Fifth Third Bank Summer Concerts at Meijer Gardens

Amphitheater Garden at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

Fifth Third Bank Summer Concerts at Meijer Gardens

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 August 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.

2014 Schedule

Sun, Jun 1 Santana Sold Out
Wed, Jun 11 Jason Isbell with James McMurtry
Thu, Jun 12 CAKE Sold Out
Wed, Jun 18 John Legend Sold Out
Thu, Jun 19 Tedeschi Trucks Band Sold Out
Sat, Jun 21 NEEDTOBREATHE Sold Out
Mon, Jun 23 O.A.R. & Phillip Phillips Sold Out
Thu, Jun 26 Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite Sold Out
Sat, Jun 28 Tegan and Sara
Wed, Jul 2 Ziggy Marley - The Fly Rasta Tour Sold Out
Sun, Jul 6 Yonder Mountain String Band & Railroad Earth
Wed, Jul 9 Nickel Creek Sold Out
Sun, Jul 13 An Evening with Jackson Browne Sold Out
Mon, Jul 14 Gavin DeGraw & Matt Nathanson Sold Out
Sat, Jul 19 Jennifer Nettles
Mon, Jul 21 Counting Crows with Toad The Wet Sprocket Sold Out
Wed, Jul 23 Ray LaMontagne with Jenny Lewis Sold Out
Thu, Jul 24 KC and the Sunshine Band Sold Out
Sun, Jul 27 Barenaked Ladies Sold Out
Wed, Jul 30 Pat Metheny Unity Group & Bruce Hornsby Sold Out
Thu, Jul 31 Conor Oberst with Dawes
Fri, Aug 1 John Butler Trio Sold Out
Wed, Aug 6 Lyle Lovett and his Large Band Tickets
Thu, Aug 7 Five For Fighting with Twilight Symphony Orchestra Sold Out
Wed, Aug 13 Rodrigo y Gabriela Sold Out
Wed, Aug 20 G. Love and Special Sauce & Keb’ Mo’ Band Tickets
Thu, Aug 21 The Moody Blues Sold Out
Thu, Aug 28 Lake Street Dive Tickets
Thu, Sep 4 The Beach Boys Sold Out
Sun, Sep 7 Sheryl Crow Sold Out

John Butler Trio Sold Out

  • Friday, August 1, 2014
  • 6:30 pm (5:30 pm gates open)
  • Members: $38
  • Public: $40

John Butler, Byron Luiters and Nicky Bomba compose the Australian jam band, John Butler Trio. Their albums have all topped Australia’s charts, but April Uprising holds their hits “One Way Road” and “Close to You."

Lyle Lovett and his Large Band

  • Wednesday, August 6, 2014
  • 7:00 pm (6:00 pm gates open)
  • Members: $65
  • Public: $67

Lyle Lovett’s Grammy award‐winning music is beyond country and his well-known songs over the decades include: “If I Had A Boat,” “God Will,” “If I Were the Man You Wanted,” “Family Reserve” and “Her First Mistake.” 

Five For Fighting with Twilight Symphony Orchestra Sold Out

  • Thursday, August 7, 2014
  • 7:00 pm (6:00 pm gates open)
  • Members: $48
  • Public: $50

Singer John Ondrasik has spent the past decade writing songs that make an emotional connection. His breakthrough came in the 2001 song, “Superman” and his latest album, Bookmarks, was released in 2013.

Rodrigo y Gabriela Sold Out

  • Wednesday, August 13, 2014
  • 6:30 pm (5:30 pm gates open)
  • Members: $50
  • Public: $52

For more than 15 years, internationally acclaimed Mexican acoustic rock guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela have brought a unique instrumental blend of metal, jazz and world music.

G. Love and Special Sauce & Keb’ Mo’ Band

  • Wednesday, August 20, 2014
  • 6:30 pm (5:30 pm gates open)
  • Members: $51
  • Public: $53

The G. Love & Special Sauce trio features alternative hip-hop music and is best known for their "laid back" blues sound. Over the past two decades, Keb’ Mo' has cultivated a reputation as a modern master of American roots music.

The Moody Blues Sold Out

  • Thursday, August 21, 2014
  • 7:00 pm (6:00 pm gates open)
  • Members: $78
  • Public: $80

The Moody Blues have been a musical mainstay with over 70 million albums sold, with hits like “Your Wildest Dreams,” “I’m Just A Singer (In A Rock And Roll Band),” and “Nights in White Satin." 

Lake Street Dive

  • Thursday, August 28, 2014
  • 7:00 pm (6:00 pm gates open)
  • Members: $25
  • Public: $27

Lake Street Dive is an indie jazz and soul band that have been performing for nearly a decade and recently released their new album, Bad Self Portraits.

The Beach Boys Sold Out

  • Thursday, September 4, 2014
  • 7:00 pm (6:00 pm gates open)
  • Members: $65
  • Public: $67

The Beach Boys are one of the most iconic American rock ‘n roll bands of all time with hits like, “Surfin’,” “Good Vibrations,” and “Kokomo.” 

Sheryl Crow Sold Out

  • Sunday, September 7, 2014
  • 6:30 pm (5:30 pm gates open)
  • Members: $80
  • Public: $82

Superstar singer and songwriter, Sheryl Crow is a nine‐time Grammy winning performer. She’s best known for her hits “If It Makes You Happy,” “A Change Would Do You Good,” and “Soak Up the Sun."

Tickets

Member Presale

The Member Presale will close Friday, May 9, 2014 at midnight and sales will resume for members and the public at 9 am on May 10, 2014. 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 10, 2014 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.

Reuseable waterbottles or opened beverages will be poured out before entering the Amphitheater. Wine, beer and non-alcoholic beverages are available at our Concessions.

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 and wine at concerts, but does not allow any alcohol to be brought onto the property. All alcoholic beverages will be confiscated if found on site.

One additional beverage station will be located behind the West Terrace, across from the merchandise tent. This station will serve a limited selection of beer and wine, as well as 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.

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. Season tickets include two reserved seats to every concert, beverages, snacks and a great view of the Amphitheater. Interested in a season ticket sponsorship? 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 and video-recording devices (this includes mobile phones with video capability). Point-and-shoot cameras are allowed to most shows unless stated by an artist, but please no flash photography, as it can distract guests and performers.

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.

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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