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Featured Events

July 20, 2019

Hosta Show

Join us for the very first hosta leaf show at Meijer Gardens and be amazed by the range of shapes, sizes, colors, patterns and textures available in hosta foliage. 

September 20, 2019 March 1, 2020

Rebecca Louise Law: The Womb

In this impactful gallery exhibition, Rebecca Louise Law: The Womb, new work by the artist will be presented in an immersive installation in the Balk Gallery. Law’s use of natural materials, mainly floral, encourage the viewer to experience the relationship between humanity and nature.

September 24, 2019

Wege Environmental Lecture: Monarchs, Milkweed and Migration with Dr. Anurag Agrawal

Join scientist, author, and monarch butterfly expert Dr. Anurag Agrawal as he explores, through striking visual imagery, the fascinating natural history of monarchs and milkweed, revealing the coevolutionary battle between monarchs and milkweed’s famous toxins.

Events

Concerts: Tuesday Evening Music Club

Jul
2
7:00 pm 9:00 pm
July 2, 2019 7:00 pm / Frederik Meijer Gardens Amphitheater

Roosevelt Diggs and Jesse Ray and the Carolina Catfish

Roosevelt Diggs: An energetic, acoustic blend of folk, country, bluegrass and blues.

Jesse Ray and the Carolina Catfish: A raw, high-octane intensification of 50’s style rock & roll, with Elvis-esque vocals and hints of rockabilly.

July 2 7:00 pm August 27, 2019 / Amphitheater Garden

Tuesday Evening Music Club

Included with admission, each Tuesday evening in July and August, the Frederik Meijer Gardens Amphitheater hosts local talent in a variety of musical genres. Bring a picnic or choose from fresh fare at the concession counter.

Jul
9
7:00 pm 9:00 pm
July 9, 2019 7:00 pm / Frederik Meijer Gardens Amphitheater

Big Sherb and Paddlebots

Big Sherb: A largely instrumental mix of funk, fusion and progressive rock.

Paddlebots: Self-described as progressive soul-pop, they’re an amalgam of soul, pop, funk and jazz.

Jul
16
7:00 pm 9:00 pm
July 16, 2019 7:00 pm / Frederik Meijer Gardens Amphitheater

Matt Gabriel and Kari Lynch Band

Matt Gabriel: A savvy singer-songwriter and his band, rooted in Americana and country, but delving into a variety of great American genres. 

Kari Lynch Band: A burgeoning country-pop sensation, Michigan born, now Nashville-based, who has opened for the likes of Kacey Musgraves, Miranda Lambert and Little Big Town.

Jul
23
7:00 pm 9:00 pm
July 23, 2019 7:00 pm / Frederik Meijer Gardens Amphitheater

Boy From School and Mannhattan

Boy from School: An electronic, indie rock, pop concoction with forays into synth. 

Mannhattan: Riff-centric rock & roll, with electronic, metal and jazz influences.

Jul
30
7:00 pm 9:00 pm
July 30, 2019 7:00 pm / Frederik Meijer Gardens Amphitheater

Franklin Park and 6-Pak

Franklin Park: Reunited in 2010, these former classmates from 1969 perform spot-on renditions of songs from The Beatles, The Byrds, The Rascals and many more groups from the 60s.

6-Pak: A legendary all girl band originally formed in 1967, performing the grooviest hits from that era.

Aug
6
7:00 pm 9:00 pm
August 6, 2019 7:00 pm / Frederik Meijer Gardens Amphitheater

The Hip Pocket and Soul Syndicate

The Hip Pocket: An eleven-piece, horn-heavy band specializing in funk, R&B, soul and blues.

Soul Syndicate: Pays high-energy, pinpoint homage to R&B and soul classics from various eras.

Aug
13
7:00 pm 9:00 pm
August 13, 2019 7:00 pm / Frederik Meijer Gardens Amphitheater

The River Rogues Jazz Band and Sam’s Swing Band

The River Rogues Jazz Band: With over twenty years of experience, this seven-piece ensemble specializes in traditional and Dixieland jazz.

Sam’s Swing Band: A full-size swing band primarily playing music of the 30s and 40s including Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Count Basie and Duke Ellington.

Aug
20
7:00 pm 9:00 pm
August 20, 2019 7:00 pm / Frederik Meijer Gardens Amphitheater

Grand Rapids Ballet

This program will employ a full company of Grand Rapids Ballet dancers performing works by some of today’s most in-demand choreographers. A mix of classical and contemporary ballets, including Trey McIntyre’s Wild Sweet Love, featuring the music of Queen, Lou Reed, Felix Mendelssohn and many more will be included.

Aug
27
7:00 pm 9:00 pm
August 27, 2019 7:00 pm / Frederik Meijer Gardens Amphitheater

Ralston & Friends

Local icon Ralston Bowles shares the stage with friends and collaborators from the community and beyond.