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Gin Blossoms + Toad the Wet Sprocket + Vertical Horizon (SOLD OUT)

Artist: Gin Blossoms + Toad the Wet Sprocket + Vertical Horizon

Gates Open at 5:00 pm
Show starts at 6:00 pm

ABOUT GIN BLOSSOMS

American alternative rock band Gin Blossoms formed in 1987 in Tempe, Arizona. Gin Blossoms’ indelible jangle-pop sound was evolving during radio’s diverse mix of hair bands and grunge music superstars. They qualified to perform at the South By Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival in Austin Texas in 1989. That same year College Music Journal dubbed them The Best Unsigned Band In America and added an invitation to perform on MTV’s New Music Awards in New York City. Gin Blossoms rose to prominence following the 1992 release of their first major label debut album, New Miserable Experience. The first single released from that album, “Hey Jealousy,” became a Top 25 hit and went Gold. New Miserable Experience eventually went quadruple Platinum and three other charting singles were released from the album, including “Allison Road” and “Until I Fall Away.” The band went Platinum with their follow-up album Congratulations I’m Sorry (1996), which includes the Grammy-nominated “As Long as It Matters” and the top 10 single “Follow You Down.” Gin Blossoms continue to tour every year and in recent years have shared the stage with Collective Soul, Barenaked Ladies and Hootie & The Blowfish. Gin Blossoms remain a rare breed—rock ‘n’ roll lifers, destined to continue creating, crafting, and performing for audiences ever rapt by their glorious catalog of material.

 


ABOUT TOAD THE WET SPROCKET

Toad The Wet Sprocket—the trio of founding members Glen Phillips, Todd Nichols, and Dean Dinning—are still making new music and touring with the same spirit and independence that started it all, over three decades ago. This year marks a new milestone in their journey with the 30th anniversary of the 1994 Platinum-selling Dulcinea. The album arrived in 1994 and was followed by a tour in which the band played over 80 headlining shows, with openers as diverse as Milla Jovovich and Hootie & the Blowfish in their first national tours. The first single “Fall Down,” with a video directed by Samuel Bayer of “Smells Like Teen Spirit” fame, spent six weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Modern Rock chart. “Something’s Always Wrong” was featured in the movie Fear and had a groundbreaking music video that put the band on the Home Shopping Network, selling themselves to the lowest bidder. A highlight of the Dulcinea era was playing the NOW rally in Washington, DC, in April 1995—a performance that put the band in front of a million people and was nationally broadcast. Crediting their success to the unwavering support of their fans, Toad the Wet Sprocket are celebrating Dulcinea throughout the year on tour. Throughout their career, Toad the Wet Sprocket has remained committed to creating music that is meaningful and accessible. Their songs are filled with introspective lyrics, melodic guitars and signature vocal harmonies that have resonated with fans for decades.


ABOUT VERTICAL HORIZON

Vertical Horizon stands for a commitment to superior music. It’s a concept that has always meant a steadfast striving for the artistically creative high road. Consistently at the wheel, Matt Scannell—founder, writer, lead singer and guitarist—drives and unites the group, always exploring new territories of inspiration. Perhaps the most significant key to Vertical Horizon’s success today is the freedom they have from the constraints of a major recording label. “Our music is coming from the purest place,” Scannell says. “There are no other considerations beyond ‘Do we like this? Does it mean something us?'” Vertical Horizon works at a tempo that fuels the creative process. It’s no wonder why so many performers cite them as influences. Founded in the early 1990s as a duo, Vertical Horizon released albums There and Back Again, Running on Ice, and Live Stages independently and toured extensively. In 1999, they signed with RCA and experienced meteoric success with Everything You Want, selling over 2 million copies. The title song captured the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 and Adult Top 40 charts and went on to become the most-played single of 2000. Today’s Vertical Horizon shares the practices of most long-enduring acts: Different creative personnel have entered and exited, adding to the ever-expanding sonic tapestry. Experienced bands also run the gamut regarding variety, and Vertical Horizon is no exception. Genres, styles, sounds are the band’s “tools of the trade,” used with such variety—such intricacy—that it’s a challenge to “classify” the band’s sound. Sure, it’s rock but nuances mean so much.

Date

Aug 05 2024

Labels

Sold Out

HOURS

Sunday 11 am - 5 pm
Monday 9 am - 5 pm
Tuesday 9 am - 9 pm
Wednesday 9 am - 5 pm
Thursday 9 am - 5 pm
Friday 9 am - 5 pm
Saturday 9 am - 5 pm

RATES

Members (with ID) FREE
Adults (14-64) $20.00
Seniors (65 and older) $15.00
Students (with student ID) $15.00
Museums for All $2.00
Children (3-13) $10
Children (2 and younger) FREE

CONTACT US

scheduled grounds maintenance

On Tuesday, April 16, the Treehouse Village and Woodland Boardwalk in the Lena Meijer Children’s Garden and the Gwen Frostic Woodland Shade Garden will be closed due to tree removal for the safety of our guests. Thank you for your understanding. 

Garden closures

Please note: The Harvey Lemmen Sculpture Gallery in the Sculpture Park will be closed May 20-21 for scheduled tree work. Thank you for your understanding.

Spring Break Hours

Extended Hours

Enjoy extended spring break hours until 9 pm on April 1-5.

Extended Member Early Hours

Each Sunday from 9-11 am during Fred & Dorothy Fichter Butterflies Are Blooming and Saturday, April 6, from 8-9 am. 

HOURS

Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

RATES

Members (with ID) FREE
Adults (14-64) $20.00
Seniors (65 and older) $15.00
Students (with student ID) $15.00
Museums for All $2.00
Children (3-13) $10
Children (2 and younger) FREE