Ladew Gardens Announces Line-up for Annual Groovin’ in the Grass Summer Concert Series June 18 – August 6, 2017

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Ladew Topiary Gardens is pleased to announce the 2017 Groovin’ in the Grass Summer Concert series, which includes 8 family-friendly concerts beginning on June 18th and continuing through August 6th.

 For over 25 years, Ladew Gardens has been hosting summer concerts on Sunday evenings in the Great Bowl — the centerpiece of Ladew’s 22 acres of formal and historical gardens. Concerts run from 6 – 8 pm. Admission for the concerts begins at 5 pm.


Guests are invited to bring their blankets, chairs, food and non-alcoholic beverages.  (Please leave at home:  Alcohol (per the Harford County Liquor Board), sports equipment, pets, tents, beach umbrellas and  portable grills.)  Food and Drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) are available for purchase from The Manor Tavern.

For all concerts, tickets are sold at the gate. Concert admission includes visiting the gardens: Ladew Members $7, Adults $15, Seniors (62+) and Students $13, Children (12 & under) $5.  (Ladew guest passes are not valid for concerts; only “Music Lover” passes may be used.  Discount coupons for concerts will be available at all Klein’s ShopRite locations.)


June 18 – The Crawdaddies

Celebrate Father’s Day with the ever-popular Crawdaddies! Their music combines Louisiana’s Cajun, Zydeco, Blues sound with North Eastern’s Roots Rock, American and Ska influences to create a unique style that’s all their own.

June 25 – Tall in the Saddle

We welcome back this premiere classic rock band, playing popular tunes from your favorite artists.

July 2 – Trinidad and Tobago Baltimore Steel Orchestra

From steel drums to stilt walkers, Trinidad and Tobago provides lively entertainment for the whole family and brings the festive music of the Caribbean to the heart of Harford County.

July 9 – Charm City Junction

This local acoustic quartet will get you grooving with their Old-time rhythms, foot-stomping Irish melodies, and hard-driving Bluegrass.

July 16 – Mambo Combo

Baltimore’s “best party band” kicks it up with soca, samba and Tango, laced with Caribbean and Latin sounds.

July 23 – Don’t Stop Band

This high energy rock and roll band features saxophones, keyboards and stellar vocal harmony.

July 30 – Tumblehome

We welcome Tumblehome to Ladew for the first time. This entertaining six-piece band (with horns!) plays rock, soul, blues, and jazz, covering songs from The Band, Otis Redding, Stevie Wonder, the Beatles and more!

August 6 – Jody West Band

Reunited and rejuvenated, this local group delivers a diverse repertoire complete with a mixture of blues, swing, pop and classic rock.

If concerts are cancelled due to weather, there will be a posting on the Ladew Gardens website,, and a message on the phone system at 410-557-9466 (press 5 for event announcements).

Ladew Gardens gratefully acknowledges those companies who are participating as sponsors for the “Groovin’ in the Grass” concert series: Klein’s ShopRite (Presenting Sponsor); BIG Business Information Group; Boyle Buick•GMC; First National Bank; Jarrettsville Federal Savings & Loan;  Weyrich, Cronin & Sorra; and York ENT.

Ladew Topiary Gardens has been named “One of the Top 5 Gardens in North America;”  deemed “the most outstanding topiary garden in America” by the Garden Club of America;  and featured as one of “10 incredible topiary gardens around the world” by Architectural Digest.  Ladew is located on Jarrettsville Pike (MD 146), 14 miles north of the Baltimore Beltway (I-695), exit 27B (Dulaney Valley Road North).  For more information, please call 410-557-9570 or visit  Ladew Topiary Gardens is a nonprofit, 501 (c)(3) organization whose mission is “to maintain and promote the gardens, house and facilities in keeping with the creative spirit of Harvey S.  Ladew for the public benefit and for educational, scientific and cultural pursuits.”  Both House and Gardens are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.




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