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Botanical Garden Concert Series Going Virtual Starting June 11


DES MOINES, Iowa (June 3, 2020) –

The Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden is moving its popular summer concert series online for the month of June. Music in the Garden, presented by EMC Insurance Companies, will be livestreamed via Facebook Live on the Botanical Garden’s Facebook page ( Thursdays June 11, 18 and 25 at 6 p.m. The virtual events will include a concert, behind-the-scenes tours, demonstrations by Lisa LaValle from Trellis Café, activities viewers can do from home and more. Virtual concerts are free of charge.

The lineup includes:

June 11: Kevin Burt 
June 18: Cedar County Cobras 
June 25: Jason Walsmith 

“Music in the Garden has become the kickoff to summer at the Garden,” said President and CEO Stephanie Jutila. “While we can’t gather physically, we are excited to be able to give our audience as close to an in-person experience as possible.”

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The Botanical Garden will continue to evaluate the format for the remainder of the concert series based on local, state and federal guidelines and recommendations. Visit for updates. 

About Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden

The Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden is a vibrant, 14-acre public garden in the heart of downtown Des Moines. Guided by a mission of exploring, explaining and celebrating the world of plants, the Botanical Garden cultivates a signature guest experience through progressive garden design and innovative programming. The Botanical Garden is a 501(c)(3) privately governed, not-for-profit institution.

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