School Music Festivals

Join one of our amazing Music Festivals!


Elitch Gardens’ Music Festival
2024 Dates: April 27 and May 4, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23 (Other Dates TBA)

Music performance on the park grounds in the historic Trocadero Theater!

  • NEW: Special in-school Musical Performance Adjudicated Festival.
    • A Music Educator will come to your school to adjudicate and provide a clinic for your groups. Schools are given tickets for the groups to visit the park at the time of the director’s choosing.
  • Adjudicators include top experienced Music Educators, many of which are CBA and/or CMEA Hall of Fame members.
  • Groups receive both digital and written adjudicator comments.
    • Adjudicator may work with your groups immediately following your performance.
  • Scholarship opportunities for individual outstanding musicians
  • Personalized award plaques will be given to recognize a Bronze, Silver, Gold, our special recognition “Gold Elite” award.

Special out-of-state, overnight or meal deal packages are available. For applications or inquiries, please contact Michael Embrey at or call 1.815.756.1263.


Music in the Park
May 6, 12, 13, 20 and June 3

Music groups perform at an offsite location and then have a ticket to visit Elitch Gardens after their performance. An award ceremony is held in the Elitch Arena at 6pm. For booking and inquiries, please contact Music in the Parks at 1.800.323.0974.

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Trills and Thrills Music Festivals 
May 4, 11 and 18

Music groups perform at Standley Lake High School and then receive a ticket to visit Elitch Gardens after their performance. For booking inquiries, please contact Trills and Thrills Music Festivals at 1.888.487.4557.

Interested in showcasing your talents at Elitch Gardens?
EMAIL US about band performances throughout the season!

For additional questions, please call 303.595.4386 x162 or EMAIL US!

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