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Georgeson Botanical Garden to host summer music series


A dozen Fairbanks-area bands and musical ensembles will perform Thursday evenings throughout this summer at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Georgeson Botanical Garden.

The 2017 Music in the Garden series concerts will be at 7 p.m. each Thursday from May 25 to Aug. 10.

Concert-goers are encouraged to bring a blanket and picnic but are asked to leave pets at home. Parking will be available on West Ridge. A short walking path to the garden, which is located at the Fairbanks Experiment Farm, begins at the overlook. Concerts are free, but the garden will accept donations.

The summer concert schedule includes:

May 25 — Fairbanks Red Hackle Pipe Band
June 1 — Headbolt Heaters
June 8 — O Tallulah
June 15 — Marc Brown and the Blues Crew
June 22 — Rock Bottom Stompers
June 29 — Cold Steel Drums
July 6 — Emily Anderson
July 13 — Dry Cabin String Band
July 20 — Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival Celtic Ensemble
July 27 — Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival Brazilian Ensemble
Aug. 3 — Fairbanks Community Jazz Band
Aug. 10 — ET Barnette String Band

Music in the Garden is sponsored by UAF Summer Sessions and Lifelong Learning, with support from Alaska Coffee Roasting Co., Sound Reinforcement Specialists, Georgeson Botanical Garden and KUAC. For more information, visit www.uaf.edu/summer/events or call 907-474-7021.


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