MONKTON — Ladew Topiary Gardens is pleased to announce the 2019 Groovin’ in the Grass summer concert series, which will feature eight family-friendly concerts from June 16 through Aug. 4. For more than 25 years, Ladew Gardens has been hosting summer concerts on Sunday evenings in the Great Bowl — the centerpiece of Ladew’s 22 acres of formal and historical gardens. Concerts run from 6 to 8 p.m., and the gates open at 5 p.m.
Guests are invited to bring their blankets, chairs, food and non-alcoholic beverages. Please leave at home: alcohol (per the Harford County Liquor Board), sports equipment, pets, tents, beach umbrellas and portable grills. Food from the Ladew Café and drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) will be available for purchase.
Concert admission includes visiting the gardens: Ladew members $9, adults $18, seniors (62+) and students $15, children (12 and under) $5. Concert tickets are sold online at www.LadewGardens.com, and are also available at the gate.
The 2019 summer concert schedule:
June 16 (Father’s Day): Jazz Caravan: Five-piece jazz, rhythm and blues band offering pep and musical punch with a broad array of swing classics and bluesy favorites. www.jazzvan.com
June 23: The Klassix: One of Harford County’s most popular bands, presenting classic rock and top 40 tunes. www.facebook.com/TheKlassixBand
June 30: Red Dirt Revolution: Favorite country hits with dual driving guitar sounds and pinpoint harmony vocals. www.facebook.com/reddirtrev
July 7: Sons of Pirates: Hot summer songs of Jimmy Buffet and Bob Marley as well as sing-a-long classic tunes from the Eagles and James Taylor. www.facebook.com/Sons-of-Pirates
July 14: Charm City Junction: A combination of old-time rhythms, foot-stomping Irish melodies and hard-driving bluegrass. www.charmcityjunction.com
July 21: Tumblehome: Rock, soul, blues and jazz, with horns and great harmony. www.tumblehomeband.wixsite.com/tumblehomeband
July 28: Re-Live the Beatles: The Tribute: John, Paul, George and Ringo re-create the outstanding career and influential music of the Beatles. www.jenchjr.wix.com/re-live-the-beatles
Aug. 4: Josh Christina Band: Music in the great tradition of rock’s pioneers such as Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry and Elton John. www.josh christinamusic.com
If concerts are canceled due to weather, there will be a posting on the website, www.ladewgardens.com, and a message on the phone system at 410-557-9466 (press 5 for event announcements).
Ladew Gardens gratefully acknowledges those companies who are participating as sponsors for Groovin’ in the Grass: Klein’s ShopRite (Presenting Sponsor); Jarrettsville Federal Savings & Loan; Rosenkilde and Associates Insurance; Weyrich, Cronin & Sorra; and York ENT.
Ladew Topiary Gardens has been named “One of the Top 5 Gardens in North America,” deemed “the most outstanding topiary garden in America” by the Garden Club of America and featured as one of “10 incredible topiary gardens around the world” by Architectural Digest. Ladew is located on Jarrettsville Pike (MD 146), 14 miles north of the Baltimore Beltway (I-695), exit 27B (Dulaney Valley Road North). For more information, call 410-557-9570 or visit www.ladewgardens.com.