First-Timer Info

There are a few helpful things to know about attending a concert at the Gardens.

York Street

You may bring food, though food is also available for purchase.

You may bring your own alcohol in the original container. Alcohol is not for sale.

Entry is through the Group Gate just to the south of the Bonfils-Stanton Visitor Center. There is a secondary entrance through the Cheesman Park gate on the west side of the Gardens. There is no access to Will Call from the Cheesman Gate entrance.

Seating is general admission, and a line can form early so folks can nab the seat they want. Folks read, knit, play cards, nap in line — sometimes for hours.

The venue is in the round.

Seating is all on the grass, so bring a blanket or a chair. If you bring a chair, total upright chair height (including legs and entire length of chair backs) may not exceed 26″. Please note, this rule is strictly enforced.

You are welcome to explore the Gardens during your visit.

Doors open at 5:45 p.m.

Individuals who self-identify as ADA can enter through our Pinon Gate from 4 – 6 p.m. ADA guests may bring one person with them, who must also have a concert ticket and stay with the ADA patron throughout the concert. This does not include early admission to the concert.

More information available on our FAQ page.