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Back by Popular Demand--Arbor Evenings at The Morton Arboretum

Visitors sitting on blankets and canvas chairs listening to live music outside
May 20, 2019

Beginning this June, The Morton Arboretum is bringing back its popular weekly summer concert series featuring top local bands, dancing, lawn games and the chance to unwind with small plates and drinks—all under the backdrop of the Arboretum’s lush green clearing and towering trees.

Arbor Evenings will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. every Wednesday from June 5 through August 28 and is open to all ages. In addition to enjoying the live music and activities that Arbor Evenings offers, ticket holders will also receive one complimentary beverage, including beer, wine or soda. Guests may bring their own food or they can purchase small plates prepared by the Arboretum’s Gingko Catering chefs. In an effort to reduce plastic waste, the Arboretum will offer guests the opportunity to purchase reusable wine glasses for $5, which also entitles them to a $1 discount off of wine purchases throughout the 2019 season.

Arbor Evenings Entertainment Schedule


“Arbor Evenings has been extremely popular, and we are thrilled to bring this weekly event back for 2019,” said Jenelle Hardtke, special events manager at The Morton Arboretum. “This event is the perfect way for members and nonmembers alike to enjoy a mid-week respite from their busy lives during a relaxing evening spent in the natural surroundings of The Morton Arboretum."

Arbor Evenings tickets are required for all guests 21 years old and older.  Tickets are $17 for nonmembers and $12 for members. Guests younger than 21 are admitted at no cost. Admission to The Morton Arboretum is waived after 4:30 p.m. for event attendees. Fast passes, which allow for expedited entry into the 12-week event, are available through May 31.

For more information, visit mortonarb.org.

About The Morton Arboretum

The Morton Arboretum is an internationally recognized outdoor tree museum and tree research center located in Lisle, Illinois. As the champion of trees, the Arboretum is committed to scientifically-informed action, both locally and globally, and encouraging the planting and conservation of trees for a greener, healthier, more beautiful world. On 1,700 acres are 222,000 plant specimens representing 4,650 different kinds of plants, along with specialty gardens, educational exhibits, the award-winning Children’s Garden, 16 miles of hiking trails and the Visitor Center, featuring The Arboretum Store and the Ginkgo Restaurant and Café. The Morton Arboretum is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization, welcoming 1.2 million visitors annually and serving 53,000 member households in 2018. Learn more at mortonarb.org.