Fifth Third Bank Summer Concerts at Meijer Gardens

Fifth Third Bank Summer Concerts at Meijer Gardens

June 8, 2016 September 26, 2016

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. 

2016 Schedule

Wed, Jun 8
Sold Out
The Monkees – Good Times: The 50th Anniversary Tour Sold Out
Sun, Jun 12
Sold Out
America Sold Out
Mon, Jun 13
Sold Out
Of Monsters and Men Sold Out
Wed, Jun 15
Sold Out
Ziggy Marley Sold Out
Fri, Jun 17
Sold Out
Tedeschi Trucks Band Sold Out
Wed, Jun 22
Sold Out
Michael Franti & Spearhead with special guest Chali 2na & The Funk Hunters Sold Out
Sun, Jun 26
Sold Out
Fitz and The Tantrums Sold Out
Mon, Jun 27
Sold Out
Jackson Browne Sold Out
Wed, Jun 29
Sold Out
Gregg Allman Sold Out
Sun, Jul 10
Sold Out
Ben Folds with yMusic Sold Out
Mon, Jul 11
Sold Out
The Decemberists Sold Out
Wed, Jul 13
Sold Out
Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals Sold Out
Thu, Jul 14
Sold Out
Old Crow Medicine Show Sold Out
Sun, Jul 17
Sold Out
Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros Sold Out
Wed, Jul 20 Femi Kuti & The Positive Force Band and Bombino
Sun, Jul 24
Sold Out
An Evening with Lyle Lovett and his Large Band Sold Out
Mon, Jul 25 Diana Ross
Wed, Jul 27
Sold Out
The Goo Goo Dolls Sold Out
Thu, Jul 28 Jay Leno
Wed, Aug 3
Sold Out
Grace Potter Sold Out
Wed, Aug 10 WAR & Los Lonely Boys
Sun, Aug 14
Sold Out
Toto Sold Out
Wed, Aug 17
Sold Out
ABBA The Concert: A Tribute To ABBA Sold Out
Sun, Aug 21
Sold Out
An Evening with The Beach Boys Sold Out
Wed, Aug 24
Sold Out
Lake Street Dive Sold Out
Fri, Aug 26
Sold Out
Seal Sold Out
Wed, Aug 31 Bonnie Raitt
Thu, Sep 1
Sold Out
O.A.R. Sold Out
Wed, Sep 7
Sold Out
Gavin DeGraw & Andy Grammer Sold Out
Mon, Sep 26
Sold Out
Tears for Fears - RESCHEDULED Sold Out


Member Presale

The Member Presale will begin at 9 am on Saturday, April 30, 2016 and close Friday, May 13, 2016 at midnight - sales will resume for members and the public at 9 am on May 14, 2016. The easiest and quickest method to purchase tickets is online at

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.


Ticket sales begin May 14, 2016 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 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.


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 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 / 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 ($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. 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 or call the front desk at (616) 957-1580 or toll-free at (888) 957-1580.


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