Music in the Gardens

People sitting on the hill and watching a 3 piece band on the overlook

Enjoy live music throughout the summer at the Ordway Picnic Shelter and/ or nearby overlook. Local bands and community groups will perform on Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons. Bring your own blankets or lawn chairs.

Date and Time

6-7:30 p.m. Thursdays and 1:30-3 p.m. Sundays, select dates throughout the summer (see below)


Ordway Picnic Shelter and Trex Deck overlooking Green Heron Pond


Included with general daily admission; free for members, $15 for non-members ages 16 and older; free for ages 15 and younger. 

Reserve your tickets by date in the table below. 


Date Time Music Group Type of Music Tickets
June 1 6-7:30 p.m. Brad Cattadoris Americana Ballad songs blended with contemporary and classic songs June 1 Tickets
June 4 1:30-3 p.m. JazzLove Jazz pair, vocal and keyboard June 4 Tickets
June 8 6-7:30 p.m. The Flute Loops 4-5 flutists who play a mix of classical, jazz, and pop June 8 Tickets
June 11 1:30-3 p.m. Flute Cocktail Flute choir June 11 Tickets
June 15 6-7:30 p.m. Westwind Swing Band Classic Swing Era June 15 Tickets
June 18 1:30-3 p.m. Plymouth Concert Band Symphonic wind band June 18 Tickets
June 22 6-7:30 p.m. The Abiders Americana music  June 22 Tickets
June 25 1:30-3 p.m. Dragonfly Folk Singers

Variety of American popular song

June 25 Tickets
June 29 6-7:30 p.m. Comes A Time Beatles to Fleetwood to Petty to Plant/Krauss June 29 Tickets
July 2 1:30-3 p.m. The Gritpickers Old Time String Band Coming soon!
July 6 6-7:30 p.m. Flutes of the Spirit Classical, traditional, movie, old and new songs Coming soon!
July 9 1:30-3 p.m. Bluemood Blues, Latin music and Jazz Coming soon!
July 13 6-7:30 p.m. Jazz on the Prairie Big Band 20-piece Big Band ensemble Coming soon!
July 16 1:30-3 p.m. Capri Big Band Jazz Coming soon!
July 20 6-7:30 p.m. Westwind Big Band 18-piece Jazz ensemble Coming soon!
July 23 1:30-3 p.m. Crosstown Community Band Traditional and contemporary Coming soon!
July 27 6-7:30 p.m. Harmonic Relief Pop, Swing, Broadway and Vocal Jazz music Coming soon!
July 30 1:30-3 p.m. Minnesota Mandolin Orchestra Mandolin music Coming soon!
Aug. 3 6-7:30 p.m. Bend in the River Big Band Swing Era through today’s current Big Band Swing Coming soon!
Aug. 6 1:30-3 p.m. The Silverwinds Flutes Jazz music on flutes Coming soon!
Aug. 10 6-7:30 p.m. City of Lakes Chorus Sweet Adeline chorus: American music, contemporary pop, Broadway show tunes Coming soon!
Aug. 13 1:30-3 p.m. Celebration Brass Variety of musical genres, including jazz, Dixieland, ragtime, classical, show tunes, and "golden oldies" Coming soon!
Aug. 17 6-7:30 p.m. Fourth String Swing tunes from the 20s to the 40s Coming soon!
Aug. 20 1:30-3 p.m. The Abiders Americana music  Coming soon!
Aug. 24 6-7:30 p.m. The Groove Boat Recreational drum circle with African and Latin American rhythms Coming soon!
Aug. 27 1:30-3 p.m. Mike's Brass Lyrical classical and rip-roaring Dixieland Coming soon!
Aug. 31 6-7:30 p.m. The Prairie Ramblers Dixieland Coming soon!