Cool Thursdays Concert Series

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Cool Thursdays return in April with new and exciting national cover bands, some of the Metroplex’s best food trucks, and weekly costume contests and prizes.

The 2014 series will feature new national acts like Bruce in the USA, a Springsteen tribute, The Official Blues Brothers Revue – produced by Judy Belushi Pisano and Dan Aykroyd and returning favorites such as Emerald City, Asleep at the Wheel and the Molly Ringwalds.

Buy now to get half off the single ticket price with a purchase of a Fall Series subscription package. Subscription packages are the best way to secure your tickets for this popular series, as concerts often sell out. On-site parking is complimentary on concert evenings.

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Full Series, 22 Concerts - $298 (Members $198)

Spring Series, 13 concerts - $156 (Members $130)

Fall Series, 9 concerts - $144 (Members $108)

2014 Parking Pass - $110 Sold Out

Single Tickets

$25 per person for adults (Members $15)

$22 per person for seniors - age 65 and older (Members $12)

$10 per person for children - age 3-12

Free - children under 3

Premium Concerts Single Tickets

$27 per person for adults (Members $17)

$25 per person for seniors - age 65 and older (Members $15)

$10 per person for children - age 3-12

Free - children under 3

*Prices increase $5 at the door day of show.

Subscription tickets purchased before 3.23.14 will be mailed the first week of April. Subscription tickets purchased after 3.23.14 will be attached to the purchase confirmation email. Please be sure that the email in your account profile is accurate.


Gates open at 6 p.m. | Garden closes at the conclusion of the concert

Spring/Summer concerts 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Fall concerts 7 – 9 p.m.

Food and Beverage

Guests are permitted to bring picnic baskets, food, coolers and beverages. Alcohol is permitted, but will not available for sale. Food trucks will also be on-site.


Concerts are held on the Martin Rutchik Concert Lawn, which is a five minute walk from the front gate. Please plan accordingly. You may bring blankets and low backed, sand chairs (four inches from the ground) for the main concert area. All chairs with legs longer than four inches are only permitted in the back and sides of the concert lawn. This will be enforced for 2014 Concerts.

Group Discount

Groups may purchase tickets to the 2014 Cool Thursdays Concert Series for a discount of $2 off the non-member price. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call 214.515.6520 or email


* Indicates a prime concert with an increased ticket price

April 24 - The Molly Ringwalds - SOLD OUT Click for More

The World's Greatest 80's Tribute Band

Sponsored by Herb’s Paint and Body

Costume Contest – The Like Totally Awesome Parachute Pants Award

Come in your most awesome '80s clothes!

Prize - One night stay and breakfast at the Mansion at Turtle Creek


May 1 - Satisfaction Click for More

The International Rolling Stones Show

Sponsored by Capital One Bank

Costume Contest – It's Only Rock 'n' Roll Award

Come dressed like your favorite rock star!

Prize - Saturday night stay at the Intercontinental Hotel with Sunday brunch

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May 8 - Kraig Parker Click for More

The World Premier Elvis Presley Tribute Artist

Sponsored by Accenture

Costume Contest – The Peanut Butter & Banana Sandwich Award

Show us your best Elvis, old or young!

Prize - Two night stay with breakfast for two at the Hyatt Regency North Dallas

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May 15 - *Bruce in the USA Click for More

The World's #1 Tribute to Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band

Costume Contest – The USA Rocks! Award

Come dressed head to toe in red, white & blue!

Prize - Two night stay with breakfast at the Sheraton Dallas

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May 22 - Escape Click for More

The Dallas Based Journey Tribute Band

Sponsored by Gray Reed & McGraw, P.C.

Costume Contest – Sentimental Journey Award

Come dressed to escape to your favorite vacation get-away!

Prize - One night stay and breakfast for two at the Dallas/Plano Marriott at Legacy Town Center

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May 29 - Le Freak Click for More

The Greatest Disco Band in the World

Sponsored by Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau

Costume Contest – Shake Your Groove Thing Award

Come dressed to boogie on down at the disco! (Bell bottoms & platform shoes are Dynamite!)

Prize - Two night weekend stay in a Delux Room at the Dallas Marriott City Center

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June 5 - The Limelight Band Click for More

Dallas' Hottest New Party Band

Sponsored by Sendero Business Services

Costume Contest – The Center Stage Spotlight Award

Dress in your hottest neon attire!

Prize - One night stay in a luxury king room and valet parking at Hotel Palomar

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June 12 - *The Landsharks Click for More

The World's Premier Jimmy Buffet Tribute Band

Sponsored by Fidelity Investments

Costume Contest – Latitudes and Attitudes Award 

Dress in your best pirate or buccaneer gear!

Prize - Two night stay at the Warwick Hotel including full American breakfast (dining room or room service)

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June 19 - *A Hard Night's Day Click for More

A Tribute to the Beatles

Sponsored by University of Texas at Dallas

Costume Contest – The British Invasion Award

Dress like your favorite British bands from the '60s! (The Beatles, The Monkeys, The Who, The Doors, The Animals, etc.)

Prize - 2 night stay in deluxe accommodations at the Ritz Carlton

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June 26 - Fast Lane Click for More

A Tribute to the Eagles

Sponsored by Jackson Walker L.L.P.

Costume Contest – Birds of a Feather Award

Dress up in your best bird costume!

Prize - Two night weekend stay in a signature suite at the Magnolia Hotel

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July 3 - *Dallas Wind Symphony Click for More

A Patriotic Performance

Costume Contest – Our Founding Fathers Award

Show us your best president and first lady costumes!

Prize - One night stay in a Villa at the Four Seasons with 50 min massage or facial, and spa products

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September 4 - *Emerald City Click for More

Dallas' Favorite Variety Band

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September 11 - Blaze of Glory Click for More

The Bon Jovi Experience

Sponsored by Brierley & Partners

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September 18 - Hunter Sullivan Click for More

Dallas' Favorite Big Band

Sponsored by UMB Bank

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September 25 - *The Official Blues Brothers Revue Click for More

Produced by Judy Belushi Pisano & Dan Aykroyd

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October 2 - The Molly Ringwalds Click for More

The World's Greatest 80's Tribute Band

Sponsored by Oral Surgery Associates of North Texas

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October 9 - Brave Combo Click for More

Grammy Award-Winning Polka Band

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October 16 - *Asleep at the Wheel Click for More

The Kings of Texas Swing

Sponsored by Storage Assessments, LLC

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October 23 - *A Hard Night's Day Click for More

A Tribute to the Beatles

Sponsored by Slalom, LLC

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October 30 - *Thriller Night with Who's Bad Click for More

The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band

Sponsored by WPO

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