Bands in Bloom

Zilker Botanical Garden Conservancy’s Summer music series returns with a new name and completely free of charge! Bands in Bloom kicks off this June with 3 Friday evening dates welcoming Austin families to enjoy FREE live music in the Mabel Davis Rose Garden.

The series kicks off with Grackles on June 14th at 6:00 pm and guests can cool off with sips provided by Rambler and Desert Door Sotol.* Advance registration is necessary to secure your spot, so get your tickets today.

*must be 21 years of age to consume alcohol

Event Dates:

June 14: Grackles
6-8 pm

Learn More Here

Bands in Bloom is family-friendly and free with advance registration. There is no fee to attend Bands in Bloom, but completion of the registration form secures your spot for attendance at the event. Spots are limited, so we kindly ask that you only reserve tickets for yourself and confirmed guests. Guests who arrive without registration may unfortunately be turned away due to capacity limits.

Know Before You Go:

  • Parking: Please note that parking will be extremely limited for this event. For quicker entry, navigate directly to our overflow gravel lot at 2300 Stratford Dr. Once parked, guests can enter through the back entrance via the Botanical Gates of Paradise. We encourage attendees to consider ride-sharing to help alleviate congestion.  
  • Capacity: Please be aware that capacity limits will be enforced for this event. We ask that all guests RSVP via our website to secure a spot and have tickets ready to scan at the gate. Once the Garden reaches its capacity, guests without tickets may unfortunately be turned away. We appreciate your understanding and help in ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for all.  
  • Picnics: Guests are welcome to bring food and drink to enjoy during the event, but please note that glass items are not permitted. Thank you for your cooperation.  
  • Seating: As this is an outdoor event, we kindly ask attendees to bring their own blankets or chairs for seating.  
  • Family & Dog Friendly: This event welcomes families and their dogs. Please keep all dogs on a leash to ensure a pleasant experience for everyone.  
  • Stay Hydrated: It’s hot! Complimentary sips will be provided by Rambler and Desert Door Sotol.* Remember to pack water or bring refillable water bottles to stay cool. A water refill station is available in the garden center. *Must be 21 years of age to consume alcohol.