The first performance in the Concerts in the Garden series is set for 6 p.m. Tuesday at the North Dakota Museum of Art on the UND campus.
Revel in Dimes, from New York City, launches the 13th season of the series, which takes place on the east side of the museum, located near Twamley Hall.
Other headlining performances are scheduled for July 23 - Lilly Hiatt, from Nashville, Tenn.; Aug. 6 - Begonia, from Winnipeg; Aug. 13 - David Huckfelt, from Minneapolis; and Aug. 27 - Little Fevers, from Minneapolis.
Food, beer and wine are available for purchase.
Concert-goers can preview the “Frank Sampson Retrospective” in the museum’s gallery before the exhibit’s official opening, which the artist is expected to attend Thursday.
For Concerts in the Garden, gates open at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday with the opening band performing at 6 p.m. The headliner performs at 7 p.m.
Opening acts are all from the region, said Matt Wallace, NDMOA deputy director.
Admission is $12 per person. A season ticket packet of five tickets may be purchased online for $50 before the first concert. Tickets, nonrefundable, are non-specific and can be used at any of the five shows.
Parking is free, but because of the campus construction projects, access to the museum is a bit tricky, Wallace said. Those arriving from the west should cut through the Chester Fritz Auditorium parking lot.
To the east of the museum, the road is blocked at the coal plant, but the parking lot by the plant is available, as is parking in front of and behind the museum by the railroad tracks.
Due to construction, the performance venue has been shifted from the west side to the east side of the museum, which has its advantages.
“We’ll be sheltered from the west wind and the hot sun. We may like it better; we’ll see," Wallace said.
No outside food, drinks or coolers are allowed. Smoking is not permitted.
Concerts will take place rain or shine, but will be canceled if conditions do not allow for an outdoor performance. Concerts will not be moved indoors in the event of rain or wind.
For more information, call the museum at (701) 777-4195 or go online to www.ndmoa.com.