Summer concerts begin tonight at New Jersey Botanical Gardens

| 12 Jun 2012 | 04:25

RINGWOOD — Come enjoy great music in a beautiful setting. New Jersey Botanical Garden is again sponsoring its annual Summer Concert Series at the New Jersey State Botanical Garden in Ringwood. Grab a lawn chair or blanket and come enjoy a wide range of musical talent in these magnificent surroundings. Light refreshments are available for purchase or you can bring your own, but no alcohol or pets (state park rule). If the weather is bad, the concerts are moved indoors into the Carriage House Visitor Center. All concerts begin at 7 p.m. NJBG requests a $5 per person donation.

The first concert, featuring the BrassWorks, is scheduled for Friday, June 15.

Returning to the NJBG stage, this professional brass quintet plays a broad range of music, including medieval, classical, ragtime, jazz, big band, Broadway show tunes, and traditional American music. You’ll hear the trumpet, French horn, flugelhorn, trombone, and a big bass tuba in an eclectic and delightful evening.

This concert is sponsored by Coachworks in River Edge.

Other upcoming concerts in the series are:

June 29 – The Kootz July 13 – Loretta Hagen

July 27 – Arlon Bennett Aug. 10 – Eight Days of Blues

Aug. 24 – Carolann Solebello and Band

The New Jersey Botanical Garden is open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and admission to the Garden is always free. There is a $5-per-car parking charge on summer holidays and weekends (Saturdays and Sundays) from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day; weekday parking is free year-round.

NJBG/Skylands Association receives no funding from the State of New Jersey or from on-site operators. Donations and sponsorships are always appreciated.

Call 973-962-9534 or visit for more information on NJBG,how to become a member, volunteer opportunities, events or directions.