There is no setting for a night with friends enjoying live music, food, and drinks quite as beautiful as this. See how many of your favorites will be performing this year.

Nothing you were planning to do on Tuesday nights this summer will be as wonderful as what's happening on these 12 gorgeous acres.

Anderson Japanese Gardens via Facebook
Anderson Japanese Gardens via Facebook

Tuesday Evenings in the Garden

Comfy chairs or blankets, a picnic basket filled with tasty snacks, and all kinds of live music, all happening in one of the area's most beautiful spots.

Anderson Japanese Gardens in Rockford, one of the most incredible authentic Japanese gardens in North America, has made Tuesday nights great again. The gardens just announced the concert schedule for 2022 that kicks off on May 31st.

Admission is FREE for Premium Garden Members. For Basic and non-members, admission is $11 for adults, $10 for age 62+, $9 for military and students, and kids 5 and under are free.

You can enter the gardens to start setting up your picnic area at 5:00 p.m. Opening acts start at 5:45 p.m. and the headliners go on at 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, May 31

Shamarr Allen (New Orleans, LA)

Opening: Grand Groove Hotel (Rockford, IL)

Tuesday, June 7

Jill Andrews (Johnson City, TN)

Opening: Kelly Steward (Rockford, IL)

Tuesday, June 14

Po Ramblin' Boys (Nashville, TN)

Opening: SwingbillyRFD (Rockford, IL)

Tuesday, June 21

Joshua Ray Walker (Dallas, TX)

Opening: Sarah Shook (Gardner, NC)

Tuesday, June 28

Miles Nielsen & the Rusted Hearts (Rockford, IL)

Opening: Brett Newski & the No Tomorrow (Madison, WI)

Tuesday, July 5

Alanna Royale (Nashville, TN)

Opening: Mystery Loves Company (Houston, TX)

Tuesday, July 12

David Ramirez (Austin, TX)

Opening: Albion West (Chicago, IL)

Tuesday, July 19

Will Hoge (Nashville, TN)

Opening: Longshot (Rockford, IL)

Tuesday, July 26

Danielle Juhre (Chicago, IL)

Opening: Vince Chiarelli (Rockford, IL)

Tuesday, August 2

Dave Hause (New York, NY)

Opening: Trapper Scheopp (Milwaukee, WI)

Tuesday, August 9

Laney Jones (Orlando, FL)

Opening: Horace Greene (Appleton, WI)

Tuesday, August 16

Backyard Tire Fire (Asheville, NC)

Opening: Edward David Anderson (Bloomington, IL)

Tuesday, August 23

Everyday Everybody fka Aztec Sun (Washington, DC)

Opening: Caitlin Krisko & The Broadcast (Asheville, NC)

Tuesday, August 30

Ariel Posen (Winnipeg Manitoba)

Opening: Andrew Robinson (Rockford, IL)

Be sure to check out all of the comments to Anderson Japanese Garden's Facebook post below to find fans who are already buzzing over the list of performers this year.

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