A Celebration of The Beatles Returns to Music in the Gardens


What: Ralph Kluseman’s Beatles Tribute, sponsored by Runde Auto Group

When: 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14

Where: Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, 3800 Arboretum Drive, Dubuque

Cost: No admission, free will offerings

Runde Auto Group is proud to once again sponsor the Ralph Kluseman Beatles tribute at Music in the Gardens!

The performance, set for 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 14, is a celebration of The Beatles with a bit of storytelling mixed in. It includes local musicians Johnnie Walker, Mike Lieb, Denny Troy, Brian Marceau, Rick Hoffmann, and Ralph Kluseman.

Don’t forget to bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. You can also bring a picnic or wine, and there will be food available for purchase from HyVee and ice cream to purchase from The Lions Club. Both give a percentage of their profits to the Arboretum.

In the case of rain, about 100 people can fit under the pavilion. The bands will play rain or shine.

“Even when the weather is hot, there is always a cool breeze and shade under the trees in front of the amphitheater,” said Sandi Helgerson, the executive director of the arboretum. “So far…we’ve never been rained out.  The bands always play rain or shine – no need to call – the band will be there.”

Other Music in the Gardens performances this year have included The Wundo Band, Hunter Fuerste’s American Vintage Orchestra, the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra, Switchback, Bob Dorr & The Blue Band, and more!

Music in the Gardens has been around for more than 20 years. Average attendance this year has been 1,500 to 2,000 people per concert.

The Beatles Tribute is a popular concert every summer.

“It brings back fond memories from the past,” Sandi said. “They are able to get up and dance, singing along is encouraged … it’s a wonderful time.”

Sponsors make free admission possible, and Runde Auto Group is proud to sponsor Ralph Kluseman’s Beatles tribute at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14!

For more information on Music in the Gardens and a sample of each band, visit http://dubuquearboretum.net/special-events/music-in-the-gardens/


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