A Festive Evening of Music at Denver Botanic Gardens

Friday May 14 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Tickets will be available in timed-entry waves beginning at 5:30 p.m. and ending at 7:30 p.m. Performances scattered throughout the gardens will continue all evening long. All tickets will be sold on the Denver Botanic Garden website.

Canciones de Nuestras Tierras

Canciones de Nuestras Tierras (Songs of Our Homelands) invites you to explore the rich tapestry of Latinx music and culture at Denver Botanic Gardens. Discover festive performances of opera, works by Latinx composers, mariachi, and baile folklórico as you stroll through the gardens. Led by renowned soprano Cecilia Violetta López, performers include baritone Luis Ledesma, pianist Nathan Salazar, musicians from the Opera Colorado Orchestra, and Denver’s own Mariachi Sol De Mi Tierra and ArtistiCO Dance Company.

Music by: Gonzalo Curiel, Agustin Lara, Consuelo Velazquez, Mozart, Puccini, and more!

Venue: Denver Botanic Gardens, York Street Location: 1007 York Street, Denver, CO 80206

Language: Performed in Spanish and Italian

Event Details

Do I need to wear a mask and will performers be wearing masks?

Yes. Visitors will not be allowed entry without adequate masks covering their mouth and nose, which must be worn at all times by adults and children 3 and over, except while eating.

Certain performers will be permitted to remove their masks during the time they are performing.

Where and when will the performances take place?

Performances will occur in several locations around the Gardens from 5:30-8:30 p.m.—these locations may vary slightly depending on the performance and the weather. The performers will take staggered breaks throughout the evening, but never all at the same time.

Will there be seating in the performance areas?

No. To ensure that we adhere to municipal and state guidelines, these performances are meant to be enjoyed as you stroll through the Gardens. Please do not gather around the performers.

May I bring my own chair to watch the performances?

No. To ensure that we adhere to municipal and state guidelines, visitors cannot sit near the performers and other visitors. The performances are designed to be enjoyed while you stroll past.

Can I buy dinner at the Gardens? Can I bring my own food and drink?

The Hive Garden Bistro will be open until 8 p.m., with in-person and online ordering available. Deck seating is limited.

Visitors can bring any food and drink they like. Seating areas throughout the Gardens are limited, so we recommend packing a picnic blanket. Please note that drinking fountains are not accessible, so please bring your own water or purchase at the Hive.


Cecilia Violetta López

soprano | Bio

Luis Ledesma

baritone | Bio

Nathan Salazar

piano | Bio


baile folklórico | Bio

Mariachi Sol de mi Tierra

mariachi | Bio

Denver Botanic Gardens

Canciones de Nuestras Tierras