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Meijer Gardens Events

Ayers Basement Systems Tuesday Evening Music Club

Every Tuesday evening
in June, July and August

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 in June, July, and August.

Please note: No concert is taking place on June 11, 2024. 

Quickly becoming the summer’s best family entertainment value, 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 in June, July, and August! Tickets are free for Meijer Gardens members* and included in admission for other guests. Please note, a separate ticket is required for the August 6th Kanin Wren’s Taylor Swift Experience concert.

Tickets are available on performance day at the Daniel and Pamella DeVos Ticketing Center in the Meijer Gardens Welcome Center, beginning at 9 am, and the Frederik Meijer Gardens Amphitheater Box Office, beginning at 5 pm. Tickets are good for admission to Meijer Gardens as well as that Tuesday evening’s performance.

Unless otherwise noted, Ayers Basement Systems Tuesday Evening Music Club shows begin at 7 pm. Gates open at 5 pm.

BONUS: All of Meijer Gardens is open to visitors until 9 pm on Tuesday concert nights. Guests may bring picnic food for the shows or enjoy the James & Shirley Balk Café or items conveniently available at the Eileen DeVries Concessions Center.

Feel free to bring a picnic basket with food from home to enjoy during a concert—anything from cheese and crackers to local takeout is allowed. NOTE: Glass containers and packaging are strictly prohibited inside the 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 amphitheater gates. There’s something to satisfy most any appetite during the show!

Guests may bring beverages in factory-sealed, non-glass containers such as soda cans, plastic water bottles, juice boxes and other unopened beverage packaging. No outside alcohol is allowed.

Empty reusable water bottles may be filled at the inside water filling stations. 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. 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, including tailgating in the parking lots. All outside alcoholic beverages found on site will be confiscated.

Chairs of all heights are welcome at Ayers Basement Systems Tuesday Evening Music Club concerts. The permanent seats at the rear of the amphitheater are available on a first-come, first-served basis for these Tuesday evening shows.

We are now a cashless venue! Credit and debit cards will be accepted at the Box Office and Eileen DeVries Concessions Center. A “Reverse ATM” will be available to turn cash into a card that can be used anywhere for guests who carry cash.

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 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. Click here for the 2024 Concessions Menu

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

Guests may bring beverages in factory-sealed, nonglasscontainers such as soda cans, plastic water bottles, juice boxes and other unopened 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.

Click here for the 2024 Concessions Menu

Soft-sided coolers that do not exceed 25 quarts or 14″x14″x14″ are permitted. All coolers are subject to a security search.

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

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 paid ticket.

Our chair height policy allows all guests to enjoy views from every spot on the Frederik Meijer Gardens Amphitheater hill. 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. (Credit/Debit Only)

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 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 5 pm.

Refer to your ticket or our venue page on etix for information about when gates open.

Gate and show times vary. Refer to your ticket or our venue page on etix for information about when gates open. 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 between Memorial Day and Labor Day. 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

area closures

Please note: The Lena Meijer Tropical Conservatory will be closed for maintenance on Monday, June 10 through Wednesday, June 12.  Thank you for your understanding.

Spring Break Hours

Extended Hours

Enjoy extended spring break hours until 9 pm on April 1-5.

Extended Member Early Hours

Each Sunday from 9-11 am during Fred & Dorothy Fichter Butterflies Are Blooming and Saturday, April 6, from 8-9 am. 

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