Bonnet House Museum & Gardens
The sounds of sweet music will soon be flowing under balmy starlit skies at Bonnet House Museum & Gardens during its Concerts Under the Stars, presented by The Haller Foundation. Taking place on Thursdays, Jan. 23, Feb. 13, March 12 and March 26, 2020 from 6:30–8 p.m., the concerts will showcase some of South Florida’s finest talent.
The magical evenings’ activities happen in and around the house, with the concert performance on the tent-covered veranda beneath the moon and stars, rain or shine (seating is provided.) A wonderful way to start off the evening, guests will enjoy delicious complimentary wine and cheese from 6:30–7 p.m. The parking lot opens at 6 p.m.; doors open at 6:30 p.m. Concerts take place from 7–8 p.m.
Following is the concert schedule:
- 23: Michael Masci Quartet with Danny Bacher, featuring relaxing jazz music.
- 13: University of Miami Frost Opera Theater, whose performances reflect the broad range of programming in the 21st century, from Baroque opera to the most progressive works of the current time.
- March 12: Lynn University String Quartet, playing a broad and diverse range of repertoire that mixes contemporary music with the traditional.
- March 26: SOSOS, an acoustic band that bases its music around root instruments such as upright bass, pump organ, banjo, mandolin, djembe, acoustic guitars, drums, and melodica.
The concert series is happening during Bonnet House Museum & Gardens’ 100th anniversary year. One of the oldest homes in South Florida and a popular tourist destination for locals and worldwide visitors alike, the fanciful 35-acre Bonnet House Museum & Gardens is celebrating its 100th anniversary through 2020.
A part of Florida’s unique history, the home was built in 1920 as the winter retreat of the Birch/Bartlett family, and is a delightful blend of art, architecture, history and ecology. The 35-acre subtropical estate and historic house museum preserves the natural setting of South Florida, situated on what is one of the last examples of a native barrier island habitat in the region.
To purchase tickets, visit www.bonnethouse.org or call 954-703-2614. Tickets start at $40 for members and $45 for non-members. For more information, visit www.bonnethouse.org/events/category/concerts/list/.
About the Bonnet House Museum & Gardens:
Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Bonnet House Museum & Gardens is a 35-acre subtropical estate and historic house museum located in the heart of Fort Lauderdale. Bonnet House, Inc. is a nonprofit, 501c3, whose mission is to preserve this unique historic estate of Frederic and Evelyn Bartlett. Through enjoyable and enriching cultural experiences, the Museum connects today’s community to the Bartletts’ architectural, artistic and environmental legacy. Bonnet House is located at 900 North Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 and is open for tours Tuesday–Sunday from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. For more information, visit www.bonnethouse.org.
Bonnet House Museum & Gardens is a partner of the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District’s Consortium, a unique partnership of arts and entertainment organizations in Fort Lauderdale with the express mission of promoting cultural tourism in South Florida.
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