Join us for Summer Concerts in the Garden!
Bring your picnic, refillable water bottle, blanket, low-backed lawn chairs, family, and friends!
Beer, wine, non-alcoholic drinks, and snacks will be available for purchase.
Outside alcohol will not be permitted.

Concert dates:

August 12—Brotherly Mud & August 19—Brass Mafia

Gates open at 4:15 pm
Music from 5 to 7 pm
Admission is limited: Adults: $15,  Kids 17 and under: FREE!
Parking is limited: $10 at the gate

We’re excited to welcome back Casablanca Mediterranean Food to our Summer Concerts! Serving delicious and healthy food including salads, sandwiches, and more. Check out their menu here.

Get a sweet treat from Silbermann’s Ice Cream, a concert favorite!  For generations, Silbermann’s has provided Marin with a fun, family-oriented way of enjoying good old fashioned ice cream.

Support from generous sponsors help keep our concerts as a community tradition. 

With gratitude, we acknowledge our 2021 sponsors:

Bon Air Center

Sally Buehler

Maria Pitcairn

Thursday, August 12


With lush vocal harmonies and commanding compositions stemmed from a true passion for songcraft, Brotherly Mud is the next generation of Americana. Lyrically rooted in the folk tradition and presented in a harmonic mixture of Folk and Bluegrass, this Northern California-based group has earned frequent comparisons to Simon & Garfunkel and CSNY. Since their inception in the summer of 2018, Brotherly Mud has shared the stage with Grammy award-winning artists and garnered attention from industry veterans.

Thursday, August 19


Musical mayhem, marching band madness, and blow-out-the-windows musical power is the hallmark of San Francisco’s most raucous and highly sought after New Orleans/Bay Area fusion band, the Brass Mafia. Based on the tried and true New Orleans brass ensemble, the Brass Mafia includes trombone, trumpet, saxes, drums, and most importantly, TUBA! They have been featured at events for SFJAZZ, SF Annual Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday Parade and have collaborated with Lyrics Born, Thomas Dolby, Peter Rowan, and Nicki Bluhm.

Kids can enjoy a special activity center hosted by the Garden School!

IRS Guidelines for Gifts from Donor Advised Funds to Support MAGC Events

Thank you for your interest in giving to the Marin Art & Garden Center events from your Donor Advised Fund (DAF) or Family Foundation.

We sincerely appreciate your generosity and support!

To ensure your gift follows the current IRS guidelines for DAF/Family Foundation support of an event, we would like to share the below guidelines with you.

  • Raffle tickets, tickets to galas and other special events, auction items, and benefits conferred in connection with a DAF/foundation grant are not permitted.
    • IRS has specifically ruled that fair market value associated with fundraising events cannot be separated, a practice known as “bifurcation.”
      • For example, with Edible Garden, if the price of the ticket is $200 and the FMV fair market value (non-tax-deductible amount) is designated to be $50, the donor must pay from sources other than her DAF/foundation for the full value of the ticket ($200) and not just for the non-tax-deductible amount ($50).
    • We recommend you confer with your financial advisor to confirm if any of these examples of how donors may still use their DAF to support an event would work for you:
      • A donor could sponsor the event, and not attend, and pay fully out of the DAF/foundation.
      • A donor could sponsor the event using DAF/foundation funds and attend by purchasing an individual ticket through non-DAF/foundation funds.
      • A donor could sponsor the event, join the event as a guest of another donor/table guest, and pay fully out of the DAF/foundation.
      • A donor could sponsor the event and host the afforded number of people at their chosen level as long as they pay for the seats at the lowest ticket price ($200 for Edible Garden) outside of their DAF.
        • As an example, a $1,500 sponsor that covers 2 guests, could pay for their sponsorship with $400 from a different source of funds, and then give an additional gift of $1,100 out of their DAF.


Please email Tod Thorpe, Director of Development at to discuss your gift to Marin Art and Garden Center