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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 generations and genres.

Concerts run June through September and feature the Grand Rapids Symphony, national touring artists, and beautiful, terraced lawn seating—surrounded by spectacular views of gardens and sculpture.

A variety of delicious locally sourced food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and performer merchandise is available at the Eileen DeVries Concessions Center.

Summer Concerts

Music at Meijer Gardens

Escape to the enchanting world of music at Meijer Gardens. The annual Fifth Third Bank Summer Concerts at Meijer Gardens concert series brings the finest national and international musicians to West Michigan, thrilling music lovers across all genres and all generations. Spend […] ...
01 Jun - 15 Sep
All Day
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Ticket information for 2024 coming soon. 

Feel free to bring a picnic basket to enjoy during a concert – anything from cheese and crackers to takeout is allowed. Outside alcohol may not be brought in.

NOTE: Glass containers and packaging are strictly prohibited inside the Frederik Meijer Gardens Amphitheater.
Picnic baskets, coolers, bags and purses are subject to security searches.

We have a variety of affordable and delicious food options at the Eileen DeVries Concessions Center, located inside the gates. There’s something to satisfy most any appetite during the show! All guests ages 21+ who wish to purchase alcohol will need to show an ID, regardless of age, and receive a wristband. 
View the 2023 concessions menu.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to space limitations, portable picnic tables of any size are not allowed.

Guests may bring beverages in factory-sealed, non-glass containers such as pop cans, plastic water bottles, juice boxes and other unopened non-glass beverage packaging.

Empty reusable water bottles may be filled at the inside water fountain. Beer, wine, specialty drinks and nonalcoholic beverages are available at the Eileen DeVries Concessions Center. All guests planning to consume alcohol will have their ID checked at entry and will be required to wear a wristband for service.

Alcohol may not be brought onto the premises, including parking lots. Our liquor license permits the sale of beer, wine and specialty drinks at concerts; it does not allow outside alcohol to be brought onto the property.

All outside alcoholic beverages found on site will be confiscated.

Alcohol may not be brought onto the premises. This includes parking lots, for tailgating. Our liquor license permits the sale of beer, wine and specialty drinks at concerts; it does not allow guests to bring any alcohol onto the property, including our parking lots. All outside alcoholic beverages found on site will be confiscated.

Coolers sized up to 48 quarts are allowed inside the Frederik Meijer Gardens Amphitheater. All coolers are subject to a security search.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to space limitations, wagons and portable picnic tables of any size are not allowed.

All seating is general admission, with first-come, first-served terraced lawn seating. Low-back chairs and blankets are welcomed. We suggest lining up earlier than the gate time for better seating opportunities. Children 2 and under do not need a ticket.

Our chair height policy allows all guests to enjoy views from every spot on the Frederik Meijer Gardens Amphitheater lawn. The policy permits 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. Chair height restrictions do not apply during the Ayers Basement Systems Tuesday Evening Music Club.

PLEASE NOTE: Wagons and inflatable chairs or couches that are higher than 12″ from the ground at any point are not permitted.

Strollers must be folded down when in amphitheater seating area. Please see security if you need a place to store your stroller during the show.

Blankets may be used for seating. Please be courteous of other guests by not saving larger-than-needed amounts of grass.

Our chair height policy is enforced to aid in the enjoyment of guests viewing the concerts in all areas.

The policy permits 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. Volunteers will measure chair heights at the main gate before entry. PLEASE NOTE: Inflatable chairs or couches that are higher than 12″ from the ground at any point are not permitted. Chair height restrictions do not apply during the Ayers Basement Systems Tuesday Evening Music Club.

Blankets may be used for seating. Please be courteous of other guests by not saving larger-than-needed amounts of grass.

If you need a chair, consider renting a standard-height plastic venue chair for $10 (quantities limited). Chair rentals are available only during Fifth Third Bank Summer Concerts at Meijer Gardens.

Pay at the box office, then bring this chair to one of the rented chairs’ designated seating areas. Designated seating areas are located on each side of the Amphitheater.

Chair rentals are available for standard-sized white plastic chairs during Fifth Third Bank Summer Concerts at Meijer Gardens shows. Rentals are $10 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.

Chair rentals are not available during Ayers Basement Systems Tuesday Evening Music Club concerts.

Rental chairs are to be placed in designated seating areas in the Amphitheater. PLEASE NOTE: These areas are first-come, first-served seating.

The Sponsored Seating section is in the Steve and Amy Van Andel East and West Terraces—a special area for Season Ticket holders, at the top of the Frederik Meijer Gardens Amphitheater. Currently, all seats are filled. If you wish to be placed on the waiting list (which numbers more than 120 individuals), please contact our Philanthropy Department at 616-975-3177 for more information.

Concerts take place rain or shine! Bring your ponchos and smaller umbrellas if there’s a high probability of rain. Please be courteous to your neighbors. Do not block their views with large or golf umbrellas while the concert is underway.

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.

If there is a weather delay, signs will be placed near the box office to update guests. We will also update our website and social media as soon as we receive information regarding potential delays, rescheduling or cancelation.

Each artist has their own photography policy, pertaining to guests and media alike. Meijer Gardens helps enforce these policies by prohibiting all SLR / detachable-lens cameras, iPads, and video-recording / live streaming devices. Typically, still photography is allowed with nonprofessional cameras with fixed lenses or phones.

Please be considerate of guests around you when taking photos.

It is our intent to make the concert experience enjoyable for every guest. The Frederik Meijer Gardens Amphitheater is an accessible facility and proudly exceeds ADA regulations. Guests with medical or mobility issues may visit the Box Office window to request special consideration for seating.

If seating in low chairs will be a mobility issue, a limited quantity of standard-height white plastic chairs are available to rent ($10). 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. Our staff and volunteers can assist with this process as well.

Barrier-free areas are marked in blue, at the left and right top sections of the Amphitheater hill. View a map of 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 Meijer Gardens wheelchairs are available for use during the concert, at no charge.

Guests may line up outside the gates as early as they please! For more popular shows, many guests arrive several hours before gates open. Placing an empty chair or a “place holder” is not allowed. Guests must be physically present to reserve their spot in line. The box office opens at 4 pm.

Refer to your ticket for information about when gates open and when shows start.

Gate and show times vary. Refer to your ticket for information about when gates open and show start times. The box office opens at 4 pm.

Gates for Ayers Basement Systems Tuesday Evening Music Club open at 5 pm.

Ayers Basement Systems Tuesday Evening Music Club is a special concert series featuring local and regional performers, on Tuesday evenings in June, 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 hello@meijergardens.org or call the front desk at 616-957-1580 or (toll-free) 888-957-1580.

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HOURS

Sunday 11 am - 5 pm
Monday 9 am - 5 pm
Tuesday 9 am - 9 pm
Wednesday 9 am - 5 pm
Thursday 9 am - 5 pm
Friday 9 am - 5 pm
Saturday 9 am - 5 pm

RATES

Members (with ID) FREE
Adults (14-64) $20.00
Seniors (65 and older) $15.00
Students (with student ID) $15.00
Museums for All $2.00
Children (3-13) $10
Children (2 and younger) FREE

CONTACT US

scheduled maintentance

Please note: The Curiosity Courtyard will be closed for maintenance between January 29 and February 7. We apologize for the inconvenience.

weather update

As of Monday, January 15, guests can enjoy our indoor galleries and gardens as well as limited outdoor pathways. Our team is actively working to clear additional pathways. 

Change of hours notice

In appreciation of our staff’s unwavering dedication and hard work throughout the year, we will close at 5 pm on Tuesday, January 16, 2024, to celebrate. Guests can enjoy Meijer Gardens from 9 am – 5 pm. 

We wish you a joyful New Year! 

Change of hours notice

In appreciation of our staff’s unwavering dedication and hard work throughout the year, we will close at 5 pm tonight (Tuesday, January 16, 2024), to celebrate. Guests can enjoy Meijer Gardens from 9 am – 5 pm. 

We wish you a joyful New Year! 

Holiday Hours

We are closed on December 24, December 25, December 31, and January 1. 

Extended Hours

Enjoy extended holiday hours until 9 pm on December 18-22 and 26-30.

Extended Member Early Hours

Members can enjoy early morning hours on Sundays 9-11 am from November 26 through January 7.

HOURS

Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

RATES

Members (with ID) FREE
Adults (14-64) $20.00
Seniors (65 and older) $15.00
Students (with student ID) $15.00
Museums for All $2.00
Children (3-13) $10
Children (2 and younger) FREE