The Bret Welty Band – Great Garden Escape

Date(s) - Thu 13 Jul
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Idaho Botanical Garden

Thursday, July 13
6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Band: The Bret Welty Band

Uncorked: Vizcaya Winery
Brewery: County Line Brewing 

The Bret Welty Band has been compared to Stevie Ray Vaughn, Carlos Santana, as well
as Eric Clapton and The Allman Brothers by many but what makes the band exciting is their ability to play off of each other, from harmonica riffs to flying guitars and amazing bass.

Connect with friends and family at our weekly Great Garden Escapes. Music has the
power to bring people together and we think that’s worth celebrating. Each week we
will be featuring either Great Garden Escape classics, or exciting new bands we hope
you will love as much as we do! Local restaurants, breweries, and wineries will be
onsite to help make for an entertaining night that’s both relaxing and fun!

Great Garden Escape is every Thursday evening, June through September and features upbeat dancing music and friends.

Bring your own low back chairs or blanket.  Picnic baskets are welcome or  guests can purchase  selections from the on-site food and beverage vendors.

Event Admission
$7 IBG Member
$10 Non-Member
$6 Youth (ages 5-12) Children 4 and younger are free.

Admission may be purchased in advance online or visiting the Garden office: Garden Box Office Hours: Monday-Friday from 9-4 p.m.

Purchasing Tickets
Online ticket purchasing will only be available until 12 p.m. the day of the concert. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the gate the evening of the concert.

After reaching the Great Garden Escape online ticket purchasing page, choose your concert date. Members must register or log in to receive the member rate. The discount will show up at checkout. Call the Garden at 343-8649 if you have trouble purchasing.

Purchase tickets online!

Seating is limited in the Meditation Garden.

This is an outdoor concert series and the concerts will be performed rain or shine. Please dress for the weather.

Food and Beverage

Visitors are welcome to bring in their own food and non-alcoholic beverages.


Willowcreek Grill & Raw Sushi will provide food, non-alcoholic, and adult beverages


Appetizers –

Chicken Asian Lettuce Wraps

Hummus and Fresh Veggies

Entrees –

Big Blue Salad or Wrap – crisp romaine topped with blue cheese crumbles, chipotle bacon, pico de gallo and house made blue cheese dressing, served with grilled salmon.

Optimus Prime Rib Philly – advanced blend of prime rib, grilled mushrooms, onions, bell peppers, and chipotle mayo.  Topped with blue cheese and served in a pita.

Chicken Yardbird Wrap or Salad – grilled chicken, fresh mushrooms, onions and peppers, bacon and russian dressing with greens.

Sushi Rolls –

Hamachi – Yellowtail tuna, green onion, tobiko and avocado

Veggie Sunflower – avocado, carrot, green onion topped with roasted red pepper and sunflower seeds.

Garden Snake – Black rice, asparagus, cream cheese, carrot, red pepper, cucumber and daikon sprouts topped with avocado, green onion and sriracha.

Desserts – Assorted cookies

Drinks –

Assorted sodas, gatorade and water

Local Beer – County Line Brewing – IPA and Brown Ale

Wines – Featuring Vicaya Winery tonight, tasting available.

Red – Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet, Chicken Dinner Red Blend

White – Sauvignon Blanc, Rose, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Chicken Dinner White Blend

Margaritas (regular or watermelon)

Event Dates & Times
Thursdays, June 8 – September 15, 2017
The Garden closes for regular admission at 3:30 p.m. on Thursdays June-July; 3:00 p.m. on Thursdays, August-September

June – July
6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Gates open at 5:30 p.m.

August – September
6 – 9 p.m. Gates open at 5:00 p.m.

Additional Details

Please bring low back chairs (no more than 8″ off the ground.) If you require a higher chair, you will be asked to sit in the back or on the outer edges. We want to provide the best concert experience possible for our guests and members.

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