and lawn chairs, and head down to Live at the Garden!

So what's new this year, who's playing, and how do you sign up? Here's the scoop!

What's new?

There are some new and exciting things brewing at the show this year. Memphis Botanic Garden has partnered with Radians to provide all shows at the Radians Ampitheater. A global leader in manufacturing Personal Protective Equipment, Radians, Inc. is headquartered in Memphis and employs over 200 people locally.

“The Radians Amphitheater sponsorship represents our heartfelt commitment to give back to our hometown. We’re excited to play an important role in sharing music, creating fun memories for families and friends, and helping Memphis to grow culturally and economically.” ~ President Bill England, quoted from

The ampitheater is located inside the Memphis Botanic Garden at 750 Cherry Road in East Memphis.There is free and paid parking available.

Free Parking is located in the north lot at Southern Avenue and Perkins Road.  There are 2 entrances, one off of Perkins Road going southbound, and the other on Southern Avenue for eastbound traffic.
All free parking is first come, first serve.

Paid Parking is located in the Marine Sales Parking Lot off of Cherry Road. There are two entrances, one coming eastbound from Southern Avenue onto Cherry Road, and the other coming westbound from Park Avenue onto Cherry Road.

See the official Live at the Garden website for detailed directions and parking maps.

In a world where many things can divide us, music unites us and brings friends, families, and businesses together. That’s why Radians is honored to sponsor the Radians Amphitheater and give back to its hometown by bringing people together through the gift of music and entertainment. After all, where there is music, there is joy.

Who's playing?

Let's get down to business and answer the question we've all been asking. Here's this year's Live at the Garden line-up!

July 17th - Little Big Town

August 13th - Brad Paisley

September 17th - Sheryl Crow

October 21st - Earth, Wind & Fire

The garden is teasing us with one additional artist, to be announced. We are waiting with baited breath!

How do I purchase tickets and what are the rules?

Season lawn passes are already sold out and individual concert tickets are going fast so get yours today! All tickets must be purchased through Ticketmaster.

General Admission Lawn tickets: $50 each, plus fees.

Pit tickets: $99 each, plus fees.

Rules for The Pit: it standing room only, right in front of the stage. No glass or bottles are allowed, drinks must be in a plastic cup. No bags, backpacks, or purses are allowed in the pit.

Limited VIP packages are still available for some shows. Check for availability.

You can upgrade your lawn ticket to table seating (subject to availability) at any concert by paying the difference between the lawn admission and the cost of the table seat. Upgrades may only be made by contacting Valerie Weise at least 48 hours prior to the show date, at

Here's a summary of the rules from the official Live at the Garden website:

  • You can bring your own lawn chairs, blankets, tables smaller than 3 ft. by 3 ft., and small umbrellas in case of rain.
  • You can bring your own picnics and coolers, as well as wagons to carry everything.
  • Everything is subject to search.
  • No weapons, candles, fireworks, laser pointers, drones, or video recording, in addition to a few other things that seem like common sense.
  • There are potable toilets and will be food and drinks for sale.
  • Food is also available for pre-orders through several of the vendors.
  • No smoking is allowed.

Live at the Garden is a Rain or Shine event, and everyone needs a ticket (even kids). All shows start at 8:00 p.m. unless otherwise stated for a particular concert. Gates open at 6:00 p.m. and parking opens at 5 p.m. Times are subject to change.

For a full list of policies and what you can and can't bring, see their "Know Before You Go" page.

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