Melissa Etheridge, John Hiatt among performers for 2015 Atlanta Botanical Garden concert series

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI

A musical smorgasbord will be offered at this season’s Concerts in the Garden series at Atlanta Botanical Garden.

The summer string of shows will lift off June 20 with country singer – and avowed Atlanta Braves fan Josh Turner.

The 13th annual season of the outdoor series, which will be held on the Great Lawn at the Midtown garden, continues with Smash Mouth, Toad the Wet Sprocket and Tonic (July 23); The Beach Boys (July 24); Colbie Caillat (Aug. 7); John Hiatt & The Combo and The Taj Mahal Trio (Aug. 21); Melissa Etheridge (Aug. 22); and The Mavericks and Los Lobos (Aug. 28).

In addition to the Atlanta series, this year also introduces the Ivester Amphitheater at the Atlanta Botanical Garden Gainesville, which opens May 2.

That lineup will feature Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell (June 13); The Temptations (July 11); and Scotty McCreery (July 17).

Garden members can purchase tickets at a discounted rate starting April 24. Tickets will go on sale to the general public May 1. All tickets can be purchased at Garden Admissions and through www.ticketalternative.com.

Shows begin at 8 p.m. (except the triple play on July 23, which begins at 7:30 p.m.) and all seating is general admission.

For more information, visit www.concertsinthegarden.org.

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Melissa Ruggieri
Melissa Ruggieri
Atlanta Journal-Constitution staff writer Melissa Ruggieri covers music and entertainment news for the AJC. She remembers when MTV was awesome.  
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