Tips for a Great CONCERTS IN THE GARDEN Experience

When do tickets go on sale?

Monday, March 18: Festival passes go on sale to FWSO subscribers and donors
Monday, March 25: Individual concert tickets go on sale to FWSO subscribers and donors
Monday, April 1: Festival passes go on sale to general public
Monday, April 8: Individual concert tickets go on sale to the general public

What is the event timeline?

5:00 PM: Parking lots open
5:30 PM: CITG box office opens
6:30 PM: North and South gates open for seating
8:15 PM: Concert begins

Please note: Because lawn seating is first-come, first-served, patrons often begin lining up at the gate early on our most popular concert nights to secure their preferred spot on the lawn.

Where do I park?

Click here to see a map of the different parking areas available for Concerts In The Garden. Shuttle service begins at 5:00 PM at all parking lots, running continuously until 30 minutes after the concert.

Where do I pick up my tickets?

There are two separate box office/will call locations at the Garden – one at the North Entrance Gate, and one at the South Entrance Gate. Click here to view a map of the grounds.

Please make a note of which gate is closest to your parking area:

  • South Entrance Gate: South, Valet, VIP, or Accessible parking
  • North Entrance Gate: North Parking, Farrington Parking, or the Uber/Lyft drop off zone

What should I bring?

Pack a picnic and bring a blanket or lawn chairs. Concerts In The Garden is a casual, family-friendly, fun, festival atmosphere, so just about anything goes! You will see that some of our patrons really get into the picnic planning. In fact, you may be dazzled by some of the culinary arts on display! You can even bring your own beverages, alcoholic or non-alcoholic, as glass containers are allowed.
Be sure to dress for warm weather, and bug spray is always good to have on hand for a summer evening.
Please note that chairs should be no taller than 36 inches and tables should be no taller than a standard ice chest.

What is not allowed?

For your safety and the safety of those around you, we do not allow smoking (including vaping), firearms, personal fireworks, drones, pets, or open flames in the concert venue.

Can I order food ahead of time?

Yes! You can pre-order a delicious picnic dinner from Central Market, our Official Picnic Partner, by calling 817-377-9307 by 12:00 PM the day before the concert. Click here to see the menu on our website.

Pick up your meal at the concert from 6:30 to 7:45 PM from the Central Market booth on the lawn near Rock Springs Road.

What can I buy at the concert?

Food, beer, wine, bug spray, and chair rental are available on-site, just look for the big tent in the center of the lawn area. Visit the gift shop where you can purchase your official festival T-shirt ($20 each) along with other fun items for CITG fans of all ages.

What about the weather?

For information on delays and cancellations, visit, call us at 817.665.6000, or check the FWSO’s social media platforms. If a concert must be cancelled, paid tickets will be honored at remaining performances based on availability. Parking passes and complimentary tickets may not be exchanged. Refunds are not available.

Get Social

We love to see how YOU enjoy Concerts In The Garden, so please tag us in any pictures you post on social media using #CITG2019 and #FWSO.

Facebook: @fwsymphony
Instagram: @ftworthsymphony
Twitter: @FtWorthSymphony

The facilities at Concerts In The Garden are ADA-accessible, with access through the South Entrance to the grounds. There is ADA-accessible shuttle service to the South entrance from both the South Lot and Farrington Athletic Field.

How can I volunteer?

Volunteers are a unique part of our summer festival where we offer two different positions: Eco Team and Volunteer Ushers. Click HERE for more information and how to apply.

Do you recycle?

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra recognizes the importance of protecting our environment and has taken steps to ensure the Concerts In The Garden music festival does its part to promote environmental sustainability. All disposal stations throughout the venue include an Eco Team Recycle Bin, where patrons can recycle their empty glass, plastic, and paper products.

In the last ten years, CITG has recycled a total of almost 60 tons of materials! We are proud to partner with the City of Fort Worth’s “Keep Fort Worth Beautiful” program and look forward to recycling even more this year!

More questions?

Reach out to us via Facebook, Instagram or Twitter or call 817-665-6000 for other questions regarding Concerts In The Garden.