Fifth Third Bank Summer Concerts at Meijer Gardens

Fifth Third Bank Summer Concerts at Meijer Gardens

July 18 September 19, 2021

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.

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

Food, drinks and merchandise are available at the Eileen DeVries Concessions Center.

Current Information

2021 Concert Update:

Beginning July 1, the state of Michigan has lifted all capacity, mask and distancing requirements. Please do not attend a concert if you are not feeling well. Masks are welcome, but not required. 

All tickets are sold online at eTix.com or by calling 1-800-514-Etix (3849). 

Please note, there are no on-site sales at Meijer Gardens prior to show day. Amphitheater Box Office opens at 4 pm.

Tickets

Where to Purchase Tickets

  • Online - Purchase tickets at Etix.com. Per-ticket and per-order fees apply.
  • Phone - Purchase tickets by phone by calling 1-800-514-etix (3849). Per-ticket and per-order fees apply.

Children two and younger are admitted to concerts free. 

Visit our venue page on Etix.com for the most up-to-date information on concert sell-outs.

Guests may purchase up to 8 tickets per show, per transaction.

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. 

View the Insider's Guide to Buying Tickets here.

2021 Schedule

Date Artist
Sunday, July 18 Preservation Hall Jazz Band w/ the Grand Rapids Symphony, $73 presale | $76 member | $78 public
Thursday, July 22 The Grand Rapids Symphony Plays John William's Star Wars and More! $55 presale | $58 member | $60 public 
Saturday, July 24 The Verve Pipe, $35 presale | $38 member | $40 public
Sunday, July 25 Collective Soul, SOLD OUT
Monday, July 26 The Beach Boys, SOLD OUT
Thursday, July 29 Pink Martini (featuring China Forbes) with the Grand Rapids Symphony, $69 presale | $72 member | $74 public
Thursday, August 5 Watchhouse (formerly Mandolin Orange), $38 presale | $41 member | $43 public
Friday, August 6 Kansas, SOLD OUT
Sunday, August 8 Emmylou Harris + Los Lobos, SOLD OUT
Monday, August 9 Harry Connick, Jr. and his Band - Time to Play! SOLD OUT
Wednesday, August 11 America, SOLD OUT
Thursday, August 12 Umphrey's McGee, SOLD OUT
Friday, August 13 Mat Kearney SOLD OUT
Monday, August 16 Shakey Graves, SOLD OUT
Wednesday, August 18 Blues Traveler + JJ Grey & Mofro, SOLD OUT
Thursday, August 19 38 Special, SOLD OUT
Sunday, August 22 Squeeze, $55 presale | $58 member | $60 public 
Monday, August 23 Ani DiFranco, $48 presale | $51 member | $53 public 
Thursday, August 26 Colin Hay of Men at Work, $45 presale | $48 member | $50 public
Friday, August 27 St. Paul & The Broken Bones, SOLD OUT
Sunday, August 29 Old Crow Medicine Show, $49 presale  |  $52 member  |  $54 public
Wednesday, September 1 Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, SOLD OUT
Thursday, September 2 Indigo Girls, SOLD OUT 
Thursday, September 9 O.A.R., SOLD OUT
Sunday, September 12 Black Violin + Blind Boys of Alabama, $50 presale | $53 member | $55 public 
Wednesday, September 15 Toad the Wet Sprocket, $42 presale | $45 member | $47 public
Thursday, September 16 Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, SOLD OUT
Sunday, September 19 Lettuce + Galactic feat. Anjelika 'Jelly' Joseph, $45 presale | $48 member | $50 public

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 the Eileen DeVries Concessions Center located inside of the gates. There is something to satisfy any appetite during the show. View the 2021 menu at this link.

Picnic baskets, coolers, bags and purses are subject to security searches.

Guests may bring in factory-sealed, non-glass beverages. Examples include soda cans, unopened water bottles and other unopened beverage containers.

Empty reuseable waterbottles may be brought in and filled at the inside water fountain. Beer, wine, specialty alcoholic drinks and non-alcoholic beverages are available at our concessions building. All guests consuming alcohol will have IDs checked at entry and will be required to wear a wristband for service.

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 outside alcoholic beverages will be confiscated if found on site.

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

Coolers are allowed inside the Frederik Meijer Gardens Amphitheater. The maximum cooler size is 48 quarts. 

All coolers are subject to a security search.

All seating is general admission, 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.

We have a chair height policy in order for all guests to enjoy views from every spot on the Frederik Meijer Gardens 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. Please note, inflatable chairs or couches that are higher than 12" from the ground at any point are not 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. Please note, inflatable chairs or couches that are higher than 12" from the ground at any point are not allowed.

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:

Chair rentals are available for standard-sized white plastic chairs. 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.

Rental chairs are to be placed in designated seating areas in the Amphitheater. Please be aware these areas are also first-come, first-served seating.

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

Each artist has their own photography policy, which pertains 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 non-professional cameras 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 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 ($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 of an empty chair or “place holder” is not allowed—guests must be physically present to reserve their spots in line. The box office opens at 4 pm.

Refer to your ticket for information about when gates open.

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

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 hello@meijergardens.org or call the front desk at 616-957-1580 or toll-free at 888-957-1580.

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