Jazz instruments can be heard from San Antonio’s botanical garden, beating in anticipation. Saturday, Oct. 15 is Gardens by Moonlight. Join the San Antonio Botanical Garden for a night at the park. Known as one of San Antonio’s more popular events, Gardens by Moonlight brings an evening stuffed with live music and gourmet food.

Five bands will be playing on four stages spread across the 38 acres of the garden grounds. Mingo Fishtrap, Warren Hood and the Goods, the Peterson Brothers, Joel Dilley and Bett Butler and Floyd Domino and Earl Poole Ball are all sure to put on a good show. Expect great things from the up and coming Peterson Brothers, neither Glen nor Alex is over the age of 15, but don’t underestimate their incredible talent. Mingo Fishtrap will be headlining the year’s event. The band is a five time South by Southwest Austin Music Award Winner. The eight-piece horn band is sure to get everyone out of his or her lawn chair.

Seeing as outside food and drink will not be allowed, Central Market will be on hand selling gourmet food and drink, including wine and beer. Starbucks will also be offering coffee. 

“Gardens by Moonlight captures the beauty of an early fall evening in San Antonio,” says Bob Brackman, executive director of the San Antonio Botanical Garden.  “Visitors can enjoy the exotic plant displays and the Art in the Garden sculpture exhibit.  They can hear jazz on the Fountain Plaza and then venture to the log cabin to hear some sounds from the Austin music scene wafting across the East Texas lake. Gardens by Moonlight is a perfect night out, whether it is with friends, family or a special someone.”

Gates will open at 7 p.m. Advance tickets can be bought for $15 through Oct. 14 online at www.sabot.org. General admission tickets $20 at the gate.

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