The Whitaker Music Festival at the Missouri Botanical Garden is a beloved summer tradition that presents free Wednesday evening concerts under the stars. Bring the kids, because there is free admission to the Children's Garden from 5-7 pm.
Pack a picnic and enjoy the beauty of the Garden in the summertime as you listen to an eclectic rotation of artists. Glass is not allowed in the Garden.
New this year, free reservations are required for admission to the Whitaker Music Festival. Reservations are available three weeks prior to the first concert. Reservations for each subsequent performance will be available one week before the concert date on the preceding Thursday morning.
Entry for those with advance reservations begins at 5 p.m. on each performance evening. Last entry is at 8:15 p.m. Live music begins at 7 p.m.
Bring the kids! The Children’s Garden remains open with free admission from 5 to 7 p.m.
The 2023 Whitaker Music Festival is held Wednesdays, May 31 - August 2.
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