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Arts After Hours: Jack de Keyzer – SOLD OUT!

Special Event

Date & Time:

Wednesday Jul 13, 6 p.m.

Location:

Hendrie Park (680 Plains Rd W)

Types:

Art in the Gardens, Evenings, Get Social, Special Event

Length:

2+ Hours

Admission:

Ticketed Event

Event Description

We’re welcoming back two incredible blues artists under the Rose Garden tent. Explore RBG’s Seeing the Invisible exhibit, grab a cold drink, sample our new locally-sourced menu, and get set for some award-winning music in our lovely garden setting.

During intermission, enjoy a guided tour of the Dan Lawrie International Sculpture Collection in Hendrie Park.

Ticketed event, premium seating available. This is a 19+ event.

Generously supported by:

Brownlow partners chartered professional accountants (logo)

Header image: Forget Me Not, Ori Gersht

  • Jack de Keyzer playing electric guitar on stage
  • Emily standing infront of a floating white picture frame with vibrant colours flowing on the canvas
  • Bloodroot sculpture at sunset
  • Outdoor Bar With Wine
  • tablet displaying sigalit landau's artwork

Tickets

All prices subject to HST and Service Fees

Ticket Type Description Price
Premium Seating Reserved seating under the Rose Garden tent for optimal viewing experience of the performance. Select your seat upon registration (please do not leave single empty seats during selection). $27-$40
Lawn Admission Bring your own chair or sit on the grass in this uncovered space surrounding the Rose Garden tent. Please note lawn seating is first come first served. Sight lines may be obstructed. $22

SOLD OUT!

Tickets Available: June 15, 11 a.m.

RBG Member Pre-Sale: June 8, 11 a.m.

  • Pre-registration is required for this ticketed event.
  • Tickets are non-refundable and final sale.
  • After a purchase is complete, the tickets are the property of the ticket-holder, and RBG will be unable to accommodate any date or seat changes.

Event Itinerary

  • 6 to 7 p.m.: Arrival and Experience Seeing the Invisible
  • 7 p.m. to approximately 9:30 p.m.: Performance
    • Intermission: Guided Tour
  • 9:30 to 11 p.m.: Explore at your leisure

NOTE: Seeing the Invisible will not be able for viewing after the performance due to low light levels.

About Jack de Keyzer

Acclaimed guitarist,  singer,  song writer, band leader and producer, Jack de Keyzer rarely sits still.   For 46 years or roughly a couple million miles , de Keyzer has been hitting the road , air and  studio  to bring his brand of guitar driven blues around the globe.  With 12 records, 1 DVD , 2 Junos and 7 Maple Blues Awards,  de Keyzer delivers the goods wherever, whenever he performs. Playing  over 100 shows a year, de Keyzer’s music is steeped in Chicago blues, London England’s (de Keyzer’s birth place) blues rock,  Detroit’s Motown, Muscle Shoals deep soul,   Memphis’  rock and roll, and Philadelphia’s funky soul jazz . De Keyzer knows first hand as he has played with many first generation pioneers of these sounds and styles,  Bo Diddley, Otis Rush, Etta James, King Biscuit Boy and Ronnie Hawkins to name a few.

His latest recording  TRIBUTE (2020)  features twelve rousing new original blues, rock and soul songs  and pays tribute to the great  blues and rock guitar masters, singers and songwriters de Keyzer has been influenced and inspired by through the years.  A tour de force by an artist at his peak powers.

About Arts After Hours

Looking for more? Explore the world of art in Hendrie Park through a variety of unique evening experiences. Tours, music, movie nights and workshops… there’s something for everyone! Get an exclusive look at Seeing The Invisible, grab a bite to eat, and celebrate art in all its forms!

Pricing and timing varies by event. See individual event listings for details.

Arts After Hours Summer Schedule

6 to 11 p.m.; see individual event itineraries

Food & Drink

Bring your appetite! Barbecue menu and drinks (licensed) available for purchase on-site.

Emily standing infront of a floating white picture frame with vibrant colours flowing on the canvas

Seeing the Invisible

An Augmented Reality Art Exhibit

June 2 to August 31, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Hendrie Park

Seeing the Invisible features new works by more than a dozen international artists including Ai Weiwei, Refik Anadol, El Anatsui, Mohammed Kazem, Sigalit Landau, Sarah Meyohas, Pamela Rosenkranz, and Timur Si-Qin—including several artists’ firsts works in AR.

Seeing the Invisible is generously supported by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund.

Event F.A.Q.

Tickets

Pre-purchased tickets are required for this special event. When purchasing tickets, please ensure you select the appropriate date, as switching your tickets after purchase will not be possible. Tickets are final sale.

Tickets sales end at 6 p.m. the day of the event.

Your ticket includes exclusive access to the Seeing The Invisible exhibit. Please refer to the FAQ’s at rbg.ca/seeing-the-invisible for more information about accessing this exhibit.

You will be required to present your pre-purchased tickets upon arrival, either printed out or digitally on your personal device. Each ticket will be scanned. The confirmation receipt is not a ticket. Your tickets were sent to you as an attachment in the confirmation e-mail you received after booking.

Seating

Premium tickets are available with seating under the Rose Garden Tent and prime viewing of the evening’s entertainment. Space is limited and these spots fill up quickly so be sure to purchase your tickets early!

Lawn Tickets are general admission, and first-come first-served. Chairs are not provided for this section. Guests are asked to bring their own lawn chairs, blankets, cushions, or pillows for turf seating. This area is not sheltered, so be sure to come prepared for the weather.

Arrival / entry time

Guests are welcome to arrive anytime beginning at 6 p.m. to experience the Seeing The Invisible exhibit before the first set under the tent. Please make your way to the Rose Garden Tent for the scheduled entertainment beginning at 7 p.m.

Food and Drink

Grab some sips and bites to enjoy as you wander the garden! Concessions by the Rose Tent are open with grab and go fare available for purchase.

Weather

Seeing the Invisible is 100% outdoors, so come prepared for the weather.

In the event of severe weather RBG has made arrangements to host this event in an alternative indoor location. Any changes will be communicated to ticket holders as soon as possible. RBG reserves the right to cancel the event due to inclement weather. If the event is cancelled participants will receive a full refund.

Age at I.D.

Attendees must be 19 years of age or older to attend. Please ensure you have a government-issued ID on your person during the event; anyone who does not present a valid ID upon request will be asked to leave.

Masks

Effective May 5, visitors are no longer required to wear masks at Royal Botanical Gardens. Employees and volunteers will continue to wear a mask.

What do I do if I feel ill?

As part of our commitment and shared responsibility for the health and safety of our guests, staff and volunteers, we ask that guests perform a self assessment to help reduce the spread of COVID – 19 prior to your visit.

Should you feel ill please stay home and contact your health care provider. Your tickets can be transferred to other family members or friends (no transfer fee required).

Directions and parking

This event is held at Hendrie Park, located at 680 Plains Road W., Burlington ON. Parking is included in the ticket price, and available in the designated lot across the street at RBG Centre. Please enter through the main doors of RBG Centre where a tunnel is available under Plains Road to Hendrie Park.

Hendrie Park is located along bus routes for Burlington Transit, with stops a short distance from the entrance. See Directions & Parking for more details.

Accessibility

All garden paths indicated on the map within the app are either paved, made of finely packed gravel, or over short stretches of grass. If accessing with a wheelchair / walker / stroller, an outdoor model is suggested. Some benches will be available for those who require them.

Accessible parking spaces are available outside RBG Centre. Visitors access the garden through RBG Centre, descending through the Atrium via stairs or an elevator.

Please reach out to us using the information below if you require accessible seating on the lawn.

If you have any further questions about accessibility at this event please contact us by phone (905-527-1158) or use the online form.

Washrooms

Washrooms are available just outside the Turner Pavilion Teahouse, and in RBG Centre on the lowest floor of the Atrium (at the base of the stairs, before you go through the tunnel into Hendrie Park.

Pets & Service Animals

With the exception of service animals, personal dogs/cats/animals are not permitted at this event.

COVID-19 rights and responsibilities

Royal Botanical Gardens understands and respects the rights of all staff, volunteers, and event attendees to be protected from infectious diseases. Royal Botanical Gardens follows the public health and workplace safety measures and regulations as indicated by local public health units, local municipalities, and the Province of Ontario.

As such, event attendees are mandatorily required to adhere to the processes and policies that are put in place to mitigate effects of infectious diseases. Such processes and policies include, but are not limited to: face coverings, daily medical screening, and social distancing. It is the right of Royal Botanical Gardens to restrict the access to or remove from its events and properties any individual who does not adhere to such processes and policies.

By agreeing you understand the above statement and agree to its contents for yourself and those individuals attending the event with you.

Terms and Conditions

Tickets purchased to special exhibitions are final sale and non-refundable. Tickets can be transferred to someone else if you can no longer attend. Please keep your tickets and confirmation: it is proof of your purchase and allows entry into the exhibition.

COVID 19 Rights and Responsibilities: Royal Botanical Gardens understands and respects the rights of all staff, volunteers, and event attendees to be protected from infectious diseases. Royal Botanical Gardens follows the public health and workplace safety measures and regulations as indicated by local public health units, local municipalities, and the Province of Ontario. As such, guests are mandatorily required to adhere to the processes and policies that are put in place to mitigate effects of infectious diseases. Such processes and policies include, but are not limited to: face coverings, daily medical screening, and social distancing. It is the right of Royal Botanical Gardens to restrict the access to or remove from its events and properties any individual who does not adhere to such processes and policies. By agreeing you understand the above statement and agree to its contents for yourself and those individuals attending the exhibition with you.

Liability: RBG assumes no responsibility for loss or damage to property, or for personal injury or mishap; all activities are at the risk of the participant.

Filming/Photography Release: Please be advised that all photos, audio-video, and static images taken at this tour may be used for exhibit, reproduction, and/or distribution for RBG related promotional use, including all forms of print, television advertisement, social media and /or website display. In consideration of your participation as a guest or attendee of this event, you authorize Royal Botanical Gardens, its legal representatives, suppliers, invited media and assigns unrestricted right and permission to copyright and use such photos and images under their sole discretion. Royal Botanical Gardens, its legal representatives, suppliers, invited media and assigns are released without limitation of any claims for libel or invasion of privacy.

By purchasing tickets and participating in this tour on RBG properties, you are agreeing to the above release for yourself, and on behalf of your guests.