If listening to folk music in a beautiful natural setting sounds like you’re kind of thing, you might want to check out UC Botanical Garden‘s summer music series which runs every Thursday evening until July 29 in the garden’s Redwood Grove Ampitheater.

Tonight’s Garden Grooves event is a singer/songwriter night featuring Ed MasugaThat Blasted Hound and Chloe Roth (pictured above, left to right). Ed Masuga is described as “a finger-picking maniac — a one-man folk and blues orchestra of beautiful clanks and calls”. Singer songwriter Chloe Roth makes “lovely melodic sounds” and That Blasted Hound is Davyd Nereo of Beatbeat Whisper offering “thoughtful energetic indie folk born from the hills of Northern California and nurtured in Oakland”.

Admission is $15, $12 for members. Children under 5 go free, children 5-17 half price. Drinks are available for purchase. Picnics and families are welcome. Register by calling 510-643-2755, or by emailing garden@berkeley.edu.

Photo of Chloe Roth by Danilo Parra.

Tracey Taylor is co-founder of Berkeleyside and co-founder and editorial director of Cityside, the nonprofit parent to Berkeleyside and The Oaklandside. Before launching Berkeleyside, Tracey wrote for...