Great Garden Escape

Enjoying  live music in the Garden on summer nights has become a local tradition. 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 Dates & Times
Thursdays, June 16 – September 15, 2016
The Garden closes for regular admission at 4:00 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.


Great Garden Escape 2016 Schedule

Thursday, June 16
6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Band: Smooth Avenue

Uncorked: Huston Vineyards | Edge Brewing


Thursday, June 23
6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Band: Sono Fuego

Uncorked: Koenig Winery | Payette Brewing


Thursday, June 30
6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Band: Hoochie Coochie Men

Uncorked: Split Rail| Highlands Hollow


Thursday, July 7
6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Band: Ian McFeron Band

Uncorked: Hat Ranch Winery | County Line Brewing


Thursday, July 21
6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Band: Poke

Uncorked: Telaya Winery | Payette Brewing


Thursday, July 28
6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Band: Boise Straight Ahead

Uncorked: Williamson Vineyard | Boise Brewing


Thursday, August 4
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Band: Swingin’ with Ellie Shaw

Uncorked: Indian Creek Winery | Payette Brewing


Thursday, August 11
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Band: Big Wow Band

Uncorked: Williamson Vineyard | County Line Brewing


Thursday, August 18
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Band: Blaze & Kelly

Uncorked: Cinder Winery | Highlands Hollow


Thursday, August 25
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Band: Shon Sanders and the Four Penny Peep Show

Uncorked: Koenig Winery | Boise Brewing


Thursday, September 1
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Band: The Like Its

Uncorked: Ste. Chappelle Winery | Crooked Fence Brewing


Thursday, September 8
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Band: Great Bait

Uncorked: Sawtooth Winery | Edge Brewing


Thursday, September 15
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Band: The Blues Brothers Rock ‘N’ Soul Revue

Uncorked: Coming Soon | Coming Soon

Purchasing Tickets

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

2016 GGE Bulk Ticket Options (must be purchased in advance):
IBG Members: Purchase 10 tickets for $60.00
Adult: Purchase 10 tickets for $90.00

Admission may be purchased night of at the gate, in advance online, or by calling or visiting the Garden office:

Garden Box Office Hours: Monday-Friday from 9-4 p.m.

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.

E-tickets (delivered in a separate e-mail) can be taken straight to the gate to be taken the night of. For online sales, members receive their discount at the check out screen once they sign in or register with the online sales program.


Purchase tickets night of at the gate!

Seating is limited in the Meditation Garden.

Food & Drink

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

Adult beverages may only be served by appropriately licensed vendors. We know all who enjoy supporting the Garden and Garden events are also proponents of buying local efforts, so we are happy to announce the change has brought about a new level of partnerships with local vendors. Guests will enjoy a plethora of wineries and breweries at Garden events.  These partnerships ensure there are reasonably priced beverages for purchase at each event. We look forward to seeing you in the Garden soon and hope to raise a glass with you.  Please help us thank those vendors who are also supporting the Garden this year as a portion of every sale will return to the Garden!

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

Beer and Wine Vendors announced spring 2016.

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.

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

UBER: Enjoy the ease of pick up and drop off for any events at the Garden when you use UBER.