Music of ABBA, Fleetwood Mac and Motown tops Green Bay Botanical Garden's 12-show amphitheater concert season
GREEN BAY - You can dance, you can jive, you can sing along to "Dancing Queen" and "Super Trouper" with your toes in the grass and a drink in your hand this summer at Green Bay Botanical Garden.
Looking for more sing-along-ability? Add "Don't Stop" and "Go Your Own Way," too.
Tribute bands Dancing Dream and Big Love will play the hits of ABBA and Fleetwood Mac, respectively, during concerts at the Billie Kress Amphitheater. The picturesque venue with hillside lawn seating and sweeping views of the Schneider Family Grand Garden will host 12 performances from June through September as part of two concert series.
Here's the rundown of shows and how to get tickets.
Les Stumpf Ford Grand Concert Series
Concerts are 7 to 9 p.m. Concert-goers can pack their own picnics; no beverage carry-ins. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and light food will be sold on site.
Tickets go on sale at 9 a.m. Monday for GBBG members and 9 a.m. May 9 for the general public at gbbg.org, 920-490-9457 or at the botanical garden. Lawn (bring your own chair or blanket) and terrace seating available. Prices are $10 more at the door.
• June 3: Dancing Dream — ABBA Tribute Band. The New York City-based group has been singing feel-good faves like "Mamma Mia," "Dancing Queen" and "Take a Chance" since 2009, including a 2012 performance with Stephen Colbert on "The Colbert Report." $25-$40; $10 ages 3-17.
• July 15: The Motowners. The showcase of the Motown era features the music of The Temptations, Diana Ross & The Supremes, The Four Tops, Marvin Gaye and others. $25-$40; $10 ages 3-17.
• Aug. 26: Sounds of Nashville featuring The Warren Brothers and J.T. Harding. The rotating songwriters showcase returns for a fourth year. The Warren Brothers' penned No. 1 songs "Lights Come On" for Jason Aldean and "Felt Good on My Lips" for Tim McGraw, and Harding co-wrote Uncle Kracker's sunny anthem, "Smile." $30-$45; $10 ages 3-17.
• Sept. 9: Brews, Bistros, & Bonfires featuring Big Love – A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac. An evening of craft brew samples and a celebration of the days when "Tusk" and "Rumours" reigned supreme. Must be 21 and older. $25-$40.
Sanimax Concert Series
Concerts are 6 to 8 p.m. Concert-goers can pack their own picnics; no beverage carry-ins. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and light food sold on site.
Tickets go on sale at 9 a.m. Monday at gbbg.org, 920-490-9457 or at the botanical garden. Cost is $24 family (two adults and children 17 and younger in the same household or grandchildren), $12 adults, $10 seniors, $5 ages 3-17 and free ages 2 and younger.
The general public can also purchase tickets at the door depending on availability for each show. Concerts are free to GBBG members.
• June 16: Trapper Schoepp (rock/Americana)
• June 23: N.E.W. Piano Guys (dueling pianos)
• July 7: Rändi Fay & Limited Edition (lyrical jazz)
• July 14: Patchouli & Terra Guitarra (folk)
• July 21: Big Mouth & The Power Tool Horns (funk/blues/soul)
• July 28: Listening Party (bluegrass/Americana)
• Aug. 4: Vento Winds (wind ensemble music)
• Aug. 11: Pegasis (world/Latin)
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