NightGarden Piano Is Back for Three Nights in July

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Do you like music? And lights? And gardens? What about music and light in gardens? If any or all of those three things sounds like magic to you, it's time to click over to Eventbrite to score your tickets for this year's NightGarden Piano series. 

And if you have no idea what any of that means, we'll explain.

Flower Piano is an annual tradition at the San Francisco Botanical Garden in Golden Gate Park. For 12 days in July, the Botanical Garden transforms into alfresco concert hall, where everyone is invited to play and listen. From July 5–16 this year, you'll find twelve pianos tucked among the flower-filled gardens within SFBG's 55 acres. You're encouraged to play what you like, from chopsticks to Tchaikovsky. On weekend days, event partner Sunset Piano invites professional pianists and other musicians to perform throughout the Garden as well, so the musical offerings are extra. Gather friends, bring a picnic; it's a delightful way to spend a day.

Last year, in addition to the daytime musical offerings, the Botanical Garden also threw a night time bash called NightGarden Piano. Paths were lit, the music was lit, guests got lit; you get the picture. Tickets sold out in a flash, so this year NightGarden Piano is back for three nights: July 12, 13, and 14. Tickets are $45; that doesn't include food or drinks, but both will be available for purchase on site.

Sure, it's a little early to be talking about these tickets, but this event will likely sell out. Round up your crew now: this is easily one of the most charming events in the city, and you don't want to miss it.