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Garden Music

Surround yourself with the beauty of nature while listening to local, live music at the ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden.

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Garden Music | 6-8:30 p.m. | Botanic Garden 

Bring the family to enjoy an evening in the Garden. The Shark Reef Cafe will be cooking up delicious food for the perfect picnic on the grass and local bands will provide a dinner soundtrack. Kids can get their face painted and adults with an ID can order a drink from the variety of bars around the Garden. Plan for a relaxing time in one of the city’s most beautiful settings as the entire Botanic Garden will be open to experience. 

Ticket Prices: 

  • Adult: $15
  • Senior: $7.50
  • Youth (age 3-12): $7.50
  • Child age 2 and under: Free

NMBPS members 50% off with valid ID. 

2024 Garden Music Schedule 

  • Thursday, June 20 - Revíva 
  • Thursday, June 27 - Tracey Whitney 
  • Thursday, July 18 - Calle 66 
  • Thursday, August 1 - Chris Dracup: Funk of the West

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2024 Garden Music Entertainment 

Featuring all local performers! Gates open at 6 p.m. Music starts at 7 p.m. 


Thursday, June 20 - Revíva - Reggae

2024 Garden Music- Reviva

Revíva is one of the premiere bands representing the state of New Mexico. The band formed in 2009 and quickly became well known in the Southwest for their energetic live performances and unique blend of reggae, rock, and latin dance music. The group performs in English and Spanish, and is guaranteed to keep you dancing from start to finish. Their name has become synonymous with live music in New Mexico, and their years of playing together have helped them to become a force to be reckoned with on stage and in the studio.


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Thursday, June 27 - Tracey Whitney - Jazz/R&B

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A former “Raelette” with the legendary Ray Charles, L.A. native Tracey Whitney began performing with her family singing group, The Whitney Family, debuting at the famed nightspot “The Coconut Grove” when she was 11 years old. Since relocating to Albuquerque in 2012, she’s been thrilling audiences throughout the city with her unique brand of classic jazz and sophisticated soul in some of the city’s most notable venues, including a residency with her show, The Art of Jazz with Tracey Whitney, in the Hotel Andaluz’s Casablanca Room.


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Thursday, July 18 - Calle 66 - Contemporary Salsa

2024 Garden Music- Calle 66

CALLE 66, led by Peruvian vocalist Jackie Zamora, are veterans of the salsa scene. Calle 66 currently performs contemporary salsa, cumbia, and merengue with influences from Cuba, Puerto Rico, Colombia, and Peru.


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Thursday, August 1 - Chris Dracup: Funk of the West - American Funk/Blues

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Known for his soulful vocal style and masterful guitar work, Chris Dracup is a lifelong New Mexico songwriter, guitarist, performer, and true original. His original songwriting and regular performance schedule have garnered him critical and popular acclaim, earning him an enduring Southwestern fan base. For over four decades he has been active as both a solo artist and as lead guitarist and vocalist in his most recent project – Chris Dracup: Funk of the West. Artfully combining American funk and blues with Afro pop style percussion.


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Planning Your Visit

Get tickets ahead of time and beat the line. The family can spread out a blanket and grab some dinner from The Shark Reef Café or treats and drinks from a variety of stands. 

Garden Music is fun for the whole family with free face painting located in the Ceremonial Garden. 

Event Details

Guests are welcome to bring chairs, coolers and picnics. Glass containers, alcohol, sports equipment, tents and canopies are prohibited. Pets are not allowed at the ABQ BioPark.

The Aquarium, Heritage Farm, and BUGarium will not be open during Garden Music. 


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