Benefit Concert

Presented by TD Bank

Sunday, June 2; 8 p.m.; Hendrie Park
RBG launches its Garden Music Nights concert series with an unforgettable performance.

 Event Tickets Required

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Jim Cuddy headshothpo musicians playing together

The Jim Cuddy Band

AND Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra

Jim Cuddy has written many of the songs that have become indelible in the soundtrack of Canadian lives. Jim continues to find new ways to balance personal reflection and plainspoken storytelling, remaining both intimate and accessible.

The internationally renowned Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, a leader in Hamilton’s robust arts community, is one of the artistic jewels of the Hamilton/Burlington area. The musical talents of its artists combined with The Jim Cuddy Band promises to create an outstanding and memorable performance.

Conducted by: Bradley Thachuk, the talented music director of the Niagara Symphony Orchestra (NSO), is conducting the evening's unforgettable performance

Opening Performer: Canadian musician Kevin Fox. Kevin is a revered multi-instrumentalist, sought-after arranger/composer and in-demand recording artist

outdoor concert in Hendrie Park on stage

Event Tickets

Gates open at 7 p.m. Seating is first come, first serve. No outside food or drink. Ticket holders will be contacted with parking and shuttle information prior to the concert. Rain or shine. Tickets are non-refundable.

Ticket Type Ticket Price
Event Ticket $100
(+ HST & service fee)
VIP Ticket
Includes dinner before the show (5 p.m.), preferred parking and premium seating at the main performance.
(+ service fee)

Cut-off dates: Depending on availability, General Admission tickets will be available to purchase online until 7 p.m. the day of the event. VIP ticket sales close at 11:59 p.m. June 1.

Member Pre-Sale: April 1, 12 noon

Open to the Public: April 3, 12 noon

Purchase Tickets
  • Tickets are non-refundable and final sale.
  • Payment methods accepted: Visa, MasterCard, American Express (online through Eventbrite)
  • General admission discounts and coupons are not applicable to this ticketed event.
  • VIP ticket purchasers will receive a tax receipt for a portion of the ticket by December 2019
  • This event is rain or shine.

VIP Dinner

Sunday, June 2; 5 p.m.

Tickets: $250 per person

Enjoy dinner and reception before enjoying the benefit concert at Hendrie Park. Your VIP ticket includes dinner before the show, preferred parking, and premium seating at the main performance.

VIP ticket purchasers will receive a tax receipt for a portion of the ticket by December 2019.

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Southwestern Anti-pasto
Chorizo, Salami, Serrano ham, Assorted cheeses, Mango/lychee chutney, peach jalapeno jam, Chimichurri, Marinated artichokes, olives, roasted vegetables, Assorted pickled vegetables, Assorted flatbreads and crackers.

Crab and Salmon cakes with roasted red pepper aioli and citrus arugula salad.

Main Course
Nashville fried chicken with cactus pepper salsa, cheddar cornbread muffin, and double-smoked bacon potato salad.
Whiskey-Braised Wellington County Beef Brisket Served Family style
Vegan option: Creole spiced Tofu with cactus/pepper salsa fried black beans.

Peach cobbler with Cinnamon spiced churro, with fruit.

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Growing Up Green

Proceeds from the Benefit Concert go directly to RBG's Growing Up Green Fund. Growing Up Green focuses on supporting our award-winning education programs, as well as our efforts in conservation and horticulture. Together, these activities improve the health of children by connecting them to the plants, nature and green spaces they need to thrive.

If you’re interested in learning more about how you can support the Growing Up Green Fund, visit

Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG) is the largest botanical garden in Canada, a National Historic Site, and registered charitable organization with a mandate to bring together people, plants and nature.

Event FAQ

Have a question about this event? Click the topics below for more information. If you have a question that is not answered, give us a call at 905-527-1158.

Tickets >>

Pre-registration is required for this ticketed event. Tickets are available for purchase online, payable by credit card. Your tickets will be emailed to you as a pdf attachment shortly after online payment. You will be required to present these tickets upon arrival, either printed out or digitally on your personal device.

Tickets are final sale.

Inclement Weather >>

The performance outdoors, in an uncovered area, and is rain or shine. In the event of extreme inclement weather, RBG reserves the right to cancel the event.

Directions and Parking >>

This event is held in Hendrie Park, with entry at RBG Centre (680 Plains Road West, Burlington ON). Parking is included.

RBG Centre is accessible by Burlington Transit. For more information about arriving at RBG by bus, visit

Seating Arrangements >>

All seats are general admission, and first-come first-served. The first few rows are reserved for "VIP" ticket holders.

Food >>

No outside food or drink permitted at this event. A light Barbecue menu and cold drinks will be available for purchase.

Menu: Fried chicken Sliders with Coleslaw ($13), Sausage with pepper cactus Salsa with Potato Salad ($11), Veggie burger with Coleslaw ($12), assorted chips ($2), cookies or brownies ($3.50), ice cream bars ($4). Beer, Cider, Wine, Coffee, DAVIDsTea, and other beverages also available for purchase. All prices include applicable taxes.

Pets / Service Animals >>

With the exception of service animals, personal dogs/cats/animals are not permitted at this event. If you are looking for somewhere to take your pet on a stroll, check out our 27km of trails!

Thank You To Our Sponsors