ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- The Garden Vibes summer concert series at George Eastman House is celebrating its 19th year, rocking out with live music on four Thursdays in July and August. Picnic on the Eastman House lawn, relax with friends, and enjoy family-fun activities, while at the same time basking in George Eastman's historic Townson Terrace garden and surrounding grounds. Concerts are 6 to 8 p.m.
Garden Vibes 2012
Thursday, July 12
With New York City's diverse musical culture serving as inspiration, Matuto blends improvisational experimentation, and Brazilian carnivale music with American folk songs.
Thursday, July 26
Herb Gross & the Invictas
America's most successful garage band gets your motor running with a high-energy performance that is a classic rock show and dance party all in one.
Thursday, Aug. 9
Original sounds of tango and zydeco mixed with klezmer and polka, with a twist of lime, described by one critic as "fun music that should be taken in large doses."
Thursday, Aug. 23
This Grammy®-winning quintet from Denton, Texas, weaves salsa, meringue, rock polka, classical, cha cha, and blues into a rhythmic global journey. Heralded as "America's premier dance band."
Gates open at 5 p.m. All concerts will be held rain or shine (rain location is the adjacent Dryden Theatre). Bring blankets and/or chairs and your own picnic fixings, or purchase concessions on-site from Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Abbott's Frozen Custard, and Eastman House Café. Guest may bring beverages and a variety of non-alcoholic beverages will be sold.
Admission for each concert: $12 adults; $8 members; $5 youths (ages 13-18); and free to children ages 12 and under. The ticket includes admission to George Eastman House and children's lawn activities, which include a bounce house. Advance tickets are not required; you can pay at the gate.
Garden Vibes is generously supported by Harter Secrest and Emery LLP and the Eastman House Council, with additional support provided by Canandaigua National Bank and Trust Co., Genesee Regional Bank, Harris Beach PLLC, and VisitRochester.
Learn more at eastmanhouse.org or (585) 271-3361 ext. 444.