Interpolacion will share their unique take on modern jazz from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the Smith Building flagstone patio, shaded by massive trees that flank each side.
Arboretum staff will have bistro tables and chairs set up for visitors to bring a picnic dinner, or, better still, help support nearby restaurants with takeout.
These restaurants are all about five minutes away on U.S. Highway 60 in the scenic copper-mining town of Superior.
Daily admission of $9 includes the evening music at no additional charge; summer hours are 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, but on June 21 the arboretum will remain open until 7:30 p.m.
Annual memberships start at $45 and include a pair of one-time-use guest passes to bring friends or family. Read about weekend nature walks, photography classes and other events at ag.arizona.edu/bta, or connect at facebook.com/boycethompsonarboretum.
Want more live music at BTA?
Annual members: mark June 30 on your calendar for the return of the Uno-Dos brothers with an evening concert that will be followed by a blacklight scorpion walk guided by Mesa resident Dave Oberpriller.