People sitting on the grass looking up at the stage at the Summer Concert Series

Plan Your Visit to the Summer Concert Series

Parking

  • All concerts take place at 1007 York Street, Denver, CO 80206.
  • Limited complimentary parking is available in the public parking complex located between York and Josephine streets. Parking fills very quickly; alternate transportation is recommended.
  • If you park on a side street, please be respectful of our neighbors and read all parking signs. Parking restrictions will be in effect on certain streets. Denver Botanic Gardens is not responsible for parking tickets.
  • Consider using these alternate modes of transportation:
    • RTD: Use routes #24 (York and Josephine streets) or #10 (12th Avenue) to access the Gardens.
    • Bicycle Colorado and Bike Streets: The Gardens joins Bicycle Colorado and Bike Streets in encouraging cycling as a form of transportation. Bike racks are available at the York Street main entrance.

We are fine-tuning entry procedures to provide a better visitor experience for all concert attendees. This may result in some changes to the entry process from previous seasons. Information will be updated on this page as adjustments are finalized and will be included in emails sent to all attendees prior to each concert. We appreciate your flexibility as we work to enhance your concert experience this summer.

 

Entry and Tickets

  • Enter through the Group Gate just south of the Bonfils-Stanton Visitor Center on York Street. 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.
  • Doors open at approximately 5:45 p.m. Concert begins at 6:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted, with or without an opener.  
  • A line can form hours before the concert begins. Seating is first-come, first-served, so we recommend arriving early to get the seat you want.  
  • Tickets are attached to your original confirmation email. Tickets can be printed or presented on your mobile device. Get our mobile app to view tickets in your account.
  • Will Call is located inside the Visitor Center from 3-8 p.m. on concert evenings.

What to Expect

Seating Areas

  • Concert seating is general admission, first-come, first-served.  
  • The primary seating areas are grassy slopes surrounding a stage. Seating is in the round on all four sides of the stage.  
  • Sidewalks must remain clear around the bowl of the UMB Bank Amphitheater.  
  • Seating in surrounding garden beds, including on rocks, is not permitted.  

Gardens Access

  • Concert attendees are invited to explore the Gardens after doors open and during the concert.
  • The Gardens is open for daytime admission on concert days, but a separate daytime admission ticket is required. No daytime patrons, even those with concert tickets for that evening, will be permitted to stay within the grounds after 3 p.m.
  • The Shop at the Gardens, Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory and the Freyer – Newman Center galleries will be closed.  

Photography & Recording

  • Professional audio, video or still image photography of concert entertainment is not allowed unless arranged/approved in advance.
  • Artists may choose to enforce policies to restrict photography or video recording of any kind, including with cell phones. This will be communicated in a pre-show announcement.  

Severe Weather

  • Concerts take place rain or shine.  
  • In some cases, weather may cause delays for doors opening or the concert beginning.  
  • Small tents may be erected near the stage and over the sound booth to protect sensitive equipment, even if rain has occurred earlier in the day.  
  • The Gardens and Swallow Hill Music monitor severe weather forecasts.  
  • In the event of a weather evacuation for high winds, lightning or hail, an announcement will be made from the stage. Concert personnel will direct attendees to designated evacuation zones.

What to Bring

Chairs

  • Low-profile chairs are permitted ONLY if the total chair height (including legs) does not exceed 28 inches in upright position.
  • All chairs are subject to inspection prior to admittance. Please have your chair(s) available for inspection upon entry.  
  • Chairs exceeding the maximum height must be returned to your vehicle or stored at the entry gate for the duration of the concert.  
  • Camping stools are not permitted.  
  • Low-profile chairs can be rented or purchased near the UMB Bank Amphitheater, first-come, first-served.  
    • $10 per chair rental
    • $70 per chair purchase 
    • Credit/debit card or tap-to-pay only 
    • Chairs must be returned at the end of the concert, or your card will be charged $70 within 48 hours.
28" chair height for concerts

Accepted Items

  • Your belongings may be subject to search
  • Food and beverages (alcohol must be in the original container)  
  • Picnic baskets and coolers
  • Umbrellas – please be courteous in using umbrellas and respect the attendees sitting behind you
  • Blankets or tarps
  • Binoculars
  • Purses and backpacks
  • Low-profile chairs (see Chairs section above for acceptable chairs)

Prohibited Items

  • Recording devices (audio, video or cameras as restricted by show)
  • Bullhorns or noisemakers
  • Animals (except certified service animals). Please do not leave pets in cars – you will be asked to take them home.
  • Strollers are not permitted inside the amphitheater.
  • Camping stools are not permitted inside the amphitheater.
  • Standard-height camping chairs (see Chairs section above for acceptable chairs)

Services and Amenities

Food and Beverages

  • A variety of food and beverage options are available for purchase to concert attendees. Learn more about Food and Beverages at concerts.  
  • Alcohol is allowed at concerts, but it is not available for purchase anywhere on property.

Accessibility

  • Individuals who self-identify as ADA may bring three (3) additional people with them, all of whom must have a concert ticket.  
  • When purchasing tickets, please select the “ADA” ticket in your appropriate price level so we can better predict the number of guests who require seating in the accessible seating section. 
  • ADA guests will be directed to an indoor area with chairs available where they can wait for doors to open.
  • A section of outdoor folding chairs will be available under the tent at the UMB Bank Amphitheater for guests requiring ADA accessible seating.
  • Wheelchairs can be checked out at the Information Desk inside the Boettcher Memorial Center on a first-come, first-served basis. No reservations are accepted.  
  • Wheelchairs must be returned at the end of the concert.  
  • Learn more about accessibility at the Gardens.

Restrooms

  • Restrooms are available in the Mordecai Children’s Garden welcome center on the top deck of the parking structure until 5:45 p.m.
  • Once doors open, restrooms are available inside Boettcher Memorial Center, Marnie’s Pavilion and the Hive Garden Bistro.  

Smoking and Vaping

  • Denver Botanic Gardens is a non-smoking facility by city ordinance. Absolutely no smoking (including e-cigarettes and vaporizers) is allowed inside the property. 

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