Fifth Third Bank Summer Concerts at Meijer Gardens

Fifth Third Bank Summer Concerts at Meijer Gardens

June 4 September 1, 2017

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.

The Member Presale will begin at 9 am on Saturday, April 29, 2017 and close Friday, May 12, 2017 at midnight - sales will resume for members and the public at 9 am on Saturday, May 13, 2017. 

Tickets are available at StarTickets.com

2017 Schedule

Sun, Jun 4 Billy Ocean, Starship featuring Mickey Thomas, Taylor Dayne - REPLAY AMERICA: The Ultimate 80s Tour
Wed, Jun 7 Diana Krall
Fri, Jun 9
Sold Out
St. Paul & the Broken Bones Sold Out
Mon, Jun 12
Sold Out
Four Voices: Joan Baez, Mary Chapin Carpenter & Indigo Girls Amy Ray & Emily Saliers Sold Out
Sun, Jun 18
Sold Out
Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Riot! Sold Out
Wed, Jun 21
Sold Out
Boz Scaggs Sold Out
Sun, Jun 25
Sold Out
Daughtry Sold Out
Thu, Jun 29
Sold Out
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue Sold Out
Wed, Jul 12
Sold Out
Sheryl Crow Sold Out
Sun, Jul 16
Sold Out
Huey Lewis & The News Sold Out
Mon, Jul 17
Sold Out
Elvis Costello & The Imposters Sold Out
Wed, Jul 19
Sold Out
Barenaked Ladies Sold Out
Thu, Jul 20
Sold Out
Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers w/ The Wood Brothers Sold Out
Fri, Jul 21
Sold Out
Amos Lee Sold Out
Mon, Jul 24
Sold Out
Andrew Bird with special guest Esperanza Spalding Sold Out
Wed, Jul 26
Sold Out
The Beach Boys Sold Out
Thu, Jul 27
Sold Out
The Shins Sold Out
Mon, Jul 31
Sold Out
Lifehouse and Switchfoot Sold Out
Wed, Aug 2
Sold Out
An Evening with Lyle Lovett and his Large Band Sold Out
Wed, Aug 9 Garrison Keillor’s Prairie Home “Love and Comedy” Tour
Fri, Aug 11
Sold Out
Lake Street Dive Sold Out
Sun, Aug 13
Sold Out
American Acoustic with Punch Brothers & I’m With Her Sold Out
Mon, Aug 14
Sold Out
Gov’t Mule with special guest Galactic Sold Out
Wed, Aug 16
Sold Out
Michael Franti & Spearhead Sold Out
Thu, Aug 17 Tegan and Sara
Fri, Aug 18
Sold Out
JETHRO TULL by Ian Anderson Sold Out
Sun, Aug 20
Sold Out
John Butler Trio Sold Out
Mon, Aug 21 Railroad Earth and Twiddle Tickets
Thu, Aug 24
Sold Out
Five for Fighting with String Quartet Sold Out
Fri, Sep 1 UB40 Legends Ali, Astro and Mickey Tickets

Railroad Earth and Twiddle

  • Monday, August 21, 2017
  • 6:30 pm (5:15 pm gates open)
  • Presale: $38
  • Members: $41
  • Public: $43

Railroad Earth’s music is driven by the remarkable songs of front-man, Todd Sheaffer, and is delivered with seamless arrangements and superb musicianship courtesy of all six band members.

Having performed at a multitude of international festivals, Twiddle’s trajectory shows zero sign of slowing. Look for them to pack prominent theaters throughout 2017, as they truly break through to the next level.

Five for Fighting with String Quartet Sold Out

  • Thursday, August 24, 2017
  • 7:00 pm (5:45 pm gates open)
  • Presale: $45
  • Members: $48
  • Public: $50

Never has the phrase "he shoots, he scores" been more applicable than when mentioning rabid hockey fan and chart-topping singer/songwriter John Ondrasik. The Los Angeles native, who goes by Five for Fighting (a five-minute penalty for on-the-ice fist-a-cuffs), burst on the scene some 15 years ago with his Grammy Award-nominated hit "Superman (It's Not Easy)," and has been a mainstay on mainstream radio ever since. While he doesn't wear tights and fight crime as his breakthrough track "Superman" suggests, his songs could bring any maniacal villain to their knees (and tears) with his poignantly sharp songs that cut deeper than a Ginsu knife.

UB40 Legends Ali, Astro and Mickey

  • Friday, September 1, 2017
  • 6:30 pm (5:15 pm gates open)
  • Presale: $62
  • Members: $65
  • Public: $67

UB40 features Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue, all are founding members of the original UB40. 

Tickets

Member Presale

The Member Presale will begin at 9 am on Saturday, April 29, 2017 and close Friday, May 12, 2017 at midnight - sales will resume for members and the public at 9 am on Saturday, May 13, 2017. The easiest and quickest method to purchase tickets is online at StarTickets.com.

Beginning in the 2017 Fifth Third Bank Summer Concert season, guests may purchase up to 8 tickets per show, per transaction.

Public

Ticket sales begin on Saturday, May 13, 2017 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 near the left and right top and middle of the Amphitheater hill. 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 200 individuals), please contact our development department at 616-975-3177 or development@meijergardens.org for more information.development@meijergardens.org

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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