Welcome to Tranquility Zone, a place for quiet experiences—and fun!
Use your imagination as you explore this Japanese garden environment.
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.
Concerts: Tuesday Evening Music Club
Various artists perform a musical montage that traces the evolution of hip-hop, jazz and blues from their African roots.
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.
La Famiglia front man Mike G performs with and hosts this gathering of the most talented hip-hop artists in the city, backed by his band and R&B vocalists.
Camille: A multi-instrumentalist and songstress that brings a modern flare to classic crooning.
Complicated Animals: A fusion of indie-pop and Brazilian Bossa Nova, or “Indie-Nova.”
Zion Lion: A mixture of reggae, calypso, soca, and zoukous.
The Mark Lavengood Bluegrass Bonanza: High-energy, toe-tappin’, traditional bluegrass.
Dave Hardin: Veteran singer-songwriter of the West Michigan scene, specializing in vintage country ballads.
Brother Adams: A mixture of folk, alt-country, and psychedelic rock.
Olivia Mainville and the Aquatic Troupe: A gypsy swing folk band.
Delilah DeWylde and the Lost Boys: Rockabilly and 1950’s style rock and roll.
Deep Greens and Blues: A mixture of modern and alt-country, 70’s folk, and southern blues.
Nicholas James and the Band Wagon: Country-folk, with a hint of zydeco, and story-driven lyrics.
Cultivating Peace: An evening of sacred world music traditions, featuring various artists.
Ralston and Friends: Local music icon Ralston Bowles shares the stage with friends and collaborators from the community and beyond.