This temporary, annual exhibition features thousands of tropical butterflies from Central and South America, Africa and Asia freely flying in the Tropical Conservatory. Experience butterflies close up and watch them emerge from their chrysalises right before your eyes.
Mark your calendars now for a thoroughly delightful butterfly ballet with the Grand Rapids Ballet Junior Company.
Join us for insights on Peter Hatch's facinating work serving as director of gardens and grounds at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello during the Secchia Garden Lecture.
Events categorized as “Concerts”
This concert series brings the finest national and international musicians to West Michigan, thrilling music lovers across all genres and all generations.
Alternative rock band, NEEDTOBREATHE, is composed of brothers, Bear Rinehart (lead vocals, guitar, piano) and Bo Rinehart (guitar), with Seth Bolt (bass). From South Carolina, the band has released four studio albums, with hits such as “Washed by the Water,” “Something Beautiful,” and “Keep your eyes open.”
Tegan and Sara are known for their songs “Walking With A Ghost,” “Closer,” and recently, “Everything is AWESOME” from the LEGO Movie. and their original 2004 breakthrough song, “Walking with a Ghost,” was covered by The White Stripes.
Included with admission, each Tuesday evening in July and August, Frederik Meijer Gardens Amphitheater hosts local talent in a variety of musical genres. Bring a picnic or choose from fresh fare at the concession counter.
Best known as half of the successful country pop duo Sugarland, singer and songwriter Jennifer Nettles recently launched her solo career and has a new album under her belt, That Girl, which debuted in January. In 2003, she co-founded Sugarland with Kristian Bush and has since received multiple Grammy nominations and awards such as “Best Country Song” and” Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group.”
Ray LaMontagne is known for his earthy voice and folk songs similar to that of Otis Redding, Van Morrison and Nick Drake. LaMontagne has produced five studio albums, two live EPs and won a 2010 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album. His hit singles include “You Are the Best Thing” and “Trouble.”
KC and the Sunshine have been the voice of the disco and funk genre since the band formed in 1973. Their songs have been featured on more than 200 motion picture film soundtracks, every major sporting event and holiday parade over the yeras. Their numerous award-winning hits include, “That’s the Way (I Like It), “(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty,” “Get Down Tonight,” and “Give It Up."