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Published: 05/23/2008
Maryann Torrez, 505-848-7150

Eliza Gilkyson Kicks Off Summer Nights at the Aquarium & Botanic Garden

The City of Albuquerque welcomes Eliza Gilkyson to Summer Nights at the Aquarium and Botanic Garden on Thursday, June 5. Summer Nights consists of a series of musical concerts performed on Thursday evenings in the beautiful setting of the Rio Grande Botanic Garden. (No concert July 3rd.)  The Aquarium, Heritage Farm and Japanese Gardens are open during the concerts. Advance tickets are available online at
June 5             Eliza Gilkyson                                    Original Folk             
June 12           Seamus Kennedy                               Humorous Celtic       
June 19           The Wilders                                       Old-Time Country
June 26           Girlyman                                            Folky Pop Bluegrass
July 10            Billy Jonas                                          Songwriter Percussionist
July 17            The Jimmy Stadler Band                 Rock & Country
July 24            Carrie Rodriguez                              Alternative Country   
July 31            The Refugees                                     Folk Rock Original
August  7        South by Southwest                          Country Dance Music
Cost: Adults $8.00 / Seniors (65+) / $4 / Children (3-12) $2
BioPark Society Members Half-Price
Dates: Thursday evenings, June 5 – August 7, 2008 (No concert on July 3rd)
Event time:  6:00 – 9:00 pm; Concerts from 7:00 – 9:00pm
Place: Rio Grande Botanic Garden, 2601 Central Ave. NW
Dress:  Casual
Seating:  Lawn, bring blankets or lawn chairs
Seating capacity:  ˜2,000
The Summer Nights Concert Series is generously sponsored by 770 KKOB-AM, 93.3 KOB-FM and the Best Western Rio Grande Inn.
The BioPark is an accessible facility and a division of the City of Albuquerque’s Cultural Services Department.  Contact the BioPark at 311 locally, (505) 768-2000 (Relay NM or 711) and TTY 1-800-659-8331. Find more information at
Same day combo admission to the BioPark’s Rio Grande Zoo, Albuquerque Aquarium and Rio Grande Botanic Garden is $12 for adults; $5 for seniors 65 and older and for children 3-12. New Mexico BioPark Society membership confers FREE general admission to all BioPark facilities and discounts to many special events, including summer concerts.  Find out more about becoming a BioPark Society member at
The Albuquerque Biological Park is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) every five years.  Look for the AZA logo whenever you visit a zoo or aquarium as your assurance that you are supporting a facility dedicated to providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for you and a better future for all living things.  With more than 200 accredited members, AZA is a leader in global wildlife conservation and your link to helping animals in their native habitats.  For more information visit  
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