Entertainment Editor

Live at the Gardens: Bok Tower’s Summer Music Series

By Jennifer DiDomenico A&E Editor Tickets are now on sale for “Live at the Gardens” — Bok Tower’s Summer Music Series, presented by Allen & Company. The series features an eclectic mix of five top artists from June to September. “As the summer heats up, Bok Tower Gardens cools down with amazing performances in the

Tickets are now on sale for “Live at the Gardens” — Bok Tower’s Summer Music Series, presented by Allen & Company. The series features an eclectic mix of five top artists from June to September.

“As the summer heats up, Bok Tower Gardens cools down with amazing performances in the Visitor Center,” said Bok Towers Director of Marketing Erica Smith. “These evenings present some of the best musical artists in Florida and offer an intimate entertainment experience.”

From the release, the concert lineup is as follows:

Saturday, June 9

Ashley Liberty & Daniel Strange

Sponsored by Duke Energy

Violinist, Ashley Liberty, and pianist, Daniel Strange, will perform an entire program of smokin’ fast, exciting, foot-stomping music in their show Hot Fiddle!

Saturday, July 14

The Rowdy Roosters

Mark Green plays the hottest trumpet this side of New Orleans. Enjoy an evening of authentic, toe-tapping, foot-stomping New Orleans jazz, that turns any concert into an instant Mardi Gras!

Saturday, July 28

Betty Fox Band

Sponsored by Terrie Lobb Catering

With an extensive background in gospel and a lifelong passion for soul music, Tampa native Betty Fox has come a long way from her southern roots to headlining festivals and captivating thousands with her raw swagger and unwavering talent.

Saturday, August 18

Mrs. Murphy’s Chowder Celtic Band

Cooking up hot jugs and reels, poignant Celtic ballads and rousing pub tunes with an eclectic mix of instruments, don’t miss this evening of hammered dulcimer, fiddle, guitar, octave mandolin, tin whistle, Irish flute, upright bass, banjo and the Irish rum, Bodhran.

Saturday, September 8

O-55 Show

Composed of the area’s most talented musicians the O-55 Show band has been delighting audiences for more than 20 years. Relive classics from the Great American Songbook as this group presents an evening of Jazz, Big Band, Broadway and more.

All concerts are held in the air-conditioned comfort of the facility’s Visitor Center. Concerts begin at 7:30 p.m., doors open at 7 p.m.

Advanced tickets are required. Tickets for non-members are $30 per concert, members pay $25 per concert. Series packages are available at $125 for non-members, $120 for members.

Pre-show dining is available between 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Blue Palmetto Cafe, for an additional charge. Snacks and beverages will be available through intermission.

For more information on the concert lineup, featured menu, or to purchase tickets, visit www.BokTower.org or call 863-734-1222. Tickets can also be purchased in the Visitor Center.