Music in the Garden concert series returns to Burlington’s Royal Botanical Gardens

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Published May 1, 2024 at 3:44 pm

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Juno Award winner Jesse Cook kicks of the Music in the Garden outdoor summer concert series on July 3 at The Royal Botanical Gardens' Hendrie Park. NOISEMAKER PHOTOS

Get your lawn chair out, a blanket and get ready for a sizzling summer of music at The Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington.

This year’s lineup for Music in the Garden, a four-part concert series featuring “top tier” Canadian music acts at Hendrie Park (680 Plains Rd. W.), has been announced by events promoter Noisemaker.

The outdoor series kicks off July 3 with Canadian guitarist Jesse Cook taking the stage. The Juno Award winning performer, who made his debut with his album Tempest in 1995, is also a three-time winner of the Canadia Smooth Jazz award for Guitarist of the Year and has sold over 1.5 million records worldwide.

Next on the bill is Dwayne Gretzky on July 18. Billed as Canada’s “reigning champs of nostalgia and a can’t miss live music experience,” the 10-plus piece musical juggernaut celebrates classic pop and rock, from Fleetwood Mac to Fatboy Slim.

The summer concert series continues July 25 with Donovan Woods and Hayden Dresser. A Canadian folk and country singer-songwriter who hails from Sarnia, Woods has released several albums, including the Juno Award-winning Both Ways.

Dresser, a singer-songwriter from Thornhill, performs a largely eclectic mix of genres from grunge to alternative country, releasing his first album, Everything I Long For, in 1995.

The Music in the Garden series wraps up on Aug. 8 with Broken Social Scene hitting the stage. The Canadian indie rock band formed in 1999 by Kevin Drew and Brendan Canning has had as many as 19 members.

Concerts are rain or shine and doors open at 7 p.m. with the artists taking the stage beginning at 8 p.m. for all shows.

Music goers are asked to bring their own folding lawn chairs. Rental chairs are available for $5 fee when booking your concert tickets.

Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased by visiting here.

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