Diamond Empire Band – Great Garden Escape

Date(s) - Thu 3 Aug
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Idaho Botanical Garden

Thursday, August 3
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Band: Diamond Empire Band

Uncorked: Zhoo Zhoo/ Hells Canyon
Special Guest: Glacier 45 Distillery

The “Diamond Empire Band” is the function band that is not a “Function Band”. These
full-time professional young musicians focus squarely on getting your night up and jumping, but without the cheese.

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 –

Beef cheek sliders with spinach and your choice of bbq or blue cheese sauce

Cowboy caviar with homemade tortilla chips

Entrees –

Chicken Curry Salad or Wrap – grilled chicken breast tossed with our house curry sauce, celery, onion, grapes, fresh greens, shredded cabbage and spice walnuts.

Payette Club Sandwich – turkey, ham, bacon, tomato, lettuce, cheddar, chipotle mayo and Mom’s mustard on Ciabatta bread

Steak Caesar salad or wrap – crisp romaine, shredded parmesan cheese, house made croutons with blackened grilled steak.

Sushi Rolls –

Japanese Burrito – spicy tuna, cream cheese, cilantro, avocado, lime and jalapeno.  Topped with hamachi and sriracha.

Sancho – One side tuna, avocado, cucumber, the other side fresh sake, avocado, cucumber, topped w/ the same & served w/ spicy ponzu

Desserts – cookies, popsicles and candy.

Drinks –

Assorted sodas and water

Local drafts

Others – Sonoma Pear Cider, Bud Light, Corona, Black Butte Porter, Inversion IPA

Wines – Featuring Zhoo Zhoo/Hells Canyon Winery this evening!

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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