NightGarden Piano

Event has passed (Thu Jul 12, 2018 - Sat Jul 14, 2018)
San Francisco Botanical Garden
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Join us for one, two, or three magical nights filled with beautifully lit pathways, food and drink for purchase, and pianos aglow with performances by Sunset Piano all-stars, as well as open pianos to play all while providing support for daytime Flower Piano events.

Garden members get discounted tickets and expedited entry to NightGarden Piano July 12, 13, & 14 — become a member today to access these great benefits! Already a member? Check your email for discount instructions or contact membership.

Please select your perferred date thoughtfully as refunds and date transfers are not permitted.

NightGarden Piano Performances (subject to change)

Thursday Night, July 12

Garden of Fragrance: Elektra Schmidt and Friends: Duos for Piano and Strings.
Sandra Simich: Classics: Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Debussy
Ancient Plant Garden: Rob Reich: Tribute to Ellington, Waller, and Monk
New Zealand Garden: Jimmy Kraft: Progressive Blends of Vocal Jazz and Neo-Soul
California Native Garden: Joseph Wilcockson: Solo Piano Selections
Redwood Grove: Sarah Cahill: Music by Terry Riley and Meredith Monk.
Allison Lovejoy: Nocturnes for Piano by Romantic and Contemporary Composers
Zellerbach Garden: Joshua Raoul Brody with or without friends: Originals, Aboriginals, Standards, and Substandards

Friday Night, July 13

Garden of Fragrance: Conspiracy of Beards: A cappella Men’s Choir singing songs of Leonard Cohen.
Penny Opry: Sea Music Steeped in Old Time Americana
Ancient Plant Garden: Joe Magdalena: Standards, Pop, Sinatra, and Happy Stuff
New Zealand Garden: Kitten on the Keys & Antony Ty: Piano Punks.
Mr. Brandy: Dark Rock Cabaret Cacophonies (originals)
California Native Garden: Paulo Sultanum: A Trip to Brazil and More.
Roberto Zular (piano) & Felipe Bueno (guitar): Brazilian Music and Poetry
Redwood Grove: Jill Tracy: "Sonic Séance" of Elegant, Dark Beauty
Zellerbach Garden: Serene: An Epic Virtuoso Journey

Saturday Night, July 14

Garden of Fragrance: Tango Corner
Cuarteto Puentes: Traditional Argentine Tango for Listeners and Dancers.
Tango #9: Tangos: Modern/classic, vocal/instrumental, and more.
Additional performance by Crystie Schum, piano and Victoria Stewart, vocals.
Tango program presented by CMC Faculty Sonja Riket
Ancient Plant Garden: Sandra Simich: Classics: Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Debussy.
Elektra Schmidt, piano and Lewis Patzner, cello: Bach, Piazzol-la, Shostakovich, Ravel
New Zealand Garden: Daniel Sullivan: Night Fever; A Bacharach Bacchanal
E.M.T.: Classic Rock and EDM Piano Covers
California Native Garden: Kitten on the Keys & Antony Ty: Piano Punks.
Mr. Brandy: Dark Rock Cabaret Cacophonies (originals)
Redwood Grove: Paulo Sultanum & Casulo: A Brazilian Bossa-Folknova Experience
Zellerbach Garden: Tammy Hall, piano & Denise Perrier, voice: Sonorous. Sensual. Fun. Moving. Liberating. Warm. Loving.
Rob Reich: Tribute to Ellington, Waller, and Monk

See you at NightGarden Piano!


  1. San Francisco Botanical Garden 1199 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA