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.
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.
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.
Concerts: Tuesday Evening Music Club
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.
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.
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.
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.
Boy from School: An electronic, indie rock, pop concoction with forays into synth.
Mannhattan: Riff-centric rock & roll, with electronic, metal and jazz influences.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Local icon Ralston Bowles shares the stage with friends and collaborators from the community and beyond.