Fifth Third Bank Summer Concerts at Meijer Gardens

Fifth Third Bank Summer Concerts at Meijer Gardens

April 19, 2018

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 late May through September and features beautiful terraced lawn seating and food, beverage and merchandise concessions—surrounded by spectacular views of gardens and sculpture.

The Member Presale will begin at 9 am on Saturday, April 28, 2018 and close Friday, May 11, 2018 at midnight - sales will resume for members and the public at 9 am on Saturday, May 12, 2018. 

Tickets are available at StarTickets.com

2018 Schedule

Wed, May 30 Tedeschi Trucks Band Tickets
Sun, Jun 3 Gladys Knight Tickets
Mon, Jun 4 The Decemberists Tickets
Wed, Jun 6 Jackson Browne Tickets
Fri, Jun 8 The B-52s Tickets
Sun, Jun 10 Fitz and the Tantrums Tickets
Wed, Jun 13 Brandi Carlile Tickets
Sun, Jun 17 Alison Krauss Tickets
Wed, Jun 20 Seal Tickets
Mon, Jun 25 Old Crow Medicine Show Tickets
Wed, Jun 27 Herbie Hancock Tickets
Fri, Jun 29 Blondie Tickets
Sun, Jul 8 Huey Lewis & The News - CANCELED Tickets
Sun, Jul 8 Michael Franti & Spearhead Tickets
Fri, Jul 13 Patti LaBelle Tickets
Sun, Jul 15 The Temptations & The Four Tops Tickets
Fri, Jul 20 Joe Jackson Tickets
Mon, Jul 23 Dispatch Tickets
Wed, Jul 25 Jason Mraz Tickets
Thu, Jul 26 The Beach Boys Tickets
Sun, Jul 29 Air Supply Tickets
Wed, Aug 1 Styx Tickets
Mon, Aug 6 Vince Gill Tickets
Sun, Aug 12 TajMo: The Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’ Band Tickets
Sun, Aug 19 Toad the Wet Sprocket & The Verve Pipe Tickets
Wed, Aug 22 Trombone Shorty’s Voodoo Threauxdown Tickets
Thu, Aug 23 Alabama Tickets
Fri, Aug 24 TOTO Tickets
Sun, Aug 26 O.A.R. Tickets
Mon, Aug 27 Lyle Lovett and his Large Band Tickets
Thu, Aug 30 Lake Street Dive Tickets
Mon, Sep 3 +LIVE+ Tickets

Tedeschi Trucks Band

  • Wednesday, May 30, 2018
  • 6:30 pm (5:15 pm gates open)
  • Presale: $75
  • Members: $78
  • Public: $80

With special guest Charlie Parr.

Now in their eighth year, Grammy-winning Tedeschi Trucks Band has earned their reputation as one of the premier live acts touring today. 

Gladys Knight

  • Sunday, June 3, 2018
  • 7:00 pm (5:45 pm gates open)
  • Presale: $68
  • Members: $71
  • Public: $73

The great ones endure, and Gladys Knight has long been one of the greatest.

The Decemberists

  • Monday, June 4, 2018
  • 7:00 pm (5:45 pm gates open)
  • Presale: $52
  • Members: $55
  • Public: $57

With special guest Eleanor Friedberger

With their latest album titled I’ll Be Your Girl, the Decemberists explore new approaches to making music and broaden their sonic range.

Jackson Browne

  • Wednesday, June 6, 2018
  • 7:00 pm (5:45 pm gates open)
  • Presale: $72
  • Members: $75
  • Public: $77

Jackson Browne has written and performed some of the most literate and moving songs in popular music and has defined a genre of songwriting charged with honesty, emotion and personal politics. 

The B-52s

  • Friday, June 8, 2018
  • 7:00 pm (5:45 pm gates open)
  • Presale: $57
  • Members: $60
  • Public: $62

It is well known that the B-52s are The World’s Greatest Party Band. And nearly forty years and over twenty million albums into their career, there can be no doubt as to why they remain one of rock music’s most beloved and enduring bands. 

Fitz and the Tantrums

  • Sunday, June 10, 2018
  • 7:00 pm (5:45 pm gates open)
  • Presale: $47
  • Members: $50
  • Public: $52

With special guest Colony House

Fitz and The Tantrums’ natural exuberance permeates their latest album, which celebrates walking to the beat of your own drum.

Brandi Carlile

  • Wednesday, June 13, 2018
  • 6:30 pm (5:15 pm gates open)
  • Presale: $56
  • Members: $59
  • Public: $61

With special guest The Secret Sisters

Brandi Carlile's new album By The Way, I Forgive You is not an album about forgiveness in the easy sense—where someone has hurt you and then suddenly there’s a great reconciliation and a remorse-filled scene with two people running across the golden wheat field towards an embrace that somehow undoes a lifetime of pain and damage, as if the past has no meaning. It’s about radical acceptance (not to be confused with complacency) and unconditional love.

Alison Krauss

  • Sunday, June 17, 2018
  • 7:00 pm (5:45 pm gates open)
  • Presale: $84
  • Members: $87
  • Public: $89

Alison Krauss' new album, Windy City, is her first effort away from her band Union Station in a decade.

Seal

  • Wednesday, June 20, 2018
  • 7:00 pm (5:45 pm gates open)
  • Presale: $91
  • Members: $94
  • Public: $96

Standards, Seal's latest album, solidifies his stature among history’s biggest, boldest, and best voices as he leaves his mark on the songs that have defined one generation after another. It’s a timeless vehicle for his timeless voice.

Old Crow Medicine Show

  • Monday, June 25, 2018
  • 7:00 pm (5:45 pm gates open)
  • Presale: $45
  • Members: $48
  • Public: $50

Old Crow Medicine Show has toured the world playing renowned festivals and well-known venues, playing with artists such as Willie Nelson & Family, Brandi Carlile, Mumford & Sons, The Lumineers, John Prine, The Avett Brothers and others.

Herbie Hancock

  • Wednesday, June 27, 2018
  • 7:00 pm (5:45 pm gates open)
  • Presale: $57
  • Members: $60
  • Public: $62

Herbie Hancock has defied tradition over the years creating music that expands the possibilities of musical thought. Embracing elements of rock, soul, funk and electronica, Hancock is often described by many as a visionary, an architect in the post-bop sound. With a career spanning more than 50 years, his passion for innovation and creativity remain unparalleled.

Blondie

  • Friday, June 29, 2018
  • 7:00 pm (5:45 pm gates open)
  • Presale: $82
  • Members: $85
  • Public: $87

For the last four decades, Blondie has become and still remains a true national treasure; one whose influence both shaped and continues to inform the worlds of music, fashion and art.

Huey Lewis & The News - CANCELED

  • Sunday, July 8, 2018
  • 7:00 pm (5:45 pm gates open)
  • Presale: $NA
  • Members: $NA
  • Public: $NA

Tickets will be available at StarTickets.com beginning on April 28 for Members, and May 12 for the general public.

We regret to announce that Huey Lewis & The News have canceled their 2018 tour, including the scheduled July 8 show here as part of the Fifth Third Bank Summer Concerts at Meijer Gardens. We wish Huey a speedy recovery and are looking forward to having him back at the Meijer Gardens Amphitheater again in the future. Below is a full statement from Huey Lewis:

Huey Lewis and The News cancel all 2018 performances

Two and a half months ago, just before a show in Dallas, I lost most of my hearing. Although I can still hear a little, one on one, and on the phone, I can’t hear music well enough to sing. The lower frequencies distort violently making it impossible to find pitch. I’ve been to the House Ear Institute, the Stanford Ear Institute, and the Mayo Clinic, hoping to find an answer. The doctors believe I have Meniere’s disease and have agreed that I can’t perform until I improve. Therefore the only prudent thing to do is to cancel all future shows. Needless to say, I feel horrible about this, and wish to sincerely apologize to all the fans who’ve already bought tickets and were planning to come see us. I’m going to concentrate on getting better, and hope that one day soon I’ll be able to perform again.

Sincerely, Huey

Michael Franti & Spearhead

  • Sunday, July 8, 2018
  • 7:00 pm (5:45 pm gates open)
  • Presale: $47
  • Members: $50
  • Public: $52

Michael Franti is a world-renowned musician, filmmaker, and humanitarian who is recognized as a pioneering force in the music industry. 

Patti LaBelle

  • Friday, July 13, 2018
  • 7:00 pm (5:45 pm gates open)
  • Presale: $75
  • Members: $78
  • Public: $80

Beautiful, simply does not describe the incomparable force known to the world as Patti LaBelle. As time continues to evolve, the soulful songbird’s name has become synonymous with grace, style, elegance and class.  Belting out classic rhythm and blues renditions, pop standards and spiritual sonnets have created the unique platform of versatility that Ms. Patti is known and revered for.

The Temptations & The Four Tops

  • Sunday, July 15, 2018
  • 6:30 pm (5:15 pm gates open)
  • Presale: $58
  • Members: $61
  • Public: $63

For more than fifty years, The Temptations have prospered, propelling popular music with a series of smash hits, and sold-out performances throughout the world. The Four Tops will always be one of the biggest and the best groups ever. Their music is forever.

Joe Jackson

  • Friday, July 20, 2018
  • 7:00 pm (5:45 pm gates open)
  • Presale: $45
  • Members: $48
  • Public: $50

Legendary songwriter Joe Jackson's 2018 summer tour will have him visiting cities across the U.S. and Canada, adding one more "encore" to his long-running Fast Forward Tour. These new dates follow four acclaimed tours over the last two years. 

Dispatch

  • Monday, July 23, 2018
  • 5:45 pm (5:00 pm gates open)
  • Presale: $55
  • Members: $58
  • Public: $60

With special guests Nahko and Medicine for the People

Sometimes, we rise to the occasion. Other times, the occasion rises to us. Both could be said about Dispatch, one of the country's most successful independent bands.

Jason Mraz

  • Wednesday, July 25, 2018
  • 6:30 pm (5:15 pm gates open)
  • Presale: $83
  • Members: $86
  • Public: $88

With special guest Brett Dennen

Jason Mraz has quietly amassed a diverse fan base throughout all parts of the globe. Since getting his start in coffeehouses in San Diego, Mraz has brought his positive message and soulful, folk-pop sound to rapt audiences around the world through his vibrant recordings, humorous live performances, and philanthropic efforts.  

The Beach Boys

  • Thursday, July 26, 2018
  • 7:00 pm (5:45 pm gates open)
  • Presale: $64
  • Members: $67
  • Public: $69

July 26, 2018 - more info

Air Supply

  • Sunday, July 29, 2018
  • 7:00 pm (5:45 pm gates open)
  • Presale: $50
  • Members: $53
  • Public: $55

The trademark sound of Russell Hitchcock's soaring tenor voice and Graham Russell's simple yet majestic songs created a unique sound that would forever be known as Air Supply.

Styx

  • Wednesday, August 1, 2018
  • 7:00 pm (5:45 pm gates open)
  • Presale: $72
  • Members: $75
  • Public: $77

In order to achieve a collectively mutual goal of live excellence, a band must have a time-tested arsenal of aurally rigorous and rewarding material to get it there, and STYX draws from over four decades of barnburning chart hits, joyous singalongs, and hard-driving deep cuts to do so.

Vince Gill

  • Monday, August 6, 2018
  • 7:00 pm (5:45 pm gates open)
  • Presale: $62
  • Members: $65
  • Public: $67

One of the most popular singers in modern country music, Vince Gill is famous for his top-notch songwriting, world-class guitar playing and warm, soaring tenor, all wrapped up in a quick and easy wit. 

TajMo: The Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’ Band

  • Sunday, August 12, 2018
  • 7:00 pm (5:45 pm gates open)
  • Presale: $59
  • Members: $62
  • Public: $64

With special guest Jontavious Willis

Taj Mahal and Keb' Mo' are excited about the prospect of getting their new music out into the world.

Toad the Wet Sprocket & The Verve Pipe

  • Sunday, August 19, 2018
  • 6:30 pm (5:00 pm gates open)
  • Presale: $44
  • Members: $47
  • Public: $49

Toad the Wet Sprocket and The Verve Pipe join forces to co-headline an unforgettable night of music.

Trombone Shorty’s Voodoo Threauxdown

  • Wednesday, August 22, 2018
  • 6:00 pm (5:00 pm gates open)
  • Presale: $75
  • Members: $78
  • Public: $80

Trombone Shorty’s Voodoo Threauxdown featuring Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Galactic, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, New Breed Brass Band and special guests Walter Wolfman Washington, Cyrill Neville, Kermit Ruffins.

Alabama

  • Thursday, August 23, 2018
  • 7:00 pm (5:45 pm gates open)
  • Presale: $150
  • Members: $153
  • Public: $155

Alabama is the band that changed everything. They brought country music to the mainstream and from side stage to the main stage. This concert is a special fundraising show to benefit the Welcoming the World: Honoring a Legacy of Love capital campaign.

TOTO

  • Friday, August 24, 2018
  • 7:00 pm (5:45 pm gates open)
  • Presale: $53
  • Members: $56
  • Public: $58

Historically, few ensembles in the history of recorded music have individually or collectively had a larger imprint on pop culture than the members of TOTO.  

O.A.R.

  • Sunday, August 26, 2018
  • 5:35 pm (5:00 pm gates open)
  • Presale: $75
  • Members: $78
  • Public: $80

With special guest Matt Nathanson

Appearing for the first time together at Meijer Gardens, O.A.R.’s “Just Like Paradise Tour” presents a unique opportunity to see these favorite acts performing on the same night. 

Lyle Lovett and his Large Band

  • Monday, August 27, 2018
  • 7:00 pm (5:45 pm gates open)
  • Presale: $63
  • Members: $66
  • Public: $68

A singer, composer and actor, Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums. Coupled with his gift for storytelling, the Texas-based musician fuses elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a convention-defying manner that breaks down barriers.

Lake Street Dive

  • Thursday, August 30, 2018
  • 7:00 pm (5:45 pm gates open)
  • Presale: $48
  • Members: $51
  • Public: $53

Lake Street Dive formed in 2004 while students at New England Conservatory and have been touring non-stop ever since, growing from basement venues like The Lizard Lounge in Boston, MA to selling out Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

+LIVE+

  • Monday, September 3, 2018
  • 7:00 pm (5:45 pm gates open)
  • Presale: $60
  • Members: $63
  • Public: $65

The multi-platinum band from Pennsylvania have sold over 22 million albums worldwide and earned two number one albums. +LIVE+ has been and remains today a global concert juggernaut.

Tickets

Member Presale

The Member Presale will begin at 9 am on Saturday, April 28, 2018 and close Friday, May 11, 2018 at midnight - sales will resume for members and the public at 9 am on Saturday, May 12, 2018. The easiest and quickest method to purchase tickets is online at StarTickets.com.

Guests may purchase up to 8 tickets per show, per transaction.

Public

Ticket sales begin on Saturday, May 12, 2018 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 concession stand. 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-served 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 $10 (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 $10 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 in the Amphitheater. Please be aware these areas are also first-come, first-served 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 120 individuals), please contact our development department at 616-975-3177 or abenson@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. 

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 / detachable lens cameras, iPads and video-recording devices. 

​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 ($10). 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 use 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. The box office opens at 4 pm.

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 box office opens at 4 pm.

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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