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Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder - August 16


Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder
Wednesday, August 16 at 8:00pm



The concert is included with general admission.

Tickets are available at the admission gate upon arrival.


His passion for music has won the hearts of audiences across the country and around the world. 

The open air concert will take place on the Concert Lawn stage at 8pm. Arrive early to avoid disappointment. There is limited bench seating, or bring a chair or blanket and sit on the lawn for this Butchart Gardens Special Event.

Admission to The Gardens on August 16th includes The Ricky Skaggs concert. (rain or shine)

Ricky Skaggs Mandolin

  • 15-time Grammy Award winner,
  • Inductee into the Musicians Hall of Fame and 63 more prestigious awards

... A life full of music.  That's the story of Ricky Skaggs.  By age 21, he was already considered a "recognized master" of one of America's most demanding art forms, but his career took him in other directions, catapulting him to popularity and success in the mainstream of country music.  His life's path has taken him to various musical genres, from where it all began in bluegrass music, to striking out on new musical journeys, while still leaving his musical roots intact...Read more about Ricky Skaggs

Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder

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Things you should know before arriving:

  • Admission to The Gardens on August 16th includes the Ricky Skaggs concert. Concert goes rain or shine, no rainchecks.
  • For those who have purchased advance tickets to the Ricky Skaggs Special Event, your parking is guaranteed only if you arrive prior to 6:30 pm. Check #butcharttraffic on twitter for information on delays.
  • 12 Month Pass Holders with a valid pass purchased prior to August 16th, receive a 25% discount off the price of their own admission for this Special Event (the Bring a Friend promotion is not available). NOTE: 12 Month Pass renewals or pass purchases are not available on August 16th.
  • 12 Month Passes are not valid for complimentary admission after 2:30pm.  Admission will be charged for entry up until 2:30pm and refunded if Pass Holders depart by 4:00pm 
  • To prevent fraud, if you pre-purchased your ticket from our website, you must present the credit card at the admission gate which was used to purchase the ticket. 
  • If you are purchasing your admission ticket on August 16th, the concert is for general admission/festival seating. We highly recommend you COME EARLY to avoid disappointment if we close due to reaching capacity.  Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Tents and pop-up shelters are not permitted.
  • No outside alcohol is permitted; our restaurants will be pleased to serve you.
  • The Gardens offers a wide variety of dining options, including gourmet picnics. To book a picnic or make reservations in The Dining Room, please call 250-652-8222. The Blue Poppy will feature a full-carvery on a first come, first served basis. Casual food options include The Coffee Shop, Hot Dog Cart, Gelateria and Annabelle's Café which is adjacent to the Concert Lawn.

Enjoy our smoke/vapour free environment (entire property) and please leave your selfie sticks at home as they are not permitted to be used in The Gardens.