Popular Selby Gardens Outdoor Music Series Continues Every Sunday through May 10, 2009



CONTACT:  Debby Steele
Director of Marketing and Communication
(941) 366-5731 Extension 225
Email:  dsteele@selby.org

(Sarasota, FL, March 4, 2009):  Hundreds of Sarasota residents and visitors have discovered the perfect way to spend Sunday afternoons this spring by enjoying the beauty of nature and live music at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens.  The Garden Music Concert Series offers a different musical style each week-from hot Latin rhythms and cool jazz to classical favorites, blues, standards and bluegrass.

Concert Schedule:

March 8     

The George Carroll Quartet - Jazz and Popular Favorites

March 15   

Los Rumberos - World Music, Rumba, Flamenco
March 22   

No Garden Music Concert today, but join us at our Spring Plant and Garden Festival

March 29  

Yesterdayze - Sounds of the 60’s

April 5      

The Swing Merchants - Show Tunes, Standards and Swing
April 12 - Easter    

Musicians Out of the Box - Classical String Quartet
April 19    

Big Z Band-Quintet - Popular Songs from the Best of Motown to Current Hits

April 26    

The Barry Johnson Quartet - Traditional Jazz

May 3       

The Arch - Rock & Roll – Oldies, Classics and Recent Favorites

May 10 - Mother's Day      

The Venturas - Swing, Blues, Jazz, Jive and More

Garden Music Concerts are from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. and are included in regular admission.  Admission Prices: $17.00 for adults; $6.00 for age 6-12, and children under age 5 are free.  If you are a Selby Gardens member there is no charge for this event, however, member’s guests will be charged $5 each.

A picnic lunch will be available from Local Coffee + Tea in the historic Selby house, the perfect pairing with music in the garden.   Enjoy a cheese & cracker platter, smoked fish dip, fruit salad, assorted sandwiches, and cookies.  Wine, Beers and assorted beverages, salads, wraps, soups, sandwiches, baked goods and ice cream are always available in the Selby house café.

Bring lawn chairs or blankets, but no coolers, please. 

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens is a respected center for research and education as well as a famous orchid showplace.  The Gardens is located at 811 South Palm Avenue in Sarasota. It is open to the public daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the exception of Christmas day.  For further information call 941.366.5731 or visit www.selby.org.

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