Fifth Third Bank Summer Concerts at Meijer Gardens

Fifth Third Bank Summer Concerts at Meijer Gardens

June 3 September 7, 2015

The annual Fifth Third Bank Summer Concerts at Meijer Gardens continues to bring the finest national and international musicians to West Michigan, thrilling music lovers across all genres and all generations. The Summer Concert Series runs from June through September and features beautiful terraced lawn seating and food, beverage and merchandise concessions—surrounded by spectacular views of gardens and sculpture. Major artists such as Harry Connick Jr., Bonnie Raitt, Lyle Lovett and many others enjoy playing in this intimate summer venue. 

2015 Schedule

Wed, Jun 3 Grand Funk Railroad with special guest Matthew Curry
Wed, Jun 17 Indigo Girls
Thu, Jun 18
Sold Out
Michael Franti & Spearhead with special guests Nattali Rize & Notis Sold Out
Sun, Jun 21
Sold Out
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue Sold Out
Wed, Jun 24
Sold Out
Gary Clark Jr. with special guest Heather Maloney Sold Out
Mon, Jun 29 The Del McCoury Band and Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn
Fri, Jul 3 An Evening with Pink Martini
Sun, Jul 5
Sold Out
Doobie Brothers with special guest Lara Johnston Sold Out
Mon, Jul 6
Sold Out
Mat Kearney with special guest Judah & The Lion Sold Out
Thu, Jul 9 Sweet Harmony Soul featuring Mavis Staples, Patty Griffin and Amy Helm & The Handsome Strangers
Mon, Jul 13
Sold Out
Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo with special guest Nate Holley Sold Out
Wed, Jul 15 The New Pornographers with special guest Thao & the Get Down Stay Down
Thu, Jul 16
Sold Out
Steve Miller Band Sold Out
Sun, Jul 19
Sold Out
Colbie Caillat & Christina Perri Sold Out
Wed, Jul 29
Sold Out
Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion America The Beautiful Tour Sold Out
Thu, Jul 30
Sold Out
Brandi Carlile with special guest Anderson East Sold Out
Fri, Jul 31
Sold Out
The Beach Boys & The Temptations Sold Out
Sun, Aug 2
Sold Out
An Evening with Harry Connick, Jr. Sold Out
Mon, Aug 3
Sold Out
An Evening with Diana Krall Sold Out
Wed, Aug 5
Sold Out
An Evening with Lyle Lovett and his Large Band Sold Out
Thu, Aug 6 Dancing with the Stars Live!
Sun, Aug 9
Sold Out
An Evening with Umphrey’s McGee Sold Out
Mon, Aug 10
Sold Out
Under the Sun Tour: Sugar Ray, Better than Ezra, Uncle Kracker, Eve 6 Sold Out
Thu, Aug 13
Sold Out
Styx Sold Out
Fri, Aug 21
Sold Out
An Evening with Vince Gill Sold Out
Wed, Aug 26
Sold Out
Brian Regan Sold Out
Thu, Aug 27
Sold Out
Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club Sold Out
Wed, Sep 2
Sold Out
O.A.R. with special guest Allen Stone Sold Out
Fri, Sep 4 John Hiatt & The Combo and The Taj Mahal Trio Tickets
Mon, Sep 7
Sold Out
Tony Bennett - 20th Anniversary Concert Sold Out

O.A.R. with special guest Allen Stone Sold Out

  • Wednesday, September 2, 2015
  • 5:30 pm (5:00 pm gates open)
  • Presale: $55
  • Members: $58
  • Public: $60

O.A.R. (Of A Revolution) transformed itself from an independent college band to a billboard chart-topper over the course of a long, varied career. 

Allen Stone has gone from being a soul singer from Chewelah, WA to selling out venues where the audience is bigger than his hometown’s entire population.

John Hiatt & The Combo and The Taj Mahal Trio

  • Friday, September 4, 2015
  • 6:30 pm (5:30 pm gates open)
  • Presale: $48
  • Members: $51
  • Public: $53

Beginning with his solo career in 1974, John Hiatt experimented with a number of different styles, from rock & roll to new wave pop before he finally settled on a fusion of rock & roll, country, blues and folk.

Two-time Grammy® winning singer and songwriter Taj Mahal (appearing here in concert with his Trio) singlehandedly redefined blues with the infusion of exotic sounds from the Caribbean, Africa and the South Pacific. 

Tony Bennett - 20th Anniversary Concert Sold Out

  • Monday, September 7, 2015
  • 7:30 pm (6:30 pm gates open)
  • Presale: $105
  • Members: $108
  • Public: $110

Seventeen-time Grammy® Award Winning Tony Bennett has sold millions of records worldwide and has platinum and gold albums to his credit.

Tickets

Dates and the lineup for the 2015 Fifth Third Bank Summer Concerts have been announced!

Member Presale

The Member Presale will begin on Saturday, April 25, 2015 and close Friday, May 8, 2015 at midnight - sales will resume for members and the public at 9 am on May 9, 2015. The easiest and quickest method to purchase tickets is online at StarTickets.com.

Currently, we allow all membership levels to purchase tickets to multiple shows without a set limit, but please note, we do monitor for signs of resale if large quantities of tickets are purchased per show.

Public

Ticket sales begin May 9, 2015 at 9 am

Where to Purchase Tickets

  • Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park - Purchase tickets on-site at Meijer Gardens during hours of operation. No service fees apply.
  • Star Tickets - Purchase tickets at any Star Tickets outlet, by phone (1-800-585-3737) or StarTickets.com. Per-ticket and per-order fees apply.

Children two and younger are admitted to concerts free. See concert schedule above for ticket pricing.

Visit Meijer Gardens’ venue page on Star Tickets for the most up-to-date information on concert sell-outs.

Insider's Guide to Buying Tickets

To help members and guests prepare for buying tickets and getting the best entertainment value possible, we have created an Insider's Guide to help make every concert experience easy and hassle-free.

FAQs

Feel free to bring in a picnic basket with food from home to enjoy during a concert – anything from cheese and crackers to fast food is allowed. Keep in mind that glass containers are prohibited inside the Amphitheater (example: salsa in a glass container or Pyrex Tupperware).

We have a variety of affordable and delicious food options at our Concession Stand to the right of the gates. From hotdogs to deli sandwiches and popsicles, there’s something to satisfy any appetite during the show.

Picnic baskets, bags and purses may be subject to security searches.

Guests may bring in factory-sealed, non-glass beverages during concerts. Examples include soda cans, unopened water bottles and other unopened beverage containers.

Empty reuseable waterbottles may be brought in and filled at the inside water fountain. Beer, wine, specialty alcoholic drinks and non-alcoholic beverages are available at our Concessions. All guests consuming alcohol will have IDs checked at entry and will be required to wear a wrist band for service.

Alcohol may not be brought on the premises. Our liquor license permits the sale of beer and wine at concerts, but does not allow any outside alcohol to be brought onto the property. All alcoholic beverages will be confiscated if found on site.

Alcohol may not be brought on the premises. Our liquor license permits the sale of beer, wine and specialty drinks at concerts, but does not allow any alcohol to be brought onto the property by our guests. All alcoholic beverages will be confiscated if found on site.

Based on expected attendance, an additional beverage station may be located behind the West Terrace, across from the merchandise tent. This station will serve a limited selection of beer, wine and bottled water. Please note: the station accepts cash only.

Coolers are allowed inside the Amphitheater, but we ask that they are not “large beach coolers” as courtesy to other concert-goers since they take up valuable seating space and cannot be used as chairs.

Coolers are subject to security searches.

All seating is general admission, first-come, first-serve lawn seating. Low-back chairs and blankets are welcomed. We suggest lining up earlier than the gate time for better seating opportunities.

We have a chair height policy in order for all guests to enjoy views from every spot on the Amphitheater hill. The policy is any low-back chair measuring 12" or less from the ground to the front of the seat bottom and 32" to the top of the chair back in its highest position will be allowed.

Blankets can be used for seating, but please be courteous of other guests by not saving larger-than-needed amounts of grass.

A chair height policy is enforced to aid in the enjoyment of guests viewing the concerts in all areas.

The policy is any low-back chair measuring 12" or less from the ground to the front of the seat bottom and 32" to the top of the chair back in its highest position will be allowed. Volunteers will be measuring chair heights at the main gate before entry.

Blankets can be used for seating, but please be courteous of other guests by not saving larger-than-needed amounts of grass.

If you’re in need of a chair, consider:

  • Purchasing a low-rise chair at the Meijer Gardens’ gift shop or amphitheater. We offer a high-quality “GCI Wilderness Recliner” with our logo.
  • Renting a standard-height plastic venue chair for $5 (quantities limited). Pay at the box office, then bring this chair to one of the rented chairs’ designated seating areas. Designated seating areas are located HERE.

Chair rentals are available for standard-sized white plastic chairs. Rentals are $5 each and available in a first come, first serve basis.

To rent a chair, pay at the Box Office before lining up for the show and pick up chairs at the Box Office or inside the gates near the merchandise booth.

Rental chairs are to be placed in designated seating areas near the left and right top and middle of the Amphitheater hill. Please be aware these areas are also first-come, first-serve seating.

The Sponsored Seating section is a special area at the top of the Amphitheater—the East and West Terraces for Season ticket holders. At the current time, all seats are filled. If you would like to be placed on the waiting list (which numbers more than 200 individuals), please contact our development department at 616-975-3177 or development@meijergardens.org for more information.

Rain or shine! Bring your ponchos and/or smaller umbrellas if there’s a high probability of rain. Please be courteous to your neighbors by not blocking their views with large or golf umbrellas.

Our weather policy states if there is inclement weather in our area, the concert will be delayed until the threat has passed. The decision to continue a concert after adverse weather passes will be determined on a case-by-case basis, based on consultation with appropriate weather experts. If a storm or tornado situation arises and the concert needs to end, there will be no refunds. Stay tuned to our social media outlets for the most up to date information.

Concerts are rain or shine unless there is severe weather as previously stated.

Each artist has their own photography policy, which pertains to guests and media alike. Meijer Gardens helps enforce these policies by prohibiting all SLR cameras, iPads and video-recording devices (this includes mobile phones with video capability). 

​It is our intent to make the concert experience accessible to every guest. Meijer Gardens is an accessible facility and proudly complies with ADA regulations. Guests with medical or mobility issues may request special consideration for seating by visiting the Box Office window.

If seating in low chairs will be a mobility issue, we have a limited quantity of standard-height white plastic chairs, available for rent ($5). To rent a chair, make your payment at the Box Office, pick up your chair nearby and take it to one of the designated seating areas.

Barrier-free areas are marked in blue at the left and right top sections of the Amphitheater hill. View a map of the barrier-free seating locations HERE. Guests wishing to sit in one of these areas may be accompanied by one companion (or more if room is available). Guests in wheelchairs have priority—a limited number of wheelchairs are available for usage during the concert.

Guests may line up outside the gates as early as they please. For more popular shows, many guests arrive an hour or more before gates open (even two hours before the show). Placing of an empty chair or “place holder” will not be allowed—guests must be physically present to reserve their spots in line.

Refer to your ticket for information about when gates open—times vary— or on the concert schedule page.

Refer to your ticket for information about when gates open—times vary—or on the concert schedule page.

The Tuesday Evening Music Club is a special concert series featuring local and regional performers on Tuesday evenings throughout July and August. For more information, including scheduled lineup and dates, please visit the Tuesday Evening Music Club page.

For specific questions about concerts, please contact info@meijergardens.org or call the front desk at (616) 957-1580 or toll-free at (888) 957-1580.

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