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NYBG Summer Concert Series:
An American Tribute

June 22, July 13 & 27, 2018

This year we celebrate the music of a great American city, the legacy of a great American civil rights leader, and the timelessness of a great American masterpiece. With the glass-domed Conservatory as the backdrop, this innovative three-part series developed in collaboration with Catskill Jazz Factory and Absolutely Live Entertainment presents three glorious evenings showcasing a stunning array of dynamic jazz talent from across the globe.

Bring your blankets and low-back chairs and enjoy the best seat in the house on the scenic Conservatory Lawn. Before and after each concert, stroll through the exhibition, Georgia O’Keeffe: Visions of Hawai‘i. 

Reserve a gourmet picnic box online to enjoy when you arrive. Light fare and beverages will also be available for purchase on-site.

Evening Schedule

5 p.m. | Doors Open
Until 7 p.m. | LuEsther T. Mertz Library Art Gallery open to view Georgia O’Keeffe’s Works
7–8:30 p.m. | Concert
Until 10:30 p.m. | Haupt Conservatory open for viewing of Hawai‘i exhibition

NYBG Shop open until 9 p.m.

Ticket Information

Non-Member $48 / Member $43

Advance purchase recommended. Events are rain or shine.

Generous support provided by the Baisley Powell Elebash Fund

Media Partners:

90.7 WFUV's logo. WBGO Logo


Includes Corporate and Patrons

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