Rock the Garden

September 22, 2018 | 7 p.m.

The Garden invites you to a special evening of fabulous food, signature cocktails and an exclusive live performance by The Samples. 

Rain or shine | Garden cocktail attire 

VIP Reception | 6 p.m. 
Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres | 7 p.m.
Live performance by The Samples | 8:30 p.m.
Plus! Experience Flora Borealis, the surreal nighttime multimedia exhibit in the Garden. 

Online ticket sales have closed. Walk-ins are welcome.

$125 | member ticket 
$150 | nonmember ticket
$300 | VIP member ticket
$350 | VIP nonmember ticket 
$2,500 | Friends Sponsor (includes 4 VIP tickets)

VIP tickets include a 6 p.m. reception with The Samples, access to the VIP Lounge, and valet parking.

Event Sponsors

The Lenoir Charitable Trust | Band Sponsor
Premier Rentals | Rock Sponsor
The Boeing Company | Party Sponsor
The Johnston Family Foundation | Party Sponsor
The Staenberg Group | Party Sponsor
Clayton Financial Group | Friends of the Garden Sponsor
Elizabeth Danforth | Friends of the Garden Sponsor
Will and Sara Gregerson | Friends of the Garden Sponsor
Hager Companies | Friends of the Garden Sponsor

Event Committee

Julie Ahrling Julie and Richard Lane
Mary and Ken Bower Stephanie Mannis, Co-chair
Michelle Chappouis Bill Miller
Beth and Paul Chesterton Sydney and Peter Millman
Maria and Nick Clifford Julie O'Connor
Sue and Ken Cohen Julie and Turner Peters
Missey Condie Laurie and Mike Rechan
Shannon and Bill Coulter Allison Roberts
Beth Danforth Katie and Paul Ross
Diane Dark, Co-chair Helene Sayed
Jeanie and Clark Davis Lysa Sayad
Becky and John Engman Penny Schneithorst
Sarah and Luke Fouke Julie and Scott Schoettley
Nicole and Michael Goessling Libby Storts and Dick Sant
Stacey and Louis Goltermann Britanny and Cayse Thomas
Ellen and Warren Hager, Co-chair Liza Thornhill, Co-chair
Robert Johnston, Co-chair
Potter Varley
Bonnie and Steve Johnston, Co-chair
Harriette and Peter Warren
Lynn and Brad Koeneman
Emily Wienert
Ashley and Sam Koplar



The Samples

For more than 25 years, Sean Kelly and The Samples have created music that transcends genres and age, shattering the rules of the established music industry.

Learn more and listen to The Samples