Ayers Basement Systems Tuesday Evening Music Club brings talented local and regional musicians and cultural organizations to the Frederik Meijer Gardens Amphitheater stage, on Tuesday evenings between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
Treat your grownup to unique Father’s Day activities in the Children’s Garden.
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Aug 1, 2023 at 7:00 PM / Frederik Meijer Gardens Amphitheater
Lighting Matches + Hatchwing Rider
Aug 2, 2023 at 7:00 PM
Orville Peck is a country recording artist and songwriter known for his deep baritone voice, strong musicianship and songs that are sincere yet bold in their storytelling. Never confirming his identity, Orville, who is openly gay and lived an itinerant life, is never seen without his signature, fringed mask. Following the release of his self-produced debut album Pony in 2019, Orville signed with Columbia Records and released his Show Pony EP. Released to immediate critical acclaim in 2020, the EP features a duet with global icon Shania Twain and puts Orville’s triumphant songwriting skills and intentional craftsmanship on full display. Orville, known for his unique personal style, has collaborated with many fashion brands including but not limited to Beyoncé’s Ivy Park, Dior, Michael KORS and Pamela Love amongst others. When Orville is not performing or touring, he lends his time to activism and the causes he is committed to.
Aug 3, 2023 at 6:30 PM
Boz Scaggs launched his solo career with 1968's seminal album Boz Scaggs, recorded in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, for Atlantic Records. Scaggs continued to mine a personalized mix of rock, blues, and R&B influences, along with a signature style of ballads on such influential 1970s albums as Moments, Boz Scaggs & Band, My Time, Slow Dancer, and 1976’s Silk Degrees. The latter release became a massive commercial breakthrough, reaching No. 2 and remaining on the album charts for 115 weeks. It spawned three Top 40 hit singles: "It's Over," "Lido Shuffle" and the Grammy-winning "Lowdown." Subsequently, "We're All Alone,” from that same album, would become a No. 1 single for Rita Coolidge. Silk Degrees was followed by the albums Down Two Then Left and Middle Man, and such hit singles as "Breakdown Dead Ahead," "Jo Jo," and "Look What You've Done to Me."
With five Grammys, 14 Blues Foundation Awards, and a groundbreaking career spanning nearly 50 years under his belt, Keb’ Mo’s got nothing left to prove. Just don’t tell him that. Born and raised in Compton, Keb’ began his remarkable journey at age 21, when he landed his first major gig playing with Jefferson Airplane violinist Papa John Creach. For the next 20 years, Keb’ worked primarily behind the scenes, establishing himself as a respected guitarist, songwriter, and arranger with a unique gift for linking the past and present in his evocative playing and singing. He recorded a 1980 one-off album under his birth name, Kevin Moore, yet it wasn’t until 1994 that he introduced the world to Keb’ Mo’ with the release of his widely acclaimed self-titled debut. Critics quickly took note of his modern, genre-bending take on old-school sounds; two years later, he garnered his first Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album with Just Like You. Keb’ looked to his own story for inspiration on his captivating new album, Good To Be, artfully linking the grit and groove of his Compton roots with the strum and twang of his more recently adopted hometown Nashville—where he’s lived and worked for the past 11 years—and weaving together a joyful, heartwarming, relentlessly optimistic tapestry that manages to encompass the entirety of this once-in-a-generation artist’s larger-than-life career.
Aug 4, 2023 at 10:30 AM / Michigan's Farm Garden
Have bushels of family fun this summer!
Aug 6, 2023 - Sep 10, 2023
Musicians from West Michigan will gather at Meijer Gardens this summer to present the Sunday Strings live classical chamber music concert series. Produced and Directed by Haijin Choi.
Aug 6, 2023 at 6:45 PM
A Jason Isbell record always lands like a decoder ring in the ears and hearts of his audience: a soundtrack to his world and magically theirs, too. Weathervanes carries the same revelatory power. This is a storyteller at the peak of his craft, observing his fellow wanderers, looking inside and trying to understand, reducing a universe to four minutes. He shrinks life small enough to name the fear and then strip it away, helping his listeners make sense of how two plus two stops equaling four once you reach a certain age—and carry a certain amount of scars. The roots of this record go back into the isolation of the pandemic and to Isbell’s recent time on the set as an actor on Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon. There were guitars in his trailer and in his rented house and a lot of time to sit and think. The melancholy yet soaring track “King of Oklahoma” was written there. Isbell also watched the great director work, saw the relationship between a clear vision and its execution, and—perhaps most important—saw how even someone as decorated as Scorsese sought out and used his co-workers’ opinions.
Aug 7, 2023 at 7:00 PM
Train, a multi-Grammy and Billboard Award-winning band from San Francisco, has had 14 songs on Billboard’s Hot 100 list since the release of their debut self-titled album in 1998. Train's climb to the top began in 1994, as the original band tenaciously built a loyal hometown following.The tumbling wordplay of "Meet Virginia'' gave them their first unlikely radio hit and 2001’s Drops of Jupiter broke them to multiplatinum status, thanks to the double-Grammy Award-winning title song that spent 10 months in the Top 40, has been certified seven times platinum in the United States, and earned the 2001 Grammy Award for Best Rock Song. Train has sold more than 10 million albums and 30 million tracks worldwide, with multiple platinum and gold citations including three Grammy Awards, two Billboard Music Awards, and dozens of other honors. Front man Pat Monahan also partakes in ventures outside of music: His award-winning wine portfolio—Save Me, San Francisco Wine Co, created in 2011—has sold over 10 million bottles and won over 100 medals. Proceeds from his wine business support Family House, a San Francisco charity that supports families of children with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. Additionally, Monahan has appeared on television and in film and has executive producer credits.
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Aug 8, 2023 at 7:00 PM / Frederik Meijer Gardens Amphitheater
Steve Hilger and the River City Rollers