Gardens by Moonlight

Saturday Sept. 15 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., come to the San Antonio Botanical Garden to enjoy Gardens by Moonlight for the best in live music, culinary treats and a romantic evening under the stars.

The lineup of popular bands showcases a wide range of musical genre of both local and nationally-recognized talent. Moonlight and beautiful landscape lighting add to the glowing spell of the Garden for visitors as they stroll from stage to stage throughout the Botanical Garden's beautiful 38 acres.

Gardens by Moonlight is the San Antonio Botanical Garden’s signature event and one of the city’s favorite.

Bands: Renowned Austin soul/funk/R&B band Mingo Fishtrap is this year’s Gardens by Moonlight headliner. Five-time South by Southwest/Austin Music Award winner, this eight-piece horn band will have everyone up and dancing. Formed in the mid-1990s in Denton, they’ve been named Best Funk Band, Best Jam Band, Best Horns, and Best Keyboards at SXSW. And they’ve shared the stage with Sting, Annie Lennox, and Ozomatli in past performances. Don’t miss their main stage performance at 9:15 pm.

Other performers include singer songwriter Warren Hood and the Goods playing jazz/blues/newgrass acoustic at the East Texas log cabin. Whether it’s violin, fiddle, or mandolin, Warren plays strings like no one else. The Goods features Willie Pipkin on guitar and Emily Gimble (granddaughter of Texas fiddle legend Jimmy Gimble) on keyboard and vocals.

The Peterson Brothers, Glen (age 14) and Alex (age 11), have grown up listening to BB King, Howlin’ Wolf, and Stevie Ray Vaughn – and it shows! Hailing from Bastrop, Texas, these young “blues” brothers are making their mark in the world of blues. The Peterson Brothers will open for Mingo Fishtrap on the main stage at Gardens by Moonlight.

San Antonio jazz favorites bassist Joël Dilley and pianist/vocalist Bett Butler bring their straight-ahead swinging band, versatile in Latin and blues styles. Talented musicians and writers, their performances combine their original compositions along with familiar standards.  Let these San Antonio jazz stalwarts show you what a little moonlight and music can do! Join them at the KRTU Jazz Stage.

Dueling keyboardists from Nashville, two-time Grammy Award winner Floyd Domino and Earl Poole Ball (pianist for the late Johnny Cash), perform in the Conservatory. Let the music begin!

Where: San Antonio Botanical Garden 555 Funston at N. New Braunfels, San Antonio, Texas Tickets: $20 for adults; $15 for Botanical Society members. Tickets are also sold at the event. Tickets are non-refundable; no rain date.

Sponsors: NuStar Energy Foundation, Shiner Family of Beers, Time Warner Cable, Starbucks, Central Market, Culligan Water of San Antonio, San Antonio Express News, KRTU Radio, Magic 105.3 FM

For more information, call 210-829-5100 or visit

All proceeds benefit the San Antonio Botanical Society, the 
non-profit support organization for the San Antonio Botanical Garden.